Photo by JOHN ROSSI

"Housing Crash."

This photo, taken by John Rossi in December 2006 in Warren Ohio "represents the ‘dwelling’s last stand’ just prior to complete collapse," Rossi writes.

Photo by JOHN ROSSI

"Housing Crash."

This photo, taken by John Rossi in December 2006 in Warren, Ohio, "represents the ‘dwelling’s last stand’ just prior to complete collapse," Rossi writes.

A Realtor for Rossi & Associates Real Estate, Rossi notes that the home "stood in this condition for months, if not literally years, prior to the end of its life. The front, or street view, never really revealed the actual physical condition, which is ultimately visible from the rear."

"The photo was motivated due to the fragility of the construction and its ability to represent the term ‘Housing Crash’ because it actually appears as if the house itself crashed — a la the Wicked Witch of the West in the film ‘Wizard of Oz.’ "

The photo (click here for larger version) and caption were submitted for the Inman News Photo Contest.

Deadline for entries was March 31.

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