Entries Tagged as 'Drywall Damage'

NFL Play-Off Game Today – Why the New England Patriots Will Lose

January 10th, 2010 · 4 Comments

If all the homes in Boston look like this, then Baltimore’s going to crush the Patriots.  This is shameful.  Check out the toilet paper!!!

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This room will need a miracle just like the Patriots.

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This might be the kitchen.

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One of the bedrooms.  Nice ceiling damage.

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The attic bedroom doesn’t look much better.

bedroom attic boarded up window poor condition total fixer-upper Boston home house

Uh, a railing might make the stairs a wee bit safer.  Did they use peg board for the stair risers?

ugly unsafe staircase missing railing poor condition total fixer-upper Boston home house

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Tags: Attic · Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Wallpaper · Window

2009: The Year In Review Part 1

December 31st, 2009 · 5 Comments

Let’s review what we’ve learned this year from UglyHousePhotos:

1) Remove pets from real estate promotional photos.  And make sure your house doesn’t smell like dirty dog or smelly cat.

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2) Please complete all necessary home repairs before selling.  Buyers get scared when they see holes in walls and bad drywall patch jobs.  Appropriate flooring would be nice too; cardboard does not qualify.

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3) Clean up the back yard and clear off the patio.  A few hours spent on landscaping will be well worth it.

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4) Keep your kids out of the real estate photos unless they stay with the house.

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5) Review all real estate photos before they are shown to the public.  Stay focused on the big picture: getting buyers excited about your house and getting buyers to write offers at the highest dollar amount.

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Happy New Year!  Best wishes in 2010!!

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Tags: Back Yard · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Landscaping · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Repairs · Weeds

Extra Storage Space Under the Sink

December 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

You can never have enough storage space for your toiletries, towels, and linens, so create your own extra space: cut out the wall under the sink!
Is that a footprint of pink paint on the floor?  And how about the height of the mirror?  Too high for small kids?

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

Wall of Shame

December 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

When selling, it’s best to finish all remodeling projects.  Either open up the archway again or finish off the wall enclosure properly.

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Floor To Ceiling Copper Theft

November 20th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Thieves will go to great lengths to steal copper.  I had the displeasure of showing this home to a client; of course there weren’t photos like this to warn us of the damage.  It costs about $4,000-$5,000 to replace an air conditioning unit plus more to install new copper pipes and ductwork and to repair drywall and repaint.

The thieves stole copper from the A/C unit outside, then moved inside the house to get copper in the wall.

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They stole copper piping from the ceiling.  Since this is a vaulted ceiling, they either used an extended ladder or crawled into the attic and pushed down.

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They really had at it in the attic where the condenser is/was.  The A/C ductwork was torn, ripped, and removed.

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Attic access from the master bedroom closet.

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More copper stolen from another part of the house.

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All that work for $2.50/pound.  Arizona enacted some laws that require people to register if they are recycling large quantities with recycling companies.

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Tags: Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Vandalism & Theft

Interesting Home Presentation In Houston, Texas

November 8th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Home staging takes on a whole new meaning in Houston, Texas as you’ll see.  But first, check out the hand-laid stone floor in the kitchen.  I’ll bet it’s a real joy to sweep the floor. [correction: a reader’s sharp eyes spotted a pattern to the flooring and thinks it’s rolled vinyl.  Indeed, it appears so.  Thus, the flooring is flat.]

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Mismatched pillows and clutter.

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Mismatched mattresses and unfinished drywall.

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Mismatched fans and other clutter.

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Mirrors, mirrors, on the wall, who’s got the prettiest room of all?

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Drywall Damage · Flooring · Kitchen · Other US Cities

Smears & Stripes

October 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Get a load of this house with its striped paint and ugly sponge paint.

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Why not just paint the wall one solid color?

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This doesn’t look good.

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Attic access?

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Tags: Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Faux Paint & Murals · Paint · Phoenix Homes

Exposed Bathroom

October 7th, 2009 · 6 Comments

A little wainscoting will make this bathroom look good and new.

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

Another Messy Home

October 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Thank goodness for the garbage and junk.  It distracts you from the ugly gray and white tile.  Funny thing…there’s a dustpan on the floor just waiting to be used.  Probably fainted and fell over when it saw the mess.

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Ugly living room.  Angry foreclosed owner wanted to show the bank who’s boss by destroying the walls.

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Dirty carpet, broken glass, broken pots, etc.

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Tags: Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Tile

Miscellaneous Wall Photos

September 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Three different homes with different styles of walls.

1) Fancy wood paneling pattern.

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2) Brick wall with a repeating pattern means faux brick.  Brick paneling plus blue carpet = late 1970s?

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3) Drywall damage from vandalism (either the previous foreclosed owners or hoodlums).

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling