Foreclosures and Short-Sales: Hearts Left Behind

Real Estate Agent with California Lifestyle Realty DRE# 1780607

hearts left behind

We closed on a home in the La Quinta Cove neighborhood last week and it has been added to our investors portfolio.  We will begin a rehab project to get it in shape for tenants and then help another family move in.

This is the 20th home purchased by just one investor.  Many are competing for these 'distressed' properties in La Quinta, and throughout the country.  Our investor intends to buy 50 homes and I am grateful to represent him.  We have consistently pursued  these homes and are thrilled when they meet his requirements and the sales close.

Although these reasonably priced homes will provide safe, clean rental houses for displaced families.... sometimes we forget about the families that had to move out.  Why did they have to move? Where are they now?

This home had a rock garden outside the front door with many different heart shaped stones.  Our termite inspector noticed them and took a few home for his wife.  I brought a few more home and 'planted' them in our front yard. 

A daily reminder of  the Hearts Left Behind.



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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

California Lifestyle Realty  California Lifestyle Realty                                               




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Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Great work. 20 investor homes and counting sounds like. Guess you do put your heart into the business.

Aug 05, 2012 05:07 AM #1
Renée Donohue
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate Broker -

Agreed that this environment is so sterile that sometimes we forget about the faceless family while looking for the ROI that once loved that house and called it "home"

Aug 05, 2012 05:43 AM #2
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

My grandmother use to collect rocks too. She was part Indian and said that rocks carried spirtis in them. She had thousands upon thousands on her farm. She has passed away now and all the rocks have disappeared. No one seems to know where they went. None of our family member had them remove, but slowly they have all gone elsewhere. Strange huh?

Aug 05, 2012 06:18 AM #3
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Thank you for your comments.... Sussie-  that is strange.  Maybe they are just below the surface waiting for someone else to find them.  K

Aug 05, 2012 06:28 AM #4
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
Those really tug at the heartstrings! What always gets me is seeing those wall markings capturing kids' names, heights and ages. More relics of displaced families. But it is good to see houses turned back into homes again...even if it's for different families than those who once loved them.
Aug 05, 2012 07:26 AM #5
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Very nice hearts.  However, the said part is someone lost ther home.

Aug 05, 2012 10:24 AM #6
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Kathy - Each home has a story and it's great that you've shared a part of that story with us today.  Loved the blue heart!

Aug 05, 2012 10:36 AM #7
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