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  This is a "new used" house that went unsold for years. The silicon used to seal the belly band at the factory is ruined from sunlight. This is totally shot, and needs to be removed/replace/painted or rot will happen for sure. Plus, the paint has faded badly and will be hard to match the rest of the house painted surfaces.     That natural look, with free bugs. Factory mad log homes often come with a very bad "stain" job on the real logs. Bad wood finish and marks are almost impossible to change or remove. All ends and new saw cuts should be stained thoroughly. Ends should be siliconed with a clear silicon to prevent water and bugs from getting inside the wood.   This is quite typical with particle board siding, the nail protrudes out  and is hard to see with the paint hiding it from view. Thousands of nails on most houses, mean many places for water to begin rot and ruin of particle board siding. These need to be driven back in, then siliconed, then painted.  
   
 
  The "peep hole" on this new house door is 7 months old and exposed to the sunlight and water. On many homes the exterior hardware (lights too) are poor quality. Look at all the exterior metal things on any house.     The bottom of this new door jam is already going bad. Missing paint and silicon, means rotten wood before you even purchase this house. On the bottom of the door is the weather seal, that often is bad before the house is sold too.   These nails were put on by the seller to hold the wiring for the lights for taking the house on highways. It can 4-6 nails to hold the long heavy wires for the break lights on the back of the house. All these holes can/will cause the wood siding to rot.  
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