Entries Tagged as 'Drywall Damage'

Icky Ithaca, NY Home

June 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

A disaster of a home located in Ithaca, New York.  The front porch roof has fallen off.

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Very messy kitchen with ugly wallpaper.

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Ugly orange carpet on the stairs and more clutter at the top.

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Messy bedroom with Eminem poster, analog TV, broken ceiling light, and unmade bed.

messy bedroom Eminem poster clutter home house Ithaca New York real estate

Another messy bedroom with a Simba Lion King poster.

messy bedroom Simba Lion King poster clutter home house Ithaca New York real estate

What happened here?!  The ceiling lath boards are bowed.  Broken windowpane.  And more clutter.

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Another odd room.  The concrete blocks are a bit small for a chimney.  Maybe they were added to shore up the house?  Flowery wallpaper and dirty door.

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Tags: Carpet · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Wallpaper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

The Height of Sophistication

June 11th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Let’s see what some luxury real estate experts have to say about this dirty and messy foreclosure home.

“This estate has no rivals and no property like it has ever before been marketed in Arizona or the Southwest.”

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“Eye-catching cabinetry throughout.”
“A gourmet kitchen with slab granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances.”

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“Conceived as an emotion evoking interplay of poetic forms and graceful spaces all working together as one thought, the residence is being sold with all of its custom furnishings included.”

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“Not to be described but experienced, it is an estate that teases the mind and massages the senses.”

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“The poolside garden coddles your every whim and fantasy with the finest appointments, amenities, and design features available anywhere.”

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“Embodying timeless quality and character, this charming home offers seclusion and an ambiance rarely discovered.”

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“From the enchanting backyard to the custom-made furnishings, no detail is forgotten and no discriminating buyer will be disappointed.”

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Foreclosure · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Cabinets · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Mad At the World

June 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A man in Surprise, Arizona was indicted June 9th by a grand jury for damaging his home that went into foreclosure.  Here’s the article.  Finally the legal system is going after people who destroy their homes.  It’s a felony in Arizona.  Oddly enough, most of the comments from the article are in support of the criminal.

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This is from a Phoenix home:
Getting mad at the bank because they foreclosed your house will teach them a lesson.  “If I can’t have it, they can’t have it.”

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angry homeowner foreclosure damage vandalism drywall Phoenix home house

angry homeowner foreclosure damage vandalism drywall Phoenix home house

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

Fire In the Bedroom

June 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Did a candle fall over and catch the room on fire?

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Extensive drywall damage.

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

The Tree of Knowledge

June 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Obviously, someone didn’t eat the apple, otherwise they would have known to paint over the tree and flowers before selling.

tree iris flowers painted mural bedroom wall bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

The house was built in 1974.  The brick flooring looks 35 years old.

1974 ugly red brick floor bad MLS photos Phoenix home house real estate

A new design concept in showers and bathrooms.  Open and accessible.

open shower walls missing bathroom vanity bad MLS photos Phoenix home house real estate

Someone opened the door too far and then did a terrible drywall patch job.

drywall patch repair door knob bad MLS photos Phoenix home house real estate

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Beat Up Foreclosure Home

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

This Phoenix foreclosure home doesn’t look pretty from the front.

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The inside is worse.  Either an angry home owner or vandals destroyed the entire house.

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The floor was swept and the windows were boarded up.

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damaged destroyed ruined foreclosure home house Phoenix

damaged destroyed ruined foreclosure home house Phoenix

damaged destroyed ruined foreclosure home house Phoenix

damaged destroyed ruined foreclosure home house Phoenix

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage

The Rolling Stones & Pink Floyd Slept Here

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

I had the displeasure of previewing this $111,000 home in north Phoenix.  The room addition was built without a city building permit.  And it showed.  Here’s a wall mural of the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd logos.

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Another view.

Rolling Stones lips tongue logo Pink Floyd pyramid logo wall paint bad MLS photos

An unexplained hole in the wall next to the Rolling Stones logo.  Shouldn’t it be on the Pink Floyd side as another brick in the wall?

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Part of the addition to the house, with wood paneling.

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One of the bedrooms served as a bathroom for a dog or incontinent human.

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The view from the other side of the room.  I had to hold my breath.

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Ugly ceiling fan with a bad ceiling repair.

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A lot of problems with the ceiling drywall throughout the house.

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They caulked the windows with that orange spray foam stuff.

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The patio.

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This is how they store their extra fluorescent light bulbs outside on the patio.

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The kitchen.

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Tags: Carpet · Kitchen · Bedroom · Foreclosure · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Repairs · Faux Paint & Murals · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Window · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan · Drywall Damage

Water Damage

May 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Thanks to major water damage, this foreclosure home is reduced in price to $52,000.

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

Five Bathroom Mirror Reflections

May 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Dogs are not self-aware of their reflections in mirrors.  Neither are these five amateur photographers.  Here we have a father and son team at a Scottsdale bathroom.

man person people in real estate photos poor photography mirror reflection bathroom

man person people in real estate photos poor photography mirror reflection bathroom

man person people in real estate photos poor photography mirror reflection bathroom

man person people in real estate photos poor photography mirror reflection bathroom

man person people in real estate photos poor photography mirror reflection bathroom

The photographer from the blue bathroom is giving you the finger in the next bathroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Drywall Damage · People In Photos

Out of Control Home Owner

May 22nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

The owner (we are assuming, of course) of this Phoenix home destroyed his/her house because it went to foreclosure.  Or vandals did it.  Either way, it’s illegal to damage a house regardless if the bank owns it or not.  Take a look at how this home was damaged enough to make it priced at $47,900.  The neighbors are probably not happy that their home values just dropped accordingly thanks to someone with anger management issues.

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angry home owner foreclosure home drywall damage vandalism destroyed Phoenix house

angry home owner foreclosure home drywall damage vandalism destroyed Phoenix house

angry home owner foreclosure home drywall damage vandalism destroyed Phoenix house

angry home owner foreclosure home drywall damage vandalism destroyed Phoenix house

angry home owner foreclosure home drywall damage vandalism destroyed Phoenix house

According to an article from the Arizona Republic newspaper, the FBI’s Mortgage Task Force unit is now arresting people who damage their foreclosed homes.  Also, a real estate investor was arrested for trying to sell his house’s appliances and cabinets on craigslist.

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