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The first look: how bad can it be?

Posted on 1/26/2012 by Maggie Marystone in before walkthrough

All the applicants were given a chance to walk through the house. Patrick came with me.

I'm not gonna lie - it didn't look good. The house had been vacant for years. It looked like the last owner started some renovations, but they didn't get very far.

Some aspects of the house were puzzling. Why the step up into the bathroom on the first floor? What happened to the toilet?

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