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A house is considered to be in foreclosure when the homeowner cannot make payments on the loan that was used to purchase the house. The ownership of the home then switches to the bank or whoever the lender was that provided the loan.
Home foreclosures hit record lows over the last two years as a result of COVID-19 relief measures which were implemented to prevent families from losing their homes during the pandemic when so many people were unable to work to earn an income.
But with the pandemic no longer considered such a great risk and with folk going back to work, these rates are rising now and are expected to reach pre pandemic levels this year. Cleaning out foreclosed properties is essential, and can make the process far easier.
Who Buys and Sells Foreclosed Properties?
A foreclosed home can be a great investment if you are a flipper of homes when you buy, fix up, and sell as quickly as possible, hoping to make a profit. A bank may also try to sell the property for whatever it can get in order to recoup some capital, and at some point a realtor may also become involved in the sale.
Before marketing anything else, cleaning out foreclosed properties should always be the first step. If the property has been vacant for a long time it may be in a bad state of disrepair so be ready for the unexpected when you are making a list of everything that has to be repaired and renovated.
Cleaning Out Foreclosed Properties
Cleaning out foreclosed properties can be a lengthy and costly process. Often the previous owners have let it lapse into a state of disrepair, with piles of trash left in the yard and also inside the house. They may have been angry at losing their home so they may have trashed the fittings inside the home. Those working with foreclosed properties will tell you that they never really know what to expect. There are often piles of trash lying around that need to be disposed of before the house can even be considered marketable enough to be shown to prospective buyers. This is where Little Green Junk can come in useful. We can take away any trash on the property, leaving you to get on with what you do best, selling the house.
- The Yard
Getting the exterior of the property clean and tidy is the first step in the process of making the property saleable. It gives a good first impression and will assist in keeping the property safe by discouraging vandals and vagrants.
There may be more to do than mowing the grass and trimming the bushes. There could be piles of waste items such as abandoned tires, old kitchen appliances, construction waste and bricks that need to be hauled away. This may mean multiple trips to the dump or landfill if you chose to do it yourself. But by hiring a professional waste removal company such as Little Green Junk to remove this waste, you will not only save time but will also ensure that the junk lands up in the right place and is not just dumped somewhere illegally.
- Inside the House
You may have to remove anything from old carpets to any abandoned furniture and other belongings to clear the space so that you can work out the extent of what work has to be carried out. This is where engaging the services of a professional company such as Little Green Junk can help. We will recycle any plastics, wood, glass, or scrap metals for you. We know how to dispose of items such as old carpets, mattresses, and old household appliances safely. This old trash cannot just be dumped anywhere, and furthermore, it needs to be disposed of in an eco-friendly way. Leave the waste removal to us. This will leave you to get on with your work which is to focus on selling the house for the best possible price.
The renovating and repairing part of the foreclosure property can now take place, and depending on how extensive the work is, could take a few weeks or months. Otherwise, there may just be cosmetic changes to make, such as repairing broken windows, giving the house a deep clean, and a quick coat of paint to get it ready to sell or to rent out.
Use Little Green Junk for Your Foreclosure Cleanout
We realize that before you are able to sell a foreclosure property, it needs to be cleaned up and presented in an attractive way to appeal to a buyer. A repossessed house will often have trash lying around both inside and outside, so if you find yourself in a position when you need junk hauled away, you can rely on Little Green Junk to carry out your junk removal and disposal in a professional manner. We recycle wherever possible, and you can be assured that we only use the landfill as a last resort.
At Little Green Junk Company York, PA we treat our customers with the respect they deserve, and we are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that they are happy with our service. Once we arrive on site and inspect the extent of the cleanout, we will discuss any changes to be made to the quote with you. When we have an agreement on the amount, we will start clearing your trash away.
When we have completed the job, we will leave that area clean and tidy. We want cleaning out foreclosed properties to be a breeze.
We realise that sometimes you need to get rid of your trash in a hurry, so we offer a same day junk removal service, and we can even accommodate your junk removal after hours or over a weekend if that is what you require.
Please call us today on 717 467 0070 when you need a quote for your trash removal when you undertake your spring clean.