Dealing With An Abandoned Home In Your Neighborhood

Is there an abandoned home in your neighborhood? It can be more than an eyesore. Abandoned properties that aren’t structurally sound can be dangerous for exploring children, and they can attract squatters and other unsavory characters looking for cover.

This can be frustrating for community members, especially those who live within eyesight of the abandoned home.

So, can you do anything about it? Yes! You certainly can.

Here are a few things to think about:

Find out if the home is abandoned or just vacant.

The actions to take are a little bit different depending on if the home is vacant or totally abandoned. As a first step, ask around the neighborhood and see what you can learn from residents who have been there a while. And, you can sometimes check city property records online.

Report violations.

Is the home or the landscaping of the home violating community housing requirements? It might be worth reporting this to local authorities so that they can put some pressure on the homeowner to make some changes. It could even tip them off to greater problems you can’t see from the outside.

Speak with the homeowners.

You might also consider speaking to the homeowners themselves to voice your concerns and see if they have anything planned for the property. Feel free to tell them about us over at Mitten Made Properties and how we buy properties as-is for cash. As professional home buyers, we’ll make it hassle-free and quick for them to sell their property – no matter how bad of shape it’s in – for a fair price, with no repairs or inspection needed.

If you can’t find or reach the homeowners, why not leave a little note in their mailbox with our web address and phone number on it? Chances are they’ll stop by their property at some point, and it might get the ball rolling.

Just a quick message like this will do:

Hi there,

Just wanted to give you a heads up about Mitten Made Properties. They are local guys who buy homes in our area for cash, completely as-is, and they can do it fast too. Here’s their info if you want to get in touch:

(248) 883-3340

Have a great day!

Your neighbor

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