Florida foreclosures are causing may home owners to abandon their properties, leaving them to rot. Mortgage companies are hiring contractors to maintain the vacant homes — some with peeling paint, gutted interiors, family dogs left behind to starve and overgrown lawns infested with snakes — before the houses fall victim to inclement weather or vandals. Local and state governments have started fining mortgage companies that do not maintain the homes that they repossess.
Abandoned homes need maintenance too
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