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Cleaning Up What Was Left Behind

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Amber Holt walks past the living room of a vacant home on Trail Blvd. in North Naples while she and Steve Carr work to clear the pool area  on Friday June 8, 2012. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..

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Scott McIntyre/Staff Amber Holt walks past the living room of a vacant home on Trail Blvd. in North Naples while she and Steve Carr work to clear the pool area on Friday June 8, 2012. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..

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Debris and overgrown plants covered the pool area of a vacant home on Trail Blvd. in North Naples before Amber Holt and Steve Carr cleared the area. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..
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Amber Holt, right, and Steve Carr unload wood that will be used to cover the pool area of a vacant home in North Naples on Friday June 8, 2012. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..
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Amber Holt walks past the living room of a vacant home on Trail Blvd. in North Naples while she and Steve Carr work to clear the pool area  on Friday June 8, 2012. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..
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Amber Holt rakes up overgrown weeds at a vacant home on Trail Blvd. in North Naples while she and Steve Carr work to clear the pool area  on Friday June 8, 2012. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..
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A ceiling fan that has not run in nearly three years stays covered with dust and spider webs in a home where Amber Holt and Steve Carr work to clear the pool area of a vacant home in North Naples on Friday June 8, 2012. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or Realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..
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Overgrown grass stands in front of a vacant home along with a foreclosed home in North Naples. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there.
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Steve Carr, right, checks the pools depth at a vacant home in North Naples on Friday June 8, 2012 while he and Amber Holt work to clear the home. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or Realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..
  • Scott McIntyre/Staff
Debris and overgrown plants covered the pool area of a vacant home on Trail Blvd. in North Naples before Amber Holt and Steve Carr cleared the area. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..
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Steve Carr checks the pools depth at a vacant home in North Naples on Friday June 8, 2012 while he and Amber Holt work to clear the home. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or Realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..
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Overgrown grass stands in front of a vacant home in North Naples. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there.
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Steve Carr takes a break from draining the pool area of a vacant home in North Naples on Friday June 8, 2012 along with Amber Holt (not pictured). Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or Realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..
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Vines intertwine on a vacant home in North Naples. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there.
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While Amber Holt and Steve Carr work to clear the pool area of a vacant home, people interested in who was selling the home stop by  on Friday June 8, 2012. Holt and Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or Realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there..

Amber Holt and Steve Carr are hired through private companies to clear vacant homes along with cutting the grass. Occasionally they run into squatters before they begin to clear the homes. The Collier County Sheriff's Office have received calls of late about property owners, managers or realtors showing up at supposedly vacant homes on the market or in foreclosure only to find someone living there.

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