Entries Tagged as 'Foreclosure'

Neglected House

March 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Years of neglect and abuse have taken their toll on this house.

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The window air conditioner is missing.

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Cracks and holes on the exterior.

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The roof needs to be replaced.

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Something’s going on here.

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Water damage at the shower.

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They ignored it and it didn’t go away.

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The parents allowed this to happen.

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Tags: Tile · Roof · Bathroom · Bedroom · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Window · Graffiti · Water Damage

Short Shrift

February 16th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Short sale.  Little attention or care paid to housekeeping or house cleaning.

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A slice of life.  Pizza, not pizazz.

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Short on available counter space and storage.

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Methinks that garage is completely full of stuff.

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Tags: Staging · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Garbage and/or Junk · Poor Photography

Short & Not Sweet

January 27th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Short sale in Gilbert, Arizona.  Notice how the carpet was originally pink in color (where the bed used to be).  And notice the carpet torn up.  And the window “drapes.”

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Dirty walls, cluttered bedroom, camouflage curtain.

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Blankets used as curtains in the kitchen.

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Another cluttered bedroom.  One dirty pillow.

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Something is blocking the window.  Box of Trix cereal in this bedroom.  Frosted Flakes in another.

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Video games!

TV video games cluttered living room short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

Where’s the fireplace?

TV video games cluttered fireplace blocked covered up living room short sale Gilbert Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Window Coverings · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Gilbert, AZ Homes

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?

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[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 · 3 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