Monday, July 14, 2014

RATE OF KANSAS CITY ABANDONED HOMES RANKS AMONG NATION'S HIGHEST!!!



Check this important information regarding Kansas City economic reality that hasn't earned much mention amid mostly promo local mainstream media.

To wit . . .

THE HOUSING CRISIS PERSISTS IN KANSAS CITY!!! THE LOCAL RATE OF ABANDONED HOMES IN THE METRO RANKS AMONG THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION!!!

Evidence and a reality check regarding the happy talk of politicos amid so many eco-devo promises...

Cities with the most abandoned homes

Kansas City Metro is #4 on this list . . .

Pct. foreclosures vacated: 36%
Total vacated homes: 305 (47th lowest)
Average home price: $150,717 (42nd highest)

"While housing prices in the country rose over the last two years, housing prices in the Kansas City metro area declined 9%. Additionally, the foreclosure rate in the first quarter of 2014 declined by more than 50% from the same period in 2012. Despite the drop in owner vacated homes and the falling foreclosure rate, home prices in the Kansas City metro area fell 9% since 2012, one of the higher declines in the country. Declining home prices may explain why more than one in 10 foreclosed homes in January 2014 failed to sell at auction and were repossessed by the bank, one of the higher rates on this list. This may be a sign that the housing market has not fully recovered."

Post-Dispatch: K.C. among cities with most 'abandoned' homes

Clearly, this is a complex economic problem that has it roots in an unsustainable economic system and very little neighborhood impact of so much Downtown eco-devo schemes.

Developing . . .

54 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Certain neighborhoods are having a tough time recovering. Basically the shitty to moderately shitty aren't bouncing back.

Anonymous said...

Funk Wins.

theEditor said...

A corrupt government, lame taxes, and poor management are the reasons people choose to simply abandon. The likelihood of people being able to sell their property is low. Ultimately, you must find a buyer willing to put up with what you no longer choose to. It's hard.

Also, who you live next to matters. Most Kansas City neighborhoods are controlled by clueless homeowner associations who are only there to pad their resumes. There are so many factors and not enough time to enumerate each.

Yes, Funk wins. At least he listened to neighborhoods while this current council and mayor totally ignore neighborhoods. They've just decided to shit on any neighborhood for their own political purpose which destroys equity and the desire for home-ownership. ie - East Patrol, Street Car, Water Service Department incompetence, and the list goes on.

They can give all the grants they want (and that's what they'll have to do) nobody wants to live under dominant rule and nobody wants their children educated by under-performing schools. It's bad all around in Kansas City.

Of course, I'd leave too but that means I'd have to abandon my property. Not ready to throw it all away and start over. At least 36% of other people chose to do just that. That's an incredibly high number which is indicative of a social issue here in Kansas City.

Anonymous said...

Given that the article also included Kansas and that we are also dealing with abandoned neighborhoods as well, I think we are doing a lot better. I was expecting the number to be closer to 1000.

It Must Be Said said...

kc = Detroit

Anonymous said...

Are all the abandoned house where all the white people live?

Anonymous said...

More nigger shit

Anonymous said...

The number of abandoned homes is not likely to go down in KC any time soon, given the approach taken by the new Land Bank.

Just one example (of many, unfortunately): 707 E. 34th. Most likely a tear-down on a lot so narrow there's no room for even a driveway, but the county assessed the home at $96,192, and, since the Land Bank mindlessly sets the minimum they'll accept at 2/3rds the county assessment, the least they'll take for this dump is $64,128. It appears the place has been vacant for three years or more. Its only value would be as a vacant lot for one of the neighbors to use as a yard or possibly to put in a driveway and garage, but that would mean buying the dump for $64K, tearing it down, and then putting in the driveway, and no one in their right mind in that neighborhood would pay that much just for off-street parking.

Last December one of the then-commissioners noted some of the county valuations may not be reasonable, but no consideration seems to have been given to that remark.

While the Land Bank in theory can accept lower than 2/3rds offers, they have not yet done so, and it requires a vote of 4 of the 5 commissioners to do so.

Which begs the question: Is the Land Bank interested in getting rid of its inventory or in making sure they have long-term employment?

P Bear said...

Once again the "Hoodisrattis plague" helps destroy a city.

Whitey is smart, move out before the Troost Avenue Taliban turns the entire city into a giant pile of shit.

What ? This just in: Killa City is "already" a shit hole.

WELCOME TO DETROIT said...

WELCOME TO DETOILET

Anonymous said...


Most of these homes could be fixed up with a small amount of money and lots of labor. Unfortunately criminals steal stuff from the homes under repair making it almost impossible to fix them up. Even if someone does get one fixed up its not worth much in a crime infested neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

"A corrupt government, lame taxes, and poor management are the reasons people choose to simply abandon."

The simplest reason is usually the correct one: maybe they couldn't pay their mortgage.

Anonymous said...

4:50am makes some really good points.
But one of the funniest aspects of KCMO is the idea that one incompetent after another fills some position and accomplishes absolutely nothing, but that's somehow considered to be "padding his resume" so that he can "move up" on the politico ladder.
Burnish your credential by serving on the school board of an unaccredited district and that somehow "qualifies" you to run for city council.
Serve on a police board that "provides oversight" for public safety in a city of 464,000 that regularly has at least a third the number of murders of New York, and that somehow makes your resume look great.
It's one thing to take a chance on someone who may or may not have the courage and capacity to accomplish something, but to vote for people time after time who have already demonstrated their lack of abilities is truly an amazing phenomenon to watch.
Exhibit A? The current crop of council and county legislator candidates.
And as things get worse and worse, the voters keep enabling the status quo.
And when you find yourself paying salaries for firefighters with sales tax and federal grants and borrowing money for streetcar planning, you have to believe , things are going to get worse.

Anonymous said...

5:46AM....I am shakin my head at your comment.

Man you staffers for Sly sure know how to ruin the first cup of coffee in the morning.

Anonymous said...

Abandon all hope
KC has fallen and will not get up.
Save yourselves..flee now.
Get out before the nigestation devours you and yours.
Your home values are trashed now and will devolve to nothing.
You can't go out to any entainment area and be safe.
Your schools are broken and no one will even try to fix the unfixable.
Your Mayor is happy to watch the police sit idly by while feral gangs of negroes terrorize the city.
Your tax dollars in the billions have from all levels are siphoned into the negro black hole of corruption.
The parasites are sucking the life out of a once great city.
Now get ready for the new KC...All Negro...All da Time.

Anonymous said...

The Land Bank website doesn't tell how many homes/dumps are available, but there are 2700 vacant lots in their inventory.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they couldn't pay their mortgage.

oh wait...BLACK PEOPLE EVIL KC CRUMBLING HATE RAGE DIE GULLY TOY TRAIN

sorry

The stupid nigger Barack Obama said...

This is what happens when niggers run shit. They don't know how. Niggers are stupid.

Anonymous said...

Nice to know our home values are decreasing even more. NOW Why the fuck are property taxes and Jackson county appraised values going up? Crooked fucking county motherfuckers.

Anonymous said...

9:27 AM...hold that thought..let me get my cup of coffee. BRB

Ok..Back..Now let's examine your prmise. Negroes are stupid.

Think for a minute how stupid a person would be to not have to work, watch tv all day, talk on a cell phone all day, goof off all day, blame white people all day for lazin around, have sex all day, do drugs all day and let other people pay your rent, cell phone, groceries and drugs, all your child care bills, give you free medical and school lunchs and early education and give you a welfare and unemployment check each month.

The government number for a non working welfare receipient is that the government pays a person not to work about $64,000.00 in government subsidy, EBT, Medical, unemployment, SSI, Aid, and a host of other welfare payments.

Now tell me how stupid a Negro am I if I stay at home and do absolutely nothing (while you work for a wage), use ma free cell phone and use my EBT card to convert to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes then go to food pantries all over town to get ma food, while my house rent is paid with your tax dollars and I gets to fucs all kinda sister all over town and if they get pregnant you take care of them and give my ho TANF money and I coerces some of that back to me and on top of it all your taxes pay me a pay check every month. There are many more freebies I get from the government and other non gov agencis (funded by the government) while I lay on my nasty black ass and laugh at your dumb sweating cracka white ass.

Now...really 9:27 AM...How stupid am I while you pay for it all?

Anonymous said...

Read the fucking article, reactionary hayseeds!

It's not about vacant houses it's about foreclosures that are vacant.

Goddamn you guys are illiterate low information hicks.

chuck said...

Excellent post from 7:14 in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

10:41 AM We neck,hicks,hoosiers, seeds and hillbillies post what we want in here.

The article is just the primer on the pump and nothing you condescending libtard shithead says means we have to address the subject. Ya hyar me you fuckin high brow bastard. Now go have your maid draw yer bath after bringin ya vittles to ya in bed and shut da fuck up.

Oh and you can read the fuckin article and again keep your sivler spoon mouth shut.

Now is that enuf information fer ye??!!!

Anonymous said...

That is the Kay Barnes legacy. With $15 million per year going to the P&L District the city's policy towards neighborhoods is neglect.

http://topconservativenews.com/2014/07/caught-on-video-thugs-shoots-five-people-outside-hip-hop-club/ said...

Here is the ACTUAL real reason there are abandoned homes in Kansas City and all over America.

Check this video. It shows in 20 seconds why people move away from the city.

http://topconservativenews.com/2014/07/caught-on-video-thugs-shoots-five-people-outside-hip-hop-club/

This happened last weekend, 5 people were shot. What is worse, if you notice in the first 5 seconds, the guy shooting on the left, uses two hands, stays steady and shoots to kill. If these idiots ever start shooting straight, like this guy, wow...

http://www.dailykenn.com/ said...

Anotehr "Knock Out Game" victim, this time an off duty cop.

http://www.dailykenn.com/

I wonder what causes "White Flight"?

cml said...

That thug does shoot straight

Anonymous said...

Man oh man is the POLAR BEAR sexy as hell!!!

Anonymous said...

Toy train gonna fix it!

Anonymous said...

Shocker! Can't imagine why anyone would want to abandon the shithole that is KCMO.

Anonymous said...

11:35 is correct. None of this would have happened if we'd only had a streetcar.

Anonymous said...

TKCers: staring at a black-and-white rainbow.

It's really sad, in a way.

p.s. TOP CONSERVATIVE NEWS

Anonymous said...

Y'all think it is bad now...wait until the feral young negroes get their hands on drones.

Where did the smartass libtard go that likes to discriminate against hicks and hayseeds??

cml said...

11:48

Does that mean that shooting didnt happen?

what the hell are you talking about?does the video lie? Is the premise incorrect?

Anonymous said...

One of the arguments against street car is that it will increase property value and cause too much development.

Anonymous said...

The video tells the truth and that is a problem for folks who have preconcieved notions in their heads on how the world should work, not how it actually does work.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/gun-violence-on-the-rise-in-columbia-mo/article_0be8d4c1-af6e-508d-b276-54ff799fb07c.html said...

Even just down the high way in Columbia Missouri it is the same thing.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/gun-violence-on-the-rise-in-columbia-mo/article_0be8d4c1-af6e-508d-b276-54ff799fb07c.html

Anonymous said...

Most of KC's older homes were built to last but they haven't had any maintenance since whites fled MLK riots and school desegregation violence. Even brick homes fail with 30 or 40 years of abuse and neglect. I just don't want those damn people in my neighborhood but it looks like that's the plan. Crooked developers and their pet politicians have been getting rich on this plan for too long.

http://topconservativenews.com/2013/06/gangbangers-shoot-up-downtown-columbia-mo/ said...

This video is pretty impressive, short and sweet. The gun shots in Columbia are a cow bell for urban destruction.

The video is great, short and perfect audio.

http://topconservativenews.com/2013/06/gangbangers-shoot-up-downtown-columbia-mo/

Anonymous said...

7:53 AM All of the houses aren't in foreclosure asshole.

Anonymous said...

@1033: 80% of the posters here don't do anything other than blame blacks, Jewa, liberals, Mexicans for everything.

Does not take reading or research. Hell that's work.

Oh, and Bigfoot is frequently blamed and equally responsible.

Anonymous said...

If we would recognize the sexiness of the Polar Bear we would all be a lot better off..ll

Get real said...

Feel free to create your own facts, mine are verifiable. Not all houses that are vacant are foreclosed. Many can afford their house but choose some better...like where people can get a decent public education such as Johnson County. Pat Klein loves to call people poor. It's the only narrative he knows.

Anonymous said...

Chuck, understand one thing. Nobody, nobody gives a flying fuck about your opinion on anything. If you don't understand any part of that, get back to me.

Anonymous said...

5:18 UNDERSTAND THIS..... I think Chuck makes good points, you, not so much. Take a flying fuck leap cum breath. Get back to me shit stain.

Anonymous said...

10:06, I'll give you this much. At least you're man enough to admit that you couldn't survive without whitey supporting you. That's because you're not fully evolved. Negros would starve to death and go back to living in mud huts if whitey didn't take care of them. It's been that way since the plantation days.

Anonymous said...

Chuck @ 5:24 nice retort ! LOL.

Anonymous said...

cum breath and shit stain---- WOW did you ask your third grader to give you a couple of cuss words there Chuck ? You have out done yourself.

Anonymous said...

4:46 is right. A lot of the abandoned homes are long-time family homes, often multi-generation homes. They may not have a clear title. Often the owner dies and has no children or their children live elsewhere and it's not worth the hassle to deal with the house. Sometimes the owner older and is overwhelmed with repairs, paperwork, taxes, etc. Sometimes, like a certain slumlord in midtown, an owner decides to rent the houses as long as he can find someone desperate enough to live there. (There's always someone desperate--felons, for example who can't rent from reputable landlords, drug dealers, etc.) Once the house is in such disrepair that even squatters won't move in the slumlord simply stops paying taxes, and the slumlord's liability becomes the taxpayers problem. If the county can't unload the property at the annual tax foreclosure auction, it becomes the job of the Land Bank to get rid of it, and the Land Bank seems to have its hands tied by appraisals not based in reality and an inability to be innovative, so, as the old song about the rocking chair says, if they can't sell it, we'll just keep sittin' on it. And paying. And paying. And... .

Anonymous said...

Chuck as usual is concise, accurate, poignant and logical.

He is right douche bag. Now start listening to Chuch and stop typing your ignant shit.

I like Latins, Jews, Asians. They for the most part are industrious, responsible and not as a culture basically lazy, stupid and violent as Negroes especiallt feral young negroes.

Does that 2:41 PM answer you and put me in the 20%. I do not see Jews and Mexicans normally bashed in here.

I do see liberal shit heads and shiftless Negroes rightly bashed.
I hope that enlightens your libtard dass.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Tony for providing a forum where racist and derogatory speech can flourish. Something to be proud of.

Anonymous said...

If Killa City is No. 4, who is numbers 1 through 3? Besides Detroit, I mean.

Anonymous said...

Oh Wees prout awright...wees vary prout.

Now you can go get a brimmin hot cup of SHUT DA F*CK UP.

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