Sure, there’s something to be said for truth in advertising…
…but at some point it starts to feel like you’re just rubbing it in.
I mean, this set goes on for thirty photos.
I actually rather like the style and era of the home, but holy cow would it take a lot of money to make it livable. Livable to someone who isn’t a complete slob, that is.
Well, perhaps I’ve simply been traumatized by current events (however well I’ve managed to avoid actual news reports the last couple weeks), but there’s just something disturbing about a realtor presenting a nondescript white-clapboarded suburban home in the apparent opinion that its basement (eleven pictures out of 31) would be a big selling point.
It looks like it could have been Archie Bunker’s home, and hasn’t been updated or repaired since then.
@Frodo: That’s it! Archie – or more properly, Edith’s – home. You can almost see the living room furniture. I grew up in concrete-block-and-steel-bungalow land, so that television show was essentially set in a foreign country… nothing I’d seen in real life. :D
My Gods…. I finally don’t feel like I live in such a dump after all. In our town, there are postage stamp sized houses, falling apart houses, and decent places with way too high rent. A lot of times, they’re a postage stamp *and* falling apart. At least ours has space – and it’s not the house in this listing!
I detest owners (whether corporate or individual) who don’t give a damn about properly maintaining a structure that took effort to build in the first place and which is meant to be someone’s own personal space while they’re living there. “Slum Lords” don’t just happen in the inner city, either. Our town is proof of that. I can’t believe that simple maintenance from the get go necessarily has to jack up rental fees. It’s only when a place has been horridly ignored for years and/or decades on end that doing repairs gets into that pricey a range.
But NOOO…… these bozos can’t be bothered with things like that because they’re too busy being on the lookout for their next sh*t hole acquisition to rake in even more profit from with no expenditure at all other than the purchase price and property tax.
As the saying goes, the only reason some people are alive is because it’s against the law to kill them… ha ha.
‘Kaaay…. rant on personal experience now over.
Sooo….. did you notice all the space heaters and snaking extension cords? Even a slum lord might think twice about taking on a ready-to-go fire trap. Might….