Why Are People Taking Pictures of Our House?

Ok, so this is the second time I have seen people taking pictures of our house. Who knows if there are more than that when I’m not home or not looking? The first time I witnessed this was about a month ago. A silver Impala drove past the driveway a little bit, stopped and the passenger stuck a camera out the window and took a picture of the house. Then today, not ten minutes ago, a green Murcury Sable (had to be from the early 90’s) did the same thing except that it was the driver and he was talking on his cell phone while he did it. They are definitely aiming at the house, not the fields around us and then they drive off like nothing.

Should I be concerned about this? Are we being “cased”? I mean seriously, what the hell? The house is not for sale and we haven’t done anything interesting to the outside yet. We’ve only been here 7 months!!! But two people within two months? That’s kinda odd, right? How many times does anyone else drive by someone’s home and take a picture? Is our house just that interesting to look at? I didn’t think it was THAT unique! PLUS, they are not taking pictures of all the houses on the street, they never stop for the one across the street from us.

Noone that I know of ever took a picture of our house on Alsace!

53 thoughts on “Why Are People Taking Pictures of Our House?”

  1. These comments kill me! I’m an independent property inspector myself, and wish to clear up a few misconceptions. The first question you have to ask yourself is: Am i behind on my payments? If you are, or have established a consistent late pay status, the bank may begin the pre-foreclosure process with or without you knowing about it. (I’ve done some of the same houses for years.) This includes paying some fool like me $2-$15(average depending on radius from a major metro area) to drive out and perform an “occupancy inspection.” I don’t know all of the reasons why this is performed. I do however know that if you vacate the property for a certain amount of days, they can lock you out and remove any property you have (to be disposed of, held in a storage location, or auctioned off). I did get my insurance adjusters license several years ago, and was offered a job for an insurance co doing this same thing, however it was to verify that homeowners were truthful when signing up. Finding things like an undeclared pool or trampoline, judging roof condition…..things like that.( Also, dishonesty when signing up for insurance is a felony..Its called something weird..What is is? Oh..Insurance Fraud!) But what I do on a daily basis are pre-foreclosure, bankruptcy, and foreclosure inspections. And it seems suspicious, but we really don’t get paid to sit and chat…have no info to give you.(I honestly don’t know who I’m reporting for, I only have client numbers.) ,and I’m racing daylight so I can get decent pics and work enough to make it worth it. Also..No. I’m not going to dress up, when my job is 100% easier if I don’t stand out, and make people feel like crap for not being able to pay their mortgage. I hope this clears up some of the mud. But if you see someone taking pics of your house. Don’t piss of the cops…Call your mortgage holder first.

  2. A white truck stopped in front of the house this afternoon. It looked like some guy taking a photo. Son ran outside and the guy took off fast like he was scared or something. We’ve Never been late with payment. And all is good. So no idea what’s going on. Last January our truck window was shot out as we were going down the road. But thank God we were not hurt. Lately our relatives who don’t live with us have been getting death threats and notes on their door. Now strange guy taking photos of our house. People should really ID themselves before someone gets seriously hurt.

  3. This is happening to us too – we bought a house few months ago in a nice suburban desirable area in Long Island, New York. I’ve witnessed few people stopping by taking pictures. It’s creepy, I don’t know what to think anymore- the house is alarmed but I don’t feel safe. I’m thinking to put a sign on the driveway or a camera to capture how often this is happening.. Creeepyyyy

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