Entries Tagged as 'Hazards'

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.

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Another filthy bedroom.

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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?

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The house has roof leak issues too.

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This is the back of the house.

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There’s a detached workshop too.

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The roof of the workshop has separated from the walls.

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Wires were cut to the electric service panel.

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

Child’s Playhouse

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.

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Tags: Roof · Landscaping · Safety Issue · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Siding

Unfinished Basement

July 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

If you can make it safely down the rail-less stairs to this Philadelphia, Pennsylvania basement…

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…you’ll see what possibilities exist down here.

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So much potential.  For radon gas, for mildew, etc.

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Tags: Safety Issue · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Basement

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]

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

What Do You Call a Sleeping Cow?

February 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

A bull dozer.  We might need to call a bulldozer for this house.

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Yowza.

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Good grief.

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What happened?

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Good grief!

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???

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Full bath is not supposed to mean full of stuff.

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Licensed contractor was used here, right?

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Help.

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Careful!  There’s no railing!!

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Ugh.

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Lead-based paint disclosure?

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That room addition was built to code, right?  A building permits obtained?

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It does have a wrap-around porch.

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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

Bisbee Beauty

December 8th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Thank you, Ben, for spotting this beautiful Bisbee, Arizona home.

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Gourmet kitchen.

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Nice flooring.

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They used plastic pipes to the bathtub.

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Behind door #1 is?

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Because pink is a soothing color.

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Sweet dreams.

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Doors of opportunity.

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Piano (and dust) included with full price offer.

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Plug in the cord on the left and it operates the light on the right.

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Endless possibilities here.

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Pre-wired for cable television.

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Add a few sheets of plywood and you have a nice balcony.

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Bisbee is a hilly town.  This home has an incredible viewing deck with safety railing.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Safety Issue · Other Arizona Cities · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Siding

Coca-Cola Collector

November 18th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Coke bottle collector in Dubuque, Iowa.

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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.”

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Collections · Other US Cities

Horror Movie Basement

August 25th, 2013 · 3 Comments

This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania basement was being considered for the next Hostel movie.

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Or maybe The Conjuring sequel?  (clap, clap)

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Here’s a close up of that far room.  They upgraded the space with wood paneling.

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Everything seems to be in working order.

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Tags: Safety Issue · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Basement

$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.

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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!

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Check out that light!  Octopus gone wild!

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Truly one of a kind.

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Renee is proudly showing us the living room.

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

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Jackpot!

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It serves as a wedding chapel on weekends?

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This kitchen was considered modern in its day.

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Beanbag chairs are included.

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

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

Safety Issues

May 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The doll collection is bad enough, but the electric sub panel with exposed wires in a child’s room is a safety hazard!!  Right next to her pillow!  What were these Mount Vernon, Ohio owners thinking?!  [click to expand photo]

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Then there’s this one from a Watertown, South Dakota home.  Dartboard right in the path of someone walking down the stairs!

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Dolls · Collections · Other US Cities