Entries Tagged as 'Roof'

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.

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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.

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

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

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Checkerboard back splash tile pattern.  Orange paint.

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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.

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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.

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This Phoenix home has no central air conditioning.

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Everything is haphazard.

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

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Years of neglect.

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The shingles have disappeared and the plywood is rotting.

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Looking down on the roof.  Piecemeal construction and repairs.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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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

Lack of Support For This Home

August 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

When they say the real estate market collapsed in Amenia, New York, they weren’t kidding!

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Roof

Super Slide Roof

July 5th, 2010 · 5 Comments

You wanted a white picket fence, you got it.  Or at least half of it.

ugly broken white picket fence bad metal roof fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house

The metal roof is a cheap alternative to more efficient roofing.

ugly broken white picket fence bad metal roof fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house

It looks like a Super Slide from the state or county fair.  Whee!  (Is that RuPaul on the right side?)

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Top notch wiring & weatherproofing where the main house meets the porch.

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Tags: Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Weeds

Three Fixer-Uppers

April 19th, 2010 · 6 Comments

These three Phoenix homes need help on the outside (and probably the inside too).

You installed a new window?  Great.  Now finish the trim around it and the door, replace the siding, and remove the bricks & debris before putting it on the market.

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Another stupid room addition.

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Looks like Godzilla took a bite out of the roof.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fire Damage · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Room Addition · Siding

Getting To the Roof of the Problem

March 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Roof shingles are not made to last forever.  Try telling that to this San Diego homeowner.

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Roofs are intended to keep the rest of the house dry.  Sometimes they rot & decay after years of neglect.  You can see through to the outside at this Dayton, Ohio home.

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How many parents do you know let their young kids play on a roof?

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Roof · Water Damage

Baltimore Tear-Down

February 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Poor Baltimore, Maryland home.  Neglected to the point of no return.

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Walls removed.  Bad old electric wiring.

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Floors with extensive water damage due to…

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…an open roof.

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The exterior.  Worth saving?

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Other US Cities · Roof