Entries Tagged as 'Flooring'

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008.  Thank goodness.  They are typically neglected homes.  Here’s a recent example.  And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market.  This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing.  It sold for less due to the condition.

Cracked toilet tank.  How does that happen?  Mildew on the shower grout.

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More problems in the bathtub.

damaged bathtub shower faucet drain cover missing duct tape used to seal cracks neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses

The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

dining room baby seat hole in the wall dirty window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Cluttered kitchen.

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Wet bar.

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The carpet is shot.

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A bedroom.

cluttered messy bedroom mattress on the floor sheet in the window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

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The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

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The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.

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Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.

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The roof on the addition is buckling.

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Another broken window.

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The security door is not attached.

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Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar

Pink Parfait

July 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Thank you, Diana, for sending us photos of this Wesley Chapel, Florida home.

Slip covers on the couches!  Pink and tan are an interesting color combination.

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The table to the right of the sofa is crooked.  Please straighten it.  Thank you.

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That pink carpet sure looks like it’s holding up well.

ugly outdated pink carpet worn out stairs Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

Euro style cabinets were all the rage in the late 1980s & early 1990s.  What would make the kitchen divine would be to de-vine the plastic plants.

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Pretty in pink.

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Cabinets · Fake Plants & Flowers · Other US Cities · Grandma's House · Bedspread

Before & After Bungalow Renovation

July 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Living Room.  1930s-1940s bungalow.  2 bedrooms, 1 bath.  Was purchased in poor condition as a short sale for $39,900.

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After Living Room.  The wall to the kitchen was removed.  Once the house was renovated, it sold for $97,000.

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After Living Room.  Here’s what buyers see when they enter the house.  Buyers love open spaces and being able to see long distances.

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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 Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.  The size of the bathroom was doubled.  Not sure where they found the extra space.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom One.

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After Bedroom One.  Because the walls are brick, it was difficult to add electric wiring through the walls.  They had to add electric conduit along the back wall.

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Before Bedroom Two.

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After Bedroom Two.  New windows.  But no electric outlets on two walls.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back of House.

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After Back Yard.

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Before Roof.  This home had gas heat and evaporative cooling before.  Regular air conditioning and a new roof were added during the renovation.

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Before Basement.  Sorry, no after photo available.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Basement

This Is Why Buyers Don’t Like Fixer-Uppers

July 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Unusual tile patterns, odd structural changes, and/or amateur remodeling can scare buyers.  Because they know it will require lots of work and dust to change it.

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Today’s buyer would rather pay more for a house that is remodeled or in good/clean condition than a house that requires finishing a project.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Contain Yourself

July 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The gorgeous green carpet.  The luxurious green couch.  The comfortable green chair.  The coziness of the room.  Contain yourself, buyers!  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Living Room · Ugly Décor · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Family Photos · Other US Cities · Grandma's House

Ugly Houston Bedroom

July 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gross!  Disgusting carpet and moldy walls in a Houston, Texas home.

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Tags: Carpet · Bedroom · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Window · Other US Cities

Renovation Before & After Photos

July 12th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The investor bought this home for $70,500.

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After Kitchen.  The remodeled house then sold for $124,900.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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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 Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom 3.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  Nothing elaborate or fancy about this renovation, but it boosted the sales price over $50,000.

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Before Back of House.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After

Shards of Joy

July 11th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Hmm.  What to do with broken pieces of floor tile?  Hmm.  I know!  I’ll make a wall mosaic in the bathroom!

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes

Disenfranchised Youth

July 2nd, 2014 · 5 Comments

From a home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Splattered paint on the wall.

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Don’t forget to take your medication.

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They sure love Jägermeister.  Yes, graffiti on the wall.

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That orange couch is older than they are.

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More graffiti.

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And graffiti outside.

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Graffiti arrow pointing up.

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Another graffiti specimen inside the house.

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If these are the owners, they sure didn’t care about getting higher offers from buyers.  If these are renters, the seller should have kicked them out and repainted the house.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Vandalism & Theft · Art

Checker Bored

June 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gigantic checkerboard pattern tile floor.

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Semi-checkerboard pattern.

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Mini-checkerboard pattern.

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No checkerboard pattern.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper