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Old 03-04-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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By the time the cops arrived, the house was in total shambles.

Windows were smashed, beer cans were strewn across the lawn, light fixtures were pulled out of the ceiling, the drywall was kicked out exposing the studs in the walls, and on nearly every available surface, spray paint indicated what that section of the house was to be used for, from the "liquor wall" to the "sex room."

ABC News: Kids Party in Foreclosed Homes, Leave Wake of Vandalism
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Censorshipville...
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This is why during the late summer early fall, I was mowing my neighbor's lawn. His house was foreclosed on so another neighbor and I were mowed the lawn. Our city has a program that we can report the house, but they won't do anything until the grass is more than 1ft tall. I didn't want to wait for that point, people can already assume the house is abandoned with grass that tall. I also picked up newspapers that were left in the driveway, anything to keep the house looking occupied. I guess it's worked because it's been about 7 months and the house has no broken windows or other vandalism that I can see.

Foreclosures are really a blight for the entire neighborhood.
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