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The Eagle View Estates subdivision in Kingman's far north has lain dormant since shortly after it began construction in 2007. According to Arizona Registrar of Contractors Director William Mundell, abandonment of construction projects like this, whether due to bankruptcy or outright fraud, have become increasingly prevalent since the housing boom collapsed several years ago.Click here to purchase this photo

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The first decade of the 21st century ended on a long, sour note for contractors, especially in states such as Arizona, where the housing boom of the early 2000s had gone bust halfway through.