Entries Tagged as 'Pool & Spa'

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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.

cracked toilet tank mildew mold on shower wall tile grout neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

More problems in the bathtub.

damaged bathtub shower faucet drain cover missing duct tape used to seal cracks neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses

The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

dining room baby seat hole in the wall dirty window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Cluttered kitchen.

cluttered kitchen counters ugly saltillo tile cabinet doors missing neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Wet bar.

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The carpet is shot.

ugly gray industrial carpet torn worn out ripped stairs neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

A bedroom.

cluttered messy bedroom mattress on the floor sheet in the window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

ugly curb appeal cluttered front yard tree stump wheelbarrow broken window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

ugly curb appeal three cars in the driveway blocking the view neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.

ugly swimming pool almost empty green algae water dirty damaged neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.

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The roof on the addition is buckling.

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Another broken window.

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The security door is not attached.

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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

Before & After Home Renovation

June 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With avocado green oven.  They could not sell it as a short sale.  The bank took over and sold it to an investor for $87,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the house was purchased for $152,000.

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Before Dining Room & Kitchen.

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After Dining Room & Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen & Dining Room.

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After Kitchen & Dining Room.

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Before Swimming Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture swimming pool back yard Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale

After Swimming Pool.

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Before Family Room.  Sorry, no After photo available.  Be assured the wood paneling was removed.

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After Bathroom.  Sorry no Before photo available.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Before & After

Dive On In

May 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Temperatures are rising.  Time to go swimming!

ugly green algae neglected dirty filthy unsafe swimming pool Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Mesa, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Apathy

May 15th, 2014 · 3 Comments

It’s a short sale.

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Who cares how the house looks?

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We just want out.

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We have more important things to do than stage a house.

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We can’t handle the red tape of a short sale.

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Let the new buyer deal with this.

messy chaotic back yard pile of bricks weeds tall grass junky garbage Phoenix Arizona home house short sale photo

It’s not our problem.

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Have fun cleaning it up.  We’re not going to.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Ceiling

Before & After Remodel In Phoenix

May 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Before Back Yard & Pool.  This house sold as a short sale for $77,000.

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After Back Yard & Pool.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $136,000.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Kitchen.  With a hole in the ceiling.

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After Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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The remaining photos do not have matching photos.

Before Entry/Foyer/Front Door.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Bathroom.

renovation remodeling project bathroom vanity all new Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Second Bathroom.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Fence or Wall · Drywall Damage

Grand Tetons

May 5th, 2014 · 6 Comments

This is Tempe, Arizona.  But it’s as if you are right there at the Grand Tetons!  [click to expand photo]

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Faux Paint & Murals · Tempe, AZ Homes

Today Is Earth Day

April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth Day!  Time to appreciate nature.

These sellers are letting algae grow free in their swimming pool.

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These sellers are letting weeds grow free on their patio.

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Weeds

Modest Before & After Remodel

April 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

This home just needed a little tidying up and updating.

Before Bedroom.  An investor bought it for $80,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate fix-n-flip property

After Bedroom.  Once cleared out and with modest upgrades, the house sold for $125,000.

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Before 2nd Bedroom.

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After 2nd Bedroom.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before 2nd Bathroom.

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After 2nd Bathroom.

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Before Family Room.  With wet bar.

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After Family Room.  New carpet was the only thing done here.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Swimming Pool.

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After Swimming Pool.

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Before Back Yard Patio.

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After Back Yard Patio.

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I don’t have a matching photo for the next 3 photos.

Before Bedroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Kitchen.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Wet Bar

Before & After Home Remodel

March 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Before Front of House.  Short sale.  Bought by an investor for $45,000.

before after renovation remodeling project exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,500.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Without window blinds.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.  Opposite view.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Tags: Tile · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After · Fence or Wall · People In Photos

Patio Pleaser

March 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The pool is shaded!  The ladder’s missing a few rungs.  Oh, and then there’s the clutter.  Click on photo to expand. [Casa Grande, Arizona]

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Clutter · Patio · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk