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Old 02-25-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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"Trash Out Service"...cleaning out foreclosed homes.

Watching an Oprah special; they can't keep up with the demand....
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I read an article about one of these companies in California. He was opening three more branches because he can't keep up with businesses. Another business doing well apparently is a lawn painting service. They paint dead lawns green in order to help keep up appearances on forclosed homes. Some HOAs have rules about the lawns looking good, and banks can't keep maintaining the lawns of forclosed homes, so they paint the lawn green. Problem solved. Apparently it's the same thing they do for the Super Bowl. Same kind of paint. It's supposed to last for months.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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Can you imagine. that show was very eye opening.

get the jobs cubs, I'll help you out
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I read an article about one of these companies in California. He was opening three more branches because he can't keep up with businesses. Another business doing well apparently is a lawn painting service. They paint dead lawns green in order to help keep up appearances on forclosed homes. Some HOAs have rules about the lawns looking good, and banks can't keep maintaining the lawns of forclosed homes, so they paint the lawn green. Problem solved. Apparently it's the same thing they do for the Super Bowl. Same kind of paint. It's supposed to last for months.
I wonder if they disclose the paint job when showing the house. I'd be p**sed if I bought a house and found out the lawn was "painted".
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: charlotte
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Smile trash out?

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"Trash Out Service"...cleaning out foreclosed homes.

Watching an Oprah special; they can't keep up with the demand....
how much does it pay?
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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Been there, done that. What they don't tell you is the kind of work you'll be doing, and the neighborhoods where you'll often be doing them..

Yeah -- you go into that home on Freedom Dr and tell those boys they need to get out, cuz you're there to clean everything out and get it all fixed up.

no thanks.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Sol System
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Painted lawns.....I've 'heard' it all. Maybe in the near future , there will be a cosmetic procedure where your skin is painted. Not the current spectrum , but in neon , hot pink , green , or pigment that changes according to mood.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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Had never heard of the painted lawns until now. And yes I'd be pretty pissed if my new house had painted grass.
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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I know someone who did this to a bermuda lawn. It looked really good and lasted all winter. It was not real expensive either. I think he paid 200.00 bucks which was less then he would have payed to overseed with winter rye. It stayed green for about 4 to 5 months.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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Since you raised the topic, recent article in the Observer about 2 young men (twins) who have developed a thriving business preparing foreclosed properties for sale. Not sure how much lawn painting they do.

Their business saw foreclosures coming - CharlotteObserver.com (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/22/2000882/their-business-saw-foreclosures.html - broken link)
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