Entries Tagged as 'Roof'

It Fell Off

December 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The stucco façade on this home’s roof is missing!

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It fell off.  So now the buyer has to deal with it?

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Tags: Roof · Peoria, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Pretty Colors

November 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Bright colors will spruce up any home.  Including fixer-uppers like this one.

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We’re crossed our fingers that the floor color is a custom stain.

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Pretty blue.

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Pretty red.

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Pretty pink.

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Pretty yellow and green.  With knotted curtains.

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Pretty awful.

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Got dust?

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They enclosed the patio.  How nice.

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Tags: Flooring · Roof · Landscaping · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Cabinets · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Siding

Two Bad Roofs At One Property

October 13th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Which roof is worse?  The house’s or the carport’s?

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Tags: Roof · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Don’t Judge a House By Its Cover

September 2nd, 2014 · 5 Comments

It might look okay in front…

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…but wait ’til you see the back!!

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper

Raze the Roof

August 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

This is really bad.  I mean, c’mon now.  Two things wrong with this Mesa, Arizona patio roof:
1. They used the wrong roofing material, roof shingles, when they should have used rolled SIS roofing material.  The slope of the patio roof is too low for regular shingles.
2. They didn’t trim the sides.

incorrect roofing material used on patio roof shingles instead of rolled SIS amateur bad fixer-upper Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale photo

The only thing they cut were corners.  What other home maintenance items did they skimp on?

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Tags: Roof · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Blight In Blythe

August 3rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

Dilapidated house/shack in Blythe, California.  The foam roof is shot.  That’s why you see orange instead of white.  The house isn’t much better.

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The siding is in bad shape.  Odd that they used wood planks.  Blythe is located near the California/Arizona border and is hot, hot, hot in the summer.  The sun bakes the wood.

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Ask your home inspector to check the foundation.  If it has one, that is.

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Tags: Roof · Fixer-Upper · Siding · Other US Cities

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

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008.  Thank goodness.  They are typically neglected homes.  Here’s a recent example.  And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market.  This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing.  It sold for less due to the condition.

Cracked toilet tank.  How does that happen?  Mildew on the shower grout.

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More problems in the bathtub.

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The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Wet bar.

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The carpet is shot.

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A bedroom.

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There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

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The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

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The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.

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Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.

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The roof on the addition is buckling.

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Another broken window.

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The security door is not attached.

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Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar

Patio Pleaser

July 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Covered patios are highly desirable home features in Phoenix.

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So are new roofs.

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And nice landscaping.

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But in Phoenix, any shade is good shade.

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Tags: Roof · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Fixer-Upper

Lattice Help This House

June 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

What can we do to improve the curb appeal of this house?  Remove the lattice.  New roof, new paint, new landscaping.

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Tags: Roof · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Paint · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper