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The real estate listing photo thread (original content only!)

Dan

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As inspired by Ugly House Photos. Find photos on your own, though.

I'll start. Some say there's a little bit of truth behind most stereotypes.

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What a cute little house. Complete with pink flamingos. Takes me back home.

Literally.
 

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...best use of flamingos I have ever seen.

This is my followup to the listing one. I managed to scare the buyer off with my unvarnished report.

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Fixer upper

The first Habitat for Humanity build I ever worked on was a rehab down to the studs on a house similar to that one, also in Detroit.
 

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Here’s a Lustron home for sale for $1.00 but you have to move it. There’s one in my town that I’d love to own.

 

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Here’s a Lustron home for sale for $1.00 but you have to move it. There’s one in my town that I’d love to own.

Maybe you think you’d like to live in one but I hung out in one and I wouldn’t want one. The NW Chicago burb we used to live in (and I worked for) had about a dozen and we had friends that lived a slightly modified one and it was small and awkward. I’d rather just find a traditional early 20th cent bungalow.

Is that a house or an unfinished fitness center?
More like an abandoned set from Logan’s Run.
 
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Here’s a Lustron home for sale for $1.00 but you have to move it. There’s one in my town that I’d love to own.

If I could get the land for $1 as well, I'd be buying that immediately. My parents sold my grandma's place in Sarasota after she died a few years ago and they've been kicking themselves ever since. For $1, my dad is still very active and pretty handy and that would be a fun project and an awesome location.
 
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Nice-looking ranch house FS. Not renovated beyond recognition, okay pricing.

I looked at the floor plan again and again. How do you get your groceries into the kitchen?
You can drive up the shared driveway, park in the garage, and unload through the service door ... and through the master BR.

No wonder they're moving.
 

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The s.o. has been looking for a new place and I was helping him out. I saw so many pink bathrooms - some paint, some paint + tile. Idk what people are thinking. I'll see if I can make a collage.
 

Dan

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The s.o. has been looking for a new place and I was helping him out. I saw so many pink bathrooms - some paint, some paint + tile. Idk what people are thinking. I'll see if I can make a collage.
Lookng forward to it! In my little town, those pink bathrooms would be directly off the dining room or kitchen.

Meanwhile, here's some crunchy goodness you'll only find here.

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"Natural" setting on a dirt road? Check.

"Green" vehicle-dependent exurban location with a Walk Score that could be negative? Check.

Eight years old, but looks more like 120, thanks to intentional returning-her-to-Mother-Earth-style weathering? Check.

Still, $220K is a deal around here.

Fridge in a hallway. A local tradition since the invention of the icebox.

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For some reason, local real estate agents have a thing for garden photos. This is no exception. There's more photos of plants and weeds in this listing than images of the interior.

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One thing most of the "green" houses have in common around here: entry doors that dump directly into the living room or kitchen. No vestibule, "airlock", foyer, or coat closet. Open the front door on a breezy January day, and the living room temperature can from 68 to 58. Really, the majority of houses around here lack a defined front entry area. (Our house is an exception.)

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Yes, the living room is nearly empty, except for some plants, and bicycles hanging on the wall. The bike-on-the-wall-in-a-prominent-room thing isn't that unusual around here.

Another "green" house. Note the thick walls. No vestibule.

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In shivering Buffalo, where local custom dictates that only movers and the Pope pass through the front door, vestibules, foyers, or hallways are commonplace at both the front and side. Houses lacking front entry "transition spaces" are likely to be old worker's cottages, post-WWII starter houses, and those based on stock plans intended for the southern US.

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