Cheap Housing

  • metta

    Posts: 41630

    Jan 08, 2017 1:02 AM GMT
    City of Milwaukee to sell foreclosed houses for $1 each, plus a $10K renovation grant

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/city-of-milwaukee-to-sell-foreclosed-houses-for-dollar1-each-plus-a-dollar10k-renovation-grant/ar-BBxTQnZ?ocid=iehp
  • Muskelprotz

    Posts: 1744

    Jan 08, 2017 1:29 AM GMT
    They don't really show any of these $1 houses in the article but ... buyer beware as they say...

  • mybud

    Posts: 13040

    Jan 08, 2017 5:10 AM GMT
    I rehabbed houses before the market fell on the early 2000's. The saying, "you get what you pay for" is wise wordage.
  • Apparition

    Posts: 3789

    Jan 08, 2017 8:51 AM GMT
    Im surprised some rich guy doesnt make an offer for most of detroit, wall it off and bulldoze the whole thing into a giant estate.
  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 16452

    Jan 08, 2017 3:33 PM GMT
    Apparition saidIm surprised some rich guy doesnt make an offer for most of detroit, wall it off and bulldoze the whole thing into a giant estate.
    They could also do that with Gary IN, Saginaw MI, Youngstown OH, and Niagara Falls NY. icon_idea.gif
  • Muskelprotz

    Posts: 1744

    Jan 08, 2017 5:21 PM GMT
    Apparition saidIm surprised some rich guy doesnt make an offer for most of detroit, wall it off and bulldoze the whole thing into a giant estate.


    In May [2014], a group ominously titled the “Detroit Blight Removal Task Force” released a report claiming that around 22 per cent of the city’s properties were “blighted” – vacant, damaged or considered dangerous. They also found that, of the 84,000 properties owned by public entities, just over 5,000 were occupied by squatters, making the city of Detroit, the report’s authors noted, “a very large and inadvertent landlord”.

    http://www.newstatesman.com/united-states/2014/07/theyre-bulldozing-fifth-detroit


  • bro4bro

    Posts: 1464

    Jan 08, 2017 5:52 PM GMT
    Apparition saidIm surprised some rich guy doesnt make an offer for most of detroit, wall it off and bulldoze the whole thing into a giant estate.


    Except... he'd still be living in Detroit...
  • roadbikeRob

    Posts: 16452

    Jan 10, 2017 1:13 AM GMT
    Muskelprotz said
    Apparition saidIm surprised some rich guy doesnt make an offer for most of detroit, wall it off and bulldoze the whole thing into a giant estate.


    In May [2014], a group ominously titled the “Detroit Blight Removal Task Force” released a report claiming that around 22 per cent of the city’s properties were “blighted” – vacant, damaged or considered dangerous. They also found that, of the 84,000 properties owned by public entities, just over 5,000 were occupied by squatters, making the city of Detroit, the report’s authors noted, “a very large and inadvertent landlord”.

    http://www.newstatesman.com/united-states/2014/07/theyre-bulldozing-fifth-detroit


    90% of the city of Niagara Falls, NY could be easily eradicated under a similar blight removal task force. icon_twisted.gif