Detroit land bank

A vacant home in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas) FILE

Businessman Drops Plan To Buy Thousands Of Vacant Detroit Homes

Herb Strather has dropped plans to buy 6,350 vacant houses and lots he earlier claimed in a tax foreclosure auction.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2014

A vacant home in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas) File

Occupied Detroit Land Bank Homes Pose Challenge

Those living in the homes can include squatters, renters or former owners who didn’t pay their taxes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2014

A home previously up for auction in Detroit. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Marygrove Neighborhood Next On City’s List – Addressing Blighted Homes For Auction

Those bidding may qualify for a $25,000 forgivable loan — money that will be wiped off the books if the owner lives in the home for five years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2014

Neighbors have been cutting the lawn outside this home on Bishop Street in Detroit. (credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ)

Detroit Neighbors Claim High Bidders Aren’t Taking Care Of Properties Won At Auction

“They want the house, but they don’t want to take care of the outside, and they expect everyone else to.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2014

One of the homes for sale in Detroit. (WWJ/Jon Hewett)

Detroit’s Home Auction Going Once, Going Twice …

Over a dozen houses are currently listed on the city’s new land bank website. Today, the home up for bid is at 4184 Bishop, near Mack and Outer Drive, on Detroit’s east side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2014

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