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Have you contacted her and asked to buy it? Is there a mortgage on it?
If she is the owner of the property, it is hers to do with as she like. If you want the home, you could present to her, an offer in writing, to purchase it. Other then that, she is not forced to sell it or give it to you and if she allows it to fall into disrepair, she could lose it outright. In addition, the city will fine her and she will have to pay if it violates ordinances and code, depending on how it is kept.
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