David Saks: BLIGHT - Warning : For Mature Audiences !

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BLIGHT - Warning : For Mature Audiences !

Warning: for mature audiences.

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Thanks to the American Broadcasting Company, investigative reporter Randy Wimbley, anchorwoman Joyce Peterson and ABC Channel 24 affiliate station in Memphis, Tennessee. It's my hope that the National Association of Broadcasters gives them an award for outstanding investigative journalism and improving the quality of life.

Many thanks to Johnie McKay and his dedicated staff with the City of Memphis Code Enforcement, and Division of Community Enhancement, Manager Bill Lewis and his fine staff.

It's because of their dedication to community service that poverty-stricken, foreclosure-ridden, slum-ravaged communities have hope.




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Comment balloon 10 commentsDavid Saks • June 29 2011 12:37PM


The power of the media along with the power of the community!

Posted by Debbie Atwood, Real Estate Broker (Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA) about 9 years ago

There certainly are many people who live in sub standard conditions across the United States.

Posted by John Michailidis, Real Property Management of Sarasota & M (Real Property Management of Sarasota & Manatee) about 9 years ago

Foreclosure leaves vacant homes. Vacant homes invite all kinds of problems.

The push is now on to maintain vacant homes well, prepare them for sale, and prefer homeowners over investors.


Posted by Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired (Retired) about 9 years ago

Very powerful, Debbie.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) about 9 years ago

Subterranean slum-dwelling rats that breed crime and fear, John. Some of these vermin call themselves "real estate investors".

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) about 9 years ago

No argument here, Phil. We can run the slime out of neighborhoods like this, and win.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) about 9 years ago

David, keep up the great work. I'm afraid there are some neighborhoods I know of in my market area that may be faced with similar blight. The problem is the homes are vacant, but the banks won't take them back through foreclosure. Very strange.

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) about 9 years ago

Some of those properties might be on the property tax default lists, Pamela, and waiting in the queue to be sold in the property tax sales auctions conducted by your city and county.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) about 9 years ago

Great post.  Thanks for the information

Posted by Steven Wright, CRS - Home Real Estate - 720-989-5283 (Home Real Estate) about 9 years ago

There's a great deal of work to be done, Steven. I hope that Memphis can raise the bar and set the example for the nation.

Posted by David Saks ((retired)) about 9 years ago

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