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Worst part of long-distance property ownership

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Question: I own an investment property in Phoenix, Ariz., and since summer 2005 I have been using a local management company. The first year and a half they had the property rented, but the rental home has been vacant for the last four months. Late last month, I received a call from one of the property management staff indicating that they recently had a prospect look at the property but that person called back and told him that the kitchen cabinets were missing. I immediately told the agent that's impossible because there were always cabinets in the kitchen. So I told him to send someone to go and check out what really had happened to the property as soon as possible. I received no further communication for a week until another agent called and again said his prospect told him that not only the cabinets were missing but the stove was missing as well. My first reaction to this was how could this be happening? So I asked the second agent please go check out to see what exact...