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Zombie Homes Webinar Addresses Abandoned Property Challenges

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On Thursday, DS News and Altisource presented a complimentary webinar delving into the servicing, legal, and property preservation challenges presented by vacant and abandoned “zombie homes.” Click through to learn more, and to access a recording of the event if you missed it.

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The Week Ahead: Exclusive Zombie Homes Webinar

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On Thursday, June 21, at 2 p.m. CT, DS News will present an exclusive, complimentary webinar, sponsored by Altisource, diving into the property preservation challenges of abandoned "zombie homes." Here's what else is happening in The Week Ahead.

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The Hypervacancy Problem in American Cities

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Over the last few decades, housing vacancies have become more widespread in many American communities. That’s according to a new report published this week by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. But why is the problem so widespread, and what ...

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A New Tactic to Fight Zombie Homes

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This June, Washington state will implement a new law (HB2057) designed to combat abandoned zombie properties and streamline interactions between government and lenders when it comes to preventing urban blight as the properties fall into disrepair. As reported by the ...

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Fight Against Urban Blight Finds Unexpected Ally

The topic of zombie homes comes up often here on DS News, ranging from fast-track foreclosure legislation to rules about clearboarding and plywood bans. In February, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state was buying up distressed mortgages ...

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More Communities Banning Plywood on Zombie Homes

Abandoned “zombie homes” are a problem in many communities, driving down property values, attracting crime, and often creating safety risks such as fire hazards. Communities battle zombie homes and related urban blight in a variety of ways, ranging from fast-track ...

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Zombie Homes: The Problem That Just Won’t Die

The issue of so-called “zombie homes” is a problem for any major city. “Zombie homes” is a colorful name for an old problem, and one that continues to be widespread as the nation gains more distance from the housing crisis and the ...

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