Eyesore next door near Boulder Highway & Racetrack
Henderson, NV (KTNV) - Abandoned properties are in every neighborhood throughout Southern Nevada. They're not only an ugly sight for those who have to drive by them, but imagine living next door to one.
In an effort to help make Las Vegas a better place to live, we're launching a new segment called The Eyesore Next Door. It focuses on cleaning up properties that for whatever reason are no longer being taken care of. This eyesore next door is in Henderson near Boulder Highway and Racetrack where neighbors tell Action News they're sick of smelling what was left behind by the homeowners.
"The house is atrocious, it's disgusting," said Peggy Eisenhauer.
Peggy Eisenhauer knew the house next to hers was vacant when she moved in, but she never anticipated the problems that came with it. As weeks went by, the backyard filled with trash: everything from an old computer, to broken glass and boxes.
Peeking through the front door, it looks like the inside of the home was ransacked.
"We've just heard noises, by the time we get there the cars are driving away from loitering the property," said Peggy.
Through a note on the door, Peggy and her husband learned a bank had taken over the property. So they called them about the filth. Peggy says workers came out to clean up, more than five times.
But you wouldn't know it by looking at the house. Peggy took pictures recently while the workers were inside the home: room after room was filled with trash. The fridge in the kitchen was wide open and no one knows how long the food has been sitting there.
"We have a dog, a cat, they're helping us, but they can't keep up with the population of rats," said Peggy.
Frustrated, Peggy emailed Action News. We did some checking and learned bank of New York Mellon took over the property in January. Bank of America services the loan for them, so we called Bank of America and less than 24 hours later, the home was finally being emptied out.
The trash was stacked higher than the truck used to haul it away. Peggy says it's something she's been trying to get done for months.
"They cleaned up, it's 99% clean now, thanks to Channel 13, I don't know what we do without you guys," said Peggy.
Peggy is now keeping an eye out to make sure squatters don't make the home their own. Now she can get back to working on her garden, without the stench from next door.
"It's such a treat. We love to come outside and sit," said Peggy.
We're going to keep in touch with Peggy and make sure that property stays clean. If you have an eyesore next door like the one you just saw, we want to hear from you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org