Entries Tagged as 'Foreclosure'

Santa’s Reindeer Dasher

December 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Looks like someone dashed out of this Mesa, Arizona home in hurry.  They left the TV behind.

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Dine and dash?

messy cluttered stuff junk left behind kitchen Mesa Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

[sigh]

messy cluttered stuff junk left behind kitchen Mesa Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

Oh, that’s why landlords charge a cleaning fee.

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Tall weeds surrounding the patio = they likely never went outside.

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I doubt the landlord will give them a good reference.

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Tags: Staging · Landscaping · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Vandals On the Loose

December 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

These damaged homes mean lower sales prices for their neighborhoods.

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[I had to white out the profanity.]

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Destroyed bathroom.

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Jerks.

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Tags: Bathroom · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Tickle Me, Elmo

September 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Oh, hi, Elmo.  Are you having fun?

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No surprise, this is a short sale.

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To qualify for a short sale, you must have a hardship.  Being messy is not a hardship.

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First impressions are formed at the front entrance.

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Tags: Clutter · Foreclosure · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Garbage and/or Junk

Selling You Short

September 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Short sale in Glendale, Arizona.  Green algae pool.  Dead grass.  Palm tree fronds.  Mattresses on the patio.  What else was neglected?

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Foreclosure · Back Yard · Weeds · Fixer-Upper

Before & After Short Sale Renovation

July 5th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Before Kitchen.  Tupac lives forever!  Short sale.  Purchased by an investor for $84,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the home sold for $126,500.

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Before Family Room.  Pit bull puppy.  Bob’s Burgers Minh Souphanousinphone from King of the Hill is on TV! (Thank you, Matt)

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Before Family Room.  Looking further to the right.  It’s a long room.

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After Family Room.  The block walls have been furred with sheetrock.

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After Family Room & Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom One.

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After Bedroom One.  Sheetrock/drywall added to the walls.  This will keep the bedroom cooler in the summer.

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Before Bedroom Two.

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After Bedroom Two.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Foreclosure · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Cabinets · Before & After

Toy Collector

May 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Here’s a home that was purchased in 1993.  The owner sold it to his son in 2001 for $68,000.  The son refinanced the house in 2010 for $211,000.  But now the house sold as a short sale for $92,000.  Hmmm.  Housing prices in Phoenix were at their lowest levels in 2010 and 2011.  Home prices have gone up considerably since 2010.  If the house appraised for $211,000 in 2010, surely it is worth at least that in 2014.  Thus, there wouldn’t be a need to sell as a short sale, especially at $92,000.  Let’s take a look inside and see where the $211,000 went.

We are welcomed at the front door by a dog, a person, and clutter.

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The living room seems to be filled with sci-fi movie toy figurines, plates, and toy cars.  And boxes.

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The dining room is loaded with dolls, er, fantasy figurines.  And more boxes.  That’s quite a collection.

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Oh, look.  More toys.

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He planned to fill these shelves as well.

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So far, we haven’t seen any improvements to the house.  Here’s a bedroom filled with lots of clothes and stuff.

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Another messy bedroom.  This one features a trio of ships and several Dawn posters.

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Was money spent remodeling the kitchen?  No.  Those are original cabinets.

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With a short sale, the owner has to prove that they have a financial hardship.  Aren’t you curious to see the reason he gave the bank?  “I was toying around with some investments but plans got shelved.”

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The right Tidy Cat bin is labeled “Dog.”  Do humans use the other two bins?

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He attached a shovel and a rake to the outside wall.  He’s a Pittsburgh Steelers fan too.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Dining Room · Dolls · Collections · People In Photos

Neighborhood Watch

April 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Foreclosure home.  Finally, a neighborhood watching out for each other.

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Good for them!

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Tags: Foreclosure · Mesa, AZ Homes · Graffiti · Not Ugly

Facing Foreclosure

December 27th, 2013 · 6 Comments

“Mommy, do you want my drumstick?”

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Graffiti and vandalism in a Mesa, Arizona home.  Is that one of the members of ZZ Top?

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Jokers wild?

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Neglected home.

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There’s flooring on top of flooring.

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And now the walls are damaged too.

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Help.

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Please help.

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Vandalized bathroom.

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Stolen copper?

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This was the shower of the other bathroom.  They stole the bathtub!

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Before Kitchen in 2008 when they paid $125,000 for the house.

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After Kitchen in 2013.  An investor bought this damaged home for $93,000.

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Before Front of House in 2008.

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After Front of House in 2013.

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What a shame.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Foreclosure · Mesa, AZ Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper · Window · Graffiti · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Grand Theft Auto

September 5th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Buckeye, Arizona home.  And it’s a short sale.  No surprise.

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Will buyers jump up and down and blow bubbles of joy when they see this home?

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Here we see the American flag disrespectfully used as a table cloth, with a jack-o-lantern on top of it.

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Oh, hi, Dora.  Would you please tell the sellers to clean up their home before selling?  Thank you.

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You’re sure to enjoy the relaxing master suite.

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Tags: Bedroom · Foreclosure · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Holiday Décor

Sellin’ Short In Mesa

June 20th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Captain Spaulding welcomes you to this home.  [That’s a Captain Spaulding mask from Rob Zombie’s Devil’s Rejects movie]

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This is Michael’s room.

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This is a short sale in Mesa, Arizona.

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One fan blade.

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Buyers will be fired up over this house.

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Once buyers visit this house, they can’t leave.  Literally.

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Boozin’ in the bedroom.

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Gears of War & Scarface are featured here.

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No sunlight allowed here.

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Combination dining room and office.

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Family photos.

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More family photos.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Dolls · Garbage and/or Junk · Family Photos · Ceiling Fan · Bedspread · Art