You know it’s going to be a bad day if your front door looks like this:
Such is the case at 108/110 Arkansas. Owned by Mary Arnott Wagner, whose mailing address is listed as Minnetonka Minnesota, the ‘Condemned’ posting is dated July of 2006. With a purchase date of July 1996, I believe she may have thrown in the towel on this property, as it’s over $3000 behind on taxes. I originally planned on this FISI as a little reminder to the City, but it seems that they’ve been by fairly recently, as the page that’s curled over is dated 5/28/08.
A second-story garden?
Not secured, and definitely not safe. This is not fair to the neighbors next-door (Ridgeview Management LLC), whose well-kept house looks like this:
And the folks (David Volak) across the street keep their property like this:
I’ll have to get by and see what the recent notice says, but it’s probably safe to say it’s not good news. Thanks again to Buster’s Momma for getting these for me. And more thanks to the folks who’ve sent me an email concerning the FISI series. I know there’s no one that wants to have dilapidated properties abutting theirs, as I know I certainly wouldn’t want to. If we put them out there, the City will see and take action.
As always, if you see a candidate, good or bad that you think would qualify, drop me a note here. You can be anonymous if you so choose, or I can thank you here for your help.
See you at the International!!
(All real estate information referenced at http://www.loraincounty.com/auditor/ as of June 25, 2008)