Abandoned castles.

Abandoned castles.

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:36 pm

all i can say is WOW!! such magnificent buildings slowly decaying.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/pheizy/
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Re: Abandoned castles.

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:47 pm

Wow right up my alley thanks for posting. To bad no one wants to save them. Matt
Last edited by DePippo79 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Abandoned castles.

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:53 am

Many states have a multitude of very historic, large, beautiful properties that are in disrepair and if anyone has a background in building/repair they can generally take over these properties for free (they wont own them but they will have the rights to them for a very long time!) Its a wonderful program and a win/win for everyone! Its not perused by folks because those folks who have this ability are generally not the type to understand the politics, availability & negotiation/solicitation processes involved to get into it :cry:

Here is one link to explain it a little http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... epair.html

If someone needs a specific town/city the first place to start would be the local historic society & speaking to the town managers office (the town manager/mayors office will normally be aware of property the town cannot allocate money for yet cant tear down either). this is where you stake your claim and write your letters... if you can find a property that is owned by the state or town that is sitting in disrepair than by gosh you just found your residence for the next 25 years! remember ... everything is negotiable! if you don't mind be a caretaker and have ability to show you can do it (work experience, lic. previous testimony of others, etc.) its a wonderful thing that should be perused and made known more!
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Re: Abandoned castles.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:57 am

I will post a photo of my house as soon as it is light - beyond saving. I looked into just restoring a wonderful Dutch barn around her and the cost were staggering even with NYS supposedly paying 80%.
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Re: Abandoned castles.

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:49 pm

Thanks for the info Doug. Unfortunately I still have my house to fix. One day I would like to build a new old victorian on a hundred acres where no one can bother me. Maybe when I retire hah. The money I save on oil should help a little. Matt
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Re: Abandoned castles.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:20 pm

Nobody will touch any of the old mills around here. Who can blame them? The state wants them on the hook for EPA cleanup, & back taxes owed by the previous owner. :roll: :sick:
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