City of Chicago Posts Data on Problem Property Owners. Hey, So Do We!

Fantastic news, if you’re a tenant in Chicago — you now have the ability to see where the problem owners are, so you can avoid them. It’s like having your own Slumlordwatch, only this is sanctioned and recognized by the city. What’s really interesting about Chicago’s ordinance is that it somewhat echoes one of the […]

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Update: 1000 Scott Street

This is an interesting property — a small apartment building in a block with single-family homes.  It caught fire a few years ago and has sat deteriorating ever since.  The property has now become a problem for the home next door, and the city has filed for receivership. What makes it interesting — the guy […]

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An Idea for the Vacants

If you live in a city, you’ve heard the term “workforce housing” more than once.  It’s an oft-misunderstood term, some think it means “low-income” or Section 8 housing, this is not necessarily so.  Workforce housing is affordable to people who earn roughly 60 to 120 percent of the area’s median income. Instead of repackaging the […]

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Link Roundup

Owner of a Maryland title company pleads guilty to stealing almost $5 million from customers. Occupy Oakland takes the vacant house problem to a new level.  Please note, we DO NOT encourage this irresponsible and destructive behavior. Home prices are falling again — no surprises there. Baltimore City calls its “Vacants to Value” plan “baby […]

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