Entries Tagged as 'Drywall Damage'

New Drywall Product Available

May 21st, 2016 · 2 Comments

Using gypsum board or sheetrock is so outdated.  Everyone’s now using cardboard as drywall.

Wendy's hamburgers napkins cardboard box used as sheetrock drywall in laundry Chandler Arizona home house for sale

Cardboard from a Wendy’s hamburger napkin box!

Wendy's hamburgers napkins cardboard box used as sheetrock drywall in laundry Chandler Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Chandler, AZ Homes · Laundry Room

Positive Marketing

April 8th, 2016 · 4 Comments

The seller of this house is very upbeat.

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The following comments are actual quotes from the seller, corresponding with each photo.

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“Partially rehabbed already.”

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“This is a winner.”

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“Lots of upside.”

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“Great bones.”

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“Up and coming neighborhood.”

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“Just like John Mellencamp says…”

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“…little pink houses.”

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“Opportunity calls.”

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Window · Graffiti · Drywall Damage · Laundry Room

Half the Battle (Creek)

March 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments

One of our readers sent us photos of homes in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Here are 2 of the best/worst.

Very a-peeling home?

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Were they going for a pseudo-modern industrial look at this house?

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Tags: Paint · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

Watch Out For Spiders & Scorpions

February 9th, 2016 · 6 Comments

I showed this house yesterday.  We were greeted by stained, ripped carpet on the stairs.  Not a good sign.  And then we saw this in the master bedroom.  Scorpion bug spray on the dresser.

Hot Shot spider scorpion bug spray on dresser bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house

Time for a new mattress in another bedroom.

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And the hole in the wall was another great selling feature.  The buyer said no.

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Rotted Baseboards

January 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Eventually the baseboards will rot away until they are completely gone.

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They’re almost gone.

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The sellers are out selecting new faucets right now.

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They want buyers to see that there is copper plumbing.

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The bathroom has a window.

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More rotten baseboards in the hallway.

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And in this corner.

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Assuming a child wrote that note and that he/she lives here, would that exposed hole and switch be safe for a child (or an adult)?

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Another hole.

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They used a shoelace to keep the oven door up.

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Dirty carport.

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Another view of the carport.  By the way, this was a short sale.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Safety Issue · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Drywall Damage

Toilet Tank Lid Problem Solved

January 22nd, 2016 · 5 Comments

When they remodeled the bathroom, they installed the toilet too close to the wall.

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Look how they had to cut a hole in the drywall!  Impressive.

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Tags: Bathroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Drywall Damage

Houston Hovel Part 2 – Bedrooms, Insulation, & Porch

January 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Today we look at this Houston home’s living room, bedrooms, and yard.

Did it snow in Houston?

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They thought buyers would like to see behind the walls?

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Must be fun for buyers to see this as they enter the house.

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Do you dare venture down the hallway?

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Bedroom #1

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What happened?

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Bedroom #2

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Bedroom #3

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Just sweep all the garbage outside!

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Not much space left in the storage shed.

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Tags: Living Room · Bedroom · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Hall of Shame - Messy · Other US Cities

The Dallas Cowboys vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers

October 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

It’s an epic battle.  Are the Dallas Cowboys the best football team in this house?

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Or are the Pittsburgh Steelers the best football team in this house?

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It’s a tie!  Both are great, according to these home sellers.

Pittsburgh Steelers football blanket jacket cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Drywall Damage · Bedspread

Long Lathing Impression

October 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Exposed wall with exposed and missing lath strips in Trenton, New Jersey.  This is how they used to build walls.  Must have taken forever to nail in each strip.

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Ceilings were made with lath strips too.  They didn’t have nail guns back then too.  Damaged ceiling in a Camden, New Jersey home.

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

Texas Baths

September 27th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fixer-upper bathroom in Denton, Texas.

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Looking to the right, we see…

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Houston, Texas bathroom.

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And another Houston bathroom.

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