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Vacant Homes Inc. helps local governments and municipalities, community leaders, real estate professionals and concerned neighbors, resolve problems with vacant homes. Customers report vacant homes to us and we locate the owner and work toward a resolution.

As of the first quarter of 2013, U.S. Census estimates show more than 14.2 million homes in the U.S. were vacant all year round. They present health and public safety hazards for communities and lower property values for nearby homeowners.

Long Island leads the state and ranks in the top 10 counties in the nation for the number of vacant ‘zombie’ houses – those in the foreclosure process and abandoned by their owners. Local municipalities there spent more than $3.2 million in 2014 to maintain vacant homes that have cost Long Island at least $295 million in depreciated home values.

This is a largely underserved market that we assist with our Vacant Home Solution: (1) Report (2) Identify (3) Resolve. The customer reports a vacant home on our website and chooses from a short variety of options with varying costs depending on the customers goals. We will identify the owner and work with the customer and owner for a resolution.


The Company Leadership


Oscar Ed Patisso: CEO & Founder

Ed Patisso is President of Anchor Equities LLC, a real estate investment company since February, 2004. Anchor sources properties from industry experts that seek his unique understanding of the many layers of challenges that disposing of distressed assets consist of. He is the preferred expert for some of Long Islands leading real estate, foreclosure litigation and bankruptcy law firms including Berger, Fischoff & Schumer LLP and Mason & Mason PC.

Prior to Anchor, he was in the mortgage industry for 5 years and worked in management in the secondary market for Long Island’s largest private mortgage bank at the time, FHB Funding Corp in Mineola, NY as well as PMCC Mortgage Corp in Roslyn Heights, NY. He was a guest on Bloomberg Television, featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and interviewed by major publications such as CNN Money and The New York Times.

He studied Entrepreneurship Management at Baruch College in New York City and enjoys adding entrepreneurial ventures that support his real estate businesses. He founded VacantHomes.com in 2014 to help municipalities and industry professionals, solve their vacant zombie home problem. In 2010, he sold New York City’s largest real estate investor club he founded in 2003, NYC Cashflow, with more than 10,000 members at the time of sale.

Adam Peters: Chief Operating Officer

Adam Peters has been involved in the commercial real estate business for over 17 years. His background includes sales, marketing, leasing, development and management of commercial properties. He started his career in New York City at Technology Real Estate Services and Peters Real Estate, serving both Tenants and Landlords with transactions totaling over 1,500,000 sq. ft.

Major clients included ABSA Bank Limited, Broadwing Communications, Shaw Pittman, Sprint PCS, and 360 Networks Corporation. Adam also represented Broadway Mercer Associates as exclusive leasing agent for 665 Broadway, New York, NY. After 4 years in NYC, Adam started work for Polimeni International, a commercial developer and Landlord based in Garden City, NY, as one of their excusive leasing agents.

For 9 years while at Polimeni, Adam was responsible for leasing an office, medical and retail portfolio in excess of 2,500,000 sq. ft. During his tenure he successfully completed more than 100 deals, creating value for the property owners exceeding $100,000,000.

William Mason: Counsel

William Mason is a co-founding partner of Mason & Mason, P.C. He is a 1989 graduate of St. John's University, and was employed in the insurance industry prior to beginning his legal studies. Mr. Mason graduated from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1995.

He concentrates his practice on real estate law representing, individuals, businesses, developers and mortgage lenders on commercial and residential real estate transactions. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The New York Association of Mortgage Brokers, and served as the Chairman of the Urban League of Long Island.