Entries Tagged as 'Patio'

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

Free Lumber With Purchase

September 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Seeing how the sellers aren’t removing the lumber and junk from their patio before & during selling, we’ll assume they’ll leave it for the buyer.

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Tags: Patio · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk

Before & After Short Sale Remodel

September 13th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Master Bedroom.  Sold as a short sale to an investor for $77,000.  Notice the towel drying on the curtain.

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After Master Bedroom.  The house was then flipped for $125,000.  Sometimes vacant is better than furnished.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Family Room.  With Junior sitting there.

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After Family Room.

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Before Dining Area.

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After Dining Area.

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Before Dining & Kitchen.

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After Dining & Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  The flipper stained the cabinets and kept the appliances.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  The investor added some cabinets to fill in the gaps.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Back Yard & Patio.

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After Back Yard & Patio.  A cover was added to the patio.

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After · People In Photos

Look What You Got!

September 3rd, 2014 · 6 Comments

The box reads, “Look what you got!”  We’re definitely seeing what these sellers “got.”  And it’s a lot of stuff.  Is that a Cabbage Patch doll?

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The dining room features dog food bags, old carpet, and dusty ceiling fan blades.

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Another bedroom.

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The bathroom floor is uplifting.

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Gently used over the decades.

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Another cluttered bedroom.  The bag reads, “Last Chance,” as in last chance to impress buyers.

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It’s not a bedroom closet.  It’s the bathroom shower with clothes on hangers on hangers.

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(sigh)

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???

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The kitchen.  The pot boiled dry.

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Original casement windows showing a cluttered patio.

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The view from the other side.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Fixer-Upper · Window · Ceiling Fan

Another Cantina

August 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Two days’ ago we shared photos of a back yard cantina.  We found another one!  In Apache Junction, Arizona.  This one has a full-sized refrigerator (to hold lots of beers).  And a ramada festooned with palm fronds!  Party on!

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities

Before & After Remodeling Photos

August 9th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Back Patio.  Short sale.  Purchased by an investor for $37,700.

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After Back Patio.  Once renovated, this home sold for $155,000.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  Modest renovations, but big profit.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Trophy Life

August 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Someone won two big trophies. They weren’t for home staging.

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Nooooo!!  Knotted curtains!!!   Nooooo!!

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Four more trophies.  TV’s on!  Prescription bottles on display.  More family photos.

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Now we move over to the kitchen where we see two refrigerators.  And more prescription bottles within reach of children.

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There’s a kid looking in the window!  A peeping tom!  Maybe he can help tidy up this house.

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No wonder this kitchen is cluttered; there’s only a few upper cabinets.

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There’s a 2nd washing machine out on the cluttered back patio and two dryers.

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There’s refrigerator #3.  In the full sun.  And a puppy in a cage.  Oh, and at least 5 bicycles.

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Five scrubby pads.

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Pringles potato chips make for a great midnight snack.  More prescription bottles with easy access.  “Mommy, your Oxycontin pills are fun!”

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I see baseball hats on the back of the door.

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The hangers are every which way.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Stuffed Animals · Pets · Back Yard · Family Photos · People In Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche · Hats

Miniature Golf Course?

July 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

The suit of armor.  A ramp.  And a secret door.  Grab me a golf ball and a club and let me play miniature golf!  When I was growing up, we called it goony golf.  Also known as goofy golf or putt putt golf.

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Tags: Patio · Other Arizona Cities

Before & After Renovation Success

July 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Front of House.  Sold as a short sale.  Bought by an investor for $55,000.

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After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,000.

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Before Front of House.  This house had only evaporative cooling.

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After Front of House.  Central air conditioning was added to the house.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Notice the damage to the walls.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Other Side of Kitchen.

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After Other Side of Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Back Patio.

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After Back Patio.

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Bonus photos of the Before house.  Here’s the back yard with a water feature.

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The stair lead to an additional structure on the property.  Wanna bet they didn’t get a building permit for it?

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More damage in Bathroom 3.

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Another view of Bathroom 3.

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Laundry room or storage room?

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A big hole in the ceiling.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Patio Pleaser

July 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Covered patios are highly desirable home features in Phoenix.

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So are new roofs.

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And nice landscaping.

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But in Phoenix, any shade is good shade.

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Tags: Roof · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Fixer-Upper