We have been trying to buy the house next door to our house for 25 years. My dad tried to buy it long before that. It finally went up for auction for unpaid taxes (I was watching for this to happen but I missed it) and the man who bought it sold it to us. We are working on getting this house torn down as quickly as possible.
Here is the house from the front. Richard (my husband) had already cut some of the brush down but that large tree remained. This morning a neighbor helped Richard get it cut way down. There are power lines there so I was antsy about taking down the tree. We had already called the Power Co. but they haven't shown up yet.
This picture shows the messy porch. A vine had covered the porch floor and the neighbors from around back of this house had thrown trash on the porch as they passed by. They have a permanent right-of-way across the property to the street. No matter what we do we must have access for them. It's on the deed.
Here is our house right next door. You can see why we want to tear down that monstrosity that is the eyesore of the entire neighborhood. See my new Kia Soul?