Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Governor Takes Lead on Zombies

      The Second Floor is trumping the Third Floor on the issue of "zombie" properties. A new hotline and new state legislation is prompting some movement on abandoned properties held by banks or others who seem oblivious to the blight that results.
      A familiar zombie on Ten Eyck Street still stands and is in the limbo of a non-conforming multi tenant home in a Residential A, so it will never be restored.
      Albany's initiatives are good and welcome, but there are some of these matters that are local issues and local governments so far have been hesitant to provide more than sound bites.
http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-consumer-hotline-accept-reports-zombie-properties-across-state

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone says something dumb once in a while but...
...to date, you have never said anything as dumb as this, " Albany's initiatives are good and welcome,..."

Anonymous said...

The little guy always pays for this feel good stuff. I wonder if this will be any different. Does ya think the banks will simply pass along these costs to consumers?

Anonymous said...

9:38 AM, if we're lucky they just pass the cost on to consumers. But this will likely have lenders ditching NYS so the remaining ones can fleece us a little more. Although, the biggest fleecing is the govt looting our treasures and providing nothing to the average worker while padding the pockets of their friends and the slackers...

Anonymous said...

This is a way to get the problem solved with unfunded government reticulations. The bank will pass the cost on to the customers who do not default on their loans. Therefore, another expense I am picking up.

Anonymous said...

This could have been handled easily at the local level. A property maintenance code could have fines and could have the city do the work and add it to the tax bill. Then if the taxes don't get paid you can do a tax foreclosure. But instead the party of redistribution decided that those of us who actually PAY our mortgages will pick up the slack in the form of higher bank charges and mortgage rates.

LMI/PMI rates will go up. That means that those just starting out, without a lot of money to put down on a house, will have to pay more for their mortgage insurance every month. Nice. Good job dumb ass donkey central. I am with you on this one...lets keep the young and poor from getting a leg up in life.

Anonymous said...

No disagreement, 4:52. But don't the young and poor support all Democrats? So in a way, they are getting exactly what they deserve, as it were.

Anonymous said...

Right you are 452 but the County of Jefferson is balking at paying town and villages for this service, because it will be added onto the tax bill, and since they make towns and villages whole on taxes water and sewer, there not gonna pay for the cost of mowing a lawn