Entries Tagged as 'Roof'

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

[Read more →]

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?

fixer-upper falling down bad roof siding ugly curb appeal Houston Texas home house

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

messy cluttered junky bedroom fixer-upper Houston Texas home house

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

[Read more →]

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.

damaged mailbox Phoenix home house real estate photo

[Read more →]

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.

ugly white picket fence plywood gate metal roof fixer-upper foreclosure home Phoenix house

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

ugly cheap thin metal roof fixer-upper foreclosure home Phoenix house real estate

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

back yard electric panel porch roof fixer-upper foreclosure home Phoenix house real estate

Supposedly this is the living room.

ugly living room fixer-upper foreclosure home Phoenix house real estate

The kitchen.

ugly kitchen fixer-upper foreclosure home Phoenix house real estate

[Read more →]

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.

front porch roof overhang bowed damaged fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix home house

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.

front porch roof overhang bowed damaged fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix home house

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

kitchen ceiling damage drywall sheet fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix home house

All of the carpeting was stained and dirty.

carpet dirty stained filthy fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix home house

[Read more →]

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.

ugly roof shingles mansard style Phoenix home house poor curb appeal

[Read more →]

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.

electric outlet fire smoke safety issue hazard Austin Texas home house fixer-upper

Mildew in the shower grout.  Gross.

mildew shower tub grout bathroom Austin Texas home house fixer-upper

Huge crack on the patio.

huge structural crack concrete patio floor Austin Texas home house fixer-upper

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

untrimmed roof shingles no flashing Austin Texas home house fixer-upper

[Read more →]

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.

ugly 3-D tile façade home house exterior bad curb appeal weeds Phoenix real estate

090824h.jpg

[Read more →]

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.

extensive massive total fire damage foreclosure home tear-down house Phoenix

extensive massive total fire damage foreclosure home tear-down house Phoenix kitchen

extensive massive total fire damage foreclosure home tear-down house Phoenix bathroom

extensive massive total fire damage foreclosure home tear-down house Phoenix

extensive massive total fire damage foreclosure home tear-down house Phoenix back yard

extensive massive total fire damage foreclosure home tear-down house Phoenix back yard

extensive massive total fire damage foreclosure home tear-down house Phoenix pool

[Read more →]

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.

kitchen fire damage before after photos vacant foreclosure home house Phoenix

Here’s how it looked in 2006.

kitchen fire damage before after photos vacant foreclosure home house Phoenix

The fire seems to have been centered around the dishwasher.

kitchen fire damage before after photos vacant foreclosure home house Phoenix

The before photo from 2006.

kitchen fire damage before after photos vacant foreclosure home house Phoenix

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

mold mildew water damage bedroom walls Phoenix foreclosure home house

The roof, to ensure the fire was put out.

roof damage hole fire Phoenix foreclosure home house

[Read more →]

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