Pride of Ownership - Part 1 of 3

January 8th, 2013 · 7 Comments

Buying a home is supposed to be the American dream.  The buyers of this home just got a nightmare.  The house had been in the family for years.  They refinanced in 1999 for $73,000.  They refinanced again in April 2006 for $140,000.  See if you can find $67,000 in home improvements anywhere in this house.  It sold recently, in this condition, as a short sale for $50,000.

Messy bedroom.

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Is that a Twilight Eclipse movie poster?

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Mom is very proud of her house.  And her chihuahua dog.  And the awesome paint job.

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It was painted with careful attention to detail.

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We’re not a fan of their decorating style.

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It’s not looking any better from the opposite view.

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Dirty bird cage.  Broken window patched up with plastic and duct tape.

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Damaged wall.  From a large dog?

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Damaged door.

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The kitchen is in better shape than expected.

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Two TVs.

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We’ll look at the bathrooms next.

Tags: Paint · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling Fan · People In Photos

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Picky // Jan 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Too bad the money didn’t go to pay for “anger management” treatment. I am surprised that they got $50,000 out of it.

  • 2 Frankie // Jan 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Makes you wonder where all that cash went. Certainly not into home repairs, furniture, etc.

  • 3 Mahler // Jan 9, 2013 at 4:11 am

    It would seem there should have been better investigation before refinancing, especially the second time.

    The woman is pointing to a sparkly necklace she is showing off and the dog looks unhappy to be there. So disgusting.

  • 4 offroaded // Jan 11, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Bank did better than I would have expected.

  • 5 SJ // Jan 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    When I refinanced my house in 2011 (no cash out, just the remaining balance with a lower interest rate) I didn’t really understand why I had to have a full appraisal done. I get it now.

  • 6 Tanja // Mar 6, 2013 at 7:05 am

    I have never seen such a dirty floor before, I meam the living room. No time for cleaning. Can people happily living in such a dirt?

  • 7 Sharon M // May 14, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    I have nothing but contempt for people who do this. These are NOT the people I feel bad for when they lose their home.
    And they’re pigs too

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