Which Came First, the Foreclosure or the Snakes?

This is quite possibly the funniest thing I've read so far this entire housing crisis. Better than the one where Bank of America foreclosed on a house paid for in cash and definitely better than the guy in Minnesota getting foreclosed on by the New York Fed.

Any takers?

An Idaho home that has been infested with thousands of snakes for at least five years has been put up for sale for $66,000 less than its estimated market value after the recent owners gave up and walked away.

The five-bedroom home in Rexburg, Idaho was taken over last year by the lender, Chase Bank, after the owners left and let it lapse into foreclosure because of the serpents slithering around in the ceilings and walls.

The residents are believed to be common garter snakes, a type found throughout the United States. They are not poisonous and are harmless to humans.

"It's not a problem; it's an infestation," said Todd Davis, associate broker with Realty Quest in Rexburg, who is trying to sell the home. "It's been a horrible experience."

You know the housing market is fucked up when the bank drops the price to $109,000 from $175,000 because of the snakes. $109,000!

Wasn't this in Revelation?

For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails [were] like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


chairmanben said...

My "Snake Fight" entails defending monetary policy against petulant financial bloggers.

[Good practice for the Congressional over site with the annoying Fake Dr from Texas]