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295 Linwood Avenue

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295 Linwood Avenue
295 Linwood Avenue
Photo credit: John Straubinger

295 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14209


  • Yolanda A. Spencer

Physical Description

  • 2 1/2 story frame building

Current Condition

  • Vacant, unsecured.


  • Owned by Augustus H. Shearer from 1920 to 1981.
  • Purchased by Yolanda A. Spencer in 1996, the house's fourth owner.
  • Foreclosed in 2013 and presumably now the responsibility of Midland Mortgage Company of Oklahoma City. Taxes are current.

Recent Events and Actions Taken

Other Pertinent Facts

  • This is a "zombie house" as defined under New York State law.
  • Banks and mortgage companies are required by law to maintain houses they've foreclosed on that have become vacant.
  • Citizens may report unmaintained zombie houses in New York State by calling 800-342-3736. This report would add the property to a registry maintained by NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS). Complaints may also be filed at the DFS complaint page.
  • If a property is not already in the registry, DFS will identify the mortgage servicer and begin the process of ensuring the property is maintained.


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