Zombie Homes

A home is torn down in Miller Place, N.Y., on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Brookhaven Declares War On ‘Zombie Homes,’ Tears Down Miller Place House

Brookhaven Township’s new blighted property law employs a point system “for each health, safety or building violations.” After 100 points, the house may be torn down.

01/22/2015

Residents say foreclosed 'zombie homes' are an eyesore in Gold Coast neighborhoods. (Credit: Town Of Brookhaven)

LI Residents Want Foreclosed ‘Zombie Properties’ Out Of Gold Coast Neighborhoods

Many communities are dealing with run down properties, and some are nestled in between multi-million dollar mansions.

10/03/2014

It's not clear who the rightful owner of this Bronx house is. (Credit: CBS 2)

Bronx Tenant Living Rent-Free In Disputed ‘Zombie’ House

It’s a deal too good to be true: living rent-free in New York City. But that’s what is happening at a two-family house in the Morris Park section of the Bronx

07/29/2014

A "zombie home" sits abandoned in the Bronx. (Credit: CBS 2)

‘Zombie’ Homes Without Owners Forgotten By Banks

The rundown, ramshackle wrecks in the areas are the physical remnants of the sub-prime mortgage bubble that neighbors say is a problem, but no one’s business.

07/25/2014