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Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

One analyst says Michigan and other parts of the county are turning from seller's to buyer's markets.

Daren Blomquist with Attom Data Solutions says mortgage originations dropped 27% nationally in the second quarter in 2018 compared to the previous year.  The drop was bigger in some Michigan markets.

Jodi Westrick / Michigan Radio

So-called “Zombie” homes continue to be a problem in Michigan cities.

Attom Data Solutions is out with its annual report on vacant or abandoned residential properties.

Michigan has one of the highest percentages of “zombie” homes, with Flint and Detroit both in the top four nationally for cities with high vacancy rates.

But Attom’s Daren Blomquist says the number of “zombie” homes has dropped significantly since the Great Recession.