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Kim, Home Buyer in Kissimmee, FL

I saw a few homes for sale and some had the outlet covers removed is this to exterminate a prblem?they were fo

Asked by Kim, Kissimmee, FL Mon Jun 9, 2008

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Kim it depends. If they were foreclosure properties the owners may have removed them prior to being foreclosed on. Unfortunately folks in this position tend to strip the houses. Or...they remove outlets covers to paint. Were they freshly painted?

Propbably the best way to find out is just ask the seller. Hope this helps.
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Hello Kim,

You have recieved good answers.
To elaborate on if it was a foreclosed home, I have seen the previous owners take some silly things from the home before. The last one I saw the previous owners took outlet covers, all lighting fixtures, toilet seats, the doorbell outside the house, etc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jun 10, 2008

To add to Bryant's comment, it was most likely done for painting purposes. When the owners strip the home, their target is items of value ie. washer, dryer, refrig, AC unit, etc. If they were angry, and in a destructive way ,rather than removing outlet covers they would be breaking things....which does happen.

Good luck,
The "Eckler Team"
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