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!

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

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Murphy // Feb 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Anyone who thinks this is a fixer-upper is out of their gourd! And it will cost more to have this dump torn down and the land decontaminated than it is worth. Those cockroachs and rats will just wait for a new home!!

  • 2 Murphy // Feb 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I just can’t get over this place! It would be cleaner to live in a tent or cave out in the woods.
    And the rats they chased off will now infest the whole neighborhood!!

  • 3 VWgal // Feb 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Rats and Cats? Holly cow - I can’t imagine letting it get that bad or letting a loved one in a poor mental condition let it get that bad.

    Pricewise - 205 is INSANE I don’t care where it’s located, I can’t imagine the lot being worth it.

  • 4 Melissa // Feb 16, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    $205,000?? Are the vermin included in that cost?

  • 5 Karla // Feb 17, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I can’t believe they paid that much, $170,000?
    In Phoenix? I know I “hear” Phoenix has nice areas, but…it’s still Phoenix. I don’t care how nice a house is…if it’s in Phoenix, who cares? I am shopping in AZ, but I compare everything to Phoenix first. My husband called me tonight, he asked “What about Kingman?” I asked “Is it like Phoenix?”

  • 6 Melinda // Feb 17, 2010 at 7:05 am

    The ceiling in the second photo looks like it could give way at any moment. Makes me think of an overfilled trashbag about to burst.

  • 7 Kyle_in_rure // Mar 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    That bare fluorescent lightbulb completes the look.

  • 8 ggggg // Oct 24, 2013 at 4:47 am

    But they are environmentally conscious, they are using energy efficient bulb. too bad they forgot the rest. I can’t imagine how anyone could live near that let alone in that house. $205,000? I hope you mean they paid that much to stay away from the house.

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