A foreclosure can do more than ruin your view, they can hurt the financial health of your neighborhood. But you don’t have to let it ruin your home equity.
Prevention makes the biggest difference. Be a good neighbor. If you know one of your neighbors is going to foreclose find out what you can do to help keep the property looking nice and be sure to maintain your property. If the neighborhood looks nice chances are the foreclosure won’t be vacant long.
If you see broken windows, trash in the yard, or overgrown weeds, report them quickly. You don’t want to problem to get worse. This isn’t a big problem in Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero, but being prepared will continue to prevent a foreclosure from hurting housing prices. An eyesore can turn into a health or safety hazard quickly.
Another option is to help sell the Florida property. Call Larry Halpin to help sell your FL property. Talk up the area and see if you know anyone who’s looking to buy in your area.
Don’t waste your time trying to find out who owns the house to make them take responsibility, and avoid trying to fix the problems without permission. Go through the proper channels.