A Picture Paints a Thousand Words!!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC BK607690

Foreclosures and short sales have changed the way we look at we real estate. Instead of looking for the ideal home to raise a family in Buyers now just want a deal. It's all about the price and getting the best house for the least amount of money.

But what I see as a Florida Real Estate Broker is broken dreams and lives. Families uprooted and torn apart. The frustration and stress of losing one's home mounts and anger takes over. These pictures will give you an idea of what's left. I find the pictures to be very sad. Forget about the property for a few minutes and imagine the families that once lived in them. Can you see them?

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Rainmaker
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Cynthia Fleming
Realty One Group - Laguna Beach, CA
Agent; Laguna Beach

Sad but true, seeing it here also. Now I hear that they are holding back on the foreclosures. Good for those who haven't been foreclosed on yet, but sad for all those who have lost their homes already.

Oct 14, 2010 08:01 AM #17
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

In the end Bryant is about dreams. Some people are experiencing a CRUSHING of their former dream come true and it is sad to see.

Oct 14, 2010 08:02 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Eva Hoopes
Group One Sotheby’s International Realty - Boise, ID
Realtor Boise Real Estate

I see this all the time in my marketplace too...it's hard to know the circumstances that would lead someone to give up on their home, but the result is very sad.

Oct 14, 2010 08:08 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

We don't have that many foreclosures here - but we do have "deals" and big price reductions.  It just never seems to be enough for most of these buyers.  Most just want what they want and they don't care who they step on to get it.  I think World War II and even the Great Depression brought out the BEST in those who came before us. But if the best was brought out in that generation - the WORST has been brought out in this one.   Everyone is making money grabs.  Those pictures are so sad - because there used to be families where now there is nothing.  What is sadder still - is that many buyers just don't seem to care.

Oct 14, 2010 08:08 AM #20
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Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK
BobHaywood.com

Wow.  Really sad.  I sometimes see empty houses similar to your pics, but not nearly as bad...

Oct 14, 2010 08:23 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Florida and Washington Real Estate

Hi Bryant. That is a reason why I help with short sales in Tampa Bay. When there is a homeowner in crisis there may be a family in crisis. It's sad on so many levels especially a personal one. I did not have a home as a child. It affects me when I know that there are children involved in all of this.

Oct 14, 2010 09:23 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

...and so many animals are being abandoned as well. Very sad times...

Oct 14, 2010 11:20 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Wrenching photos, Bryant. I showed a house aobut 2 years ago that still had everything in it... clothes thrown everywhere, books, kids toys, everything. While my clients looked around, I realized that I knew the person that lived there. She ended up overdosing and her husband and kids lost the house and just left. My client bought it, but he still talks about the shape it was left in. Every house has a story.

Oct 14, 2010 12:47 PM #25
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Sandra Mittry, Broker/Realtor
Zutila, Inc. - Irvine, CA
Helping you find your space!

Heart wrenching photos. I just wrote a blog entry about the number of foreclosure filings in our area of Orange County, California last month. With over 400 filings last month alone it is devastating to know that many, many families will be facing a very tough situation as reflected in the photos you shared.

Oct 14, 2010 01:22 PM #26
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Mark Larsen

Sums it up.

I've worked a great deal of my life in the housing business. Business has been difficult for the past few years, not only for me but for my clients as well. Catalogs drop through the mail slot with foreclosed homes pictured in them -- complete with weeds, and the unwritten stories of those who once owned them. I am devastated to see all of this. In a field that I truly love. In a nation that I truly love.

I feel for all who have been adversely affected by these times. May we as a community and a nation, move beyond and above, so that "home" can reclaim its place as the centerpiece of our collective dream.

Mark Larsen

Oculus Architectural Communications

Oct 14, 2010 03:45 PM #27
Rainer
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Sandy Vale
Punta Gorda, FL

The sadness is overwhelming.  We all need to be thankful for what we do have, post #25 really saysit.  These are families that have had their lives shattered.  Were are they now and will they be ok.  Then I ask myself, what have I done this month to really help someone?  Make a pledge, give something, if nothing else than a kind a word.  God Bless all of us.

Oct 15, 2010 03:58 AM #28
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Hun...

I see what you mean. I don't get it either :)

TLW...ROAR!

Oct 15, 2010 08:23 AM #29
Rainmaker
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Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time

Hey guys. Thanks for stopping by. I took somemore photos this week that I need to load to thius album. I'm sorry to say that those are pics of my listings!!!

Oct 15, 2010 11:33 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Jim Hale
ACTIONAGENTS.NET - Eugene, OR
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Picture a warm, healthy real estate scene...words cannot describe.

Picture a terrible time... words don't work then either.

Oct 18, 2010 08:41 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
Overland Park

BB - Always an eerie feeling walking through the foreclosures while wondering about the people and the hardships that caused them to lose everything. I have read some hardship letters and the stories are very sad.

Oct 18, 2010 04:12 PM #32
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

The stuff we see almost daily... some sad, some just unbelievable in their destruction.

Oct 19, 2010 12:40 PM #33
Rainer
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Jen Edwards
RE/MAX Unlimited - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Broker Associate

What is to become of this market in Florida with the banks and government making a huge mess?

Oct 19, 2010 02:56 PM #34
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Jim Gaddis
Homestead Data - Binghamton, NY

Puts it in perspective, doesn't it? I was a Disaster Housing Inspector for FEMA, called out at the time for Wilma and Katrina. It was sometimes heart wrenching and nothing short of a life changing experience. The human element to real estate should not escape us, Bryant, and thanks for putting a lense on it.

Oct 19, 2010 05:35 PM #35
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Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

So sad that so many people's dreams have been broken.  We can only pray that things level out soon and that these families move on to better times and circumstances.  Good luck with these listings BB.  If anyone can handle it, you can :)!

Oct 20, 2010 01:08 AM #36
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Beth Atalay

Great post..indeed pictures display REALITY..One that Banks and Govt seem to be in denial about. I've walked into REO properties with chickens, dogs and toys left behind, it is truly heart breaking. My heart goes out to those who are loosing their homes. It seems that banks absolutely do not care, some of these foreclosures could be avoided by Loan Mods but I guess that's not profitable for banks hence the destruction of homes..neighborhoods..broken dreams.

Oct 20, 2010 02:23 AM #37
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