IamA realtor that specialized in selling dilapidated homes in Detroit for less than you would pay for a car. I have kicked down doors and shooed away squatters during showings and much more. AMA.
Title says it all.. Made a pretty good living doing it to boot! If you want to know about the logistics of buying a home for $1 or just want to hear some crazy stories about crack head squatters.. AMA!
Edit: I have to take off for a while but will back to answer questions a little later.
It isn't ALL bad though guys. There were plenty of people I sold to that were able to buy a home in a relatively safe neighborhood with one or two years worth of modest savings. Made a homeowner out of some people that never would have had the chance.
Edit: For those that think my primary job was to kick homeless people on the street you are mistaken. Ocassionally I would have to ask someone to move on and that was that. And on the bright side in all my time spent in some of the roughest neighborhoods in the country I was never messed with.