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Oct. 29 2008 12:00 AM

3826 Lowcroft Ave.

Building: 3826 Lowcroft Ave., Lansing
Owner: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
Taxpayer: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
Assessed: $32,500
Owner says: Unavailable, possibly due to the housing bubble

The area around 3826 Lowcroft Ave. is crowded with garbage in impressive quantities and varieties: Paper, pieces of plastic, cinderblocks, a bucket, two broken-down dog houses, an orange traffic cone, two dilapidated sections of wood fence and a propane tank can all be seen through the tall grass. Knee-high weeds hide one section of the yard, and hay is scattered all over the lawn where the grass is shorter.

All this does not hide the house itself, though. There is variety here, too. Some of the windows have their screens popped out and leaning against the house’s dirty blue siding; others are just covered in plastic.

The rear of the house features an overgrown basketball court, and even more screens popped out of the windows. The house is owned by Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., which may partly explain its condition. Freddie Mac has its own housecleaning to worry about at present.

Neighbors said the house has been vacant since this summer, when the previous renter left in the middle of the night.

“Eyesore of the Week," is our weekly look at some of the seedier properties in Lansing. Whether its commercial or residential, occupied or abandoned, let us know about that blight in your neighborhood! If you have a suggestion, please e-mail eyesore@lansingcitypulse.com or call Neal McNamara at 371-5600 ex. 17

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