Entries Tagged as 'Patio'

Short Sale In Glendale

October 25th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This Glendale, Arizona home could use a lot of help, starting in the bathroom.

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Handyman special. Complete with nuts, bolts, and tools.

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The toilet might be been here before.

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The family room is used as an office.

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The lamp (with no shade) rests comfortably on the stepstool.

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The front of the oven door is missing in this cluttered kitchen.

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Imagine the fireplace here.

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Two TVs in this bedroom.

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This bedroom is short on flooring. The house is being sold as a short sale, where the owners are asking the bank to forgive their debt in exchange for the owners maintaining the house in good condition.

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Another well-maintained bathroom.

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Newspaper window treatment.

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There could be as many as seven TVs on the patio.

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Great place to hang out and relax.

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The property has a swimming pool.

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More TVs and more newspaper in the windows!

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Family Room · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Glendale, AZ Homes · Kitchen · Patio · Pool & Spa · Window Coverings

It Has a Covered Patio

October 14th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Covered patios are common in the Phoenix area. They provide lots of shade from the hot sun.

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

Dark & Cluttered

July 29th, 2016 · No Comments

This home was sold as a short sale.  Short on being tidy.

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic bedroom piles of stuff Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Clutter free kitchen?  No dice.

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic kitchen counters Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Short on light.

poor bad real estate photography too dark not enough light Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

More clutter and what-not in this room.

poor bad real estate photography too dark not enough light Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

poor bad real estate photography too dark not enough light Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Wait.  If that’s the shower, why is the toilet paper holder in the shower area?  Maybe this is an old house that only has a bathtub and no shower?

cluttered bathroom toilet paper holder inside shower area Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

There’s a skull on the patio shelf.

cluttered patio skull Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Family Room · Kitchen · Patio · Phoenix Homes

Home Improvement Needed

July 7th, 2016 · 4 Comments

First impression when you walk into the house.

cluttered messy living room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Help.

cluttered messy kitchen fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Not any better from this side.

cluttered messy kitchen fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Fine dining.

cluttered messy dining room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Home office.

cluttered messy office fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Remodeling in progress.

cluttered messy bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Just needs tile.

cluttered messy bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Two closets!

cluttered messy bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Crafts room.

cluttered messy bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Another room of stuff.

cluttered messy bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Handy workbench.

cluttered messy junky patio back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Lots of shade here.

cluttered messy junky patio back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

More shade over here.

cluttered messy junky patio back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And over here too.

cluttered messy junky patio back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It’s a carport.

cluttered messy junky carport back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Kitchen · Knives · Living Room · Office/Den · Patio · Phoenix Homes

Potential

June 21st, 2016 · 2 Comments

So much potential and yet…

kitchen cabinets missing cluttered fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

The walls have potential.

cluttered bedroom wall patches fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

Potentially a nice home office?

cluttered bedroom wall patches fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

More wall patching.  At least they didn’t knot the curtains.

living room wall patches fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

The covered patio provides a lot of shade.

cluttered patio lots of junk stuff anvil fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

The front porch roof is curved to help rainwater flow better.

bad roof curved damaged front porch cover fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Patio · Roof · Window Coverings

Flag Day

June 14th, 2016 · No Comments

Today is Flag Day.  Time to display the American flag.  Properly, that is.  The blue field is supposed to be in the top left.  Hey, you, on the right side of the photo.  Fix the flag.  Thank you.

American flag hung displayed incorrectly backward patio NASCAR stickers on refrigerator Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Same goes for you too, buddy.  Fix it.

American flag hung displayed incorrectly backward front window Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

American pride.

American flag on display in kitchen trash cans bottled water jugs Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Young patriots.

American flag on display in cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Old patriot.

American flag on display I am retired too sign front yard Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Holiday Décor · Mesa, AZ Homes · Patio · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Refrigerator Magnets

Multi-Purpose Patio

June 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment

In case you’re not sure what to do with your covered patio.

covered patio filled with auto car engine parts junk clutter weight machine back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Back Yard · Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Patio · Phoenix Homes

Short Sale Example

May 31st, 2016 · 3 Comments

There are currently only 277 active short sale listings in the Phoenix metro area.  Thank goodness.  Here’s an example.

Take her.  The dog is begging, “Forget her.  Take me!”

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom dog pet on bed take her on TV short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Let’s back out of this cluttered bedroom.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Into another cluttered bedroom.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

And another one.

cluttered disorganized chaotic bedroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The drawer front is missing.

drawer front missing in cluttered bathroom short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The kid is not peeing.  He’s looking at something.  What is it?

cluttered bathroom little boy looking at baby chickens chicks short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

It’s baby chickens!!  With a short sale, you never want to count your chickens before they’re hatched.  The bank has to approve the offer.

cluttered bathroom baby chickens chicks heat lamp short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Over in the family room, it looks like the sellers have security cameras set up.  In case someone dares to steal their stuff.

cluttered disorganized messy family room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

We pan to the right.

cluttered disorganized messy family room kitchen short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Deep fryer in the kitchen.

kitchen dirty cabinets door deep fat fryer popcorn maker short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Dinner is served.  Somewhere.

cluttered disorganized messy dining room table short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Bonus room.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

They included a photo at a higher viewpoint.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Personal belongings and toys take priority over the fireplace.

cluttered disorganized messy family bonus room fireplace short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

The covered patio is a great place to entertain guests.

cluttered disorganized messy junky covered patio back yard short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

This yard might have a swimming pool.

cluttered disorganized messy junky back yard dirty swimming pool short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Well, at least it hasn’t turned green yet.

neglected dead leaves debris dirty swimming pool short sale Phoenix Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Family Room · Fireplace · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Patio · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Toys

Sleeping Porch

April 18th, 2016 · No Comments

Back in the day, before air conditioning, Arizonans survived the summer heat by sleeping outdoors on sleeping porches.  Sometimes they placed wet sheets in open windows or on porches to create cooler air.  Sometimes, as we see at this Wickenburg, Arizona home, they crack holes in the window panes to let air to flow in.

broken window panes mattress on porch patio fixer-upper Wickenburg Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Patio · Window

Positive Marketing

April 8th, 2016 · 7 Comments

The seller of this house is very upbeat.

graffiti green paint ugly window fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The following comments are actual quotes from the seller, corresponding with each photo.

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“Partially rehabbed already.”

dirty toilet bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“This is a winner.”

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“Lots of upside.”

wall damage living room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“Great bones.”

graffiti ugly window dining room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“Up and coming neighborhood.”

unfinished green paint laundry room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“Just like John Mellencamp says…”

pink paint exterior curb appeal bad roof fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“…little pink houses.”

pink paint exterior curb appeal bad roof fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“Opportunity calls.”

ugly patio garage container fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Living Room · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Window