Entries Tagged as 'Vandalism & Theft'

Grande Fix-Up In Casa Grande

October 16th, 2013 · 7 Comments

HUD home in Casa Grande, purchased for $37,000 in this condition.

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The house was vandalized.  Handprints in the dining room.

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Ugh.

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Another dining room?

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Juleanna was here in 2009.

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In memory of Grandma One.

splashed paint vandalism vandalized graffiti fixer-upper Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

(sigh)

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The back of the house.

ugly back rear of house fixer-upper Casa Grande Arizona home for sale photo

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Tags: Flooring · Paint · Kitchen · Bedroom · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Battered & Tattered

October 13th, 2013 · 5 Comments

The walls are battered.

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The curtains are tattered.  [Chattanooga, Tennessee]

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Tags: Flooring · Window Coverings · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities · Vandalism & Theft

Picking Up the Pieces

October 9th, 2013 · 3 Comments

There are a lot of pieces of junk to pick up in this house.

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More pieces in the bedroom.

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It’s a short sale.  The sellers wanted the house to look good for buyers.

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Oh, look.  Wall damage.

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More pieces to pick up.

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Penny Can!

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High quality sponge paint in the bathroom.

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Blurry photo.  Might be the shower faucet.

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Blurry photo of a hole in the ceiling.

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And more pieces to pick up.

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(sigh)

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The other bathroom was damaged too.  Thanks.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Wallpaper · Garbage and/or Junk · Cabinets · Poor Photography · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Flashdance…What a Feeling

September 26th, 2013 · 2 Comments

She recreated the water dance scene from the Flashdance movie.  Only this time, when she pulled the chain, insulation came down.

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She’s a maniac, maniac, on the dance floor.

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She also installed a pole for her pole dancing routine, but didn’t quite get it right.

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Make it rain, make it rain.  Oh, that’s supposed to be with dollar bills not drywall pieces.

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Interesting wall murals.  And holes.

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The duct tape patch job was done before the vandalism.

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This bedroom is foiled and soiled.

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

At Least the Mirror Didn’t Crack

August 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

It would have been seven years of bad luck if that mirror cracked.  [Douglas, Arizona]

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Tags: Bathroom · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · Vandalism & Theft

Yikes!

August 6th, 2013 · 6 Comments

This poor house doesn’t stand a chance.  Damaged by graffiti.

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Air conditioner stolen.

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Interior in bad shape too.

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The master bathroom?

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Original tile in the kitchen.  Can it be saved?

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Broken glass in the living room.

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Future plans include expanding the bathroom.

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Someone probably sleeps here at night.

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Only the brave will tackle a project like this.

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It’s a late 1940s or 1950s home, so getting through that plaster wall wasn’t easy.

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More graffiti and electric repairs needed.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Vandalism & Theft

Use Your Imagination

June 17th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Imagine your dream kitchen here.

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Imagine looking out the window onto a beautiful garden.

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Imagine new wiring and new wall texture.

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Imagine how nice this pedestal sink is.

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Imagine yourself soaking in a hot bubble bath.

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Imagine coming home every day.

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Imagine the door of opportunity.

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Imagine the coolness of the floor on your warm feet on a hot summer day.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Repairs · Fixer-Upper · Window · Vandalism & Theft

Outdated Entertainment Niches

June 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Custom-made entertainment niches or media centers were very popular in Phoenix in the 1990s.

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They quickly became dust collectors and excuses for hoarding.  Gotta fill every cubby hole with stuff!

outdated entertainment niche media center functional obsolescence Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Entertainment centers as furniture soon became too small for modern television sets.  So rather than get rid of the entertainment center (very hard to sell at garage sales nowadays, especially the tall TV armoires), people are putting new TVs on top!  Which leads to neck strain after looking up for hours at a time.

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Here’s one that’s too small for modern TVs.  Now what do you do with it?

outdated entertainment niche media center functional obsolescence Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The problem is 20% solved.

outdated entertainment niche media center functional obsolescence Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

What likely happened in this house was:  they removed the coat closet next to the front door and removed the closet in the bedroom.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Functional Obsolescence · Vandalism & Theft · Entertainment/Media Niche

Damaged & Destroyed

May 31st, 2013 · 4 Comments

Thank you, criminals, for destroying this house.

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Thugs steal copper pipes.

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bathroom copper theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They steal copper pipes in ceilings.

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They steal air conditioners.  All that banging around and no neighbors heard it???

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Electric panel damaged.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Another Vandalized Disaster

May 7th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Real estate is cyclical.  Conditions of homes are cyclical.  When the housing market tanked, nearly 90% of homes for sale were vacant.  We had a hard time finding photos with furniture & ugly decorations.  Then homes became neglected (weeds) and/or damaged (kitchens removed; houses trashed).  Then the market started to recover and we noticed a lot of nice looking, clean homes.  Finding ugly house photos was hard.  Nowadays, we’re seeing a return of the truly neglected (probably because the inventory is so low and because prices have gone up that investors are buying the leftovers) and also an increase in clutter & hoarding.

So here is another example of neglect and vandalism.  The home owner did not pay attention to the roof.

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Head in the sand?  Didn’t see it?

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Bathroom vanity removed.

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Copper theft.

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Vandalized.

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Broken window and more.

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drywall holes neglected damaged vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Kitchen nightmare.

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kitchen neglected damaged vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Electric issues.

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Ugly flooring.

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Lots of renovation needed.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Water Damage · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft