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Wilmington, DE

The City of Wilmington, DE has proposed changes to municipal housing code which includes several amendments to its vacant property registration program. Included is a registration fee increase for properties that remain vacant for more than three years and a...

North Hempstead, NY

The Town of North Hempstead, NY is considering creating a 'zombie home' registry. The registry would require banks and mortgage lenders to register properties in the foreclosure process and have fallen into disrepair. A public hearing is scheduled for June 18, 2019....

New Jersey Mortgage Foreclosure Bills

On April 29, New Jersey formalized a bipartisan package of nine bills aimed at reforming the Garden State’s mortgage foreclosure laws. The primary goals of the legislation are to reduce the number of foreclosures in New Jersey – the state currently has the nation’s...

Ayden, NC

Ayden commissioners amend town's vacant building code “As you recall, when we first looked at the ordinance, I said I hoped we never collected a single $1,000 fee because the idea was to increase activity downtown,” Langley said. “I believe we’ve motivated owners. I...

Montgomery, AL

City of Montgomery, AL The City of Montgomery, AL agreed to reconsider a vacant property ordinance. Previously rejected in March. Next hearing scheduled for May 21, 2019....

Watertown, NY

Watertown may require registration & fees for vacant properties City Manager Rick Finn says it's a way to be proactive and not only keep track of the number of vacant buildings, but also inspect them and hold owners responsible for repairs. "We really want to...