I am purchasing a home in the Dallas area that needs cosmetics…about one week of work. The concern is of people breaking in and stealing stuff. The home has been vacant for about a year and someone is sleeping there. On closing day this week there was minor vandalism (stolen hardware, brorken window). I am renogiating with the seller (bank) to reduce the price b/c the condition changed since time of contract.
Any thoughts on what to do? Thought about bright lights, new locks, getting the worker to sleep there and guard it, etc.
This neighborhood really is not that bad but there are definetely concerns here. Thanks.