When you're going to squat, why not do it in style? That's what some squatters just did in Seattle:
The 8,000-square-foot mansion was dark and in foreclosure for years. So last weekend when the for-sale signs came down and the lights lit up, neighbors were relieved.
"We were like — 'finally, somebody's going to make that place a home,' " says one.
But then some new signs went up.
"No trespassing," the signs say. "Privately owned property. Not for sale."
That's odd, neighbors thought. The West of Market neighborhood in Kirkland is friendly, easygoing. So one of them called the real-estate agent to ask what was up.
What he said floored them. The house is still for sale for $3.3 million. Whoever is living there had broken in. They're squatters.
Danny Westneat of Seattle Times has the story: Link (Photo: Alan Berner/Seattle Times)