It's a jungle out there!

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Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago
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It's a jungle out there for some homeowners and poor bungalows!

I was at the Elgin House Walk last weekend and was passing through this neighborhood when I happened to notice a foreclosure by the conspicuous bright orange 'stay away' stickers. Why doesn't the bank just put a flashing red light on the front of the home but that's another post.  When checking out the remodeled interior from the front livingroom windows on tip-toe, I decided to go around the side of the house to see how the backyard was.

Then I saw it!  The killer vines creeping up the side of the neighbors house going up the walls, through the eaves and breaking through the roof and gutters!  These vines were as thick as my wrist (delicate as I am, mind you!) and had been chopped at the roots and left dangling.

I have NEVER seen anything like this so I totally forgot about the foreclosure and starting checking out the 'killer vine house'.  Even the front door to the place had been grown over and seemed impenetrable (killer kudzu?) from my vantage point which was no closer than the front entry sidewalk.  Around back was a garage that was about to fall down it was in such disrepair.  The back door and porch was also a disaster zone and I'm sure no one could possible enter or exit this house.  Of course, all the threadbare 'custom' drapes (lol) were shut up tight.

How does this happen?  How do people live like this?  

Was this an experiment from Miracle Grow that went terribly wrong?


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Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg Homes
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Chris Ann:  Thank you for the feature. I still can't believe it.

Jay:  I'm not sure they think it looks cool or when it was younger it might have looked better. Thanks for that mulberry note. 

September 13, 2012 01:35 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

Aww, come on...It is a unique decorating and you just made the homeowner sad!

September 13, 2012 08:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty of Clermont FL
Cam Realty and Property Management

I wonder how long the house has been vacant, looks like a house from a horror movie.

September 14, 2012 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg Homes
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Bill:  Yes, that crawling & moving decorating. Checked on Google Earth & you can see the stuff even on there.

Beth:  Not sure it was really vacant. I just couldn't see how you could get into the house!

September 14, 2012 04:52 PM
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Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc.

Its possible that through Harp 1 or 2 the bank has already been made whole by the American public.  If the borrower that lost their home had MIP insurance, then the loan was paid in full and the bank has no incentive to sell the home!

September 25, 2012 09:55 AM
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