Entries Tagged as 'Basement'

Bargain Basement

June 28th, 2016 · 2 Comments

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.

big hole in floor covered up basement Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo fixer-upper

Here’s your basement!

big hole in floor covered up basement Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo fixer-upper

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Basement

1971 Time Capsule

May 1st, 2016 · 5 Comments

Thank you to our reader Cheryl for sending us these groovy photos of a 1971 home in South Lyon, Michigan.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged kitchen original South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

They replaced the avocado green refrigerator.  Bummer.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged kitchen original South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Wallpaper was very popular in the 1970s.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bathroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Just wait ’til these colors come back in fashion.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

More wallpaper.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bathroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

And more wallpaper in the hallway.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original hallway South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Third bathroom.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bathroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

What fun times back then.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Notice that the curtains were not knotted back then.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

These drapes might be from the 1980s.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

What parties might have happened down in the basement?

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original basement South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · 1970s · Basement

Portlandia

April 3rd, 2016 · 6 Comments

These Portland, Oregon house photos were sent by a reader.  Thank you.  The basement wet bar/pot den could use some help with the ceiling.

basement man cave wet bar ceiling panels down damaged fixer-upper cluttered Portland Oregon home house for sale photo

Half of the ceiling is exposed.  Careful you don’t get insulation in your drink.

basement man cave wet bar ceiling panels down damaged fixer-upper cluttered Portland Oregon home house for sale photo

Exposed wires and combustibles in the basement laundry.

basement laundry ceiling panels down damaged fixer-upper cluttered Portland Oregon home house for sale photo

Christmas in April!

Christmas tree decorations still up in April cluttered Portland Oregon home house for sale photo

Cluttered office.

cluttered office Portland Oregon home house for sale real estate photo

Does it make sense to have wood behind the sink?

bathroom with wood back splash Portland Oregon home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Office/Den · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Basement · Wet Bar · Laundry Room

Grove City Home Part 3 of 3

December 13th, 2015 · 3 Comments

This concludes the series of photos from a Grove City, Pennsylvania home, provided to us from an anonymous reader.  We looked at the ceilings and the walls.  Today we look at some of the rooms of the house.  But first a look at the stairs leading to the basement.

scary creepy stairs leading to basement Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

The flooring in the bathroom looks terrific.

bathroom flooring fixer-upper Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Another fixer-upper bathroom.

bathroom flooring fixer-upper Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

And another bathroom.  Must be a real treat for the neighbors to see you so clearly.

bathroom flooring fixer-upper Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Step into the parlor.

old worn unstretched stained soiled pink carpet fixer-upper Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Beer me!

Michelob Ultra beer bottle in closet fixer-upper Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Free TV included with purchase.

outdated giant huge wide screen TV television fixer-upper Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Neglected home.

old stained soiled carpet bedroom fixer-upper Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Waiting to be renovated.

old stained soiled carpet bedroom fixer-upper Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Someone please restore this house.

staircase riser fixer-upper Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · Carpet · Bathroom · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Fixer-Upper · Water Damage · Other US Cities · Basement

Groovin’ In Grove City

November 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Thank you to our anonymous donor for this Grove City, Pennsylvania home’s photos.  In our first photo, the seller is sitting down, waiting for buyers.  He also has a rifle on display in case buyers dare offer less than the asking price.

man person sitting rifle cluttered living room Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

At least there isn’t a silly pot rack hanging in the middle of the kitchen.  Thank you.

cluttered kitchen pots pans refrigerator magnets Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

Some tidying up around this house would help a lot.

cluttered bedroom Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

Unnecessary items should be put away.

cluttered office Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

Let’s clear off the shelf and around the toilet.

cluttered bathroom Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

Let sleeping dogs lie.

two dogs pets sleeping pellet stove fireplace Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

Surprisingly clean, dry, and organized basement.

basement canned food collection rack Grove City Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Office/Den · Pets · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities · Weapons & Firearms · People In Photos · Basement

Bargain Basement

October 18th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Flooded basement in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

flooded basement water damage wood paneling mold mildew fixer-upper Ft Fort Wayne Indiana home house for sale photo

The seller didn’t bother removing the water before selling!

flooded basement water damage wood paneling mold mildew fixer-upper Ft Fort Wayne Indiana home house for sale photo

Humid.

flooded basement water damage wood paneling mold mildew fixer-upper Ft Fort Wayne Indiana home house for sale photo

Look at the water line!

flooded basement water damage wood paneling mold mildew fixer-upper Ft Fort Wayne Indiana home house for sale photo

The water soaked into the wood paneling.

flooded basement water damage wood paneling mold mildew fixer-upper Ft Fort Wayne Indiana home house for sale photo

Mold & mildew?

flooded basement water damage wood paneling mold mildew fixer-upper Ft Fort Wayne Indiana home house for sale photo

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Tags: Wood Paneling · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Water Damage · Other US Cities · Basement

New Jersey Basements

August 9th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Basements have a certain look.  [Camden, New Jersey]

creepy ugly scary looking basement Camden New Jersey home house for sale real estate photo

It’s hard to find a nice photo of a basement.  [Trenton, New Jersey]

creepy ugly scary looking basement Trenton New Jersey home house for sale real estate photo

Bodies buried here?  [Trenton, New Jersey]

creepy ugly scary looking basement Trenton New Jersey home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Other US Cities · Basement

Basements Are Not Sexy

April 26th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Basements look creepy.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

creepy scary looking basement dark damp ugly old furnace pipes Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

The poor gas meter reader who has to visit this Warren, Ohio basement every month.

creepy scary looking basement looks like lichen moss Warren Ohio home house for sale photo

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Tags: Other US Cities · Basement

Bargain Basement

March 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

All included with full price offer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

piles of boxes stuff junk hoarding ugly creepy basement Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

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Tags: Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Basement

The Race Is On

December 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Checkered flag in a Des Moines, Iowa basement.

checkerboard racing flag painted on basement wall Des Moines Iowa home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Ceiling · Other US Cities · Basement