Entries Tagged as 'Room Addition'

Room Addition

May 11th, 2013 · No Comments

They increased the square footage of their home with this room addition.  It’s sure to add lots of value to the home.

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Room Addition

Yours For Only $50,500

April 18th, 2013 · 6 Comments

Neglected home.

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Owned by the same family since 1993.  But they refinanced for $180,000 in 2005.  Perhaps to remodel the home?

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The house went into foreclosure.  The bank sold it recently in this condition for $50,500.

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We’re not seeing any renovations so far.

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None of the $180,000 was spent in the kitchen.

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Or in the bathroom.

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The bank disclosed to buyers that repairs are needed to the room addition.  Building permits probably needed too.

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The bank also said the house has termites and roof problems.

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The investor buyer could spend $50,000 and really fix up the place.  Too bad the previous owners didn’t.

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition

Gazebo Built For Only One

March 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

They’re proud of their do-it-yourself gazebo in Mankato, Minnesota.  Unfortunately, by using only one plywood sheet and a few cinder blocks, only one person can enjoy it at a time.  Otherwise, the floor will collapse.  And watch your step entering and leaving.

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Other US Cities

Remodel Almost Complete

November 3rd, 2012 · 5 Comments

The description for this house states, “Remodel almost complete.”  Oh, okay.

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Then it states, “Owner has started the remodel.”  But it’s almost completed, right?

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It also states, “Master bedroom remodel started but not completed.”  That makes sense.

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And “owner will leave materials for buyer.”  Thank you.  We were worried.  It also states, “Anticipated cost to complete remodel is $30,000.”  Oops!  Hmmm.  And also, “Exterior stucco will need replaced.”  Oh.  Did he get a building permit for the room addition?

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The owner lived in the house during the “remodeling.”  Time for new pillows!

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Coats & jackets at the ready by the front door, because it’s very cold in Phoenix during the summer.

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Supposedly, this is a new kitchen.

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Another bedroom.

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Home office.

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Tags: Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · People In Photos

Room Additions In Taylor, Alabama

October 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Are we sure these Taylor, Alabama home owners got building permits for their room additions?

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Good luck with the home inspection.

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Tags: Zoning Violation · Room Addition · Other US Cities

Disaster

June 29th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Rascal the dog says, “Please save me from this messy house!”

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Graffiti in the bedroom.  White & yellow stars on the ceiling.  Foil in the window.  Towel used as a curtain.

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That chair is disgusting.  The carpet’s not much better.

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Foiled again!  Dusty too.

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We step back and now we’re in the dining room.

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Another bedroom.  Yes, someone lives here.

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As if they take showers anyway.  Check out the floor on the right side.  And the boarded up window.

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The house is cable ready.

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The furnishings are negotiable.

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The kitchen is the neatest room of the house.

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But you’ll be in a pickle here with no sink.  Maybe Winnie the Pooh can help.

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Room addition at back of house.  Building permits were obtained?

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Garbage and/or Junk · Rugs · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Window · Graffiti · Room Addition

Romantic Spa

April 3rd, 2012 · 11 Comments

Looks like a romantic setting for a hot tub.  No windows.  It also looks like a breeding ground for mildew and mold and bacteria.

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition

Best of Worst What Were They Thinking - Round 1 - Division B

March 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Best of Worst What Were They Thinking - Round 1 - Division B

Six candidates for your vote as Worst “What Were They Thinking” Real Estate Photos. These are actual photos used to promote the sale of the home. We look at them and wonder “Why?” and “Really?” and “What were you thinking?”
You are allowed one vote per day. The top 2 will move on to Round 2 on Saturday.

DUCT DUCT GOOSE:  Why did they put air conditioning ducts on top of the roof?  It gets a little hot in the summer in Phoenix.  We see this a lot, actually.  Owners add a room and then add A/C to it.  Not very efficient.

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AMATEUR PAINTER:  What is that supposed to be?  A mushroom cap?  A halo?  An umbrella?  It’s not even even.

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SECURITY DOOR:  Why is there a close-up photo of a door?  To show that you can chain it for security?

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UGLY SHADES:  What are these things?  Sunscreens?  Dried fish?  Smoked meat?  Why are they there?

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SATELLITE DISH:  What is an outdated piece of technology still doing in someone’s back yard?  Is it spy equipment to listen in on the neighbors?  The 70s called; they want their satellite dish back.  This is an example of functional obsolescence.

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SOMETHING:  What is that thing?  Entertainment center?  Media niche?  Bookshelf?  Display stand?  Cat tower?  Can we ask the sellers to take it with them?

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Vote for your favorite Worst What Were They Thinking photo. Vote once per day. Voting ends Saturday morning.

What Is Your Favorite “What Were They Thinking?” Photo?
Duct Duct Goose
Amateur Painter
Security Door
Ugly Shades
Satellite Dish
Something
  
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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Room Addition · Functional Obsolescence · Worst Of

Best of Worst Room Additions

February 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The UglyHousePhotos awards for Worst Room Additions go to:

7th Place - No insulation under the roof.  No ventilation except for the wall A/C unit.  The roof slopes back to the house which isn’t good during rains.

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6th Place - It scored points for being unfinished, but at least they have new flashing at the roof edge and some type of wall insulation.

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5th Place - Warped roof edge.  Bars on the window.  Scary electric panel about to fall over.

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4th Place - His and hers bathrooms?

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3rd Place -  Poor workmanship.  Bad ventilation ductwork on top of the roof.  Cheap windows.

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2nd Place -  Would you use this “bathroom”?

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1st Place -  We’re talking about the shanty town building on the left.  Our winner!

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Tags: Zoning Violation · Phoenix Homes · Room Addition · Worst Of

Must Be a Real Treat To Live Here

December 9th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Here’s a fixer-upper for you to enjoy.  Imagine living there.  Someone did.

No comment.

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The kitchen features ugly tile which clashes nicely with the ugly wallpaper and beat-up cabinets.

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Photo mural.  The prettiest part of the house.  More fancy tile work.

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Enclosed patio.  Why?  Looks horrible.  The loose electric wire looks like a noose.

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This might be what the outside of that enclosed patio looks like.  And we don’t like what it looks like.

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Let’s shed a tear for this ugly shed and tear it down.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Wallpaper · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition