The number of vacant registered building in St. Paul continues to grow. Currently, there are 2031 registered vacant buildings in St. Paul. Most of the buildings are single family homes and Duplexes. No one knows how many vacant homes there are that are not registered. Some of the registered homes are for sale. Many need repairs. Some don’t appear to be salvageable as the city has cited them for numerous code violations and it simply costs more than the structures are worth to do everything that the city thinks should be done. Some have been on the books for years, they just sit vacant, and the owner registers them every year. Will they sit empty forever? The owners do pay taxes and there is no law that says the property has to be used or occupied.
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Are vacant houses a problem? What is it like to live next door to a vacant house? Would you but the house next door if it were for sale?