distressed distressed  /dɪs ˈtrɛst/


  1. (adj) facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
  2. (adj) generalized feeling of distress
  3. (adj) suffering severe physical strain or distress
  4. (adj) afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief


  1. That direction led to UrbanAmerica, the first real estate investment company to focus on distressed urban areas, a market sinfully ignored by most moneymen.
  2. He hit the jackpot three seasons ago when Kate Moss strolled through London carrying his Roxanne bag--a slouchy duffel in distressed leather.


  1. The Most Overvalued And Undervalued Housing Markets In America

    Las Vegas is once again a hotspot of the housing market. Home prices in Sin City have surged more than 20% in the past year, in part because Wall Street institutions have poured billions into the area’s distressed inventory, snapping up single-family homes and converting them to rentals. As demand has soared for foreclosures, prices among that bottom-tier price point have jumped, pushing up the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Clinic to help foreclosure cases

    Financially distressed Shelby County homeowners now have help available to prevent foreclosure on their homes thanks to new eligibility guidelines set forth in the Indiana Hardest Hit Fund.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Shelbyville News

  3. Lawler: Table of Distressed Sales and Cash buyers for Selected Cities in May

    Economist Tom Lawler sent me the table below of short sales, foreclosures and cash buyers for several selected cities in May. Look at the two columns in the table for Total "Distressed" Share.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Calculated Risk


  1. "Conditions in the US mortgage and housing markets have continued to deteriorate, and we have updated our loss assumptions to the levels implied by the current distressed market for mortgage securities," Chief Executive Officer Marcel Rohner...
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Marcel Rohner Source: Forbes

  2. "We are shamelessly succumbing to Chinese pressure," Mr. Tutu told a South African newspaper, The Sunday Tribune, a statement his office confirmed on Monday. "I feel deeply distressed and ashamed."
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Desmond Tutu Source: New York Times

  3. Kidman said she was "really, really scared" during the car ride and that she was "in tears and distressed" by the time she reached her parents' house.
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Nicole Kidman Source: Forbes

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