Entries Tagged as 'Pool & Spa'

Yard Work

July 23rd, 2015 · 1 Comment

This back yard is going to need a lot of work.  The buyer said, “I want a house with a pool.”  Next time be more specific.

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Weeds

Short On Upkeep

July 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Short sale in Mesa, Arizona.  There’s a bottle of bleach but that toilet is still dirty.

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The couch is on its last leg.

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Her to-do list for getting the house ready to sell?

cluttered messy bedroom fixer-upper short sale Mesa Arizona home house real estate photo

She could use the Trader Joe’s bag to hold the clutter.  And then we’ll discuss the window blinds.

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Attention to detail needed.

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We hoped the back yard would be nicer.

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Buyers love pools!

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Large shade tree.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Fixer-Upper

Evaporation?

May 26th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Swimming pool half filled with dirty water.

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This pool has less water.

dirty brackish green algae neglected swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

This one even less.

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Sometimes nothing is better than ugly algae water.  Right, Sharon?

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

Lunch Is Served

April 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Please visit this Mesa, Arizona home.  The sellers have prepared lunch for you!

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It’s more fun to lounge on a bed mattress while watching TV.

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They painted the toilet orange.  Isn’t that a neat idea?

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The junk is so evenly distributed, you’d think it was placed carefully.

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There is a mirror on the ceiling.

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Is that a chore list?  1. Replace wood blinds 2. Install ceiling fan 3. Clean up room

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The palm tree trunk doesn’t line up.

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Freshly painted.

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Updated bathroom.

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That’s a wig on the vanity!

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Such a shame they neglected this house.  Swimming pool and backing to a greenbelt.  A home flipper will want this house.

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neglected damaged swimming pool with green algae water fixer-upper Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

The garage.

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Toys · Fixer-Upper · Hall of Shame - Messy

Challenge Accepted?

March 3rd, 2015 · 3 Comments

Are you up to the task of taking on this house?  Let’s look at the positives.

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It has reverse osmosis drinking water filtration!

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It has a fireplace!

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It comes furnished!

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Hmmm.  What’s positive here?  Bacteria cultures?

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It has shiny doorknobs.

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It has air conditioning!

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It has newer plumbing!

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It has a tiled shower!

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It has mold throughout!  [the house description does say it has mold throughout the house]

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It comes with a home security system: two rifles!

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It has a swimming pool!  And a solar clothes dryer!

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It has an additional cooling system: an evaporative cooler!

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Tags: Bathroom · Pool & Spa · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Weapons & Firearms

Before & After Glendale, Arizona Remodel

February 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments

Before Back Patio.  Short sale.  An investor bought it for $49,000.

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After Back Yard.  Once fixed up, the house was sold for $169,000!

before after renovation remodeling project back yard patio Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Before Back Yard & Patio.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard patio Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

After Back Yard & Patio.

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Before Family Room & Fireplace.

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After Family Room & Fireplace.  They removed the wall to create a great room.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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After Bathroom.  No before photo was available.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Fireplace · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After

Budding New Real Estate Agent

January 9th, 2015 · 4 Comments

You must be at least 18 years old to be a real estate agent in Arizona.  But you’re never too young to be a wannabe agent.  This kid’s got a knack for selling homes!  He’s stamping down the ground after installing the for sale sign by himself.

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He’s already taking buyers to see the house!

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He’s pointing out the features of the home.

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This kid’s got a bright future in real estate!

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Tags: Carpet · Pool & Spa · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos

Caught Playing Dirty Pool

December 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

Gross looking and gross negligence.

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Once it’s filled with water, you won’t notice the walls.

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Same with this one.

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

Spa Day

October 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

Treat yourself to a relaxing soak in a hot tub.  You deserve it!

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

Before & After Photos of Home Remodel

October 18th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With those ugly dark cabinets.  Please, Mr. or Mrs. Flipper, please remove & throw out the cabinets.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

After Kitchen.  Thank you, thank you!  The ugly cabinets are gone!!

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Before Kitchen.  The investor bought the house for $96,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, it sold for $160,000.

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Before Living Room To Dining Room View.

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After Living Room To Dining Room View.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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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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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Before & After · John F. Long cabinets