Entries Tagged as 'Safety Issue'

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

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

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.

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

Doesn’t Seem Safe

March 10th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Water from a sink plus exposed electrical wiring equals potential safety hazard.  Zzzzzzzap?  And don’t let a spark hit the WD-40 can!

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Don’t splash any water!  [Norfolk, Nebraska home]

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Child Safety Alert

March 5th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Not quite sure that baby swing is safe and secure on the unstable sofa cushion.  And the cushion seems to be moved out a bit from the sofa.

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Please tell us they don’t actually put their baby in that thing.  “Rock-a-Bye-Bye, Baby.”

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Tags: Safety Issue · Phoenix Homes