Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Pick up this gem, dust it off, add polish and it will shine."



"Dust it off"? Sure! A quick go-round with a Swiffer, that's all this house needs. (Found by Lauren -- thank you!)

35 comments:

Christine said...

Hi, Sara! Great site! And congrats on making the blogs of note list! I love looking at real estate online, but these are just hilarious! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

OMG it has been in a fire and can't be occupied- besides having no heat or A/C in Texas.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, this realtor is on crack. They started renovations, yes, but they forgot to mention it is SEVERELY FIRE DAMAGED. Wow.

Thanks for this site - I just found it and am addicted. :)

ipa said...

Yea right - dust it off with a bulldozer!

Doris said...

OMG....They can't be serious ! That is far worse than the Katrina houses .

Desi said...

Dust it off...?

Demolishment. Explosions. Disinfecting..maybe.

This is great. ^_^

green-minded person said...

Another one BITES the dust.. :D

new to this site too..love it!

T said...

once you finish dusting off those ashes there won't be enough left to pick your teeth with - I'm loving my own house more each time I see another of your posts, my hubby thanks you.

Peter S. said...

The char's the only thing holding that house up.


My god, that is beautiful!

Fat X said...

Common guys, it's not thaaat bad. Ok it is.

Terri said...

Thats the most hilarious listing I've ever seen. Thanks for the giggle.

R2K said...

: )

Shayne said...

$137,000? Seriously?

Love your blog, by the way. It often makes me laugh until I cry.

Ms Lady C said...

Very clever! I really enjoyed your blog.

Sara said...

Awesome blog! Great name, also! Please leave a comment on mine!

-Sara
bucklewayup.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Hmmm...somehow I doubt that the same strategy for saving a piece of burnt toast can be applied to saving a burnt house. But, hey, maybe I am just a pessimist?

Everymatter said...

hey

u r on blog of note

congratulations

keep it up

J said...

LMAO! I just came across this blog, and added it to my Blog List. This latest house is a real gem. It's probably only the dust mites keeping it upright.

I'd love to know where the renovations have started. Did they remove a couple of the worst burnt walls?!

Honolulu Daily Photo said...

Great blog and is this realtor crazy?

Saretta said...

Your blog has got me laughing out loud! Thanks for the fun!

Sarah said...

Fantastic blog Sara!! Its amazing how silly some of these pictures are - and the captions you attach get me though my work day.

p.s. love the photo in this listing of the guy sitting outside on the couch next to some of the char - beautiful...

chenry said...

"Excellent source of charcoal! Don't let this opportunity pass you by!"

Bill's Bayou said...

Owner has started renovations? With what? A gas can and a match? The photos look like the prosecution's evidence in an insurance fraud case.

Meg said...

Gives a whole new meaning to the term "fire sale" now doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

I'm from Houston, and the house is in a gentrifying neighborhood, so the $137,000 price isn't unreasonable for the lot value, but you still have to deal with the "gem."

I saw this on Swamplot.com, a blog about Houston real estate, and showed it to a friend who said "you should submit it to lovelylisting," and lo and behold, someone already had!

BlueSunshine said...

Yes. My fav is the guy sitting on the desk (?) outside. That sorta tops the whole thing off

Anonymous said...

wait...theres a house in this mess?!

Fingolfin said...

Oh my god, that´s awfull. Look at this:

- 2 Full & 1 Half Bath(s) (what the hell, a half bath :P )

- All Bedrooms Down (yeah, I bet they are)

- No Heating (it´s burned)

- Style: Traditional (were all the houses in the older days burned like this?)

Roxy said...

Brilliant! This is a great blog.

Theresa said...

Remarkably, the listing doesn't even mention fire damage. If you didn't look at the photos, you'd never expect...
T

Anonymous said...

Holy.

Crap.

Jen Shikami said...

"Hurry, this listing is HOT!"

Janice said...

I don't think you could pay me to go into that house.

Love the blog.

Anonymous said...

The listing says "off freeway", but only just! Even in a gentrifying neighborhood, this land isnt worth jack. I dont know any Houstonite willing to build a McMansion UNDER one of Houston's busiest highways. Im surprised this house hasnt been condemned by the city.

Chris said...

As an independent real estate broker in Texas, I had to laugh and cringe at some of these listings. The burnt house agent is clearly a summa cum laude graduate of the Euphemistic School of Real Estate. I thank my daughter for showing this to me. It made my day.