Entries Tagged as 'Safety Issue'

Delaware Delight

July 30th, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Harrington, Delaware home left an impression on our reader Sarah. Was it the right impression?

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Careful going up those stairs!

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Bright paint color or wallpaper border won’t make up for the other flaws.

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Quality ventilation system.

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Double wallpaper borders and sponge paint. Are you green with envy?

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Getting any inspirations for your own house?

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Watch your step.

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Was the plumbing installed by a licensed contractor?

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Orange you going to write an offer to buy this house?

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Buyers are deciding about the de-siding.

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Tags: Attic · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Paint · Safety Issue · Siding · Wallpaper

Electric Boogaloo

July 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Safety issue: exposed wires at an electric subpanel. Be careful.

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Another quality electric panel. Plumbing likely not installed with a building permit or by a licensed contractor. The box on the left is a plywood closet for an outdoor water heater.

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue

Tin Roof…Rusted

May 30th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Home Shopping Network!

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Rusted roof!

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Side of the house.

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Quality construction of a room addition or storage room.

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Building permits were approved.

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The back yard is full of wonder.

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Low-maintenance landscaping.

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Free charcoal.

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“Newer” gas water heater.

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Unsafe and unprotected gas line to the water heater.

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Barbed wire keeps thieves from entering the yard and stealing the valuables.

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Now for some photos of the interior of the house. Ceiling damage here.

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More junk inside.

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Good luck.

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Tags: Back Yard · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Outdoor · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Room Addition · Safety Issue

Houston Honey

May 14th, 2017 · 3 Comments

The water in the dishwasher is as golden brown as honey. Sweet.

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Perhaps they could use the bleach to clean the dishwasher.

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Is that a lawn mower or a generator? Either one, please don’t run them inside the house.

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The toilet seat’s too long for the bowl. Hope they don’t overshoot.

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The front of the house looks nice.

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Until you realize they used pallets as pavers. Very dangerous to walk on. Hope you don’t wear high heels or have weak ankles.

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Tags: Bathroom · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Safety Issue · Shower Curtain

FanTastic

February 11th, 2017 · No Comments

The fan is featured prominently in this cluttered space.

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The protective cover is missing from the fan. But it still works just fine.

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Tags: Clutter · Family Room · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · Staging

Calgary Stampede

January 8th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Thanks to our reader Helen for sending us these photos of a Calgary, Alberta, Canada home. Helen is nervous about the antlers falling down on someone while they sleep.

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Perhaps this is the mother-in-law’s room? Sweet dreams, “Mom.”

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In this cowboy-inspired home, we’ll see several bedrooms and bathrooms. Here’s a cluttered bedroom/bathroom combo.

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Over the bathtub, it reads “Save a horse, ride a cowboy.”

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Another view of this bedroom.

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Another cluttered bathroom. With exposed vanity storage. A heated towel rack with towels missing. An exposed incandescent light bulb directly over the bathtub. And a thick wood frame over the sinks with no mirror. The frame reads “howdy.”

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This is embedded into the floor.

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This bathroom has two showers. So when the cowboys come home from a hard day of roping cattle, they can take showers at the same time and reach around for warm towels.

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Another cluttered bedroom with exposed ceiling.

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It has its own kitchen.

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Here’s another bathroom. A dustpan is available near the toilet.

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The shower looks like this.

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The bathroom is also the laundry room. The mirror is there so the cowboy can admire his hat while he pees.

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Here’s the main kitchen with a million bottles on the shelves. Looks like they spent big money to add Venetian plaster to the ceiling.

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What are all of those bottles? And why are the kitchen cabinet drawers and doors missing?

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Yes, that’s John Wayne on the back of the chair.

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Cluttered bonus room.

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More antlers and clutter.

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And we finish with another bathroom. Sure to upset 50% of buyers and please 50% of buyers, the toilet seat lid is completely removed. Yee haw!!

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Clutter · Kitchen · Other International Cities · Safety Issue · Staging · Taxidermy

Scary Bunks

December 29th, 2016 · 4 Comments

The top bunk looks awfully close to the ceiling fan blades!

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Scary.

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How about these scary looking bunk beds?!

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(yes, we know those are storage shelves)

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue · Staging

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.

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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