Entries Tagged as 'Drywall Damage'

Ugly Little Rock, Arkansas Home

March 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Please let someone buy this ugly Little Rock home and make it beautiful again.

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Tags: Carpet · Drywall Damage · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Living Room · Other US Cities

Repairs Needed Before Selling

February 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments

It’s cheaper for sellers to make repairs before selling their homes than waiting for buyers to ask for repairs.  Buyers automatically multiply the cost of repairs by 10.

Savannah, Georgia home with damaged siding.
siding damaged fixer-upper repairs needed Savannah Georgia home house

Ft. Worth, Texas home with ugly walls (they removed the wood paneling), window, & floor.
walls floor window damaged fixer-upper repairs needed Fort Worth Texas home house

Baltimore, Maryland home with broken window, bad wall, & ugly floor.
walls floor window damaged fixer-upper repairs needed Baltimore Maryland home house

Fort Worth, Texas home’s patio needs work.  Rotted fascia boards.
patio roof fascia boards damaged fixer-upper repairs needed Fort Worth Texas home house

Wichita, Kansas home with ceiling and wall damage.
ceiling walls damaged fixer-upper repairs needed Wichita Kansas home house

Same Wichita house with unfinished repairs.
drywall patch damaged fixer-upper repairs needed Wichita Kansas home house

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Tags: Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Repairs · Siding · Wallpaper

Baltimore Tear-Down

February 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Poor Baltimore, Maryland home.  Neglected to the point of no return.

bad flooring damaged neglected fixer-upper tear-down Baltimore Maryland home house

Walls removed.  Bad old electric wiring.

old wiring damaged neglected fixer-upper tear-down Baltimore Maryland home house

Floors with extensive water damage due to…

bad wood floors damaged neglected fixer-upper tear-down Baltimore Maryland home house

…an open roof.

exposed roof damaged neglected fixer-upper tear-down Baltimore Maryland home house

The exterior.  Worth saving?

exterior roof damaged neglected fixer-upper tear-down Baltimore Maryland home house

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

Rats & Cats & Roaches – Part 2 – Damaged Goods

February 16th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Now that you’ve seen the dirt and filth of this Phoenix fixer-upper, let’s look at how the house was neglected.

This is the laundry room.  There is evidence of roof leaks & water leaks throughout the home.  At one point do you realize the problem isn’t going away?  Do you just look down and ignore it while you do laundry?

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Cracked ceiling in a bedroom on the other side of the house.  Hmmm.  We might have a problem with the roof.

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Dirty hallway with spider webs.

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Looking at it the other direction.  More water damage.

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Wall damage in the hallway, plus more cobwebs.

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Extensive termite infestation in a bedroom.  Termite tube on the right and a mess of termite mud in the corner.  Probably wasn’t noticed until they cleared out the room.

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Structural damage in a bedroom.  Big crack from floor to ceiling.

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Another wall crack in the living room.  And a bigger crack by the front door.

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The living room had vinyl tile that had crumbled over time.  They scraped the tile into piles.

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How much is this home going for?  It’s listed for $205,000!!  It is in a nice neighborhood, but homes in similar condition usually sell for $35,000-$45,000.  This is a near tear-down fixer-upper due to the cat urine smell, the extensive roof & ceiling damage, the structural issues, sanitation issues, poor landscaping, and lack of cabinetry.  It’s a $100,000 remodeling job at a minimum in order to have it match the neighborhood.

The current owners paid $170,000 at the foreclosure trustee’s sale.  I’d bet money they bought it at auction sight unseen.  We can only offer them our best wishes.  Caveat emptor!

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Tags: Ceiling · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Termite Damage · Water Damage

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: Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Mold & Mildew · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Water Damage

AFC Play-Off Game Today – Why the Indianapolis Colts Will Win

January 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Indianapolis Colts will beat the New York Jets today because:

1) Their team has excellent coverage, just like the plastic covers on furniture at an Indianapolis home.

plastic cover furniture couch sofa Indianapolis Indiana home house real estate photo

2) Their team can do a lot of damage, just like this foreclosed home.

damaged destroyed bathroom foreclosure fixer-upper Indianapolis Indiana home house

damaged destroyed drywall foreclosure fixer-upper Indianapolis Indiana home house

damaged destroyed kitchen foreclosure fixer-upper Indianapolis Indiana home house

3) They have creative plays, just like this creative wall paint design.

creative paint design wall Indianapolis Indiana home house real estate photo

4) Their defense is as cold as ice.  Even these penguins are afraid of them.

penguin shower curtain bathroom Indianapolis Indiana home house real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Drywall Damage · Faux Paint & Murals · Foreclosure · Other US Cities · Shower Curtain · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Albuquerque Turkey

January 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Fixer-upper house in Albuquerque thanks to vandalism.  The air conditioner was stolen and the plenum was damaged.  Doesn’t look like the roof is in good shape either.

stolen air conditioner vandalism foreclosure Albuquerque New Mexico home house

Lighting removed from the house.

exposed wiring stolen lighting vandalism foreclosure Albuquerque New Mexico home house

Someone got mad and kicked the wall.

wall kicked damaged vandalism foreclosure Albuquerque New Mexico home house

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Other US Cities · Safety Issue · Vandalism & Theft

Awful Remodeling Project

January 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Foreclosure fixer-upper in Phoenix.  Needs a lot of work.  How does a bathtub get cracked like that?!

cracked damaged ugly bathtub bathroom fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix home house

The other bathroom has flooring issues, an ugly vanity, a rusty shower drain, & an overall outdated feel.

outdated bathroom missing floor tile rusty drain fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix home house

Before foreclosure, the owners started a remodeling project.  But for some reason, there are no doors leading out to the back yard.  You must go out front and around the house to get back.  Huge turn-off to buyers.
Here we see an ugly fireplace.  They added a wall to the left which blocks the fireplace.  On the right, any exit to the back was covered up.  The ugly carpet in this room and others is coated in clumps of cat fur.

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The doorway in the photo above leads to this delightful unfinished bedroom.

exposed drywall insulation unfinished remodeling bedroom fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix

A kitchen window to the back yard would have been nice but they blocked it.  The master bedroom has no windows at all.

kitchen window drywalled blocked fixer-upper foreclosure Phoenix home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Drywall Damage · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Foreclosure · Graffiti · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling · Tile

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!!!

ugly dirty toilet paper bathroom basement pipes fixer-upper Boston home house

This room will need a miracle just like the Patriots.

exposed walls lath old wallpaper total fixer-upper Boston home house

This might be the kitchen.

ugly destroyed kitchen total fixer-upper Boston home house

One of the bedrooms.  Nice ceiling damage.

bedroom ceiling damage total fixer-upper Boston home house

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.

home staging tips 2009 cat in photo Phoenix house bad real estate

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.

home staging tips 2009 ugly landscaping weeds back yard Phoenix house bad real estate

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

home staging tips 2009 kid child in photo Phoenix house bad real estate

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