What not to do when listing a house - part 2

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Home Inspector with Greens Home Design L.L.C. AZBTR #49380

Believe it or not, but I found another thing not to do when listing a house.  This Glendale fixer-upper has some char to it from the outside, except for the target practice someone did to the front wall.Glendale AZ HouseGlendale AZ House

The problem, however was on the inside.  At first glance there is a nice new 50 gallon water heater.

Glendale AZ water heater

The label says that it was built in 2009 and that it is electric.  So far everything looks fine.  On top I discovered that the water lines were hooked up.  Then things got a little interesting.  Can you see two glaring problems in this picture?

Missing t&p line

The T&P line from the old water heater is cut off and not connected to the new one.  The other problem is that there is no electrical supply to it.  Not only is there no electrical wires supplying power to the water heater, the only fuel source that is available at the water heater is gas.

What you really have here is lipstick on a pig.

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Rainmaker
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Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Ha - funny what people will try to get away with.  I feel like I'm watching a game show and I want to shout, "Good eye, good eye!"

Jul 28, 2011 02:42 PM #1
Rainer
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Debbe Perry
Real Living Carolina Property - Morganton, NC
828.439.3084 Morganton/Lake James NC

Incredible - you just can't make these things up!

Jul 28, 2011 02:44 PM #2
Rainer
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EMILIA B COOPER, REALTOR® SFR.NCHSE.AHWD
LAROSA REALTY - Orlando, FL
Short Sales, Foreclosure & Bank Owned Real Estate

Thank you so good information, Great post Loren!

Jul 28, 2011 03:13 PM #3
Rainer
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Loren Green
Greens Home Design L.L.C. - Buckeye, AZ
Phoenix Home Inspector & Designer

Cara, Debbe - Just wait for the next blog about this house.  There is more stupidity.

Jul 28, 2011 03:16 PM #4
Rainer
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Loren Green
Greens Home Design L.L.C. - Buckeye, AZ
Phoenix Home Inspector & Designer

Emilia - Thank you for reading.

Jul 28, 2011 03:20 PM #5
Rainmaker
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John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Good post, Loren.  That is why we need you home inspectors. However, I think even I would have spotted this one.

Jul 31, 2011 03:23 PM #6
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

Not pretty Loren. Basically it means that this home is not in 'live in ' condition.

Aug 02, 2011 05:59 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Scott Warga
ACSI American Construction Specialists & Investigations - Gilbert, AZ

Loren, Good catch. I am still waiting for the next post on this house.

Aug 10, 2011 07:17 PM #8
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Loren Green
Greens Home Design L.L.C. - Buckeye, AZ
Phoenix Home Inspector & Designer

Scott - Sorry I didn't put a part 3 in the title.  It is this one.  how-do-you-slowly-blow-up-your-neighborhood-

Aug 11, 2011 01:40 AM #9
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Filanly! This is just what I was looking for.
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