Our Little House Of Horrors - Some More 'Before' Photos

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Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty NAR 274504721

Our little house of horrors that I have been writing about is indeed worth seeing in the 'before' phase so you have an idea of what we are dealing with. If you can even imagine living in a home for 30 years and doing basically NOTHING to it the entire time!

Notice the mildew marking where the night stand had been. Water was leaking inside the bedroom, probably for years, and nothing was done to correct the situation! And, yes, the owners slept there every night!

When the previous owner moved out, this is how he left the place. The clothing was simply left behind! I cannot imagine leaving a mess like this for someone else!

There had been a leak recently in one of the three bathrooms and the cabinet was taken out and left in one of the bedrooms. Naturally we will have everything repaired and looking beautiful before the project is complete!

This is what was once a beautiful four bedroom home in a wonderful upscale community so we were all rather shocked to see the condition of the place!

 

This project will take a few months to complete but it will indeed be worth the time, money and energy involved as it will be restored to it's former beauty!

Even the garage is going to have to be cleaned out before the real work can even begin! I am planning on documenting the entire process and will publish updates here in ActiveRain on a regular basis!

 

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Cindy Jones
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It is amazing what we find left behind in homes.  I'm sure when you get done the place won't even resemble it's current condition.

Oct 25, 2010 04:58 PM #1
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Cindy - No, it won't! It is going to sparkle, complete with new barrel tile roof!

Oct 25, 2010 05:00 PM #2
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DONNA SINGH
COLDWELL BANKER CASE REALTY - Toronto, ON

Thats a huge project you are doing. I am doing something very similar, mine was just old and not dirty. There were 7 different kinds of floor coverings to be removed..in a small 3 bedroom bungalow. I'm looking forward to your before and after shots.

Oct 25, 2010 05:03 PM #3
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Donna - I am also looking forward to posting those 'after' shots once the project is complete!

Oct 25, 2010 05:09 PM #4
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Barbara-Jo, I am looking forward to seeing your magical touches done on this house to make it beautiful again!

Oct 25, 2010 05:24 PM #5
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Shar Sitter
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Ugh....that is really gross. I must say I have seen similar and I am shocked every time I see something like this, I never get used to it.

Oct 25, 2010 05:32 PM #6
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Wanda - that makes two of us!!!

Shar - Neither do I; I just can't imagine any civilized human being living like that!

Oct 25, 2010 05:35 PM #7
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Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
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WOW!

The pictures just got worse and worse

Best of luck with the project, can not wait to see it done

your friend in Charlottesville

Oct 25, 2010 07:25 PM #8
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Thomas McCombs
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Opportunity knocks! It would be interesting to hear the story behind the misery you are seeing the result of.

Oct 25, 2010 10:03 PM #9
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Charles - thanks! I will indeed post updates!

Thomas - it is a long and sordid tale, you can be sure of that!

Oct 26, 2010 07:38 AM #10
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ewwww - watch out for bed bugs!  They are making a big comeback these days.

Oct 26, 2010 10:43 PM #11
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Georgina - yes, I read those reports too!!!

Oct 27, 2010 03:40 PM #12
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