Our country’s foreclosure mess has created an unforeseen crime problem in many of our area neighborhoods.
Please keep a sharp eye out for kids lurking around these vacant homes. Foreclosures have become a safe haven for drug dealers, gang activity and vandalism.
Foreclosed homes also have begun to attract a new type of clientel. The homeless find these homes very attractive because it provides them shelter. Just the other day, one of my co-workers shared a story about when she was showing a vacant foreclosed home. She opened one of the closet doors and to her surprise, there was a man sleeping on the floor!
If you see anything strange going on in or around a foreclosed home please call the police or call the number of the REALTOR on the For Sale sign.