Ask any real estate agent and they will tell you they have seen their share of trashed out foreclosure properties. Here’s a sample video of one in the Agritopia subdivision. Yes, it is illegal to wreck a home, but that doesn’t stop a lot of people from doing it.
On Monday, I saw a new (for me) twist to this madness. While showing a beautiful northeast Mesa custom home–that was in great shape on the inside–we walked into the back yard to be presented with this:
And Mother Nature doesn’t typically saw half-way through a tree branch”¦
Someone took a lot of time and expended considerable effort sawing precisely half-way through a dozen or so tree branches. Sadly, they turned a home with a view like this:
To what end?
I don’t get it.
I understand being sad, frustrated and angry that your home is being foreclosed. But what good does this sort of vandalism serve? Does it really make someone feel better? I suppose it’s better than gutting the interior ”“ at least this won’t have as large an impact on your neighbors home value.
But you are not “sticking it to the bank” when you pull a stunt like this. You are sticking it to the next person that buys the home. You are sticking it to your former neighbors that have to look at this mess every day. Not to mention that you are sticking it to the trees.
And what did the home buyer, your neighbors, or the trees have to do with your home going into foreclosure?