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Portland houseowner lists home with major caveat – squatters who won’t leave become buyer’s problem August


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by Patrick   $0.61 total tips   💰tip   follow   2022 Aug 2, 10:23am  

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2022/08/02/portland-homeowner-lists-home-with-major-caveat-squatters-who-wont-leave-become-buyers-problem-1268960/


There’s nothing like finding your dream home.

And in Portland’s Southeast neighborhood, surely someone’s future dream home has just been listed on the market. It has it all: two bedrooms, three baths, a rustic fireplace, a spacious loft, and the quaint charm that comes with its 1940s provenance. There’s just a slight catch.

“Unfortunately there are squatters on the property and seller does not have resources to remove them and is willing to negotiate the price for a buyer to take the risk of closing,” reads the home’s listing on Realtor.com. It’s enough to give any prospective homebuyer pause. It gets even better—the home is listed for $330,000.

Lots of luck.

The home sits at 5256 SE Flavel St. in Portland, Oregon, and the listing features a number of photos that illustrate just what condition the home is in. For one thing, there aren’t any pictures of the inside of the house. And the exterior shots aren’t exactly thrilling, showing huge amounts of trash and debris strewn about the backyard, along with broken-down cars in the driveway.

And it’s not just the squatters in the listed house that are the problem. The aerial shots clearly show that the neighboring property is also a den of squatters, with a backyard full of garbage. So even if the new owners manage to evict the unwelcome occupants and clean the place up, they’ve still got the next-door basket case to deal with.



The local station KGW8 reports that the neighborhood has been plagued with squatters and homeless drifters who are making the most of the vacant homes. Meanwhile, crime in the neighborhood has skyrocketed, with those hearty souls still living in the area fearing for their safety—and even going so far as to invest in expensive security systems, barricade doors to their homes, and purchase weapons for self-defense.

“It’s a living nightmare,” Dustin Shannon, a 19-year resident of the neighborhood, told KGW8. “There’s no peace of mind, there is no sleeping well at night—every little noise, I’m jumpy.”

“It just gets worse and worse by the day, more and more of them are showing up,” he added. “Stolen cars are showing up, they’ve got a pile of garbage out back that is taller than me. We’ve barricaded our backdoor at this point, blocked it off. We’re not gun proponents, but we’ve invested in that. We’ve got a security system in place and I keep a bat at both my back and front door.”

It’s just another sign of the times in Portland, and as The Post Millennial reports, residents of the Southeast neighborhood have given up on finding any political solution.

“It’s unbearable to watch your whole city become a dumpster fire,” Annette Benedetti, another neighbor, explained. Violence, drug use, and shootings have increased in the area, to say nothing of burglaries. Meanwhile, some neighbors have combined to break into the vacant homes to retrieve their stolen property—and have discovered revolting conditions, with filth, human waste, pornography, and drug paraphernalia strewn everywhere.

Some of the squatters have even set fire to the homes.

One Redfin.com listing for a home located at the corner of SE Division St and SE 154 Avenue summed it all up: “Squatters caused a fire in downstairs bed and living room. Trash inside home. Squatters now removed. Sellers are selling AS-IS and price is adjusted for that. RM1-Buyer to verify zoning and schools, buyer to do due diligence. Corner lot allows for duplex and possibly triplex. Tear down and build single family, multi-family or restore current home. Major smoke damage through-out. Interior viewing with accepted offer. Ok to drive by and walk around.”

Welcome to life in a Leftist utopia.

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2   Ceffer   2022 Aug 2, 10:59am  

Squatters and homeless eventually set fire to wherever they perch for any length of time. The homeless camp in an arroyo near our place in Santa Cruz has finally caught the attention of all the neighbors. A Mexican guy has been the mayor, looks like he deals drugs out of there, sometimes brings some hippie chick by with him. He always comes back and starts it up again when it is cleared out. It has a stream and a public park with benches, bathrooms, drinking fountains etc. just a walk up.

It probably will need a big chain link fence and a lock to keep them from the area. I pointed it out to the cops, and said that they will start a fire down there in the forested area and burn down houses eventually. Sometimes they are crazy and just start the fires, sometimes just cooking fires, sometimes passing out with pipes, cigs, drugs etc., but the homeless always start fires where ever they are, it is just a matter of time.
3   zzyzzx   2022 Aug 2, 11:01am  

Reminds me of Baltimore City. 100K house at the most.
4   GNL   2022 Aug 2, 11:08am  

Patrick says

The local station KGW8 reports that the neighborhood has been plagued with squatters and homeless drifters who are making the most of the vacant homes.

Why are all these homes, in this neighborhood, vacant?
5   NuttBoxer   2022 Aug 2, 12:04pm  

Patrick says

There’s nothing like finding your dream home.

And in Portland’s


And I'm gonna stop you right there. No one dreams of moving to Portland.
6   clambo   2022 Aug 2, 1:05pm  

"Hell is other people." Sartre

The bums need to go, but society seems to have crumbled because men aren't allowed to clean out the crap that needs to go.

Most guys I know don't believe in coddling or tolerating the lowlifes.
7   Patrick   2022 Aug 2, 1:19pm  

NuttBoxer says

Patrick says


There’s nothing like finding your dream home.

And in Portland’s


And I'm gonna stop you right there. No one dreams of moving to Portland.


Aside from the open festering sore of wokeness, Portland has a nice location and the kind of weather I prefer.

Seattle too.

It's a pity about them both.
8   cisTits   2022 Aug 2, 1:53pm  

Patrick says


Welcome to life in a Leftist utopia.


GOP just have to make a generic ad from this that can be used in every race this November. "Elect my Democrat opponent and this will be your neighborhood too." Kinda thing.

But no. Too much sense.
9   EBGuy   2022 Aug 2, 1:58pm  

NuttBoxer says

No one dreams of moving to Portland.

This is (or was) the dream of many a Californian...
10   NuttBoxer   2022 Aug 3, 8:16pm  

Patrick says

Aside from the open festering sore of wokeness, Portland has a nice location and the kind of weather I prefer.

Seattle too.

It's a pity about them both.


As long as you're ok with the cloudy days. I sort of remember it living in Michigan, but I was a kid. Fortunately there are plenty of small beach towns along the coasts of both states. And smaller is always better.
11   steverbeaver   2022 Aug 3, 8:21pm  

Just put Madison Avenue's "Don't Call me Baby" on repeat at blast-volume for a month.
12   Hircus   2022 Aug 3, 8:30pm  

We’re not gun proponents, but we’ve invested in that.


lol. You can tell these owners are probably the types who voted for this shit.

Maybe now their lib brains are starting to spark with thought now that the communists they supported have redistributed the home to themselves, while being sheltered by lib law protecting the "right" to squat.
13   Al_Sharpton_for_President   2022 Aug 4, 4:23am  

Patrick says

Seattle too.

Mountains. Great hiking. Skiing is not too bad. And access to water, of course, excellent.
15   Ceffer   2022 Sep 22, 12:10pm  

Patrick says


Might Oregonians be getting tired of being ruled by violent far-left Democrats?

Not until they darken the gates of their wooded manses and the Visigoths start dragging their bloodied corpses down their stairs with their heads thumping.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/legendary-basketball-star-bill-walton-shares-troubling-news/ar-AA121TV3

"Bill Walton threatened, chased, and assaulted by homeless in San Diego and SUDDENLY he’s fed up with consequences of liberalism…"
16   EBGuy   2022 Sep 22, 3:20pm  

Bret Weinsten and Heather Heying just did an episode on why their are leaving Portland.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufE5pYlueik

Looks like they are leaving with some money in their pockets from the home sale.
https://www.redfin.com/OR/Portland/1502-SW-Palatine-St-97219/home/26436641

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