Entries Tagged as 'Patio'

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

15 Dogs & 1 Cat

July 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

9 dogs, 1 little boy, and lots of clutter at this house.

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Two dogs at this house plus ugly sponge paint.

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Two dogs, two chairs, and a case of bottled water at this house.

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Two more dogs at another house.

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And one cat at another home.

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Pets · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos

I Triple Dog Dare Ya

June 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments

The leg lamp from the A Christmas Story movie!!  And in the movie, one kid says, “I triple dog dare ya!”  So these El Mirage, Arizona home sellers decided to include three photos of their dog.

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Second photo of the dog and of the leg lamp.  [By the way, I’ve never seen A Christmas Story]

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And their third photo of the dog is on the back patio.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Patio · Pets · Other Arizona Cities

One Item Attracts Your Attention

June 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Real estate photos are supposed to sell the house and the features.  But sometimes, one item in a room or space can catch your eye.

Do you notice anything else but the cement mixer here?

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The fisherman with a pipe is all that you’ll remember from this photo.

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The clown.

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The treadmill tells us what about the back patio?

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Tags: Staging · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography

Patio Roof Gone Bad

June 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Yesterday was 110 degrees in Phoenix.  But the humidity was only 4%.  Hot sun and dry conditions will take a toll on wood and roofs out here.  Here’s a great example.

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Tags: Roof · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper