Entries Tagged as 'Safety Issue'

Don’t Fall In

November 9th, 2014 · 3 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.

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Help Needed

November 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Peoria, Arizona short sale.

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Staging assistance needed, please.

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Another guy’s computer desk with bottle of lotion and toilet paper handy.

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Quick.  Buy some closet doors and throw everything inside before buyers arrive.

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At least she covered up the face on the Justin Bieber poster.

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This bedroom is half tidy.

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Why did they remove the rug?  Buyers might have thought that was the normal color of the carpet.

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The pink fabric vertical blinds complement the wallpaper border.

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The wallpaper border in the kitchen is birdhouses but they look like outhouses.  Did you see the neon green plastic pumpkin too?

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Before dining room, with furniture.

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After dining room.  Maybe they’d better bring back the furniture to cover up the walls.

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The master bedroom.  Complete with princess blanket used as a curtain.

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This is a house with young children and yet the floor fan does not have a protective grille.

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What happened to the flooring?

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Looking the opposite direction shows more of the flooring problem.

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It could have looked worse.

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They gave up on the paint.

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This photo was taken many months before Halloween.

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The patio is surprisingly clear of clutter.  Now to work on the peeling paint.

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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

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Here’s proof that smoking kills.  And turns your bones green.

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Or maybe he touched those exposed live wires dangling from the ceiling!

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Tags: Safety Issue · Peoria, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor

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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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