Thursday, February 18, 2010

Not just an entertainment sensation


Every room on every floor was overflowing with paper bags and boxes full of junk.

Only a very narrow trail allowed visitors to move through the three-story Victorian home up for sale 10 years ago.

It was the worst case of hoarding Dr. Pete Marcelo had seen, and it wasn’t even in his professional role. He was looking to buy a home with his family, but the Realtor was unable to convince the homeowner to clean up.

“The Realtor informed me that she had tried to get the owner to do so prior to listing the property, but the owner didn’t see the situation as a problem,” said Marcelo, a licensed clinical psychologist and social worker in Huntley..." More