A few readers have asked recently if there are basements in the Phoenix area. Very few. Some in the older homes built in the 1920s-1940s. Maybe a few in the 1980s-1990s. The ground is too hard here. Not worth the money and time to dig or excavate a basement.
And then this Glendale, Arizona home popped up this morning; sold for $60,000. A fixer-upper with no air conditioning. With a hole in the floor.
Here’s your basement!
Tags: Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Basement
Enjoy a nice relaxing bath here.
You’re supposed to say a prayer before using the toilet?
The front door needs some attention. Along with the floor and the walls.
The only outdoor light in the kitchen comes from the hole in the cabinet!
They probably did us a favor by removing the carpet.
Newer faucet and newer vanity add value to the house.
The laundry room looks washed up.
Another view of the front door.
The lattice skirting is cute.
Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Weeds · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Siding
We didn’t make this up. To help sell a home in Spring, Texas, a person dressed up as a panda. Yes, these are actual real estate marketing photos.
At least she/he washed her/his hands after going using the toilet.
At a different bathroom.
Splish, splash, she’s taking a bath!
Cookin’ up some interest in the kitchen.
“Why don’t you join me in bed? I’ll do anything for a sale.”
Looking for other plushies on-line.
“I’ll go the extra mile to get a sale.”
“We’re having bamboo again?!!?!”
“Come and knock on our door. We’ll be waiting for you. Where the kisses are his and hers and hers…”
Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other US Cities · People In Photos
Before Kitchen. The house was purchased for $91,000.
After Kitchen. After renovation, the house sold for $170,000.
Before Family Room.
After Family Room.
Before Family Room.
After Family Room.
Before Living Room.
After Living Room.
Before Front of House.
After Front of House.
Before Back Yard.
After Back Yard.
Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After
Temperatures reached 118F in Phoenix this past week and have been above 110F the other days. Humidity has been as low as 7%. It’s a dry heat. It saps the moisture out of plants (and people). Take a look at what happened to a tree!
Tags: Landscaping · Phoenix Homes
Amateur bathroom remodel. They thought it was a good idea to make the shower entrance only a foot & a half wide. Probably no overhead light either.
Tags: Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes
Martha complained that Rick’s smelly #2s could peel paint, but this is ridiculous!
Nothing to see up here, folks. Keep looking down at the upgraded flooring and admire the custom drapery.
Careful the peeled paint doesn’t fall into your food in the kitchen.
Tags: Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling
So much potential and yet…
The walls have potential.
Potentially a nice home office?
More wall patching. At least they didn’t knot the curtains.
The covered patio provides a lot of shade.
The front porch roof is curved to help rainwater flow better.
Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Window Coverings · Patio · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper
Kitchen cabinets from the 1970s from home builder John F. Long. They’re great dust collectors.
See how they contrast with white appliances.
They look like Hershey’s chocolate bars.
Good enough to eat?
It’s very rare for John F. Long homes to have windows over the kitchen sink.
You can paint the cabinets to give it a more contemporary look. From the 1970s to the 1980s!
Eventually the dirt and dust in the cabinet grooves will match the dark grout on the walls.
Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · John F. Long cabinets
This seller is trying to sell his Little Rock, Arkansas home by himself on Craigslist. These are actual photos from the ad.
The ad reads:
one beroom mobile home, $4,500..retail value 25,000
home made from two shipping containers, 8 by 44 feet each so together, so together the home or office is 16 by 44.
you could use this for a office also.
it is 90 percent finished, needs toilet and 2 sinks and kitchen cabinets and floor covering
Thank you to our reader Rodney for sending us the ad.
Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other US Cities