Entries Tagged as 'Roof'

Disasters Can Be Prevented With Maintenance

August 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

When you neglect your roof like this…

neglected destroyed damaged deteriorated old roof shingles worn out Glendale Arizona home

…your master bedroom ends up like this…

master bedroom ceiling damage from bad roof shingles Glendale Arizona home house

…and your family room ends up like this.

family room ceiling damage from bad roof shingles Glendale Arizona home house

Adding plastic to your roof is only a temporary bandage to the problem.

bad roof shingles blue plastic tarp covering the hole Glendale Arizona home house

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Tags: Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Roof

Lack of Curb Appeal

May 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Rusty power pole right in the front yard of a Phoenix home.

ugly poor curb appeal rusty power pole in front yard Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Rusty roof in Pensacola, Florida.

ugly poor curb appeal rusty metal roof Pensacola Florida home house photo

Bright yellow & green paint colors on a Rochester, New York home.  Might appeal to University of Oregon alumni.  Go, Ducks!

ugly poor curb appeal yellow green exterior paint Rochester New York home house photo

The broken fence gate won’t excite many buyers at this Phoenix home.

ugly poor curb appeal broken gate chain link fence in front yard Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fence or Wall · Other US Cities · Paint · Phoenix Homes · Roof

Free Stuff With Full Price Offer!

April 7th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Buy this Glendale, Arizona home and pay full price and the seller will include all the extra stuff for free!

very messy cluttered home house junk garbage stuff Glendale Arizona real estate photo

Dishes, towels, food, and more too.

very messy cluttered home house junk garbage stuff Glendale Arizona real estate photo

Everything will be left to the buyer to handle.

very messy cluttered home house junk garbage stuff Glendale Arizona real estate photo

The buyer gets to finish the drywall patches at the sky light and wall A/C unit too.

very messy cluttered home house junk garbage stuff Glendale Arizona real estate photo

Another view of this room so the buyer can see the flooring.

very messy cluttered home house junk garbage stuff Glendale Arizona real estate photo

The home office is set up and ready to go.

very messy cluttered home house junk garbage stuff Glendale Arizona real estate photo

Endless possibilities and personal items in the family room.

very messy cluttered home house junk garbage stuff Glendale Arizona real estate photo

An aviary is set up on the back patio.

very messy cluttered home house junk garbage stuff Glendale Arizona real estate photo

Haven’t a clue, but it has electricity.

very messy cluttered home house junk garbage stuff Glendale Arizona real estate photo

The roof has extra protection with a plastic tarp held down with pallets.

bad roof plastic tarp pallets Glendale Arizona real estate photo

The property is situated on a large lot with farm animal approval.  Yes, that is a steer.

steer in back yard filled with clutter junk garbage stuff Glendale Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Clutter · Entertainment/Media Niche · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Paradise Valley, AZ Homes · Patio · Roof · Staging

Hail Damage To Roof Shingles

April 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments

This is what asphalt roof shingles look like after a heavy hail storm.  Lots of pits.
From a Glendale, Arizona home.
Parts of the Phoenix area were hit hard by hail in October 2010.  My buyers bought a home in Peoria in December with a new roof.  All of the homes in the neighborhood had new roofs.  I told them it was like moving into a new subdivision because they won’t have to see an ugly roof for 20 years.  All of the homes were elevated in appearance.
We’re seeing a lot of roof replacements in February, March, and April 2011, most covered by insurance.  At $4000-$5000 a pop, that’s a lot of money and employment pumping into our economy.  Buyers of bank-owned foreclosure properties have to be careful of roof condition now; if the hail damage occurred before or after the bank took over, there’s no replacement by insurance; the buyer’s on the hook.

heavy hard hail damage to asphalt roof shingles Glendale Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Roof

Major Roof Damage

March 29th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Here’s a home that probably needs to be bulldozed.  It had extensive roof damage which destroyed the home.

This is the master bedroom ceiling.  Rust, mold, water damage.

master bedroom ceiling roof major damage fixer-upper tear-down Phoenix Arizona home house

More of the master bedroom ceiling.

master bedroom ceiling roof major damage fixer-upper tear-down Phoenix Arizona home house

The master bathroom with ugly wallpaper.

master bathroom ugly wallpaper fixer-upper tear-down Phoenix Arizona home house

Another bedroom with mold & mildew.  And ugly orange carpet.

bedroom mold mildew ugly orange carpet fixer-upper tear-down Phoenix Arizona home house

This is the bedroom’s ceiling.  What happened up there?  Was it a flat roof that filled with water and collapsed?

bedroom ceiling roof major damage fixer-upper tear-down Phoenix Arizona home house

The living room with old dirty ugly red carpet.

living room ugly old dirty red carpet fixer-upper tear-down Phoenix Arizona home house

The living room ceiling.

living room ceiling roof major damage fixer-upper tear-down Phoenix Arizona home house

The front entry.  Is this house worth saving?

front entry major damage fixer-upper tear-down Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Carpet · Ceiling · Fixer-Upper · Living Room · Mold & Mildew · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Wallpaper · Water Damage

Best of Worst Curb Appeal

March 4th, 2011 · 7 Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Curb Appeal go to:

8th Place – Ontario, Canada.  Where Rainbow Bright lives.

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7th Place – Stacked tile façade out front creates a 3-D effect.  Got a chisel?  A weed eater?  A roofer?

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6th Place – All buyers love a pile of concrete on driveways.  Makes the home feel welcoming and well-loved.

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5th Place – Step on the gas and skip this one.

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4th Place – Tumbleweeds!

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3rd Place – This is not how you attract full-price offers.  Or any offers, for that matter.

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2nd Place – This Atlanta peach of a house looks like the pits.  It’s curb appeal, not curb a peeled.

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1st Place – Is this the house Bristol Palin recently bought in Maricopa, Arizona?

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Landscaping · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Siding · Worst Of

Best of Worst Home Roofs

February 12th, 2011 · No Comments

The UglyHousePhotos Awards for Worst Roof go to:

7th Place –  No much left of the shingles.  Most of the granules have come off.

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6th Place – Worn-out shingles and not finished off neatly at the end.  They just sorta flop over the edge.

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5th Place – Foam roofs require maintenance and re-coating or else they end up looking like this.

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4th Place – Won’t have to worry about disposing of used shingles; they’re already gone.

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3rd Place – Must have been one heck of a windstorm.

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2nd Place – The shingles are shot.  The roof is falling apart.  An ugly mess.

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1st Place – Total neglect from the sellers.  Exposed wood.  Looks like they used rolled SIS roofing material instead of shingles.  Water and sun have damaged the roof.  It’s sunken in.  A total loss.

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down bad roof rot Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Worst Of

Help These Six Kitchens

January 5th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Wallpaper used to cover the back of the kitchen cabinets.  Dusty chandelier.

dusty old chandelier wallpaper on top of cabinet back fixer-upper kitchen Phoenix Arizona

If you’re going to paint the hinges, why not finish the painting project?  The new trend in kitchens in 2011 is exposed counters.

fixer-upper kitchen cabinets painted hinges missing counters Phoenix Arizona home house

The condiment kitchen.  Yellow for mustard, red for ketchup, white for mayonnaise.  Just need some green for pickle relish.

yellow white red paint kitchen cabinets wall ugly fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house

Checkerboard back splash tile pattern.  Orange paint.

checkerboard white red back splash tile pattern kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house

Wallpaper placed over the cabinet and drawer doors in this Macon, Georgia kitchen.

wallpaper placed over kitchen cabinet drawer doors fixer-upper Macon Georgia home house

No counter space in this cluttered Pensacola, Florida kitchen.

cluttered kitchen refrigerator magnets no counter space Pensacola Florida home house

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Tags: Cabinets · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Lighting · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Real Estate Statistics · Refrigerator Magnets · Roof · Wallpaper

Razing the Roof

December 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

Have we got a doozie of a fixer-upper for you today.  Enjoy!

This is the best photo of the bunch.  They like to work on cars.  More on that later.

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down car repairs Phoenix Arizona home house photo

This Phoenix home has no central air conditioning.

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down window air conditioner Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Everything is haphazard.

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down window air conditioner Phoenix Arizona home house photo

They have Christmas decorations on the roof (from 2003).  Wood rot and termite damage.

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down wood rot damage termite Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Years of neglect.

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down bad roof Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The shingles have disappeared and the plywood is rotting.

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down bad roof rot Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Looking down on the roof.  Piecemeal construction and repairs.

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down bad roof rot Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Another view on top of the roof.  Is that a security system horn?  To protect what?

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down bad roof rot Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Is it any surprise that the inside of the house was neglected too?

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down bad ceiling Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Junkyard.  With a chicken coop?

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down junkyard back yard Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Nice carport.  It was disclosed that there is motor oil contamination of the soil from all the junky car repairs.

ugly fixer-upper damaged tear-down junkyard back yard Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Ceiling · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Phoenix Homes · Roof

Broken Windows & a Bad Roof

October 8th, 2010 · 2 Comments

There is nothing exciting or enticing about a boarded up window.

broken boarded up window fixer-upper foreclosure home house Phoenix Arizona photo

Different home.  Broken windows must be replaced if a buyer uses FHA financing.  Same with the damaged roof.  Good luck getting the bank to fix them.  Which then results in a cash investor buying the home for less, which brings down property values in the neighborhood.  It’s only $100-$200 to fix a window.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Glendale, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Weeds · Window