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Best Practices in Monitoring Vacant and Foreclosed Buildings

October 1st, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tom Pahnke, an inspector for Manhattan, IL, commented on my recent post about people selling things out of their foreclosed homes.  His town has a best practices procedure that includes the police department in monitoring these homes.  He even notified an attorney for a lender when he noticed people offering items for sale on Craig’s List.  The attorney was able to get a restraining order.  Tom said he routinely looks at Craig’s List and local papers to see what’s going on.  Tom has generously offered to share a copy of his handout/presentation with anyone who’d like to contact him.  He can be reached at  tpahnke@VillageOfManhattan.org.

  1. Valerie Laney Marshall
    November 17th, 2009 at 11:19 | #1

    Hello Ms. Pieczynski,

    I have a copy of the publication Tom Pahnke put together for the Village of Manhattan. I’d like to know if the Property Preservation Contact list is the most current listing. I spoke to him and he did say I could obtain this information from your website.

    Please advise.


  2. November 17th, 2009 at 11:42 | #2

    I believe we both have the same list. If you look at my 5/28/09 posting there is a link you can follow. Hope this helps.

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