Vandalism Ruins Homes and Home Prices

July 30th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Several homes damaged by vandalism.

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Thieves love to steal copper pipes.  [yes, this photo is placed correctly; it’s the ceiling light used as a wall sconce that throws you off.]

fixer-upper vandalism copper pipe theft drywall damage Phoenix Arizona home house

Anger management problems.

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$20 of copper means a $2000 or $3000 or more hit on the owner (new A/C now needed).

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The owner painted over graffiti.

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Another air conditioner ruined.  $4000 hit to the owner.

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An angry person gave this bathroom vanity the what for.

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Splashed paint and broken windows in a Houston, Texas home.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities · Vandalism & Theft

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mirth // Jul 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I just hate seeing yet another house devalued and dragging down the neighborhood prices. Like we don’t have enough issues in the market as it is.

  • 2 SAM // Jul 30, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    It is sad to see the waste of resources

  • 3 Melykin // Jul 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Why would anyone do that?

  • 4 Murphy // Jul 31, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Melykin, so they can buy their weed.

  • 5 Jat // Aug 1, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Unless banks agressively go after them, it will continue.

  • 6 Picky // Aug 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Wow, these guys are even going after the wiring. The return can not be worth the effort.

  • 7 moon // Aug 2, 2011 at 6:37 am

    It’s common in a foreclosure property, things like anger at the bank, or need for any cash they can lay their hands on…

  • 8 ZipCodeForeclosed Homes Vandalized // Oct 26, 2011 at 11:12 am

    […] First up, via the Ugly House Photos Blog, graffiti and random destruction on foreclosed and empty houses in Arizona: […]

  • 9 Greeney // Apr 28, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I wish all copper could be eliminated from plumbing, and the need for those dangerous torches plumbers use on copper would become obsolete. I would love to see all ABS plastic pipes in every inch of every house.

  • 10 Big Iron // Jan 23, 2016 at 3:26 am

    All banks need to do is to sell off the foreclosures soon after the bank takes possession. Past three or four years, banks are sitting on these properties and not letting them move. This reduces inventory and keeps other house prices unnecessarily high.

    Hi Greedy Bank - SELL THE PROPERTY. Get it off your hands. Do not let it sit. Don’t expect it to stay unmolested. You bankers are rich enuf as it is.

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