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Phyllis McAr…, Real Estate Pro in San mateo, CA

Has anyone here come across squatters in a vacant home?

Asked by Phyllis McArthur, San mateo, CA Thu Jan 17, 2013

Last year while showing an REO, I was horrified to find a squatter hiding in a closet. My clients were a young couple with a 5 yr old child. We got out safely and called the police. It could have been pretty bad. although I carry pepper spray, I doubt it would have made a difference if we were attacked.

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How scary! I haven't had that experience, but my brother flips houses in Colorado that he buys on the foreclosure market. He's had to have people removed - squatters or previous owners. Never pleasant, but especially unpleasant when they were hiding in the closet! Be careful!
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HI Phyllis, Sorry to hear that. Be careful.
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Hi Phyllis, No, I have not experienced that.
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