Lander Street has some of the best, intact row homes in Newburgh. Directly across the street are 3 owner occupied buildings. This could possibly be a good spot to consider owning your own home to continue the momentum. I hear there’s a small garden across the street where the neighbors share their produce.
The City of Newburgh has published its November 2015 property list. Most properties are vacant or abandoned like this one above at 31 Clark Street. I picked this one to showcase because there has been development on this block. Habitat for Humanity just built 3 news homes on Clark Street that will go to owner occupants and another home has been rehabbed and is available for rent. It is also just around the corner from a huge development project yet to be announced. Washington Street is just at the corner and in walking distance is Liberty Street and Washington’s HQ. Overall, it is the mass rehabilitation of these smaller buildings that will change the Newburgh landscape. It’s a great simple rowhome that probably needs to be gut renovated. The minimum purchase price for this property is $9,300.
According to an article out from the THR, building inspectors have counted 800 vacant buildings in the City of Newburgh. That is about 100 more than originally estimated. The majority of buildings- 645, are privately owned which really isn’t a surprise. Owners must comply with codes that require them to register their properties for a fee and carry liability insurance. As fire chief, Mike Vatter said, “I believe there are a lot of people just waiting for somebody else to do something so they can cash out.” I couldn’t agree more.