Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Ignore the tagging."



Okay. I'll just "ignore the tagging." I'll just frikkin' buy the house and move my family in and not even repaint, that's how ignory I am.

35 comments:

Gamzulatov said...

I'm guessing this could be one of the kid's bedrooms since someone has painted rocket ship murals on the walls.

Emma said...

I looks a nice house... you'd have thought that someone would stretch to a can of paint to disguise the tags before the photos were taken though.

Also, poor chairs trapped in the basement/garage, huddling together for comfort.

David said...

That's not graffiti - they are custom wall murals in a gritty urban style.

Jomamma said...

Sad.... don't they know, what goes around comes around? You pay for your raising... do unto others... any more?

Emily said...

Between the color of the walls and the subject matter of the "murals," this may just be the perfect home for a urologist. Someone should put out some memos to area doctors' offices.

Jayne said...

I think that's going to be the nursery right there...

Colleen said...

wow, we need to get them in touch with the mad skillz of the green-grass-photoshopper guy! surely he can work in beige as well...

Chris said...

"Tagging" sounds so much more family-friendly than "vandalism." And for a cool half-mill, who can complain?

Anonymous said...

This house also has chairs longing to be free. Poor plastic chairs.

kirsten said...

Ignore the tagging? I guess prospective buyers should also ignore this warning: "Numerous code violations recorded against this property." Eeeks!!

T said...

maybe they're hoping that you can just hang some beautiful photos... and rugs... and... well, something bigger than a rug for that large one...

bikerchick said...

It looks like the chairs in the basement are getting ready to hold a hearing. I say, "Run, chairs, run for your life!"

yousuckatcraigslist said...

"House was left unsecured" doesn't bode well for the plumbing and copper wiring, either.

Wow ... a price drop of $186,000? Either someone was way overambitious the first time they listed it, or the "numerous code violations" are really going to add up.

Anonymous said...

I can just imagine the catcall in picture 8, with the guy chair leering at the gal. Whoa, look at her -- she's stacked!

Said that a house so seemingly nice could get to this state.

Anonymous said...

oops -- meant to say, "sad"

Lisa said...

vry nice house!

Anonymous said...

Also, please ignore the fact that we leave the house "unsecured"

wundermary said...

...and that's not even "good" graffiti! I guess it would have killed them to send someone through the house with a roller and tray of Kilz first.
I love that it is a cash only sale. Uh...who has $549,900 laying around that can't make the down payment and financing on something that isn't pre-vandalized? Oh, and is also in a legitimate business, so plopping down that chunk wouldn't send a flag to the IRS?
So, so baked...

T said...

when they say tagging they make it sound like facebook. this is surely not facebook, unless the newer facebook to come will be "urban" style.

and you think that for $550k you think they could get some paint.

i'm sure it's all just a matter of negotiating a deal with the drug dealers in the corridor next to the linen closet.

Saretta said...

What? Is this listing in Italy? That's what I see on the walls all around me here!

Brandy said...

Ignore the tagging? That is the truest sign of gang activity in a neighborhood!

And just WHICH codes are the 'numerous violations'? Criminal code? Vehicle code?

I just went through a list of foreclosures, there are a TON of houses just this nice in the same area for HALF the price!!

::kacy:: said...

what a unique blog. love it!

ipa said...

Hi Sara!

I ALWAYS ignore the tagging - if I'm at a friends house or at the local 7-11 or at Juan's Mexican joint - I've just got used to ignoring the tagging - Hey this is LA - what do you want?

Charlene said...

Let's see: tagging, code violations, on short final for one of the major runways at LAX, and cash only.

I couldn't think of a better way to spend half a million dollars.

kccat said...

Obviously a boy's room or a man cave.

Maine VRC said...

And you didn't even choose the worst photo. What a Gem for 500K

The Mef thing said...

Colleen, I think you have a great solution there :)

geelizzie said...

oh my, are those penises? no, who would draw penises on a wall? they must be rocket ships right? yes, that's it, rocket ships!

Wine Dog said...

Who would draw penises on a wall? The same guys that carved pussy into the wall of our listing. Guess they lost their cat.

I walked into a place a couple of weeks ago that was all tagged up. I was on the phone to the office musing out loud who might have tagged up the home. Then I started to read where the guy wrote his name J-O-S-E C-A---- holy crap! They owner tagged up his own master bedroom!

JoUK said...

I say, chaps, could someone please do me the great honour of explaining what 'numerous code violations' might mean? Here in old Blighty, it's not an expression in common parlance so I am not sure I am properly understanding the jokes. . .

I do, however, still find myself occasionally chortling somewhat by the term 'Real Estate Agent.' Sorry, as opposed to 'Fake Estate Agent'? In the United Kingdom, one simply calls those whose line of business is in the brokering of property 'Estate Agents' - although even I must admit that this is the most polite terminology used as it is oft considered to be one of the lower professions and those who choose to be employed as such are often predisposed to caddish and underhand behaviour. And they usually have over-styled hair, big kipper ties, cheap shiny suits and drive those small pseudo sports cars usually only otherwise preferred by hairdressers called Dawn.

So this blog is certainly an education for me . . . .

Charlene said...

Ten dollars that last comment was by an American who thinks his stereotypes of the English ca. 1945 still hold true in 2008.

jouk said...

Dear Charlene,

you owe me $10 (although at the current exchange rate, could you please forward it to me in pound sterling because it's a more favourable sum to me . . .)

The comment was from me - and not only am I 100% British with genealogy traced back to the early 1600s but I am also a privately schooled female who was raised in a household (in the 1970s) where my previous post is rather accurate to the English spoken there every day.

You may think I am a stereotype but believe me - we are actually out here.

Now, will it be cash or cheque?

Kate... said...

It also mentions on the listing site, "numerous code violations recorded against this property". Since when is a spray painted depiction of a penis a code violation? It's not like it's on the outside of the building! Sheesh. How uptight.

Ash said...

Ummmm I'm probably the least knowledgeable person here about real estate & it's terminology, but since no one else has bothered to answer the question: In my hazy understanding, "code" refers to the massive body of rules and regulations regarding building safety and/or construction. Everything from using the right nails (ie ones that won't shear off and cause the walls to collapse under their own weight) to having appropriate wiring. "Code violations" can be minor (like, the house is .3 centimeters taller than local housing law allows & they're going to make you rip off the roof & start over), but more likely they are HUGE, SCARY, EXPENSIVE problems to be aware of.

Anybody please feel free to correct me if I've got this all wrong; I could probably stand to be educated myself.

Oh, and by the way: Most of the "Estate Agents" I've seen have big hair even here. And they almost always look like models on their business cards, even if they're plain to homely in real life.

Totally Tabletops the Blog said...

I'm crying I'm laughing so hard. So very funny.