NOTHING surprises me anymore!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene AB37665

I don't remember what the source of this photo was, but I think that the odds are good that it really is what it looks like.  A house for sale (notice the lock box on the rail) with the porch roof being supported by.... Crutches!  It gave me a chuckle and I really mean it when I say that nothing surprises me anymore!  Some things amaze me, some leave me scratching my head. If this house was really listed for sale with the crutches in place, the Realtor should have been a little more aggressive in their home staging recommendations! 

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Maybe that WAS aggressive and she/he was trying to convey the message that it was "handicap accessible"....gotta admit they made a memorable impression !

August 29, 2008 07:36 PM
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
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REALTY ONE GROUP - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 702.443.7156

Janna - I have never seen anything like this before, that is unbelievable.

August 29, 2008 07:36 PM
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The crutches seem to be holding the awning very nicely.

 

August 29, 2008 07:38 PM
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Barbara Gregus
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Very artistic, maybe it's the latest trend! :)

August 29, 2008 07:43 PM
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Vickie McCartney
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY
Maverick Realty

Janna~ Love your name- very unique!  Hey!  The crutches, now they ar e really different, aren't they?  I guess they made do with what they had on hand? LOL!

August 29, 2008 07:45 PM
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Michael Stephan
SETTLERS MORTGAGE COMPANY LLC

Well, the Yankee Engineer in me is very pleased to see such

abstract reasoning - despite the owner's like of decorating flair.

Question: Do you suppose the owner is a Doctor or a Patient?

August 29, 2008 07:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Bill Sauneuf
Preview Properties Skagit LLC

I can see the marketing tag line...

"Medical equipment included, no extra charge."

August 29, 2008 07:48 PM
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Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners

love the country charm .. you know the home owner is married to a great DYI "'er" he is never home handyman around his own place

August 29, 2008 07:49 PM
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Valerie Osterhoudt
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889
Johnson Real Estate, Inc.

Janna.. Should this home every get an offer that is accepted, I wonder what the home inspector will say?  LOL.  Do you think it is up to code? LOL..

August 29, 2008 07:55 PM
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Mike Jackson
Realtor - Certified Distressed Property Expert
Bradley Real Estate

It looks like the house is a little unstable with the crutches. How funny.

August 29, 2008 08:03 PM
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Pat Whitehouse
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RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va

That is too funny. If somebody does buy it if they ever break a leg they'll already have the crutches. But then the house will need the crutch after it breaks from taking the crutches out LOL

August 29, 2008 08:29 PM
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Cindy Jones
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If the crutches are strong enough to hold up a 200 lb man then why not a metal awning?  Creative or stupid would depend on when they break.

August 29, 2008 08:34 PM
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Keith Elliott Jr
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I hope the homeowner didn't pay the contractor for pressure treated lumber! :-)

-Keith

August 31, 2008 10:51 PM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

The crutches kind of remind me of a few years back.  Here in California we have a code requirement that water heaters be strapped, because of earthquake hazards.  I met a home inspector on a house in escrow.  Imagine our chuckle when we noticed the waterheater was "strapped" with a bungie cord:-)

Nothing surprises me anymore either!

September 03, 2008 12:31 AM
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Robert Machado
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HomePointe Property Management, CRMC

I like the crutches.  It shows that the house needs help!

September 03, 2008 12:49 AM
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Beth Larsen
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Very funny! I will say this: it's memorable. This one would lend itself to all kinds of fixer-upper verbiage (some great examples above in fact).

September 03, 2008 04:27 PM
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Dena Stevens
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Hey, if it makes the house memorable......

September 03, 2008 08:46 PM
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