Just Add Water

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Real Estate Agent with Realtor DRE# 3163817

I just showed a Foreclosed property today that was like one of those crazy Fun Houses you go through at a Carnival.
The floors were buckled and the walls were uneven. It was something I couldn't explain. The buyers and I went outside and saw that the empty swimming pool had collapsed. One of the walls had broken in and the dirt from the back yard was filling it. This was an in ground swimming pool.
The listing agent said the pool was crushed from the pressure of the ground.
I had never seen anything like it. I had heard about empty swimming pools 'popping out' because of the water table level in the soil but never to where it affected the actual house.
Empty Swimming Pool

The listing agent said it was going to take quite a bit to repair and he got an estimate of $16,000.00
to repair the home alone.
My buyers passed on it but I'm sure somebody will snap it up.
It was getting alot of traffic and the price was hard to walk away from.

 

There are other deals, though, that do not need quite this much attention. Please call me for more information.


 

 

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Realtor Terri Poehler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terri Poehler, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
954-294-3937
TerriPoehler@gmail.com

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Rainmaker
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Ray Wilson
Meticulous Home Inspection Corporation - Bohemia, NY
NYS Licensed Home and Building Inspector

Sounds like a real disaster Terri. Such a shame the house got damaged. I do know that you are never supposed to drain a built in pool, as the walls need the pressure from the weight of the water, and when you drain them they collapse. Cute picture! -Ray

Dec 27, 2010 08:11 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Larry Costa
Century 21 Classic Gold, Carver MA - Carver, MA
Realtor, Carver MA Real Estate

I wonder what would cause so much pressure in the ground like that? Wierd!

Dec 27, 2010 08:12 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Terri - short and sweet but catchy! I know you will find a nice property for your clients. The house mentioned though sounds like a 'tear down!'. Best, Gay

Dec 27, 2010 08:13 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

Yes Ray, when we get a bank owned property, the first thing we have to do if it has a pool, is call our pool servive.

Dec 27, 2010 08:26 AM #4
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Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Terri ~ we really don't have to deal with pools here in Denver.  That is really interesting though.

Dec 28, 2010 03:09 PM #5
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Terri Poehler
Realtor - Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs Real Estate Agent

Yes Dawn, a common occurrence down here in the Sunshine State. But it's the first time I have seen it affect the house itself.

Dec 30, 2010 08:20 AM #6
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