why are there so many abandon houses?

why are there so many abandon houses?

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bizzibee

Salem, OH

#1 Jun 14, 2007
i drove through mckeesport the other day and was floored by the many abandon,vandalized homes on may of it's main streets. what is going on what is the mayor doing with the monies,grants and the budget?
EDDIE

United States

#2 Jun 14, 2007
The mayor can only do so much. The city has been obtaining grants the past few years which permits (and pays for) them to tear down so many. I have seen a lot of abandoned houses get torn down. There are more. It's a shame nowadays that you have to worry about some idiot torching one. Then you get some idiot parent on tv saying kids have nothing better to do, and the city doesn't provide activities for the kids to keep them out of trouble. What a crock.....l
bizzibee wrote:
i drove through mckeesport the other day and was floored by the many abandon,vandalized homes on may of it's main streets. what is going on what is the mayor doing with the monies,grants and the budget?
PEdoubleNIZZLE

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Jun 17, 2007
It's pretty funny how McKeesport deals with abandoned houses. The one next to my old place has sat vacant for 10 years. It's falling into my old house (My best friend's house, I stayed with him for 3 years during college). But the house across the street with only a falling porch was condemned and slated for demolition. Nobody lives there, but it's still in a divorce settlement dispute. It's been well kept otherwise, still has all the utilities, and the owners check on it at least once a week.

The house next to mine was bought by some holding company for $1000, and we can't get a hold of them. All the county assesment site has is their address. They probably bought it because it was valued at $22,000, and if it was demolished, it would probably be a tax write-off.
Rich Idleman

Haines City, FL

#4 Jun 24, 2007
McKeesport and the surrounding little zombie towns are essentially dead. They will be eventually swept away and the land will be reclaimed by future generations. For now, it's a slow and painful real estate death though.

When the real estate is simply abandoned after many yearly tax bills are left unpaid, the ghosts move in, and empty demolotion lots follow years later. In the interim, the places turn into a creepy inner city no-man's land, while those remaining eventually vanish. Similarly, Philadelphia had to reclaim major sections of the city in their ongoing urban renewal struggle.
Bobs

Hockessin, DE

#5 Oct 10, 2013
Looks like you've been missing a lot of work lately..........

I wouldn't say I've been "missing" it, bob!
Cause Crooks Deserve

Hockessin, DE

#6 Oct 12, 2013
A place of their own

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