Jul 15, 2014

What's Up in Wichita with Abandoned Houses, Lack of Grocery Stores, Health Care and Birth Control.......

Cindy Mann ....here is an inspirational reply to the story first.......

The Obama administration did not declare war on aviation. Maybe someday the republicans will learn to accept 

responsibility and stop blaming everyone for the messes they make. And for the past six years the only person that has 

been working is President Obama. Meanwhile the republican controlled congress has turned every breath he takes into a 

scandal. And, offered nothing....except hate for the federal government...and hate for our first african american 

president. The republican congress is possibly the worst in history. You can't blame the problems in Ks aviation on 

President Obama. Where you find a red state, you usually find a failed state.

......exactly.....you've got Mike Pompeo saying he is against the ACA to save jobs....that is an out and out lie.  I would like him to answer for that statement.

Also you've got the council recently voting against birth control.....what is going on?

In the lower income area there are not even grocery stores in walking distance.  How will someone get food if they do not have a car.

Some of these things can easily be improved......health care for everyone with easy access to birth control, grocery stores with easy access in the low income areas and stop spreading the lies about President  Obama--he is doing a fabulous job.  He has given us healthcare and stood up for women.

There is nothing to be gained by the crazy conservatism here....one person stopped being friends with me because I supported President Obama.

Seriously, the person was misinformed by his church, of all things--and wasn't even having it when it came to a political discussion.

Stop the lies--get the groceries and get on with it--Wichita is basically a very nice place.

Chloe Louise--the ronnie republic and What's Up Wichita.........always looking for contributors--agree or disagree.

from the Wichita Eagle.......

Wichita real estate officials view latest ranking of ‘abandoned’ homes with skepticism

  • Published Monday, July 14, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, July 14, 2014, at 5:09 p.m.


Wichita has the distinction of having the highest percentage of vacant foreclosed houses in the nation, according to a report from an online company, but area real estate officials said Monday that the numbers don’t say much – if anything – about the state of the area’s housing market.
Wall Street 24/7, an Internet-based financial news and opinion service, said based on its analysis of data of 100 metropolitan areas, Wichita had the highest percentage — 49 percent — of foreclosed homes that were vacant. It said of 301 properties in foreclosure in the second quarter of 2014, 146 were vacant. The data studied came from the real estate company RealtyTrac.
“Honestly I don’t think it means very much,” said Stan Longhofer, director of the Center for Real Estate at Wichita State University. “Percentages are always misleading when you deal with that low of a base.”
For example, Longhofer added, “If we had two houses in foreclosure in Sedgwick County and all of a sudden, next year we had four, that would be a 100 percent increase.”
Some publications, such as USA Today, have picked up the report, calling the vacant homes in foreclosure, “abandoned.”
Greg Fox, president of the South Central Kansas Multiple Listing Service and owner of real estate brokerage Realty World Alliance, said, “We don’t have very many foreclosures going on if we’ve got 300.”
According to RealtyTrac‘s website, as of May one in every 4,697 houses in Sedgwick County was in foreclosure. That compares with one in every 2,861 houses in foreclosure in Kansas, and one in every 1,199 houses in foreclosure in the U.S., according to RealtyTrac.
Longhofer said once a house goes into foreclosure, it doesn’t mean the house is immediately vacated by the home owner. The foreclosure process takes months, and it’s generally not until much later in the process — after the lender has filed a court action to foreclose — that the owner is evicted.
“I think given the numbers we’re dealing with here, they were previously renter occupied or purchased for that reason, or it (the vacant house) was in a situation where the previous owner moved out ... (and the house is) not inhabitable,” he said.

here is a link to the story and there are also some very inspirational comments:

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/14/3552861/local-real-estate-officials-view.html#storylink=cpy