Less than desirable "Rent To Own' Homes

Less than desirable "Rent To Own' Homes

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Pottstown, PA

#1 Feb 10, 2010
Do you have 1 of these 'properties' near you?? How many times has it been sold? Is it a place you would buy? Do you think that the person/persons behind these grandiose real estate really intend on following through with the transaction in the first place? In Short, Do You think that they are 'Reputable' Business Folks? If you read some of these 'contracts' you will see that its next to impossible to really buy the properties they have up for sale; trouble is most folks dont realize that & the owners certainly wont make it a point to tell them. Sounds like a City Codes Inspector should/will be coming down the pipe soon to stop this nonsense!

United States

#2 Feb 10, 2010
Don't hold your breath. What most folks don't realize is that a lot of these homes have been bought at auctions for back taxes. Many people from up North buy the homes around here for investments and then rent them out or put them up for sale as contract for deed knowing they(the buyer) will never finish out the contract on them. They never fix these homes up because they don't care. Up North they call these people slum lords. You are right our city needs to do something about this but probably won't. I think rental property should have to pass some kind of inspection before it is rented to any one, maybe that would stop some of this.

Coulterville, IL

#9 Feb 11, 2010
I am surprised! I reported the foul mouthed slimeball who used my name an twinkles name(I think) and they took the comments off. Thank you topix!

Des Moines, IA

#10 Feb 13, 2010
since i have heard alot from my friends and associates lately about the rental properties in west frankfort....let me just suggest that NO ONE rent from persons who own numerous properties in our community, with the feminine initials of g.w. i am not sure of her husbands name. however, these people, in my opinion, truly embody the persona of "slumlords".
the properties are dirty, unkept, and are missing appliances, as basic as hot water heaters. they take advantage of unfortunate people who are desperate for a place to live. they charge enormous amounts of money with the illusion that the persons renting, might one day own the property. however, they will not file the contract-for-deed documents at the courthouse.
something needs to be done about these crooks.

Pottstown, PA

#11 Feb 14, 2010
I wish it were that simple.... I think there is some 'collusion' if thats the word between gw & lw (not necessesarily the correct initials..lol) & the City... Isnt it strange that the alleged slumlords live just outside of the city limits... Theres a lot of tax revenue just south of them & it could certainly help our poor little city... Why hasnt it been annexed? Ha! Corruption, not collusion would be the appropriate word i would think....
Strange that 1 of their own is now doin time for child porn & his 'slums' were taken by Uncle Sam....
Guess the apple doesnt fall far from the tree, but thats the way it goes in "Good ole' Boy Country" where theyre proud to admit to having signs in the past to not let the sun fall down on my head...Yall know what I'm talking about!

Des Moines, IA

#12 Feb 15, 2010
yes i know exactly
Rum Fan

United States

#13 Feb 15, 2010
I always enjoy reading Rums posts because she always lays it out just the way is. Kudos Rum!

Morrisville, PA

#14 Feb 27, 2010
I wish the slumlords would sell there stuff & move away.

Valdosta, GA

#15 Feb 28, 2010
Why would they leave..........the slums will continue to shell out the cash for the property to the slumlords so why leave

Fredericksburg, VA

#16 Feb 28, 2010
You would be surprised to know who owns these "rental" properties!

Morrisville, PA

#17 Mar 3, 2010
I think the letters l w & g w might shed some light on two of the biggest 's l u m l o r d s' in franklin & williamson counties....These folks live just outside of town & there are several businesses there as well; why doesn't the city Annex that area just south of town for the tax revenues first; & then maybe a closer eye could take a look at these two as several folks under their employ have heavy spanish accents & one might wonder if they even posses a "Green Card' let alone a valid piece of identification....
'Just Sayin'.......

Morrisville, PA

#18 Mar 3, 2010
1 other point about these types of folks....
What criteria do they use to 'approve' these 'contract for deed' temporary occupants? Most reputable folks do the credit check, call & verify references, etc.; but I think the only thing you need w/ them is a bunch of benjamins & they won't ask no questions as to not you are an upstanding citizen.... "Allegedly" 1 of their latest customers (just south of the high school) is wanted in Franklin & Williamson Counties on outstanding warrants & the irony is that they "allegedly" know nothing about this. Last time i checked, Ignorance to a law doesn't keep you from getting busted for it & If it were you or me; well, they would have already locked us up & threw away the key! Must be nice to be able to manipulate a city government....

Berrien Springs, MI

#19 Apr 9, 2010

Brookhaven, PA

#20 Apr 10, 2010
Life goes on & the police stay busy as the 'slumlord's' less than desirable *tenants* keep the neighborhood 3 blocks south of the high school awake all hours of the night with their excessively loud music & foul language..... I wonder how those folks that own those properties Sleep at night,knowing all well whom is doing what in their bogus properties....
Maybe if the slumlords would pay closer attention they would discover that a 'Rent' increase is in order as I'm pretty sure theye not selling lottery tickets over there & business appears to be a boomin'
just want to know

Rosiclare, IL

#21 Apr 28, 2010
who is lw & gw
Lordhelpthesluml ords

Philadelphia, PA

#22 May 1, 2010
The answer to your question lies within the next sentence
You can not
through b.s. and have a clear conscious, can you?

Des Moines, IA

#23 May 2, 2010
LOL that is good!! I, too, realize it is hard to WADE thru the nonsense here in town, however, here is another wonderful piece of info associated with these slime lords.... recently some individuals were arrested and charged with distributing marijuana and other pharmaceuticals to highschool kids. The house they resided in is owned by the same persons identified in earlier posts. The house is located on monroe street. Just so you know.

United States

#24 May 6, 2010
Is it possible that the alleged slumlords were also profiting from the sale of drugs to minors; speaking of minors, Aren't these folks the parents of a CONVICTED pedophile that was in the slummin' biz himself?(Uncle Sam seized his assets).Maybe he was adopted, cause they say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

United States

#25 May 7, 2010
Why is it that the story about the 2 alleged criminals has been removed from www.dailyamericannews.com website?


Well, you can still see it there & has anyone guesstimated how many properties those folks own? I'm guessing that they must know someone at a major bank to be able to finance such mediocre properties for so much money. What institution overlooks individuals such as these?

Philadelphia, PA

#26 May 23, 2010
How do the slumlords stay in business? do they own their own bank?

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