Entries Tagged as 'Roof'

Mold & Roof Issues In the Guest House

November 24th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The guest house has roof issues which lead to mold issues.  The guest house bathroom has issues with soap scum and mildew.  Yuk.

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This is the guest house.  Would you live there?

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In the main house, there are issues with poor home staging in the living room.

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The kitchen should be cleared out too.

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No wonder it took over 9 months to sell.

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Tags: Roof · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Mold & Mildew

In Need of Remodeling

November 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Poor kitchen with its avocado green oven, flagstone back splash, and wood paneling up top.

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Missing flooring.  Weird ceiling.  Very long window drapes.

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Pretty awful looking diagonal structural crack.  Red flag, for sure.

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The back yard.

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The driveway for very skinny cars.  Rusty evaporative cooler.

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The garage needs a new roof and new doors.  And a new water heater too.

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Tags: Roof · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Driveway · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling

Aqua Fresh In San Diego

November 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

One of our readers spotted this home in San Diego.  The homeowners have taken liberty with aqua blue paint for the garage door and eaves.  It’s a burst of energy.  If you stare at the garage door, you’ll be hypnotized and won’t notice the awful roof.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Garage or Carport · Other US Cities

One Condo - Three Satellite Dishes

October 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Three satellite dishes at this Glendale, Arizona condo because…?
1) He’s a sports nut and wants to watch games on 3 TVs instead of flipping channels or buying a TV with picture-in-picture?
2) There are three families or roommates living here?
3) They’re comparing satellite TV providers?

three satellite dishes on the roof Glendale Arizona condo real estate photo

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Tags: Roof · Glendale, AZ Homes

Fixer-Upper In Houston, Texas

October 18th, 2009 · 6 Comments

This Houston home is about to fall down.  Is anything worth saving?

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Messy room with piles of stuff.  By the way, A&E TV’s awesome series “Hoarders” will begin Season 2 on November 30th!!!

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They forgot their prescription medicine.  And a few other items too.

messy cluttered junky bedroom fixer-upper Houston Texas home house

Cluttered kitchen which is more organized than expected.

messy cluttered junky kitchen fixer-upper Houston Texas home house

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Time For a New Mailbox

October 16th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Mailboxes can’t be that expensive.  These people used string to hold down their smashed up mailbox.  Why did the photographer take the photo with the mailbox in it?

smashed damaged mailbox held on by string Phoenix home house real estate photo

This house’s mailbox is on its last breath.  Ugly roof.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes

Another Total Fixer-Upper

September 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Some lucky soul picked up this Phoenix fixer-upper for $15,000.  Good luck.

Ugly white picket fence.  Plywood gate!  Ugly bushes.  Metal roof.

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Side view of the front.  Notice the cheap thin metal roof.  And the wavy wall.  And the neighbor’s fence that’s propped up.

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The back yard needs work.  The electric panel is half missing.  The back door roof is shot (notice the cinder block on top).

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Supposedly this is the living room.

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The kitchen.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper

Porch Roof Overhang Falling Down

September 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments

New foreclosure listing in Phoenix at a very tempting $49,900.  The promotional photos seemed odd as if the front porch roof was bowed.  I visited the home for a client anyway and discovered that the roof was indeed bowed.

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The porch roof has practically collapsed and barely held up by the center post.  The rest of the roof had shingle patches in various locations.

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Think they might have had other roof issues?  Ceiling damage in the kitchen was covered up by screwing on a sheet of drywall!

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All of the carpeting was stained and dirty.

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Tags: Carpet · Roof · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling

Sad Roof

September 8th, 2009 · 6 Comments

An ugly roof can lower the curb appeal.  This type of roof style is a mansard roof adaptation.  A true mansard style roof has four sloping sides and a pitched roof at the top, similar to an old red barn.  In Phoenix, these homes have a flat foam roof with the sloping sides.  Not very common here, because the sides serve no real purpose other than ugly decoration.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes

Awful Austin, Texas Home

August 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Fixer-upper home in Austin from top to bottom.  A little electric fire in the hallway.

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Mildew in the shower grout.  Gross.

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Huge crack on the patio.

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Terrible roofing job on the patio overhang.  They could have trimmed the shingles and installed proper flashing.

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Tags: Roof · Bathroom · Safety Issue · Patio · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities