Out of literally dozens of Fannie Mae REO's i deal with that have boilers i have NEVER been asked to winterize one up here. The brokers in my area ALL activate heat and utilities on REO's as a warm home sells better and faster in the middle of winter and less damages are done, IE: Wood Floor issues in unheated homes. (Just did $1800 work of wood floor repairs on a high end home due to a home not being heated in the middle of winter while in pre-foreclosure.) Yet in other parts of the state the brokers DO NOT activate utilities and winterize the boilers at costs from $800 to $2000!!! That will buy a LOT of heat not to mention the home will move faster! What are y'all seeing in other parts of the country???