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Pulling out lights is just one of the acts of vandalism committed by former homeowners in foreclosure cases.

Revenge of the Foreclosed

A new line of work may be available for contractors: fixing damage left by former owners in foreclosure cases. With the foreclosure rate climbing in much of the country, real estate agents estimate about half of foreclosed properties have "substantial" damage, so there's plenty of work out there. The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about noteworthy damage cases (including a case involving motor oil, paint on the carpet, stripped out appliances and some handy use of a crowbar by the former homeowner) and how those who buy foreclosed properties are handling the problem.


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Seems they could also use Craig's list?

04/02/2008 08:23 AM Handyman

After they "move" out, put an ad on Craig's list to strip the house of its fixtures and piping like those ads in Oregon. A terrible thing to do and illegal.
I hope the people who posted that ad go to jail.

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