Entries Tagged as 'Roof'

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?

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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.

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

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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

Holy Toledo!

February 9th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Toledo, Ohio fixer-upper.  The whole house is falling apart.

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Is that a ray of sun light on the right?

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Oh, there’s where the sun’s coming from.

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Nice siding.

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Tags: Ceiling · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Roof · Siding

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