The weather has really been rough here in lately for Minneapolis foreclosures. If it is not snowing, the temp is below zero! It makes it rough on showing houses. The cold weather also takes its toll on foreclosed vacant houses, especially ones that were not winterized. Here is one frantic message I just received from another agent on our team:
I need a referral to someone who will go to Saint Michael to thaw and clean up freeze damage. I need it done ASAP.
The unfortunate situation is that the last Realtor to show this vacant listing, left both the front door and door to the garage open. This was an upper end home that my clients had vacated. The heat was on, but set to 40 degrees. Of course, with both doors open and sub-zero temps the pipes froze. What a mess!
Here is an REO property that I was showing a couple of years ago. Everything was frozen solid.
|Yup, you guessed it! A waterbed!||Oh and yes, it is frozen!!|
|How about a frozen water heater?||Exploded like a frozen pop can!|