Thursday, January 29, 2015


How does the CDC dtermine who is a "responsible landlord? and if there is this precedent- well- how many city land lords meet the same criteria?
just asking. perhaps a LANDLORD ORDINANCE would be in order- to level the playing field; and  un-clog the small claims court of land lord-tenant court cases; which the court always rules in the big corporate;  business owneing landlords; regardless of any  points raised; or hardships by the vacating/evicted tenant.
for instance- i "self- evicted" a couple of times due to job issues; and rents; and leases. I was paid up to date; had to leave; and didnt want to run up a tab.
the landlords took me to court; won their judgements; and the local   "anthony wayne credit adjusters bought these  judgements for pennies on the dollar; and   harass citizens mercilessly; on a debt that should be just written off.. anyway- nuff said..

Business is down for county's house-flipping agency -- and that's good

Improved economy leaves fewer tax-delinquent properties for sale

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:01 am

Business continues to slip for the county agency that tries to find responsible owners for tax-delinquent properties -- and that's good, its director insists.
"We were getting 1,200 to 1,300 homes a year during the height of the recession. Now it's down to less than 240," said Allen County Building Commissioner Dave Fuller, who also heads the county's Community Development Corp. Formed in 2002, the not-for-profit agency accepts ownership of select properties that go unclaimed in the county's annual sale of tax-delinquent homes and lots. The agency normally accepts properties that are deemed to have the highest market potential, then sells them to live-in owners or responsible landlords or "flippers."
Those sales generated $775,000 as recently as 2011. But the annual report Fuller is expected to make to the County Commissioners Friday reflects an improved economy through the development corporation's lowering numbers.
Total revenue in 2014 was $194,512, Fuller said, down from $222,000 in 2014, when the corporation sold 94 vacant lots and 42 properties with structures. This year, he said, the agency expects to sell just 30 structures and 55 lots. Some of that reflects the reduced availability of delinquent properties, but Fuller said the agency is also getting more selective about the properties it accepts.
The corporation has 505 vacant lots for sale, and 122 lots that cannot be sold because of floodplain, easement or other issues. The agency's budget will be $156,400 this year.

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