Thursday, April 24, 2008

Too many weeds


This used to be a very cute desert landscaped yard, with manicured plants showing all different colors of flowers. Now it's a weed forest.

Many people are asking questions about who is responsible for cleaning up the ugly yards in empty houses. The banks who own many of them? The owners who have moved out, don't have any money, and know the bank is going to own them soon? The HOAs? The neighbors who feel pressure to keep their neighborhood looking nice? The government (city, county, or state)?

It makes me sad to see so many homes in this condition. I do realize it's a temporary situation, though; over the next year or two most of these homes will have new owners, and most of these new owners will set to work on making their new homes beautiful.

In the meantime, it's another sign of the times..

Your thinking about buying a machete Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

[tags] weeds, vacant homes [/tags]