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Old 03-04-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Default Squatting in foreclosed homes?

You read a lot about people squatting in foreclosed homes in other places in the country. Anyone know if it's happening in Orange County?

 
Old 03-04-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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No, neighbors will turn you in.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 12:15 AM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Most Orange County cities have strict laws on the maintenance of properties in foreclosure (unlike in Riverside County). Squatters would risk being caught almost daily when the foreclosure agent comes over to water the lawn, show the house, etc.

I saw the side effects of "easy going" foreclosure laws when my mothers house went into foreclosure in Fontana. Fontana does not require the house to be maintained, so it was just neglected. Squatters knew that they would be ignored in a city like Fontana, so sure enough they moved into her house and changed the door lock.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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Well, one person at my office actually stayed in a foreclosure house for 2 3 months in riverside. Nothing happenned at the end she found a place and moved but not one person complained to her that she was in it. Now it was in riverside so that makes a big difference. Foreclosures over there is much worse as much as i heard.
 
Old 03-05-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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For the banks I don't really see the big deal in letting people squat. A major problem to vacant homes is that people vandalize them and cause tens of thousands in damage. At least if there is a squatter, they'll call the cops if someone breaks in.
 
Old 03-05-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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It is happening at 33292 Sea Bright Drive in Dana Point right now!
 
Old 03-05-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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Lots of foreclosures in Laguna Beach. A few squatters have been caught. I think quite a few are squatting in the south village.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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Really? The bank needs to be the one to enforce them out of the property. Has the bank done anything yet?
 
Old 03-18-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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That's ridiculous. These people have no shame.
 
Old 03-18-2010, 03:05 PM
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That's ridiculous. These people have no shame.
I agree and I don't believe anywhere in the country this is widespread like the OP seems to think. There will always be a few and some will get away with it, but most, not for long.

Nita
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