Entries Tagged as 'Hazards'

Don’t Fall In

November 9th, 2014 · 4 Comments

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.

major safety hazard issue no guard rail barrier protection against falling down basement stairs Des Moines Iowa home house for sale

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Tags: Hazards · Other US Cities · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Bacteria Factory

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?

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Is doesn’t look any better from a distance.

disgusting gross filthy nasty unhealthy unclean unsafe floor bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Another filthy bedroom.

disgusting gross filthy nasty unhealthy unclean unsafe floor bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And a third dirty bedroom.  How many years (decades?) does it take to reach that level?

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No surprise that the bathroom is dirty too.

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The kitchen’s not so bad.  Although the ceiling and refrigerator door handles could use some cleaning.

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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?

old dirty soiled carpet living room neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The house has roof leak issues too.

roof leak water stains ceiling damaged neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This is the back of the house.

back patio ugly neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

There’s a detached workshop too.

workshop in bad poor shape condition walls warped damaged neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The roof of the workshop has separated from the walls.

workshop in bad poor shape condition roof damaged neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Wires were cut to the electric service panel.

old original electric service panel damaged wires cut vandalized neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Hazards · Phoenix Homes · Water Damage

Taking the First (and Last) Steps of Home Ownership

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]

unsafe dangerous slippery no safety railing exposed steps stairs to front door Charleston South Carolina home house for sale

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Hazards · Other US Cities · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?!

$1.2 Million Fixer-Upper

June 16th, 2013 · 13 Comments

This Lodi, California home can be yours if the price is right.  Here we see Susannah modeling the home for us.

mannequin clutter visual distractions 1963 Lodi California poor bad home staging house for sale

Built in 1963, this home boasts 8,500 square feet of living space, seven bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms, six fireplaces, three floors, and an elevator!

cluttered dining room visual distractions 1963 Lodi California poor bad home staging house for sale

Check out that light!  Octopus gone wild!

blue carpet multiple globes bizarre odd weird vintage octopus design ceiling lighting chains 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

Truly one of a kind.

blue carpet multiple globes bizarre odd weird vintage octopus design ceiling lighting chains 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

Renee is proudly showing us the living room.

outdated old living room mannequin 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

You never know when you’ll need a full-size table in your bedroom.

outdated old bedroom décor 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

Jackpot!

outdated old visually distracting décor family room 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

It serves as a wedding chapel on weekends?

outdated old visually distracting décor family room 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

This kitchen was considered modern in its day.

outdated old kitchen green counters 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

Beanbag chairs are included.

outdated old fireplace stone beanbag chairs 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

More visual distractions in this room.  Thank you, Ken, for sending the photos.

outdated old visually distracting staging décor 1963 Lodi California home house for sale

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Tags: Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Family Room · Hazards · Kitchen · Lighting · Other US Cities · Staging · Wood Paneling

Enjoy the Balcony

May 5th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Uh, there’s a door on the 2nd floor that leads to a corrugated metal porch roof.  Safe?  Hopefully, these Hickory, North Carolina sellers aren’t advertising it as a balcony.

2nd second floor door that leads to front porch roof unsafe no railing dangerous Hickory North Carolina home house

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Tags: Hazards · Other US Cities · Safety Issue · Siding · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Zoning Violation

Unsafe Electric Panels

January 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Vandalized electric panel.

vandalized damaged ruined electric panel box wires safety issue hazard Phoenix Arizona home

Do-it-yourself panel cover made of clear plastic.  Up to code?

unsafe electric panel box plastic cover safety issue hazard Phoenix Arizona home

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Hazards · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · Vandalism & Theft

Fire Hazard?

August 28th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Four gas tanks near a Panama City, Florida shed.  Seems a bit dangerous.  But where else are you gonna store them?  Maybe not include a photo of them?

four plastic gas containers tanks next to shed Panama City Florida home house for sale

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Tags: Back Yard · Hazards · Other US Cities · Safety Issue

Over the Moon In Apache Junction, Arizona

April 16th, 2011 · 4 Comments

These Apache Junction, Arizona sellers are giving buyers the moon!  Or they are merely commenting on the state of real estate today; everyone got bent over.

lawn ornaments man woman bent bending over bloomers moon Apache Junction Arizona

Looks like a skunk too.  Are the sellers from Ohio?

lawn ornaments man woman bent bending over bloomers moon Apache Junction Arizona

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Tags: 1980s · Back Yard · Hazards · Other Arizona Cities

Best of Worst Home Stairs

February 11th, 2011 · No Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Stairs go to:

5th Place – Ithaca, New York.  Does look like fresh wood on the railing, but the ugly orange carpet and dirty walls helped it reach the top 5.

ugly orange carpet stairs clutter boxes home house Ithaca New York real estate

4th Place – Phoenix.  Angry foreclosed seller got mad at the railing.  Hardly seemed properly secured to begin with.

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3rd Place –  Phoenix.  This dirty, ugly staircase was not photoshopped; the sellers did a poor job of painting close to the carpet.  Puke green and bubble gum pink don’t mix well.

ugly worn out beat up old pink carpet Peoria Arizona home house photo

2nd Place – Mesa, Arizona.  The sellers created their own basement and staircase.  Note how the stairs aren’t spaced evenly.  One of the stairs is missing at the bottom.  Creepy and unsafe.  [This is the same home that got 7th Place Worst Basement yesterday.]

1st Place – Boston, Massachusetts.  They used pegboard for the kick boards!  No railing = unsafe!!!

ugly unsafe staircase missing railing poor condition total fixer-upper Boston home house

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Hazards · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · Worst Of · Zoning Violation

Lattice Porch

July 9th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Very basic strips of wood placed in a lattice formation around the front porch.  A first glance I thought it was cheap, but on further looks it seems to have an interesting mid-century modern feel.  I kinda like it.

front porch lattice strips Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Hazards · Landscaping · Phoenix Homes