Zombie Homes

A "zombie property" in Mount Vernon, N.Y. (credit: Mount Vernon City Councilman Rich Thomas)

NY Regulators Say 11 Lenders To Monitor Vacant Properties

The banks, mortgage companies and credit unions represent nearly 70 percent of the New York market and will adopt practices to limit the damage from so-called “zombie properties.”

05/18/2015

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

Schneiderman Pushes For ‘Zombie Homes’ Bill On Long Island

It would require lenders to take responsibility for properties soon after they are vacated, not at the end of a foreclosure process.

05/07/2015

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

Nassau Conty Rolls Out New System To Track, Clean Up ‘Zombie Houses’

“Abandoned properties have become breeding grounds for mold and crime, and are a welcome mat for squatters,” Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said.

03/25/2015

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