In 2009, american geographer Richard Florida, wrote a post at The Atlantic website about brand new homes being demolished in California, due to the real estate crisis. Dozens of suburban houses were being destroyed by the Guarantee Bank of Austin because appartenly it was cheaper than maintaining them empty. In fact, the abandoned McMansion type of dwellings, located in typical suburban cul-de-sac streets, are considered a hazard to the neighborhood since they are sometimes occupied by the homeless and by squatters, looking for free living space. According to Florida, author of The Creative Class and The Great Reset, most Sunbelt cities in the U.S. face this kind of problem since the real estate bubble burst a couple of years ago.
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