Decals and decorations used to pass off vacant homes as occupied

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As a glut of vacant homes continues to plague some cities, organizations and businesses have developed ways to fool passersby into believing that some uninhabited homes are actually occupied, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Home Illusions, for example, prints decals of front doors and curtained windows that customers may paste over homes, while the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp, a Detroit nonprofit, reportedly pulls out trash cans on trash day for vacant homes and even dresses some in Christmas decorations, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Source: The Wall Street Journal