George Schneider -4 Years and still timely- Fame It and Shame IT
TW NOTE: 4 years ago Lorain County Photographers blog was in the middle of a Fame It and Shame It series-(you can find the series here
and the man in the lens at that time George Schneider and his properties – sound familiar
FISI Special Oct 06-2008
October 2008 LORAIN COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHS BLOG-
George Schneider recently made the MJ for the condition of the former Jay Metals building.
Then Morning Journal:
A Lorain property owner will have some more time to work on a dilapidated building on East 28th Street.
George Schneider, owner of the former Jay Metals building, 1965 E. 28th St., was supposed to be sentenced yesterday for a property maintenance code violation and to monitor the progress of repairs, according to Lorain Municipal Court records. His case was continued to Oct. 31, said Judge Mark Mihok……….
The former Jay Metals building is on the list of 12 properties that Mayor Anthony Krasienko wants demolished as soon as possible.
TW- NOTE: Apparently Mr. George Schneider also does business under G and S PROPERTY SERVICES
LET US LOOK AT 1965 E 28TH AS OF TODAY THE 9TH OF SEPTEMBER 2012- YOU KNOW 4 YEARS AFTER HE HAS HAD ‘TIME!!!!!!” instead of doing time
LORAIN COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHERS BLOG 2008
Mr. Schneider has made news here a few times (here http://www.locophotogblog.com/?p=185 and here http://www.locophotogblog.com/?p=187 ) in the past for some of his residential properties. Considering his rep with those in the know and those that have seen some of his properties, I decided to randomly pull some addresses from his long list of real estate holdings, and see what I get. So, let’s get at it!
Porch, porch roof, siding, lawn, paint job on the porch. This is 206 W. 17th. Bought at the end of March 2007. Not a good start, huh?
AND HERE HAVE WERE HAVE 206- W 17TH STREET 4 YEARS LATER! 9-9-2012
Not much has changed- slap some paint over the falling down porch- a couple of pieces of siding at the top and a new porch roof on the rotting porch- probably because George hasn’t replaced the gutter to nowhere (except to the porch floor) the same buckling siding on the side .
Now here comes the interesting house – you see at the time in the comments section Mark was taken to task by BigRed @aol.com calling him a fool and ranted – you can find the comments here -
http://www.locophotogblog.com/?p=235#comments in part Big Red said about the house 511 W 18th Street- in caps as well- guess he was shouting :) !
WOW HERE IS A TRUE CASE WHERE THE PERSON WRITING THESE BLOGS IS NOTHING BUT A 100% TROUBLE MAKER HERE IN THIS CITY OF LORAIN OHIO, AND OBVIOUSLY DOESN’T HAVE ALL THE FACTS. LIKE WRITING ABOUT A HOUSE LOCATED AT 511 WEST 18TH STREET. FOR YOUR INFORMATION, WHEN THE HOUSE WAS FIRST PURCHASED, IT WAS INTACT WITH EVERYTHING UP TO CODE UNTIL VANDALS ATTACKED IT. SO WHO’S THE FOOL NOW ?
THE DAMAGE YOU SEE HERE IN THIS PHOTO YOU TOOK OF THIS HOUSE IS A TRUE CASE OF WHAT I/WE LANDLORDS CALL ‘CRACK HEAD VANDALISM’. THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE ON DRUGS GO AROUND TEARING UP OTHER PEOPLE’S PROPERTY, STEALING ALUMINUM SIDING, GUTTERS, COPPER PIPING, ELECTRIC SERVICES TO GET MONEY TO FEED THEIR DRUG HABITS”.
511 W. 18th St.
Garage, siding, porch roof and gutter, and porch. It’s not getting better, is it? This was taken a month after he bought it, but the ‘For Sale’ sign is still on the porch?
Here we go BIG RED- 4 years on – plenty of time you would think for George Schneider to make those changes to upgrade what the crack heads had done- and whilst we are on the subject just who is renting to these dealers of drugs - take a look here
but it seems he couldn’t even take the For Sale sign down.He did manage to close the garage door – but then again it probably just fell in upon itself by the look of it and what is it with George and unattached gutters?
Mr. Big Red who is the fool? – well we are the taxpayers of Lorain who have put up with this nonsense for far too long!
October 2006 Lorain County Photographers Blog
735 W. 14th
I was rather impressed, if you will, with this one. Couldn’t get a good look at the siding for the bushes, but the house looks to be in pretty good shape. Except for the yard needing a little picking up, which isn’t his fault, this one passes muster.
4 Years Later TA DA! we have a winner !!! finally this little house looked very nice from the outside all pale blue siding- since there was someone on the porch enjoying a Sunday morning we forwent the taking of a photo but this house does indeed look very nice. Score one for George!
911 W. 22nd St. Porch is boarded up, window boarded, hole in upstairs window, railing on stairs is broken, gutter needs help, doorway looks like it took a beating and the basement window looks like it’s open/broken. George has had this one since June of 1993.
So what has changed 4 years on with 911 W 22nd Street- This is one George has owned for 19 years apparently
Not much has changed – it is still boarded up- although someone has a play set, the broken gutter has been straightened and lovely flowers are growing from the top guttering, note that improvement seems to have been negated by the loss of the porch railing and fascia and the loss of the ( albeit used to be wobbly crooked)hand rail for those very expensive looking front steps!
Now Back to October 2008 and Mark’s Lorain County Photographers Blog
Mr. Schneider owns, as of this morning, according to the Auditor’s website, 37 properties, all of which appear to be in Lorain. I have another picture that I’m 99% sure is correct, but it does not jive with the picture on the Auditor’s site, so I held it back.
So, in today’s FISI, Mr. Schneider is batting .250. In baseball, that’s not exactly great. In real estate, considering that there are neighbors all around, that’s poor. He’s not just hurting himself, he’s hurting the resale value of those homeowners around him. And it hurts the City
TW-NOTE: Under the name George Schneider alone we now have listed 169 properties— up from those 37 listed just 4 years ago. I couldn’t begin to count or who even knows under other LLC or partnerships such as Red’s mentioned here
Now Big Red in the comments section finally ended his diatribe against Mark’s post with
“THE POINT IS ‘OPINIONS ARE LIKE THE BACKSIDE YOU SIT ON, EVERYONE HAS ONE…SO BECAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY AND HOW YOU SAY IT…BECAUSE ONCE YOU SAY IT, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT BACK’”
I agree Big Red – how did that opinion on the 511 W 18th Street work out for you… Or maybe George just needs TIME! ;)
To be continued……………………
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