What happens when an investor who owns 200 out of 500 units in a north Houston condo complex defaults on his loan, leaving many of his properties vacant? Reporter Allison Triarsi visits Pine Village North, just south of Hamill Rd.,
west east of the Eastex Fwy.:
“It’s just an open house for gang members to come. Anybody can come,” said homeowner Ann Loyd.
Walk inside any one of the open units and you could find anything from gang graffiti and dead roaches, to the bones of animals.
“I don’t know if what I’m standing in [is] some kind of mice droppings or rat droppings,” said Loyd, while escorting 11 News through a vacant unit.
In addition to debris, there were pink pills on a counter, and clothing and blankets on the floor where people have either left them behind or kept them there in case they needed a free place to sleep.
Afraid of the vandals, Loyd tried to sell her unit for $59,000. The offer she got for it last week was $7,000.
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- 12427 W. Village Dr. Unit C [HAR]
Photos of Pine Village North and 12427 W. Village Dr. Unit C: HAR