After writing about heirs having a hard time administering the estate of a hoarded home in our previous blog, the notion of prevention comes to mind on some useful tips and benefits in your helping hoarders near you. This blog has been written with a plea to individuals to get out there and help their local community. Hoarders aren’t going to see the problem for what it is; despite the dangers associated with it. Tip 1: Note Strange Behavior When you walk your dog or are simply getting … [Read more...] about Some Tips and Benefits for Helping Hoarders near You
Are you inheriting a hoarded home? Death is painful, but the distribution of the inheritance and the administration of the estate can be daunting for family members. When someone dies, they typically leave behind a house, jewelry, money, stocks, bonds, etc., but not every estate is simple. It's always a good idea at this point, if you feel you are entitled to anything, that you contact a probate lawyer. It depends if there was a will or an estate plan also known as a living trust. If one of … [Read more...] about Inheriting a Hoarded Home
HoarderHomes.com is dedicated to one thing and one thing only; buying hoarded homes, fast and with cash. Here is what life looks like after dealing with us. Most of our clients love life after meeting us because we care, we are honest and most of all our clients leave in peace. Why Do We Care? Kristi Cirtwill who founded HoarderHomes.com, has a love for people, home renovations and property development. When she started her business about 10 years ago, her goal was to help those with … [Read more...] about Life After HoarderHomes.com
Was your dad, mom, family member or friend a hoarder? Are you now in charge of their estate, which probably includes their home, and you are not sure if you should sell it or clean it up? Life is crazy as it is and now to have the loss of a special person thrown in; you just buried them and they suffered from hoarding. You are the executor of the estate and you just don’t know where to start! Firstly, you have to understand that hoarding is an illness, a mental illness that affects 2%-5% of … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Selling a Hoarder’s Home
Many of us still get bulk loads of coupons, supermarket specials for the week, and reams of real estate news in our mail boxes, deemed by many as junk mail! Why is it that some people find it difficult to get rid of old newspapers or stacks of junk mail and love hoarding them? Some hoard this kind of stuff for years and it now forms stacks from floor to ceiling in their homes. This makes it hard to walk from one room to another, can create a fire hazard and possibly a perfect trip and fall … [Read more...] about De-Clutter or Sell?
Do you have empathy for victims of hoarding disease? Empathy is the notion of being able to put yourself in the shoes and the mindset of someone else and this blog talks about how to put yourself in the shoes of someone who suffers from hoarding disease. Keeping in mind 2%-5% of the U.S. population (approximately 16 million people) suffer from this disease, don’t judge the victim but understand that this is truly a mental illness. If you're wanting to learn more of this mental illness or how … [Read more...] about Having Empathy for Hoarding Disease