Posted by Ben (NJ) on July 11, 2003 at 11:53:22:
Posted by Ben (NJ) on July 11, 2003 at 11:53:22:
Top ten items I enjoy finding in foreclosues - Posted by Potash
Posted by Potash on July 10, 2003 at 22:30:58:
After the foreclosure auction most home owners don’t go to the trouble of cleaning out their houses, the clean up is always full of surprises.
how about… - Posted by Rebecca
Posted by Rebecca on July 13, 2003 at 07:09:41:
cars without tires,
things with critical parts missing,
animal??? urine and feces,
an odor that makes you wonder how anybody ever lived here.
Re: Top ten items I enjoy finding in foreclosues - Posted by Sean
Posted by Sean on July 12, 2003 at 08:22:45:
Swingsets or play structures (don’t ask me why, but its almost a guarantee in nearly every foreclosure we get… and half the time its missing most of the swings so its little more than a rusting A frame.)
Fishing Boat (still have to go through the legal paperwork to get this so I can use it)
Re: Top ten items I enjoy finding in foreclosues - Posted by Stew(NE)
Posted by Stew(NE) on July 11, 2003 at 13:45:56:
Best: A really good vacuum cleaner
Worst: Gun License of previous owner(hmmmmm)
Re: Top ten items I enjoy finding in foreclosues - Posted by Tim (Atlanta)
Posted by Tim (Atlanta) on July 11, 2003 at 11:51:59:
My favorite is the exercise equipment. I have a treadmill, stair climber and lots of weights. All of them from foreclosures and vacated houses. These folks can’t afford to pay for their homes, but they have to keep fit. Most of the equipment was never used at all.
I think the saddest would have to be a little puppy. Luckily I arrived before he starved to death. He had been chewing the trim off of the front door trying to get out. He has a nice home now.
Re: Top ten items I enjoy finding in foreclosues - Posted by Kristy-AZ
Posted by Kristy-AZ on July 11, 2003 at 09:20:14:
The things we have enjoyed most finding in foreclosures, was…
1990 Chrylser NewYorker with only 50K miles on it! Fully loaded. (Made a great Fathers Day gift for my husbands dad.)
Video games for the kids
Brand new applainces
Plus, if the house is left with ALOT of stuff, we have a big yard sale and make alittle extra money!
On the downside…
and the most saddening one…finding Sympathy cards and letters to the owner that passed away 6 months earlier from cancer, leaving behind 4 young children, and the owner was a single mom in her 30’s. Children went to live with Grandma in a 2 bedroom apartment.
Re: Top ten items I enjoy finding in foreclosues - Posted by Paul-FL
Posted by Paul-FL on July 11, 2003 at 07:05:37:
You wear the things from these houses? I sure hope you have them cleaned well.
My ten…(not so enjoyable) - Posted by Ben (NJ)
Posted by Ben (NJ) on July 11, 2003 at 05:14:05:
Re: Top ten items I enjoy finding in foreclosues - Posted by js-Indianapolis
Posted by js-Indianapolis on July 10, 2003 at 22:56:42:
I thought it was obligatory in any foreclosure to leave old food in the cupboards, the 800 pound (not to mention pet stained) couch in the front room, and the last five year’s financials in random boxes, or just piles thrown around the house. No?
Ohh, you were just talking about the things you ENJOY finding. Here’s my short list, continuing on yours:
13: Phone number list in the kitchen (Important numbers like: Probation, the local watering hole, Yellow Cab, Attorneys, son?s probation, step son?s probation, etc.)
12: Pictures of Dad in the orange jump suit behind the glass
11: Bowling Trophies.
The first two explain some things, but I don’t understand the bowling trophies. Quite a few foreclosurees seem to get them. Advertise ?Stop Foreclosure? at the lanes maybe? Hmm?
I bought my personal residence out of foreclosure, and got a bowling trophy that we now take to the alley every time we bowl. However, it’s for second place. If you think knocking down ten pins is hard, try aiming for just five in the last frame.
Re: Top ten items I enjoy finding in foreclosues - Posted by steve
Posted by steve on July 11, 2003 at 17:46:56:
My first foreclosure deal I found a dog and two cats locked in a closet. Probably there 4-5 days. My attorney;s wife happened to do pro bono work for the SPCA in our state. Needless to say she practically buried these people. The ended up being sued for $30,000…
Just icing on the cake…
By the way…I now have a dog and two cats
Re: Top ten items I enjoy finding in foreclosues - Posted by Bryan-SactoCA
Posted by Bryan-SactoCA on July 11, 2003 at 17:30:39:
I think the key with the exercise equipment is that people think just owning it will make them fit. The idea that you actually have to USE it doesn’t seem to occur to them. My fitness club has a 2 drawer file cabinet full of peoples “fit plans” that haven’t been used in ages. I wonder if those people are still paying the $40/mo fee?
Re: OOhhhh, fire. - Posted by js-Indianapolis
Posted by js-Indianapolis on July 11, 2003 at 14:05:13:
My neighbors complain that the person who lived in my house last (the one who got foreclosed on) never mowed the grass. I have no less than a half dozen gas cans in the garage. Hmmm…
Re: My ten…(not so enjoyable) - Posted by RichV(FL)
Posted by RichV(FL) on July 11, 2003 at 08:27:14:
With the exception of the snow and basements your list sounds like 90% of the foreclosed properties we have here.
Maybe they were his port-a-potty. (nt) - Posted by Ben (NJ)
Posted by Ben (NJ) on July 11, 2003 at 14:53:27: