Skip to comments.Report: Owners of Foreclosed Homes Steal Appliances, Leave Houses in Disarray
Posted on 02/04/2009 8:50:28 AM PST by LibWhacker
Some owners of foreclosed homes are stealing appliances and leaving the houses damaged and in disarray, MyFOXOrlando.com reported.
Realtors complain the trashed houses are harder to sell.
Homeowners upset 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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Don’t they own most of the appliances they are “stealing?”
Gee, people who took out mortagages they could not afford are now stealing?
Color me surprised/sarc
Why can they not be charged with vandalism?
Not if it’s a stove, dishwasher, etc. Anything that is a permanent attachment to the house.
So people are pissed off at the fact that they bought a home they couldn’t afford. Then are now asked to leave when they dont make the payments???
Unbelievable, people never cease to amaze me.
Obviously people that should never have been given a loan in the first plac.
We need a Foreclosure Guy. ..similar to the famous Looter-Guy?
Sure do, I would say 20% is low. They take anything that is salable with them. Just doing the jobs Americans won’t do.
>> Dont they own most of the appliances they are stealing?
By definition, if they “steal” them they didn’t “own” them. ;-)
I don’t think they’re talking about refrigerators, microwaves and such.
I think they’re referring to dishwashers, range/oven, garbage disposer, and so forth that are built in and need to remain in the house.
This is nothing new. People who lose their houses usually trash the place, steal the light fixtures and appliances. Often times they bought the houses with the appliances installed and so therefore the appliances, light fixtures, etc., were financed in the loan as they are considered part of the real estate. I’ve seen people tear out dry wall, bust windows, rip out toilets, leave food strung throughout. You name it.
>> They take anything that is salable with them.
When this sort of thing happened back in the ‘80s, they would dig up the trees and bushes out of the yard! Pure destructive spite.
No, that would be things like ovens, fixtures, etc. that they are absconding with that were built into the home and are actually owned by the mortgage holder until the home is paid off.
Just like the libs in the Clinton administration when they vacated the WH for GW.
No, the bank owns them (and the kitchen sink)!
I bought foreclosures in the last market downturn. I went into one house where they had removed all the copper pipes and the cabinets and had taken a chain saw and cut five-foot holes in all the wood floors.
Americans didn’t used to be this way.
This mentality was created by liberalism.
Because what they’re doing is not illegal.
As long as they own the home, they may wreck it to their heart’s content. However, once the forclosure clears and the bank owns the home, then this activity becomes vandalism.
The way to end this nonsense is for a bank to stop the foreclosure after the owner severely trashes the place. Then the owner gets to stay in the mess he created.
Childs play. Put 100 pounds of ready mix cement down the main drain pipe. Now thats revenge!
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