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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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 !

Aug 29, 2008 07:36 PM #1
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Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz
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Janna - I have never seen anything like this before, that is unbelievable.

Aug 29, 2008 07:36 PM #2
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The crutches seem to be holding the awning very nicely.

 

Aug 29, 2008 07:38 PM #3
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Barbara Gregus
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Very artistic, maybe it's the latest trend! :)

Aug 29, 2008 07:43 PM #4
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Vickie McCartney
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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!

Aug 29, 2008 07:45 PM #5
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Michael Stephan
SETTLERS MORTGAGE COMPANY LLC - Westport, CT

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?

Aug 29, 2008 07:46 PM #6
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Bill Sauneuf
Preview Properties Skagit LLC - Mount Vernon, WA

I can see the marketing tag line...

"Medical equipment included, no extra charge."

Aug 29, 2008 07:48 PM #7
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Eric Reid
Renaissance Realty Group of Keller Williams Atlanta Partners - Lawrenceville, GA

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

Aug 29, 2008 07:49 PM #8
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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..

Aug 29, 2008 07:55 PM #9
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Mike Jackson
Bradley Real Estate - San Rafael, CA
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It looks like the house is a little unstable with the crutches. How funny.

Aug 29, 2008 08:03 PM #10
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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

Aug 29, 2008 08:29 PM #11
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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.

Aug 29, 2008 08:34 PM #12
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I hope the homeowner didn't pay the contractor for pressure treated lumber! :-)

-Keith

Aug 31, 2008 10:51 PM #13
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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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!

Sep 03, 2008 12:31 AM #14
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I like the crutches.  It shows that the house needs help!

Sep 03, 2008 12:49 AM #15
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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).

Sep 03, 2008 04:27 PM #16
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Hey, if it makes the house memorable......

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