Conveniently-Priced Disaster TOPICS:boarded upCAdrug houseEastvale Posted By: Marty E. August 4, 2014 Fancy. Gee, what kind of house would need to be gutted completely like that? Maybe a drug house? The price? $420k.
This place looks unfinished. That’s odd, since it was built in ’05 and was not resold for the first time until ’12. That’s a mighty long time to sit empty, given that the economy didn’t tank until almost 3 years after the initial sale.
If it was a drug house, then yeah, it took a real beating. Meth manufacturing creates all sorts of hazardous byproducts (one of them being, you know, meth). I’m just not sure about having to remove that much of the interior (if, in fact, it had ever been there).
I’m also wondering if there might have been a mold problem. Poor construction or water damage might have led to it. Since it can spread on its own, it could have affected darn near everything. If it were the deadly sort, though, I would’ve thought the whole place would have been torn down.
It’s all very odd, including the atrociously written listing description. BTW, nice little $”420″K link, Marty. ;)
It’s at least in better condition than the house in Florida we saw a couple of months ago.
@Frodo: Yeah… meth-heads got nothin’ on hurricanes.
Hmmm… Looking this up on Google Maps Street View, the photo from 2011 shows the house in good condition, nicely mown lawn, and some shrubbery out front, car in the driveway, trash bins neatly parked by the side of the house- and a garage door. Big house in a decent-looking neighborhood. So this place has been gutted. I am more intrigued however by the notice printed on several real estate listings:
CASH ONLY, BE AWARE HOUSE NEED CITY PERMIT TO RE BUILT IT, WHEN YOU VIEW THE HOUSE MAKE SURE HAVE LICENSE CONTRACTOR WITH YOU. For Safety Issue Only Showing For Open House
Yiow, plus English as a second language yiow…
Meth maybe, but I think less likely in this neighborhood; possibly a serious structural defect, or earthquake damage, or water damage, overenthusiastic remodeling or…. ??
Plywood or chip board interior walls with urea-formaldehyde glue- and toxic levels of formaldehyde? As in the FEMA trailers used after Hurricane Katrina? That would account for the interior walls being pulled out.
Nope; it’s fire/smoke damage. You can see it on the top photo, in the three small windows above the garage, and on thegarage door frame. There’s a tarp on the garage roof below the three windows. I’m guessing a fire in the garage that filled the house with smoke.
Didn’t notice that at first; guess my eyes went straight to the missing garage door…
Hoo boy! I just can’t seem to get it quite right tonight… But here’s the problem solved finally!
EASTVALE: House fire reveals marijuana grow
December 19, 2013 by Peter Surowski
“Firefighters rushed to the scene at 7:21 a.m., Dec. 13, in the 14000 block of Vernal Springs Court and, after extinguishing the flames, discovered marijuana plants growing inside the house.
“Sheriff’s investigators got a search warrant and seized 645 plants. They also discovered electricity was being bypassed illegally around the meter, which may have caused the fire.”
I think Marty knew that all along… :-D
@Paradox: Good work, Paradox! – and once again, everybody’s right. :D
Quite an advertisement for barrel-tile roofing, eh?
@Paradox: NOOO!!! Not the pot!!! ~sob~