Seven shell companies managed by Houston-based absentee landlord Scott Wizig, who was ordered to repair 49 dilapidated properties he owns in Baltimore, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in an apparent bid to sidestep the circuit court judge's order. (Wizig is the subject of this week's cover story). Bal ... More >>
Forget those late-night infomercials -- here's how you get rich in real estate: First, find a city with a large population of vulnerable consumers. We're talking first-time home buyers, undocumented immigrants, people with no credit or with credit shot to hell. Houston will work perfectly -- these ... More >>
A Baltimore judge has ordered a Houston property owner to correct code violations on 49 vacant, blighted homes he owns in that city within 90 days. The homes are owned by Scott Wizig, who, as we detailed in a 2004 story, has built a lucrative business of buying dilapidated homes on the cheap and ... More >>
Scott Wizig's bread and butter is first-time home buyers with bad credit. He says he's making dreams come true, but many say dealing with him has been a nightmare.