Sounds like that zombie property law is already having some effect on banks holding on to the countless abandoned and vacant properties in the area.
A fellow I know who does inspections for a firm that works for the banks tells me since the law passed there is a marked increase in the calls for inspection and photos showing any deficiencies that could result in large fines. I am told there is also more interest in selling these properties.
It would be interesting to know how widespread this intensified interest is, but it's certainly evidence of some progress on the zombie front. However, the new state law also allows people not paying to stay in properties, so there are costs to the system.
By and large, seeing the banks and others move these properties along is a good thing.