Vandalism Ruins Homes and Home Prices

July 30th, 2011 · 9 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

9 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.

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