This is what happens when I get a little data, time and some neat tools to play with.
I combined the 2010 census data with TIGER/Line shapefiles to create these maps of Boone County and Columbia. Check them out.
The first two maps are population breakdowns for Columbia and Boone County. The red areas are where more people are concentrated.
The second two maps illustrate the vacant housing rates (number of vacant houses/number of houses) in Columbia and Boone County. For Columbia, the gray background means there were no homes in that census block. For Boone County, the white areas mean the same thing.
This is the first time I’ve ever played with ARC/GIS, so any feedback would be helpful.
Vacant houses are usually the best deals. They are obviously a house that no one is living in and a house that someone would probably like to get rid of especially if they are making payments on it. To make a deal you have to find the owner. Here are some tips (and a story)for finding the owner of a vacant house.
I got a call from a lady who wanted to sell her Mom’s house. Mom had passed away. The seller lived 2 hours away and she did not want to drive to Dallas to show me the property. But she said the back door is open so I could get in that way. You’ll be surprised to hear what I found….