Curb Your Enthusiasm
Article From HouseLogic.com
By: John Riha
Published: April 13, 2011
Perhaps you know the feeling. There I was, tooling along through a simple, nice neighborhood–one with tidy homes and pride-of-ownership lawns–and smack in the middle of everything was a property so out of tune with its surroundings, so heartbreakingly wrong, that I wanted to jump out of my car, run over to that poor old blemish of a house, stroke its painfully misconceived paint job and say, “There, there. It’ll be all right.” Even when I knew it might be a terminal case of BCA-Bad Curb Appeal. Most of us home owners make a decent effort at keeping up appearances. By and large we have a vested interest in preventing BCA, and we try our best. After all, few things can suck the life out your property value like a case of BCA.
Think you’ve seen places that make your heart wheeze and your teeth ache? Brace yourself. Our roundup of curb appeal mistakes is an eye-watering gallery of neighborhood home owners who’ve let things get more than a little out of control.
Have you got a bad case of BCA you’re trying to fix? Or a neighbor
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