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#399781 - 01/26/12 11:40 PM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: ditty]
75Corvette Offline
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Registered: 09/16/05
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OK, 2 questions:
1, were they flying North or South, and 2, did they come with stuffed goose poo accessories? I can see those being excellent for throwing at the TV, wayward children, wives, etc...

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#399805 - 01/27/12 11:21 AM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: Traveler]
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Registered: 09/07/05
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Loc: DFW Texas
I don't know if this has already been said or not, but the thing I find more often than not is....

hair weave....on the floors, in the sinks, closets, etc!!

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#399986 - 01/30/12 05:53 PM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: Traveler]
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Registered: 01/27/10
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This one's easy- no REO is complete without a doll of some sort. Be it a naked barbie doll missing limbs or a super hero hanging out on the roof ledge. There's always one lurking around. Next BPO you do, make a little game of it. wink
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#402194 - 02/27/12 09:33 AM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: CaliRealtor]
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Loc: Indiana USA
98% of my REO's have at least one mirror.

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#402208 - 02/27/12 01:59 PM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: amethgr8]
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This isn't the most common item, but it's a first. Animal control removed 184 live cats from one house. That's just the live ones. And no litter box. Can you say "hazmat"?

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#402210 - 02/27/12 02:14 PM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: Traveler]
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I'm not a huge cat guy, but that's sad.

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#402217 - 02/27/12 02:55 PM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: Traveler]
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Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 437
Loc: Colorado, USA
Tax bills, foreclosure notices, and overgrown grass. (I'm in Florida).

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#402265 - 02/28/12 04:57 AM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: Traveler]
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#402434 - 02/29/12 05:29 PM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: Traveler]
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Found some hash in a drawer yesterday, and it wasn't corn beef

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#412679 - 09/13/12 12:46 AM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: Traveler]
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found an abandoned dog today, totally starved but still alive. I was able to find a gallon of water and box of cereal until animal control could get there. When we got inside found growing marijuana plants. so i have to update the P list found in foreclosures.

i always joke that a good REO has at least 3 P's in it

1. Pee
2. Poo
3. Porn
4. Pile of Pennies (why is that?)
5. Pot
6. Puppies (dogs really, but gotta stick with the P)

This was a 6P house, and broke the record of the previous 4 P house.

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#412709 - 09/13/12 01:24 PM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: Traveler]
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Registered: 07/22/08
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Loc: USA
Found 2 naked mannequins in the basement and bunch of porn. Those mannequins scarred me:-))

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#412719 - 09/13/12 02:56 PM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: Traveler]
jdharpe Offline
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Registered: 10/11/08
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Loc: Washington
i once found a bill and hillary clinton mask set. not too weird, but it was in the "naughty drawer" ewwwww....

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#412809 - 09/14/12 10:50 PM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: jdharpe]
75Corvette Offline
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Registered: 09/16/05
Posts: 1209
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: jdharpe

i always joke that a good REO has at least 3 P's in it

1. Pee
2. Poo
3. Porn
4. Pile of Pennies (why is that?)
5. Pot
6. Puppies (dogs really, but gotta stick with the P)

This was a 6P house, and broke the record of the previous 4 P house.


Really, what is it with the pennies? The other stuff I can understand, even the abandoned animals, as sad as it may be. But I have found coffee cups and ashtrays OVERFLOWING with change, right out in plain view. How on earth did they miss that? Is there some unwritten code that you leave perfectly good money lying around when you lose your house?


Edited by 75Corvette (09/14/12 10:51 PM)

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#412812 - 09/15/12 06:29 AM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: Traveler]
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Registered: 04/12/08
Posts: 7717
Loc: Vermont's North-East Kingdom
I think that the pennies are left behind to make some kind of statement, conscious or unconscious, about being on a level above all this and their not having to worry about the small stuff . . . . like those pennies.

It's a self-image, or pride thing; and they're off to a better life, where they'll have bigger fish to fry . . . . like when people say "Hey, you keep the change !"

It could be a form of self-deception; but I guess it's inter-state now. And I have noticed that the Property Preservation people are not so proud that they will ignore the pennies.
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#412852 - 09/16/12 04:30 PM Re: Most common items found at an REO [Re: 75Corvette]
Bunny Offline
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Registered: 07/22/08
Posts: 416
Loc: USA
One of my cleaners is making between $30-$40 per week from loose change. Not to mention other stuff that his wife sells on craigslist.

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