Now Maybe if this was a Sod House on the Plains

Originally Posted By: psabados
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House had soffit venting only, nothing at the peaks. Weeds, grass and poison ivy growing.

At the rear section over both bedrooms this is what it looked like.


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The house had been occupied about 30 days ago. Furthermore this was a private community with some really strict rules.

It appears that the last overlay was installed in reverse order, lower layer over lapping the upper layer also. The buyer was a GC, brought along an Architect and a PE. They were looking at the foundation (no problems they contend). No attic access, has to shoot photos of attic through the whole house fan blade openings. When looking towards the rear a flashlight is not required, plenty of light even on a cloudy overcast day. PE slightly overweight, declined inspecting roof and chimney. Can't blame him though, what was left felt like a spring board

So it looks like the foundation, floor and exterior walls are staying. Everything else is Kaput. Problem with the HOA, no dumpsters are allowed overnight. ![icon_rolleyes.gif](upload://iqxt7ABYC2TEBomNkCmZARIrQr6.gif)

Paul


Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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I did my first forclosure inspection two weeks ago…it was sold “AS IS” as well.


Did the exterior and everything was fine.


Went inside, and water was shut down due to a cracked main and flood in the basement, so couldn’t really inspect plumbing fixtures. All bathroom fixtures weren’t even connected in both bathrooms. Gas was disconnected at the meter, so couldn’t check furnace. WH was rusted and unplugged from the flood, (no water of course). A/C was water cooled, so couldn’t check that…and not one fixture was put together, not one switchplate or outlet cover was installed.


I told them they were wasting their money on an inspection as I really couldn’t check anything.



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Originally Posted By: Blaine Wiley
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Foreclosures are so much fun. I prefer them to new houses.


Are the new owners going to hire Chemlawn or Scotts to take care of the yard on the roof? ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)


Originally Posted By: jstone
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Paul,


Without divulging too much info, where in the KC area was that home? Looks like some of my father-in-law's house buys?


Originally Posted By: psabados
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Hey John


Black Swan Lake on, you guessed it, Black Swan Dr. Merriam Ks. 40-50 yr old development, smaller homes big prices, even for this one. It must have been one of the more exclusive neighborhoods in its day.

Paul