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b412rabbit posted at Cannot see map data layers:
I just updated my software and it started working again.
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Keith Gilbert posted at City of Detroit's "Buildingdetroit.org":
Jerry: Great data digging! It is interesting that some of these properties were "purchased" by the Land Bank in 2011. It is my belief that this is an effort to sell more properties as soon as possible, rather than wait until the annual Wayne County Tax Auction. It looks like a step in the right direction! Jared: I agree with you that some of the descriptions are incorrect and even "cheesy" and "Sugar coated". Buyers should be savvy enough to know that even "decent" auction homes will need a fair amount of work. The site just launched a few days ago: the plan is a rolling auction with more homes being posted as resources allow. At least with a rolling auction, a bidder can focus on 1 property and if they do not win it, try on another.
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OlMucky created a new neighborhood, hjkhj.
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Victoria Kovari created a new neighborhood, mohican regent.
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Jerry Paffendorf posted at City of Detroit's "Buildingdetroit.org":
allow me to nerd out for a second (jerry from the site here): i'm so excited that there are other channels opening for "accidentally" publicly-owned property to be worked on like this. it seems like the city is starting to open up more, and i hope we can all grow the support system around every property that's been left behind. it's not easy for anyone involved, and the scale is horrific. i did some research on WDWOT and see that the land bank owns 34 properties in the east english village area where these first land bank auction properties are located (click their name in the owner list to highlight them): http://whydontweownthis.com/sc/mi/wayne/detroit/east-english-village 4 of the properties coming up for auction on buildingdetroit.org were purchased in the first round of the ...
...2011 tax foreclosure auction, where the land bank purchased 11 properties for $200,000 total: http://whydontweownthis.com/2011/winner/DLBA if i remember properly, these properties were purchased because they fell into NSP areas (neighborhood stabilization program fund) and so federal money could go into their rehab. here's the map of those areas including east english village: http://www.detroitmi.gov/Portals/0/docs/planning/pdf/NSP/Intro%20-%20TAreas%20112008.pdf . i remember thinking it was odd at the time, because i think of land banks as picking up properties that are completely left behind by the market (most city- and land bank-owned properties come about when they don't sell at either round of the tax foreclosure auction). but here they spent a fair amount of money, hoping to make money on the investment. a different approach, probably attempted because land banks make money by collecting a percentage of property taxes into the future, so they hope to see higher property taxes that are paid on time. some perspective: if all "accidentally" city-owned properties are transferred over to the land bank, along with the state land bank's holdings, the detroit land bank will own something like 80 or 90,000 properties. just try to get your mind around it. it looks like the transfer just officially started today: http://www.freep.com/article/20140415/NEWS01/304150108/Detroit-land-bank-homes . many of these properties are severely distressed structures that will require demolition, deconstruction, or incredible rehabilitation efforts. and don't forget the regular county tax auction will happen again this fall (we're trying to stay current with what's at risk on the homepage of http://wdwot.com). in any case, now that we're starting to see movement, however modest to start, i hope loveland and the community around WDWOT can be helpful in building a meaningful on- and offline networks and tools to help organize information and support systems. we have new stuff coming soon and if this trend continues we'll have a lot more nice looking systems and official programs to plug into. good stuff!
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Jerry Paffendorf posted at 2849 Wabash:
according to the auction records we could see, the property was purchased for $10,400 along with these other properties: http://whydontweownthis.com/2013/winner/7091
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Eleanore Eveleth became our newest member and was awarded a new pet block.
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Ibcingu Too posted at Detroit:
To Whoever Buy 12521 Wilshire -- It's a great house with great "bones". I grew up there. If I had the money, I'd buy it.
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Jared Saverino posted at City of Detroit's "Buildingdetroit.org":
Well, lots of good pictures. I found incorrect descriptions of amenities after only two minutes of browsing. "Finished basement" however the pictures show unfinished. Title says "1200 sq ft" description says 900 sq ft. Looks like they offer open houses, though... Each property has it's OWN bidding date. Strange. I only see 12 properties listed. I guess they are "building Detroit" 12 properties at a time? ... or am I missing something?
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Keith Gilbert posted at Old owner breaking into my property I bought:
I have assumes you have changed the locks and made sure all windows are locked. I would report the break ins to the police along with your suspicions. Worst-case, you can set up surveillance cameras (they are quite cheap) incase they come back. Best of luck!
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Keith Gilbert posted at Getting a Property after the Auction. :
The city of Detroit tried to sell its foreclosed property all year long: there is not a need to wait for the Wayne County auction. I would recommend contacting the City of Detroit's Real Estate Development Division at 313-224-9254 to see what is available immediately. Their bid process and some current inventory is posted here: http://www.detroitmi.gov/DepartmentsandAgencies/PlanningDevelopmentDepartment/RealEstateDevelopment/CityofDetroitPropertySales.aspx
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Keith Gilbert posted a topic in Ask and Answer:
City of Detroit's "Buildingdetroit.org"
The City of Detroit just started their own auction of delinquent property: houses can be viewed here: http://www.buildingdetroit.org/Home. Stipulations are that bidders need to be Michigan residents who have not lost a property withing the past 3 years AND not been delinquent on your taxes in the past 3 years AND do not have an outstanding blight complaint on your current properties. The winner of the auction has 6 months to bring the property up to code or forfeit the property. What are your thoughts on this initiative?
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Keith Gilbert posted at Is it necessary to obtain a certificate of occupancy for an auction home?:
If the house is owner-occupied and the house does not need repairs which warrant pulling a building permit, then you should not need a house inspection or Certificate of Occupancy. I've owned owner-occupied cities in the suburbs and this was the case.
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Liam Judd became our newest member and was awarded a new pet block.
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Eric Hurd created a new neighborhood, my area.
my neighborhood
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Kamal Tolia became our newest member and was awarded a new pet block.
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Barry Cheetham created a new neighborhood, Morningside Large.
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Karl created a new neighborhood, Inner City Rising - Area 1.
This is the area which Detroit Liberty Group is aiming to put its first security patrols at in its Inner City Rising Initiative . Getting security patrols on the streets through out the entire city of Detroit, is the phase 1 of the initiative in its efforts to assist in the rebuild and bring residents back to the city.For more information go to innercityrising.com
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Jaysond Neill became our newest member and was awarded a new pet block.
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Steve Anderson became our newest member and was awarded a new pet block.
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Mark Schmansky became our newest member and was awarded a new pet block.
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Mr N posted at 2849 Wabash:
Did anybody ever buy this in auction?
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Zach Rable became our newest member and was awarded a new pet block.
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Anita Nunes became our newest member and was awarded a new pet block.
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Gavin Stormer became our newest member and was awarded a new pet block.
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Nick Lessins became our newest member and was awarded a new pet block.
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b412rabbit posted at Cannot see map data layers:
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Larry Sheradon posted at 1581 Myrtle:
Answered my own question: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_streets_named_after_Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.#Detroit.2C_Michigan
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Larry Sheradon posted at 2211 Myrtle:
Hey thanks for the heads up. If you click around on the map along MLK Blvd nearby, you'll find that they all say Myrtle instead of MLK. Not sure what to make of this other than it's a historical name? Google maps also comes up in the same place when you look for 2211 Myrtle. https://www.google.com/maps?q=2211+myrtle,+detroit+mi&hl=en&sll=42.338963,-83.081714&sspn=0.002859,0.005493&hnear=2211+Myrtle+St,+Detroit,+Michigan+48208&t=m&z=16
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Hannah posted a topic in Ask and Answer:
Getting a Property after the Auction.
Hi! I'm really interested in finding a property. Do I have to wait until the next auction or can I somehow go about doing it now (or in May when I'm moving to Detroit)? I'm new to all of this and can't wait.
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