Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008. Thank goodness. They are typically neglected homes. Here’s a recent example. And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market. This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing. It sold for less due to the condition.
Cracked toilet tank. How does that happen? Mildew on the shower grout.
More problems in the bathtub.
The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.
The carpet is shot.
There are a variety of items on display out front. The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.
The previous photo was better than this one. And that’s no bull.
The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.
Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.
The roof on the addition is buckling.
Another broken window.
The security door is not attached.
Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar
Want to spice up your kitchen? Add colorful paint smears to the walls!
From the looks of it, it should only take 3 minutes to complete.
The artist sponged a bedroom ceiling as well.
Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling
Government officials recently relocated their bureau to the middle of a living room in a Phoenix home.
But after complaints of cramped quarters, they moved it to the back yard of a Glendale, Arizona residence.
Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs
This Phoenix home made an impression on our reader Jayne, but not a good impression. This is the master bedroom, for example.
The sellers trimmed their olive tree. They lion-tailed the branches. Also known as lollipopping. It’s a topiary terror.
Or it’s a spaceship on the bottom section with aliens waving around. Thank you, Jayne!
Tags: Staging · Landscaping · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling
Thank you, Diana, for sending us photos of this Wesley Chapel, Florida home.
Slip covers on the couches! Pink and tan are an interesting color combination.
The table to the right of the sofa is crooked. Please straighten it. Thank you.
That pink carpet sure looks like it’s holding up well.
Euro style cabinets were all the rage in the late 1980s & early 1990s. What would make the kitchen divine would be to de-vine the plastic plants.
Pretty in pink.
Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Cabinets · Fake Plants & Flowers · Other US Cities · Grandma's House · Bedspread
One of our readers, Mario, sent us these photos. The city is unknown. The bathroom did not impress Mario.
He wasn’t thrilled by the brick wall in the living room.
Nor the two beds squished into one bedroom. Thank you, Mario, for sending us the photos.
Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Dolls · Other US Cities
Tupac lives! Marijuana leaf. Buyers will put this house high on their list. It’s listed for 420?
Marilyn Monroe bedspread! Gentlemen prefer bland bedspreads. And completely painted walls.
The elusive white tiger.
Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Bedspread
What do you think of this remodeled shower? They spent a lot of time installing the stone wall. Must be tons of fun to clean around the stones & grout: soap scum, mildew, hard water deposits, etc. You can already see the discoloration.
Tags: Bathroom · Remodeling · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Chandler, AZ Homes
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
From Rialto, California.
From Franklin, Pennsylvania.
From San Antonio, Texas.
Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Wood Paneling · Other US Cities
If you can make it safely down the rail-less stairs to this Philadelphia, Pennsylvania basement…
…you’ll see what possibilities exist down here.
So much potential. For radon gas, for mildew, etc.
Tags: Safety Issue · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Basement