Parting Shots

Appraisers constantly send us interesting stuff. We get family photos, photos of their hobbies, bizarre home construction, you name it. And we hear funny stories, insane explanations from homeowners about why they did what they did to their house, and hair-raising experiences. If you've got some of your own to share, we may reprint them here in Parting Shots.

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Appraisers know how to have fun too! Paul James and his wife enjoy a cruise in his "toy."

What type of fertilizer do they use?

Yes, that is indeed a fern growing joyfully from under this toilet. We had to ask, "What did they use for fertilizer?"