the number of zombie homes in the area should be a sign to most that the crime rate will be rising sharply in the coming years and it is time to cut your losses and leave...Look what happened to Detroit and Flint Michigan
REMEMBER WHEN TAXES IN FISHKILL JUMPED MORE THAN 50% IN ONE YEAR? MANY PEOPLE FIGURED OUT THEN THAT IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE AND OWING MORE ON YOUR MORTGAGE THAN WHAT IT WAS WORTH WAS THE REASON TO WALK AWAY,
whatever the reason for vacant homes there has to be a give on the part of the banks either keep them up or make it easier for someone to buy them.
I have a foreclosure house next door. The place is a mess, grass that is a foot high, litter all over the place.
The pool is green and I'm afraid of mosquitos will grow rampant this summer. The power is turned off, so it is unknown if the basement is flooded (sump pump needs electricity to run). The cedar siding is being to come detached from the house. Not a good sight for the neighborhood that typically have houses that sell for over 400K.
Yup. Two of them. One has been empty for 6 years with all utilities turned off -- and is probably rotting and mold infested inside. At some point a kid or someone will get hurt trespassing and sue the bank for a few million...then maybe they'll start to pay attention.