In the midst of the foreclosure boom there are more and more unexplained or questionable issues that arise as more and more banks become the sole owner of home. It is unfortunate that this is the current state of things and more and more history is being lost as banks repossess homes that they don’t want in the first place.
I was doing a home inspection on one of these homes in Keizer, Oregon the other day and came upon a little oddity that I just couldn’t help but speculate over. As the drawers in the cabinet were pulled the drawer slides (not just any slides by the way, these were high quality full extension slides) would bang into the doors after about ½ inch worth of travel. Every single drawer was installed with this same issue. This little “oops” rendered the pull out shelves utterly useless.
The section of “custom cabinetry,” work had me envisioning a the home owner, (most likely a contractor or builder as well) behind on his bills and sweating away as he installed upgrades here and there in hopes to quickly attract a buyer before things went south.
Of course it was too late, and at that point and the market around him was crumbling as he tirelessly tried to bail water from his sinking ship.
His loss, my clients gain. My client knew his way around a tool belt and looked forward to the finishing touches he could put on this home that had some very nice features. And at the price he was paying it will be a very nice home for his family very soon.