Friday, June 12, 2009

Foreclosure Experience - 3

My wife who were excited about the house hunting tour was pretty much disappointed and discouraged finding the houses damaged. One of the houses was located on the top of the hill with beautiful view over San Francisco Bay. It was two-story house, but walking into the house it was full of bad smell of dust and mold. Kitchen island is full of dust and bugs were everywhere. My wife told me that she did not feel like touching anything in that house. I thought it would make more sense to rebuild entire house.

The other one has problem in bath room. There was no bath tab there, there was just a big hole. I could not imagine how we could fix it. Inside of house were full of sweaters, left over mattress, cushions, etc... private items. There was the one which had holes all over walls. People left painted walls and carpets with strange colors with some meaningless or obscene graffiti. Large part of ceilings were hanging down and black mold stains were everywhere. I remember there was one part of a roof was peeled and curled up to the sky. Front garden of most houses were not cared and many of them looked like being Jurassic Park the movie. We planned we should visit at least 10 houses a day, but without finishing half, my wife started to say that it was enough.

Despite of all badly damaged houses, there were ones still better. Or we might have come across too many bad ones so that they could look better. It was the 3rd house we visited in the first day. Kitchen was hard floored, therefore there was not so much damage. Walls were oddly colored and there was a hole in hall way ceiling. But it looked much better than the other one.

Related Post:
http://zheninternational.blogspot.com/2009/06/forecloure-experience-1.html
http://zheninternational.blogspot.com/2009/06/foreclosure-experience-2.html

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4 comments:

Marketing Unscrambled, learn to earn 14 said...

Shaw, it can be disheartening to have to do through all those houses that look like that. The people that left were disheartened as well. They took it out on the house. So glad that you found a nice house that you can call your own. The housing market sure is a mess. It does not look like it is getting better any time soon.
Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Shaw said...

Hello Dan & Deanna,

I felt I was hearing those previous owners heart aching in the process. It is sad. I hope housing market will be better soon, as you said.

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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shaw .. well it looks as though there are houses out there - but as you say in a horrible conditions.

House hunting is awful at the best of times - so I'm not surprised your wife said enough was enough ..

well done on settling on the best of the bad lot ...

Hilary Melton-Butcher
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Shaw said...

Hello Hilary,

As you say I could be proud of myself getting ourselves through the experience. When I think it back now, it was interesting experience. Do I hope to do again, hope not.

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