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Abandoned Charlotte houses (pictures, history)


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Houses tend to fall in disrepair when the old owners die, and the children can't decide what to do with it... or if it gets bought by speculators. The specs want the freedom to sell it at a moment's notice to developers... they aren't interested in rent and want the convenience of "no tenants to bother with".

Also, here is another possibility (the example is Philadelphia, hopefully a rare thing here)

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...&refer=home

Investors that bought up tax liens at discount, waiting to sell them off to someone else. And don't give a rats a$$ about the collateral.

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Houses tend to fall in disrepair when the old owners die, and the children can't decide what to do with it... or if it gets bought by speculators. The specs want the freedom to sell it at a moment's notice to developers... they aren't interested in rent and want the convenience of "no tenants to bother with".

Also, here is another possibility (the example is Philadelphia, hopefully a rare thing here)

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...&refer=home

Investors that bought up tax liens at discount, waiting to sell them off to someone else. And don't give a rats a$$ about the collateral.

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That's parcel 14112125. Purchased for $413,000 by the city of Charlotte since 7/23/2002 on deed 13829-630 from the previous owners. It doesn't look like condemnation, just a sale. Maybe the city plans to extend Bynum drive, to the west through there.

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Here is a photo of the house presumably from the 1980's at some point.

http://img478.imageshack.us/my.php?image=backin1986dj0.jpg]backin1986dj0.th.jpg

For being built in 1925, this means the house is 81 years old and still standing, though the front porch has collapsed. In 1925 this must have been like a "Warbucks" mansion. It also has 4+ acres to boot!

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That is exactly what the city is doing. Starting this summer they are going to relocate West Blvd...and extend Bynum Drive to the 485 Interchange. Eventually this will be a 4 lane road, but in the begining it will be built as a 2 lane road. This is all being done in correlation with the new 3rd Parallel runway at the airport. Jerry Orr spoke about this at the City Council meeting on 11/27/2006.
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There are no long term plans for a 5th Runway. They won't have room for another parallel without crossing 485 and that would be super expensive. They could probably squeze in a perpendiclar or some other runway that is not parallel.

When Charlotte finishes it's 3rd parallel runway it will be one of only about 5 airports in the country that can land 3 airplanes simultaniously in rainy/foggy weather.

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That is exactly what the city is doing. Starting this summer they are going to relocate West Blvd...and extend Bynum Drive to the 485 Interchange. Eventually this will be a 4 lane road, but in the begining it will be built as a 2 lane road. This is all being done in correlation with the new 3rd Parallel runway at the airport. Jerry Orr spoke about this at the City Council meeting on 11/27/2006.
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