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This is our next project. Nice house. huh? Now come inside.

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The former owners were pi$$ed at the bank for foreclosing, so before they left the decided to spraypaint every room in the house. That was no big deal. Turning on the water in the upstairs bathroom and walking away was.
Every floor in this house is buckeled and every piece of drywall needs to come out. The gutting starts next Monday.


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These are actual mushrooms growing in the basement. The white stuff is another sort of fungus. It's nasty.
 

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Wow, why would somebody do that to a perfectly serviceable house? It wasn't the banks fault that they couldn't pay for the house was it?
 

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Oh yeah!!

I got one for you, I found a poop pasture in a basement of a repo. Apparantley, the kids and one adult lived there as long a possible, quite a while with no water. What is a poop pasture you ask?

They were deficating on blankets in the basement, when one layer was saturated, they rolled out another layer and kept on pooping.

Ok maybe we will call that a Ca-Ca burrito.

I have been in and worked on sooo many repo's most things dont even phase me now.

That will be a ton of work, hope the price was right!!
 

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Wow, why would somebody do that to a perfectly serviceable house? It wasn't the banks fault that they couldn't pay for the house was it?
No Bob, its not, but people are filthy disgusting animals and are capable of all sorts of things when their house is being forclosed on.

Kick off plumbing fixtures, holes in doors, holes in walls, cat and dog waste all over, piss, blood, seman, you name it, I have seen it in these forclosed houses.
 

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Wow, why would somebody do that to a perfectly serviceable house? It wasn't the banks fault that they couldn't pay for the house was it?

Sad. isn't it?
Bob, people like you and I understand that we are responsible for our own. Unfortunitly, there is a whole breed of people out there who blame society for their woes.

So, to answer your question, in their minds, yes it was the banks fault.
 

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Some window boxes w/ Kinshi's would really make that house pop, I'd also suggest planting some Madame Sophies in front of the bushes. Belgard makes some nice fisheye edging for framing the flower bed.

Since you're spiffin up the inside, might as well add some color to the outside.
 
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It is not my property. I'm just one of the contractors.

The outside will probably stay as is. They will trim up the bushes and call it good. It has a great back yard with a nice garage, a deck (with flower boxes), and a sunporch. Great selling features.
 

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Before I read the post, I looked at the pictures and first thought came to mind that someone lost this house. I remember years back looking to purchase a few homes to renovate; they looked exactly the same if not worst and owners caused damage for the same reason.
People taking their frustration out on the house, how about giving a thought before purchasing that house... Can we afford this house if we lose a job? Can we afford this house if taxes go up? Etc.
Most people who lose their homes, shouldn't own these homes in the first place, they are simply in them, because some mortgage broker told them they can afford it so they can get commission. This happening all over the country.
 

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at least there wasnt any ca ca burittos.
worst I've seen was in a track home subdivision, new house, fresh interior paint and some kids broke in one night and decided throw/smear feces on the walls.
Painter wasnt to happy about it
 

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Yeah I've seen a ton of these foreclosures with that kind of water damage. I walked into one that was on the market for $700,000 this past winter. Two inches of ice covering all the hardwood floors on the first and second floor and running down the stairs like a water fall. The basement was even worse, probably 2 or 3 feet of ice, I didn't even try to go down there. The problem is that these homes go into foreclosure, the electricity and gas gets shut off and before the bank sends someone over to winterize the house the pipes burst flooding the entire home. With the mold damage and water damage this causes it's usually better to just tear it down and start new.

I had another one that was only two years old. Beautiful on the outside. Sold for $1,200,000 two years ago the bank was asking $750,000 so I drive over to take a look through the windows I can see white walls covered in black mold and beautiful oak floors warped and heaved probably worse than your pictures. I didn't even bother calling for a showing. If that's what I could see just through the windows I didn't want to see the rest. Again I suspect it was never winterized.
 

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No Bob, its not, but people are filthy disgusting animals and are capable of all sorts of things when their house is being forclosed on.

Kick off plumbing fixtures, holes in doors, holes in walls, cat and dog waste all over, piss, blood, seman, you name it, I have seen it in these forclosed houses.

You forgot to add stealing all of the copper pipe in the house, including inside the walls.
 

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This kind of stuff is happing all over the place.People remove the cabinets,make holes in walls,remove fixtures and all kinds of stuff.
 

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Wouldn't it be more logical to burn the house and collect the insrance money? If you're going to be senselessly destructive at least gain something from it.
 

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I know a couple of guys who tried that Bob, one got out of the house after setting it on fire, the other one didnt. The one who lived is now doing life in prison for murder, they wouldnt reduce the charge to manslaughter because the guy was killed while commiting another crime, so the murder charge stuck.
The one who died was the son of the woman who owned the house and put them up to burning it for her, I dont know what she got charged with, but I am betting they didnt let her walk away with nothing.
 
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