Lorain’s Housing- owners of the dirty diapers- Part 3

November 19, 2017 at 6:06 pm 5 comments


And the clog in the system keeps on coming .



You  would think , this house at 1348 West Erie, after being front page in local media ( print and electronic) predatory  property holders   investigated by  all and sundry  ( including the NY Times) https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/when-vision-is-cloudy-property-holding-llcs-ny-times/ we would not find ourselves back to  square one.

Touted as the poster child by  realtors as being a negative because of  the amount of money  having to  be put in escrow ( Point of Sale) as  being a detriment  to  home sales in Lorain.

Lorain house sets record with $45,750 escrow requirement by R. Payerchin June 2014 –


Let us revisit once again  the housing court history – First up after the dumping of the home by Federally  backed mortgage company  Fannie Mae to  Kaja Holdings  for ZERO dollars  and NO  Point of Sale Inspection, Fannie Mae acquired the property Aug. 2013

Sale Date: 8/5/2013
Sale Amount: $95,116.00
Conveyance: 2013003968

it was purchased February 2015 from Fannie Mae   1 year and 1 month  after Point of Sale was introduced to  Lorain

Sale Date: 2/3/2015
Sale Amount: $0.00
Conveyance: 2015090327

Many trips to  housing court  and then finally  the lawyer (after much publicity)   arrived on scene only  to  be given “time” grace time to  fulfill their promises- little discussions at the table to  the side with  the ”  Lorain City Prosecutor ” who  agree with  giving the benefit of the doubt on more than one occasion  ( sigh) First up for Kaja Holdings was attorney

From what I could gather that day of August 12th,2015, the attorney Jaing, Lei was given another court date of September 9th to remedy and or update the situation

Then a lot of toing and froing – another continuance  this time   December 9th,2015  nearly  a year in housing court   https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/housing-court-and-you-lorain-continued/

Fast forward  to  April 2016 5 months after the December 9th continuance another court date and another attorney this time


Mr. James White http://www.fkwdlaw.com/attorneys/james-r-white/


( who   started a dialogue on this blog ) https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/plump-lady-plummets-and-the-housing-trip-continues/

I had contact with Mr. White through emails about 1348 West Erie and what his clients proposed to  do : In fact August 3rd  2016  found the following email :

Hi Loraine- Several of the violations to  the exterior have been repaired. The City’s required escrow to  perform the repairs has been deposited with  an escrow agent with  repairs to  follow.

Great news “finally  something happening BUT…. looking through the paperwork on the home of 1348 West Erie PDF   found here :   1348

Mr. White did get that  escrow “lowered” from  $45, 750 . to  $16,680  and then lo and behold the property  changed hands AGAIN ( twice – albeit to  the same man but different LLC’s- Mr. Farah Issa  and Kaja Holdings got their escrow money  back!!!!

Mr. Issa was duly  notified he had to  assume the escrow amount  and he apparently  did according to  the PDF file  pages 34,35,36 of the PDF .





Certainly  Mr Issa was not unaware of the issues with  the house  .  Contacting the BHP Dept I received this email  via Mr. Given SS Director  (my  bold):

Attached is the file for 1348 West Erie Ave. Page 34,35 and 36 of this document is the current hold of escrow for the property from the new buyer. The escrow was released back to Kaja once the funds were placed for the new buyer. This property actually transferred to Prosperity Investment Fund LLC and then again to FICC Realty Holdings – same agent on the Corporations though (Carmen Camino). They were supposed to be in court on October 11th (the summons shows service on court site) but they did not come to the hearing. I must assume that Law will attempt service again (since they won’t issue warrant on corporation).

And yet after the Demolition Board of Appeals  pronounced sentence on October 19th, 2017
because of the numerous complaints – Fannie Mae, Kaja , etc etc.  and lack of action on this property  ( well apart for the legal eagles that is) Mr. Issa showed at the  November 16th, 2017 Demo  Appeals Board ( even though his property was not on the agenda)
as covered by  Rick Payerchin of the Morning Journal
“Owner makes plea for house that has been Lorain ‘problem for decade’”
and HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!!! you  would have thought  Mr. Issa  would have gone by  his property  and at least secured the doors to  the garage and little out building ( cottage)when he was in town.
The only  ones , it seems to  me in my  opinion, making  headway  with  1348 is the attorneys  , it certainly has been a fairly  lucrative proposition for the past months and now years.
We, Lorain, are allowing this behavior. Where is our Law Dept.? They, including Law Director Pat Riley,   are supposed to  represent us, fight for us , this home , once loved , still loved has been left rotting  whilst  the legal system  floundered around  like the last dying gasps of that fly.  Those who  represent the legal aspect  are accountable for the last 2 years of this history  and if this is the way  we proceed legally  in Lorain then  we need to  address that aspect!!!

One , unless they  have researched the disappointing process of legalisms, inspections, housing courts, thinks it is easy   but trust me on this after years of the “history ” of 1348 – we, the public  are naïve and welcoming the big fat spider into our parlour to  devour our quality  of housing, buildings and life. It is the biggest foulest filling of the diaper yet and it oozes  out  a putrid stench  ….Picture: Arleevector)





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Lorain’s Housing -owners of the dirty diapers- Pt 2 Dec 3rd- The waiting – Chris Ritchey

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mary  |  November 19, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    How many of these attorneys for the city have clients that include the banks and mortgage lenders?

  • 2. thatwoman  |  November 19, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    well a question that should be raised I believe- the side bar at the table when I attended housing court especially with Ms Holmes went above and beyond “professional courtesy” in my humble opinion .in fact when Cook would say is this agreeable to the prosecutor I anted to jump up and object we are paying the salaries for legal

  • 3. Dennis Flores  |  November 20, 2017 at 8:04 am

    We ended up with the law director’s law firm business partner as our assist law director and now the legal representation for the demolition board of Appeals, raise your right hand and say I do, you are now sworn-in.

  • 4. Mark  |  November 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

    It would seem Lorain’s Housing Court needs to be schooled by Cleveland HC Judge Pianka in how to run things. It’s no wonder Lorain has the problem it does.

  • 5. thatwoman  |  August 18, 2019 at 11:24 am

    as regular readers know I don’t allow comments from anonymous but I did have one on this that asked what happened to this house…. well there was flurry of activity for awhile new deck on the back ( although apparently the “owner at the time did not get the house off the demo list) then worked seem to halt and this year the property transferred again Sale Date: 4/16/2019
    Sale Amount: $0.00
    Conveyance: 2019091446
    Number of Parcels: 1
    still under the lawyers and owing $11,031.04 in back taxes

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