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Home with a water feature – Not always a good thing

I recently bought an investment condo and lucky for me this property came with a water feature that I didn't even pay for! The only problem is I don't want this water feature and I would never want one to come with another house again.

You see, just before we moved in, the condos got new roofs, gutters and siding. All great things unless the gutter company felt since the gutters were to long that cutting the gutters by an inch would have been to much effort and decided to put a hole in the wall instead.

Well a couple days ago we had some people by to clean the roofs of leaves and branches to make the condo project look its best for the sale. Well wouldn't you know it my floor and wall started to get wet and are starting to show water stains!

water stains

You see, we hadn't had a problem over the summer because we haven't had any great big down pours, but as soon as the pressure washer put a large amount of water in a very short period of time, it was too much. It wasn't going down the spout fast enough and over shot it right in to my kids' room.

This isn't something that was caught in the inspection, and even when the inspector came out after I told him what had happened, he was amazed. It wasn't something you couldn't see unless you were looking under the siding at the end of the gutter.

So the gutter company came out and has fixed the gutter and they are also sending someone out next week to evaluate the water damage done to my kids' room. I smell new hardwoods for my remodel!

 

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Comment balloon 13 commentsRespect Realty LLC • September 28 2007 12:23AM

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oh YUK,  we've dealt with a couple water leaks this year...on very major. I'm glad so much of that is behind us, hopefully NEVER to happen again.
Posted by Mary Warren almost 11 years ago
Be happy it didn't take weeks to make its presence known.  Imagine a wall full of mold.  Not a good thing.
Posted by Darrel Quebedeaux (Evergreen Realty & Associates Inc.) almost 11 years ago
Terrible! Are the gutter guys willing to fix it?  You're lucky that you caught it quickly.
Posted by Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence! (Glenn Simon Inc.) almost 11 years ago
Terrible! Are the gutter guys willing to fix it?  You're lucky that you caught it quickly.
Posted by Todd and Danielle Millar, Sixteen years of excellence! (Glenn Simon Inc.) almost 11 years ago
Ouch! Not the kind of watercolor I would want hanging on my walls! I hope not a penny comes out of your pocket for this!
Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Fan of AR) almost 11 years ago
Water feature!  What a great euphanism!  
Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
OK, Todd, you made me laugh on that title!  Thanks for a laugh this morning...
Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 11 years ago

Mary - But, It doesn't rain in Vegas - lol

Darrell - No kidding, that would not have been good in the kid's room

Todd or Danielle - They are out there right now! I had some choice words for them, since I have to take apart some bunk beds to have them replace the walls and the flooring.

Linda - Just time out of my day to move the crap out of that room. But, no cost to me!

Patricia - To bad I can't sell it for more with that when we are done with the remodel.

Jeff - I'm glad I can make you laugh. Try looking at my picture, that works well for making my wife laugh!

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago
I just checked back - and laughed again!  OK, it's 1:41am right now so I guess I'm an easy mark.  I like the concept for this post - how about a series with "house features" highlighted like this one?  Go through the types of common problems we see...
Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 11 years ago
it really could be worse- I have seen much more water damage than that. I had a client who was listing their 2 family with me and the upper level has severe water damage because of a toilet issue which was never resolved- long story short it was a train wreck into the 1st floor ceiling and walls- I had to inform her to fix it or it would never sell!
Posted by MAUREEN STACCATO almost 11 years ago

Jeff - Let's go for it! Fountains (Backed up toilet) Upstairs garden (mushroom filled attic) Free cat food (Rats or mice in garage) Free camping memories of sitting around the fire (Fire damaged house - smokey smell) That should be a good start!

Maureen - We got lucky! We caught it the first day!

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) almost 11 years ago

That's terrible!! I hope the problem has been resolved :~)

Posted by Kelli~Rhyanne Bartley (Keller Williams Realty Mid~Willamette) about 9 years ago

That's terrible!! I hope the problem has been resolved :~)

Posted by Kelli~Rhyanne Bartley (Keller Williams Realty Mid~Willamette) about 9 years ago

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