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How Foreclosure Homes Affect Neighborhood Security and What You Can Do


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The recent recession has left many foreclosure homes on the market. Many people have not been able to keep up their payments or have fallen victim to unscrupulous lending practices in the last several years, but to keep the economic recovery on the right path these homes need to be resold. That's what we're all about here at We're a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to bringing you all the information on the national foreclosure market.

However, as part of our goal to be the most complete foreclosure service anywhere on the Internet, we also want to perform any needed social functions that will help our members understand all aspects of the entire process surrounding foreclosure homes. With that in mind, we've put together a few tips for people who are concerned about foreclosure crime in their neighborhood.

1. Collect old newspapers and the mail. It's important to remember that nothing tips off criminals more to an abandoned property than discarded mail sticking out from the mailbox. If you want to avoid negative attention, try stacking the mail in your garage and throwing the newspapers out.

2. Make sure that you don't take advantage and park your car in the driveway of any of the foreclosure homes that you come across. You can be towed away if you don’t have the right permission to park there. Get in touch with the bank before you make that move.

3. Mow the lawn or shovel the snow. Remember here that the banks will have shut the water off in the summer months, but keeping up appearances will help thwart crime and even get the home sold quicker. Using your own garden hose to keep things looking good is a wise investment from a security stand point.

If you've got one or maybe even several foreclosure homes in your neighborhood, these steps are easy and go a long way to keeping up the safety on your street. If you're looking to buy one, remember that we've got over one million foreclosure homes listed and pictures, information and maps so that you can make an informed choice.

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