Absentee landowners suck

So I live in a fairly quiet little neighborhood in  Mentor Ohio. Middle class nothing too pretentious – but we’re not parking cars on blocks on our street either.

For the most part our neighbors keep up their yards and houses – like I said – there are no homeowner association police telling you what color your door has to be or measuring your lawn height.  Of course you have your eccentric here and there – the cat lady who never opens her door and has let  the trees in her place go crazy – but she occupied the house so you cut her some slack.

On the other hand – we’ve got one character who – I guess – bought a place on our street three years ago with the intent of flipping it and has not achieved a whole lot toward that goal. County records indicate that the owner of this property is a Russel Powell – who I believe is connected to Powell Remodeling here in Mentor.

Pretty ironic considering the most run down and dilapidated property on our street is owned by this guy. I posted the following pics to the remodeling businesses’ Facebook page.

 Well this resulted in the only real movement on this property in a long time.

Of course this guy doesn’t live in this place – he couldn’t it’s uninhabitable – but I guess that’s okay because – well, he doesn’t live in the place.

One thought on “Absentee landowners suck

  1. Right you are Michael. But as Josh said; there is a benefit for me not having someone living right on top of me (that house is 10 feet from my driveway), BUT it’s not doing any justice to our street. I was talking with Russel just last night and I think he’s getting some heat he’ll not be able to ignore much longer.

    BTW – he’s not just “connected” to Powell Remodeling, he “owns” Powell Remodeling. That’s the ironic part.



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