Entries Tagged as 'Roof'

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: Roof · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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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.

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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