Vacant House Frustrates Neighbors

Several homeowners in a Sarpy county neighborhood are tired of what they see out their windows. An eyesore that's getting worse by the day.

A house in foreclosure vacant two years is filling neighbors with frustration. Rusky South is a neighbor and he says, " This has gotten progressively worse, insulation and there are shingles in our yard" The house behind him peeling away like an onion from roof to siding. Rusky South says: I’ve talked to several of my neighbors that are tired of looking at it and everyone is curious what's going on with it."

The front door taped with notices. A property management company implying the house is winterized but neighbors see it's exposed to the elements and wonder if mold might have moved in.
Even though the city of Papillion posted a "warning, danger, keep out" sign, city officials tell Fact Finders they don't have a code they can enforce to force repairs on the vacant house.

The house is just outside city limits. So Papillion officials can't order but have asked the bank involved to be a good neighbor and make repairs Rusky South says, "This is a huge eyesore: obviously that looks bad when someone is trying to buy a house in the neighborhood."

After a call from Fact Finders, Wells Fargo sent us an email. The bank has made arrangements to tarp the roof and scheduled additional repairs for later this week if the weather permits.


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