There is no safety barrier to this Des Moines, Iowa basement. Be very careful. Yes, on second look, that is a trap door that is opened to the left. But it’s still a safety hazard if you leave the door up while you’re in the basement.
Entries Tagged as 'Hazards'
November 9th, 2014 · 3 Comments
November 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments
Peoria, Arizona short sale.
Staging assistance needed, please.
Another guy’s computer desk with bottle of lotion and toilet paper handy.
Quick. Buy some closet doors and throw everything inside before buyers arrive.
At least she covered up the face on the Justin Bieber poster.
This bedroom is half tidy.
Why did they remove the rug? Buyers might have thought that was the normal color of the carpet.
The pink fabric vertical blinds complement the wallpaper border.
The wallpaper border in the kitchen is birdhouses but they look like outhouses. Did you see the neon green plastic pumpkin too?
Before dining room, with furniture.
After dining room. Maybe they’d better bring back the furniture to cover up the walls.
The master bedroom. Complete with princess blanket used as a curtain.
This is a house with young children and yet the floor fan does not have a protective grille.
What happened to the flooring?
Looking the opposite direction shows more of the flooring problem.
It could have looked worse.
They gave up on the paint.
This photo was taken many months before Halloween.
The patio is surprisingly clear of clutter. Now to work on the peeling paint.
Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Safety Issue · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Family Photos · Toys · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Holiday Décor · People In Photos
October 31st, 2014 · No Comments
Here’s proof that smoking kills. And turns your bones green.
Or maybe he touched those exposed live wires dangling from the ceiling!
October 3rd, 2014 · 5 Comments
These sellers were super dirty. Disgusting floor of a bedroom. You can see the outline of a dresser and a bed. Did they ever wash their feet or wipe their shoes? Is that dog feces?
Is doesn’t look any better from a distance.
Another filthy bedroom.
And a third dirty bedroom. How many years (decades?) does it take to reach that level?
No surprise that the bathroom is dirty too.
The kitchen’s not so bad. Although the ceiling and refrigerator door handles could use some cleaning.
That’s really old carpet in the living room. So if it doesn’t have a pathway of filth, why are the bedrooms so nasty?
The house has roof leak issues too.
This is the back of the house.
There’s a detached workshop too.
The roof of the workshop has separated from the walls.
Wires were cut to the electric service panel.
July 31st, 2014 · 3 Comments
Your kids are sure to squeal with delight when they see this amazing playhouse. And then they’ll squeal in pain from splinters, loose nails, black widow spiders, etc.
July 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment
If you can make it safely down the rail-less stairs to this Philadelphia, Pennsylvania basement…
…you’ll see what possibilities exist down here.
So much potential. For radon gas, for mildew, etc.
March 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments
Up those stairs to your new home. Ice storm. No railing. Oops! Broken leg and arm and back and neck. [Charleston, South Carolina]
February 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments
A bull dozer. We might need to call a bulldozer for this house.
Full bath is not supposed to mean full of stuff.
Licensed contractor was used here, right?
Careful! There’s no railing!!
Lead-based paint disclosure?
That room addition was built to code, right? A building permits obtained?
It does have a wrap-around porch.
Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Zoning Violation · Safety Issue · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding · Attic
December 8th, 2013 · 5 Comments
Thank you, Ben, for spotting this beautiful Bisbee, Arizona home.
They used plastic pipes to the bathtub.
Behind door #1 is?
Because pink is a soothing color.
Doors of opportunity.
Piano (and dust) included with full price offer.
Plug in the cord on the left and it operates the light on the right.
Endless possibilities here.
Pre-wired for cable television.
Add a few sheets of plywood and you have a nice balcony.
Bisbee is a hilly town. This home has an incredible viewing deck with safety railing.
November 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments
Coke bottle collector in Dubuque, Iowa.
Get this! They placed a knife rack up on a shelf above the stove. Let’s hope they don’t have earthquakes in Iowa while you’re cooking. Or how about this scenario: “Honey, will you reach up and get me a knife?” “Ow! They crashed down on me! I’m bleeding.”