Let’s watch some videos today, shall we?
I’ve seen a few really bad renovations of late, and when one of my clients asked me the other day, “Why would somebody do this?” all I could muster in reply was, “This is what happens when you combine boredom, money, and a false sense of confidence.”
Everybody and their grandmother think they can flip houses in Toronto, but contrary to popular belief, not everything sells…
Where to start…
Oh, where to start…..well, I suppose I’ll lead with the one that made me laugh the hardest. Just try and picture how I discovered this renovation mistake.
What does $1,4000,000 buy in Toronto these days?
What kind of quality and workmanship would one expect?
And how much does a ruler cost these days? Maybe $2.00? Maybe the person who installed the door and sink in this video could have ponied up for one?
The MLS listing for this home reads:
“Completely Renovated Throughout With Only The Highest Quality Finishes.”
I’m not a fireman.
But I’m pretty sure that this is not in any way, safe…
This is called “Doing 90% of the job.”
Install these really cool reproduction French doors, and then ruin it by not finishing the installation properly.
The YouTube thumbnail spoiled this one already, so you know where this is going.
But why in the world would the seller think it’s okay to have this in plain sight during viewings?
Some photos, now, perhaps?
Look, I know enough about Chinese to ignorantly say “that’s Chinese writing below,” when I’m pretty sure “Chinese” isn’t a language.
So if I’m this ignorant, then what hope does a home-owner have when they take possession of their new house and all the wiring and plumbing is labelled as follows:
Another listing that says “Fully Renovated” in the description.
Here is the entrance way to two bedrooms, from the hallway.
That makes three rooms for those of you counting along at home, and I count three different types of flooring:
…….buddy in the middle doesn’t get a driveway?
Or we just assume that giant tree is going to suddenly fall ill, and need to be torn down?
I’m not a structural engineer, but I don’t think a single brick, under a cinder-block, with wood shims on top, placed in a dirt base, is any way to prop up a beam…
And last, but oh-most-certainly not least, let me tell you how much I hate ambiguity.
I need everything in my life to be clear as day.
So when I see a property like this one below, and I’m not quite sure if it’s sold, it really bothers me…