Thursday, Feb 5, 2009
Some owners of foreclosed homes are stealing appliances and leaving the houses damaged and in disarray, bringing down their already-sagging values, MyFOXOrlando.com reported.
Real estate agents are complain the trashed houses are harder to sell.
Homeowners angry at banks that are forcing them out have been hauling items from their houses and selling them, the station said. They’re also damaging walls and floors.
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A house off Lee Vista in southeast Orange County, Fla., for instance, is missing its air conditioner, countertops, all the appliances and even the kitchen sink, according to MyFOXOrlando.com. There are stains on the rug and walls marked with crayon and punctured with holes punched into them.
“There’s nothing left. They took the kitchen sink,” said Orlando-area real estate agent Josh Dubin of Keller Williams.
This article was posted: Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 5:08 am