Entries Tagged as 'Roof'

Damp Dumb Dump - part 1 of 3

January 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

It’s hard to find any redeeming features of this horrible Phoenix home.  Years of neglect & craziness have left it nearly beyond repair.  The past owners bought it in 1994.  It went into foreclosure and is now on the market for $33,900.  Believe it or not, it received multiple offers in two days above asking price.

Major roof leak.

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This isn’t something that happened overnight.  It had been leaking for years.  Check out the extensive wood rot.

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How could they not know what was going on?

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A/C ductwork.

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There was a water/roof leak on the other side of the house too.  Water poured down the wall.

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Tags: Roof · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Water Damage · Drywall Damage

Meteorite Found In Phoenix

January 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Residents of Phoenix, Arizona heard a hissing and buzzing sound in the middle of the night followed by a loud crash.  Astronomers at Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory were tracking a rogue meteor but could not pinpoint its exact path.

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We found it.  Here it is.  The meteorite struck this Phoenix foreclosure home dead center on the roof.

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Tags: Roof · Phoenix Homes · Window

Water Stains Aren’t Good

January 5th, 2010 · 7 Comments

A stained ceiling is not a good sign.

water stain ceiling Phoenix home house real estate photo

Oh, wait, there are more water stains on the ceiling.  How could the sellers ignore this?  By not looking up?

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Voila!  That might explain it.  Time for a new roof.

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Not sure what’s happened to the bathroom floor.

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Tags: Roof · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Ceiling · Water Damage

Fairbank, Arizona

December 22nd, 2009 · 7 Comments

Sorry for the lack of recent posts.  I was overdue for a vacation & just spent a long weekend in southeastern Arizona in Bisbee (old mining town), Tombstone (site of the OK Corral), Karchner Caverns (living cave system), the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Refuge (with 1,000s of sandhill cranes flying around & roosting), Eloy (where I did indoor skydiving at SkyVenture AZ [warning: website has loud music]), the San Pedro River, and Fairbank, Arizona (a ghost town).

Here is the only remaining house left standing in Fairbank, Arizona.

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Side view of the house.

Fairbank Arizona old home house rusted metal roof wood siding fixer-upper

The horse stable doesn’t look very stable today.

Fairbank Arizona old home house rusted metal roof wood siding fixer-upper

There is a school house too & it’s in good shape.  There’s also a commerce building that’s being renovated.  No birds in Fairbank this time of year, but it’s very popular with migrating birds & birdwatchers in the Spring.  I saw a 2.5′ rattlesnake on the state highway near Fairbank (but it was road kill).

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Tags: Roof · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

December 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Thank you, Benjamin Franklin, for the quote.  So true.  If the seller had only fixed the roof right the first time…

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…then this wouldn’t have happened inside.

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Tags: Roof · Phoenix Homes · Repairs · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Water Damage

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?

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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.

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Cluttered kitchen which is more organized than expected.

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