Central Florida is full of vacant houses. Most are bank owned foreclosures or short sales. But many have other issues like probate or people problems. The photos featured here are both from the same bank REO listing in Lake Mary Florida. I visited this house about a week ago. Apparently the listing agent and the bank that owns it have abandoned it. 400+ days on the market and the property is at least $40,000 overpriced. House needs a ton of work with everything from roof and electrical issues, green pool turned into a swamp, unpermitted additions. A bank's worst nightmare. Anyway, enjoy the photos.
In case you wonder what you are looking at, the house had a neglected swimming pool. Apparently this pool has been green for many months. Nature decided to take advantage of that. This is the first step for entering the pool. Those black things are baby frogs (actually I think they are toads). Hundreds of them piled up on the step, just sunning themselves. When I leaned down for the photo, many of them jumped into the water. There are also a bunch tadpoles swimming in there as well. My bet is there were several thousands frogs in this 20,000 gallon pool. Lovely.
This next photo is on the front stoop of the same house. Luckily I spotted the buzzers and walked around where they were. They were right above the garage door perched on a damaged light fixture. Obviously these wasps had been there for many months as well. That nest is about the size of a basketball player's hand. I have seen bigger though. And luckily there was only one nest - sometimes these empty houses have dozens of big nests. Make sure to look up before you walk under an exterior ceiling. Yikes!
Mother nature has taken over. Ha ha! Happy house hunting!