CNN Money keeps the zombie meme going, once again by applying it to the housing market:
Vacated by the homeowner and left unattended, zombie foreclosures are still plaguing many housing markets. Nearly one in four homes in foreclosure at the end of January were already abandoned by the owner before being repossessed, a recent RealtyTrac report found.
It's metaphorical, of course, but almost touches horror in this atmospheric passage:
Zombie homes often have uncut lawns, shuttered windows and other signs of neglect that can turn away buyers and drag down the value of nearby homes.
(thanks to Todd Bryant)