The increased number of vacant homes in many neighborhoods can be avoided with some planning on the part of the owner. The fastest way to avoid the problem is to sell the house to a real estate investor.

North Richland Hills Texas – Cash House Buyers: The instance of vacant homes plaguing neighborhoods has increased and could continue to do so as more and more people go into foreclosure or decide to move out of their homes to get rid of their mortgages. What would the word ‘plague’ have to do with empty houses?

A vacant home can be a sore spot in any neighborhood and only gets worse the longer it is vacant. There is a propensity for vandals and bored teens to visit the house.

A vacant home can be a sore spot in any neighborhood and only gets worse the longer it is vacant. There is a propensity for vandals and bored teens to visit the house. It’s the perfect place to do what they shouldn’t do where they are out of earshot of adults. A vacant house is a magnet for homeless vagrants that see it as an opportunity to get inside out of the weather for awhile. The trouble with neighbors is that the house is now reducing the value of their own homes and poses a danger for the neighborhood.

If you have to leave your home for some reason and are trying to sell it, be sure to consider these situations and prepare for them. You will want someone to come on a regular basis to check on the house. Have the lawn mowed, the ad papers picked up, and turn the lights on and off now and then. It’s a very good idea to leave blinds in the windows and make the house look lived in if possible.

One solution may be to allow someone to stay in your house so it is actually lived in. Make certain that the person knows the situation and that if someone wants to come and look at the house they should cooperate and keep it clean and showable. If you have a home in an area with a local lake or recreation area, or in a place that offers something different from what a friend or family member has access to at their own home. It can be a mini-vacation for them and will help to serve your purpose as well.

  • It’s the perfect place to do what they shouldn’t do where they are out of earshot of adults.
  • A vacant house is a magnet for homeless vagrants that see it as an opportunity to get inside out of the weather for awhile.
  • If minors or others break into the house and get hurt you, as the homeowner, will be responsible though you haven’t given permission for them to be there.

The liability issue is also something to keep in mind. If minors or others break into the house and get hurt you, as the homeowner, will be responsible though you haven’t given permission for them to be there. Be sure to keep up your insurance. If you’d rather just sell the house and forget about it, call a real estate investor and ask for an offer. If you like it, you can have the house sold within a week if there are no complications.