Squatter’s rights? Creepy. I’ve seen this scenario several times in my career. It’s scary to see buckets used as toilets and scary to think the vagrant might return any minute. Another time, I showed a vacant house and then the supposedly vacant guest house. I unlocked the guest house and opened the door but it was stuck. I told my clients, “It feels like someone is pushing back on the door.” And then there was a voice from inside, “There is!” Oh, boy. We got out of there quickly. I called the listing agent and she said, “Oh, he’s back again. That’s the third time now.”
Entries Tagged as 'Garbage and/or Junk'
April 7th, 2016 · 2 Comments
March 10th, 2016 · 3 Comments
Yes, people really live like this.
Looking at it from the opposite direction.
Bedroom with junk.
Dirty bedroom with knotted curtains.
Another bedroom. The cleanest room in the house.
Messy family room.
Fairly clean bathroom.
March 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment
February 18th, 2016 · No Comments
It’s fun to hang out on the patio. Maybe go for a swim too?
January 28th, 2016 · No Comments
Eventually the baseboards will rot away until they are completely gone.
They’re almost gone.
The sellers are out selecting new faucets right now.
They want buyers to see that there is copper plumbing.
The bathroom has a window.
More rotten baseboards in the hallway.
And in this corner.
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)?
They used a shoelace to keep the oven door up.
Another view of the carport. By the way, this was a short sale.
January 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment
It was a Phoenix thing to build entertainment/media niches so you could surround your TVs with collectibles and audio equipment. Sometimes they are used as storage for supplies.
People don’t know what to do with them.
They were originally designed for those massive thick rear-projection TV sets. Now what do you do with that big open space?
These sellers gave up and did nothing.
This seller was determined to fill every nook and cranny.
These media niches are great for collecting dust.
January 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments
Thank you to our reader CG who waited patiently for two weeks until we posted these photos of an Evansville, Indiana home.
They say you should replace your mattress every eight years.
The cabinet on the left has been rotting for years. Check out the bathroom floor!
Is that gray tub filled with water?! Nice mold and mildew. And people live with that?
Curl up by the stain and enjoy a romantic fire.
By the way, this is a short sale.
Custom window treatments.
Thank you, CG, for sharing this amazing home with us.
January 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments
Pre-foreclosure sale in Phoenix. Lookin’ good so far.
It has a pantry with an almost-see-through door.
The boy in the bubble?
Needs help. The photographer and the bathroom.
One out of four isn’t bad.
The best room of the house.
The air freshener really helps.
Instead of a hole in the door, how about adding a window or skylight to this dark bathroom?
The clump of hair is impressive.
Weed you want to buy this house?
It’s rare to see a home in Phoenix without a patio cover. Perhaps they tore it down? There are holes in the wall above the sliding doors. By the way, did you notice the cat under the table?
At least the air conditioner is still there.
January 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments
Today we look at this Houston home’s living room, bedrooms, and yard.
Did it snow in Houston?
They thought buyers would like to see behind the walls?
Must be fun for buyers to see this as they enter the house.
Do you dare venture down the hallway?
Just sweep all the garbage outside!
Not much space left in the storage shed.
January 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment
Short sale home. It’s been vacant since 2010. But after seeing the floppy disks in the office, maybe vacant since 1990?
Well-maintained carpet, not. [I had to block out the profanity]
If the house has been vacant for over 5 years, do NOT open the refrigerator!
The pink toilet seat adds a bit of whimsy to the bathroom.
By the way, the buyer was required to pay $5,000 in past due HOA fines! Ouch.