The Online Home-Sharing Solution to American Foreclosure

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The American foreclosure crisis is becoming more serious by the day. According to News America Media, “In November, there was a 56 percent increase in foreclosure notices sent out to homeowners compared to last year” (Fuentes).Families are being forced out of their homes, which strains marriages and begins to dissolve the American family structure. While the situation appears dire, hope is not completely lost. It is vital that we do not wallow in self-pity, but press on to find new, creative solutions to our problems. We must also be sure to employ all of our resources, especially those that may not have been available in the past. Technology has revolutionized Generation Y, almost isolating it from its previous generations. If a social question arises, Facebook and Skype are viable solutions to answer it quickly and efficiently. Craigslist and Ebay provide a way for buyers and sellers to congregate and utilize an active secondary market. For factual inquiries, Google supplies quality information at the click of a mouse. While the adaptable members of Generation X have grasped the importance of the internet as a problem-solving tool, others of that generation scoff at these new solutions as impractical or idealistic. Generation Y will undoubtedly continue to utilize the internet, as it has undeniably made collaboration more proficient. I believe that we should use Generation Y’s lust for technology to conquer the housing crisis. A method to combine this technological revolution and the foreclosure crisis is to create an online database for those wishing to share housing. I recently discovered a family in Grand Rapids, Michigan who has decided to pursue this shared housing arrangement. In this instance, the homeowner bought an ... ... middle of paper ... ... sincerely using the website for its intended purpose. The home-sharing program is a viable option for those facing foreclosure. Difficult times call for creative and unique solutions, and the creation of this web-based homeowner matching program is a low cost solution for families in difficult situations to have a real alternative to losing their homes.As HP’sCarlyFiorina states, the future will bring “an era in which technology will literally transform every aspect of business, every aspect of life, and every aspect of society” (Friedman, 232). Works Cited Friedman, Thomas. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005. Print. Fuentes, Annette. News America Media.n.p. 14 Dec. 2009. Web. 30 Dec. 2009. http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=427c535a9ed285607409b54e12543922.

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