Entries Tagged as 'Safety Issue'

The Wolf

November 10th, 2016 · No Comments

The windows have been blocked. The wolf is staring at us. But more disturbing is that the fan does not have a protective cover!

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · Staging

Waves of Joy

September 27th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Big waves of excitement at this home. Happy cloud, sad cloud.

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And then we see this.

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Things get cheerful again in the living room. The circles on the ceiling are meant to distract you from the flooring.

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Polka dots.

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More ceiling damage in another room.

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Yes, those are pieces of broken mirror! On the ceiling!

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall ceiling.  Who’s the dangerous room of all?

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The best room in the house.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Rotted Baseboards

January 28th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Eventually the baseboards will rot away until they are completely gone.

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They’re almost gone.

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The sellers are out selecting new faucets right now.

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They want buyers to see that there is copper plumbing.

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The bathroom has a window.

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More rotten baseboards in the hallway.

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And in this corner.

rotten rotten baseboards hallway damaged neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Assuming a child wrote that note and that he/she lives here, would that exposed hole and switch be safe for a child (or an adult)?

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Another hole.

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They used a shoelace to keep the oven door up.

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Dirty carport.

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Another view of the carport.  By the way, this was a short sale.

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Tags: Bathroom · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Graffiti · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue

Short Sale After Refinancing

September 25th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Unsafe fan with no protective cover.

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This house was purchased in 2004 for $95,000.

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They refinanced in October 2006 with a new $126,000 loan.

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They refinanced again in June 2007 for $174,000.

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Money was not spent on home improvements.

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And now they’re selling it as a short sale.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Safety Issue · Water Damage

Shower Fan

May 23rd, 2015 · 6 Comments

This is a new one:  a ceiling fan in the shower!  Let’s hope that fan is water resistant and shock-proof.  Scary.  And be careful raising your arms to shampoo your hair!

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Safety Concern

April 19th, 2015 · No Comments

That guard rail doesn’t seem very secure.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

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Tags: Other US Cities · Safety Issue

Prison Barrack?

February 19th, 2015 · 4 Comments

There is a state penitentiary in Florence, Arizona.  Due to overcrowding, prisoners are now being housed in people’s homes in Florence, as seen here.  It’s up to the inmates to figure out how to get to the top bunk and not fall out.

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Tags: Bedroom · Hall of Shame - Funny · Other Arizona Cities · Safety Issue

First Steps To Home Ownership

January 14th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Hopefully the bottom blocks won’t crumble as you step up.

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Really?

front door stairs steps unsafe safety hazard cinder blocks deteriorating no guard rail Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue

Shock & Awe

December 5th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Let’s hope they installed a GFCI outlet in the bathroom.  Otherwise, zzzzzzzzzzzzzap!!!

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Similar problem in another house.  Scary.

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Tags: Bathroom · Other Arizona Cities · Safety Issue · What Were They Thinking?!?!

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.

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