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Old 12-02-2008, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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I have since found out that the county does have an annual sale of abandoned property - won't be till next August and already the list of forfeited properties is astounding- there are many in every neighborhood. It dwarfs Buffalo and other rust belt cities list and the sheer enormity of it pretty much guarantees to keep the Detroit real estate market low for years. The list in done by wards and its not organized for someone looking for property- very difficult to use.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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I would love to get on that list ocean2026. I just received a job as a history teacher at the new School for Creative Studies in the New Center area. I was looking for my first house, something nice that will be a fixer-upper. I read all the time about places for $100. I know they are near tear-down condition. I figure something around $6,000 to $11,000 would be amazing. Moderator cut: advertising

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Old 06-28-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Skot I think the Detroit Treasurer's office has it on its page. Good luck. Are you interested in an old mansion - off East Jefferson?
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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You might want to try Preview Properties, SE Michigan's recognized experts in real estate, since 1981

or the HUD site.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:21 PM
 
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the city does sell forclosed homes it is on thier web site.. the buyer is to pay the back taxes and the back water bill. I know I just got hit with $3800 in taxes and $1400 for water that has been off for atleast 2 years. But so far the rewards have been good for us. The next auction is going now they have bundled 20-30 properties in 5-6 bundles starting at $25,000.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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That is my understanding. That is why they are being so stupid. They rather tear them all down than forgive back taxes owed by the prior owner. Silly.
Or give an $8000 handout to a new buyer. No way will they give $8000 to the previous owner to help them keep from foreclosing. Nope -- the $8000 is for new buyers only, that helps them go around buying the houses of those who already had something into them but ran into difficulties.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:07 AM
 
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If you buy an abandoned property, could you get sued if someone got hurt on it?
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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so can tell me the name of building that are abandon in detriot.I need the material in them like brick and the wood and possibly the street pavers

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If you buy an abandoned property, could you get sued if someone got hurt on it?
yes you can and you have to make sure there is no way for a person to get into your building and if they start a fire in the building to keep warm and it gets away and catches another person property on fire you will be sued for that too

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Old 10-15-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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So many wonderful points of view! And all correct! Entropy, as predicted decades ago. The city wants that money. The worth drummed up by a failing business, 25 years ago. 50,000 sq. ft of good roof. cordoned off, unavailable. And a homeless man, with his homeless family lives in a car in January, in michigan. Taxes that killed industrie, economie, the very life of Michigan. It's all about dollars and no sense. The money is more important than the people to our fearless leaders. We have six hundred bazillion square feet of roof abandoned, and homeless people everywere! Any questions as to why people are leaving the state?
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan and Sometimes Orange County CA
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Yes.

There is a wayne county auction comoing up that includes among other things a 144,000 s.f. warehouse/commercial building with a good sized parking lot in Dearborn heights. Minium bid is $500. I doubt you could get it for that, but you never know.
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