Entries Tagged as 'Drywall Damage'

Bad Repair Jobs

March 27th, 2009 · No Comments

This homeowner decided to retexture the ceiling of the laundry room, but forgot to tape off the light and exhaust fan.  And then he left it that way while the house was up for sale.

bad amateur ceiling texture repair

This homeowner installed new drywall and forgot to paint it before selling.

bad amateur drywall patch texture repair

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Repairs · Ceiling · Drywall Damage

Water Damage In a Glendale, Arizona Home

March 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I showed this Glendale, Arizona foreclosure home yesterday to clients.  We were grossed out by the kitchen and the bathroom.  The kitchen sink cabinet had enough water leaks to cause this damage to the cabinet bottom.  Moldy, mildewy, gross.

mold mildew water leak damaged kitchen sink cabinet bottom foreclosure Glendale Arizona

The upstairs bathroom evidently leaked down to the downstairs guest bathroom, causing drywall damage.

drywall damage water leak bathroom ceiling Glendale Arizona foreclosure home house

Close-up shot of the water damaged hole.  Note the black drywall.  Mold?  Mildew?

drywall damage water leak bathroom ceiling Glendale Arizona foreclosure mold mildew

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Tags: Foreclosure · Glendale, AZ Homes · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling Fan · Water Damage · Drywall Damage

Condemned Home In Glendale, Arizona

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Look what my clients & I saw taped to the front door of this Glendale, Arizona foreclosure home: a letter from the City of Glendale condemning the house.  [click on photo to expand]

notice of condemned property city zoning violation safety hazard Glendale Arizona home

Seems that the previous owners had added a room addition without city building permits.  The room addition’s foundation wasn’t built properly, causing it to break away from the house.  The notice of condemned property states:
1) Roof leaks/unstable HVAC headers
2) Rafters dry rotted/termite infestation
3) Underslab plumbing leaks
4) Slab foundation - unstable, cracked, water damage
5) Non-permitted room addition

Here’s where the room addition separated from the main house.

notice of condemned property Glendale Arizona foreclosure home zoning violation foundation crack

The previous owners were angry with the bank because they (the owners) did not pay their fair share of the mortgage.  Evidently, it was the bank’s fault.  So the owners posted this note inside the house.  Pardon the language.

naughty greedy bank foreclosure angry owners Glendale Arizona home house

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Tags: Hazards · Zoning Violation · Safety Issue · Glendale, AZ Homes · Mold & Mildew · Ceiling · Water Damage · Drywall Damage · Room Addition

Subterranean Termites In Glendale, Arizona

March 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

They have a saying in Phoenix about termites:  you’ve either had ‘em or you’re gonna get ‘em.  The termites in the Phoenix area are subterranean termites, not the flying ones.  These pests crawl up from the dirt.

Here’s another Glendale, Arizona foreclosure home I showed to clients yesterday.  Imagine our surprise when we were greeted by three hanging termite tubes in the living room.  The termites had to crawl & chew their way from the ground up 8 feet at least, then over a few feet, and then down.  How long did it take them to go that far?  How much damage did they do?

hanging subterranean termite tube Glendale Arizona home house foreclosure

From another angle.  This one was about 14-15 inches long.

hanging subterranean termite tube Glendale Arizona home house foreclosure

The 2nd longest tube, about 6 inches long.

hanging subterranean termite tube Glendale Arizona home house foreclosure

Another angle showing all three tubes.  Other pieces had fallen off and landed on the window seat below.

hanging subterranean termite tube Glendale Arizona home house foreclosure

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Tags: Foreclosure · Glendale, AZ Homes · Drywall Damage · Termite Damage

Why?! Two Exposed Outlets & a Hole?! Why?!

March 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m still shaking my head.  Why would you publish a close-up photo of exposed outlets and a hole in the drywall when promoting the sale of this home?

two exposed electric outlets drywall hole fixer-upper bad MLS photos Phoenix real estate

Same house.  Now a close-up photo of the house numbers!

close-up photo of house numbers dumb bad MLS photos Phoenix real estate

Photographer’s reflection in the bathroom mirror.  Green paint.  Wallpaper border.

bathroom poor photography mirror reflection dumb bad MLS photos Phoenix real estate

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Tags: Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Poor Photography · Drywall Damage · People In Photos

Foreclosure Damage

February 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Another foreclosure home vandalized.

vandalized bank-owned foreclosure home Phoenix real estate

vandalized bank-owned foreclosure home Phoenix real estate

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

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover

February 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Except when it’s a complete fixer-upper like this bank-owned Phoenix home.  Doesn’t look pretty on the outside.

bank-owned foreclosure home fixer-upper Phoenix real estate bad MLS photos

Doesn’t look pretty on the inside either.

bank-owned foreclosure home fixer-upper Phoenix real estate bad MLS photos

bank-owned foreclosure home fixer-upper Phoenix real estate bad MLS photos

Out back isn’t any better.

bank-owned foreclosure home fixer-upper Phoenix real estate bad MLS photos

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Stolen Copper Pipes

February 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Another bank-owned foreclosure home that was vandalized by copper thieves.

copper pipe plumbing theft vandalized home foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix real estate

copper pipe plumbing theft vandalized home foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix real estate

copper pipe plumbing theft vandalized home foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix real estate

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Tags: Bathroom · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Surprise Disaster

February 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Foreclosure home in Surprise, Arizona was vandalized.  By the previous owners or by hoodlums?  Let’s take a look.

vandalized bank-owned foreclosure fixer-upper home Surprise Arizona

An apple a day couldn’t keep the bad apples away from the kitchen.

destroyed kitchen vandalized bank-owned foreclosure fixer-upper home Surprise Arizona

What a shame.  People have no respect.

destroyed window vandalized bank-owned foreclosure fixer-upper home Surprise Arizona

Unbelievable.

destroyed bathroom vandalized bank-owned foreclosure fixer-upper home Surprise Arizona

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Foreclosure · Fireplace · Surprise, AZ Homes · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage

Bank-Owned Fixer-Upper

February 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Phoenix foreclosure home.  The front wall was tagged with graffiti.  The wood shingles on the walls are rotting.  At least the hazard insurance rates will be lower with a fire hydrant on the property.

Phoenix foreclosure bank-owned fixer-upper home house bad MLS photos

The wrong type of material was used in the bathroom.  Melamine is not waterproof.

Phoenix bathroom fixer-upper home house bad MLS photos

Amateur sponge painting.

ugly sponge paint Phoenix fixer-upper foreclosure home house bad MLS photos

More sponge painting.

ugly sponge paint Phoenix fixer-upper foreclosure home house bad MLS photos

Bedroom with red carpet and a hole in the wall.

drywall hole red carpet Phoenix fixer-upper foreclosure home house bad MLS photos

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage