Researchers: Living near foreclosures can take health toll

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Foreclosures in your neighborhood could drag down your home's value, but now it appears that it may also take a toll on your health.

New research in the American Heart Association finds that the stress of living near a foreclosed home is so great, it can increase a person's chance of developing high blood pressure.

Researchers also found that the longer the foreclosed home sits on the market, the greater the anxiety for the neighbors.