Homeowners losing their property because of tiny tax liens. A sad story, but there are a lot of homes out there that have been abandoned by their owners and what’s a town to do with them? A friend of mine just added an extra acre of land (thus extending his own creek frontage) by paying something like a thousand bucks to his municipality. At one point the land had a house on it that sold for $67,000 (this is rural land we’re talking about) but welfare tenants turned it into a meth den and ruined it. Before the town bulldozed it the property was a complete nuisance to its neighbors, but now my friend has 59, instead of 58 acres and peace and quiet.
It’s such an inspiring tale that I’m thinking of spending a week in upstate New York looking through tax records to see if I can’t duplicate the feat. Hey, if Elizabeth Warren can do it, how hard can it be?