Entries Tagged as 'Roof'

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

Ugly 3-D Tile Façade

August 24th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The previous homeowner stacked ceramic tile on the outside of the house to create a 3-D effect.  The only effect it had was scaring away buyers.  The roof needs help.  The landscaping is a mess.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Weeds

Massive Fire Damage

August 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

There’s nothing worth saving at this Phoenix home after the extensive fire damage.

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Tags: Roof · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Ceiling · Fire Damage

Kitchen Fire

August 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Vacant Phoenix foreclosure home had a fire in the kitchen in 2009.

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Here’s how it looked in 2006.

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The fire seems to have been centered around the dishwasher.

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The before photo from 2006.

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Something was going on in the bedroom.  Perhaps water flooded the room and wicked up the walls?

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The roof, to ensure the fire was put out.

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Tags: Roof · Kitchen · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Water Damage · Fire Damage

Slight Roof Issue

August 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The corner of the roof is about to fall down.  Then there’s the weeds and the evaporative cooler.  Looks like a fixer-upper.

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

Vandalized Foreclosure Home

July 14th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Stolen air conditioner at a vacant foreclosure home.  How do the neighbors not see this going on and not report it to the police?!!

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The previous owners made a room addition off the back patio.  It even has its own separate entrance.

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Copper pipes stolen too.

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Graffiti on the roof.  Nice treat for the neighbors.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Graffiti

Home Regression Over Time

July 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Time lapse photos of a Phoenix home over the past three years.

2006:  The home seen here was purchased in 2006 for $223,000.

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2007:  They tried to sell it in 2007 but no takers.  Wasn’t maintained by the sellers.

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2008:  It went into foreclosure.  Oh, and had a fire.

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2009:  It sold for $11,000 cash “as is.”

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fire Damage

After the Fire

June 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The sellers of this Phoenix home were trying to sell it by short sale in September 2008 before it went to the foreclosure auction.  This is how the house looked then.

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When the house was listed in January 2009 as a bank-owned foreclosure property, it looked like this.  Fire happened somewhere in between.

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Tags: Roof · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fire Damage