Entries Tagged as 'Phoenix Homes'

Renovation Before & After Photos

August 30th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Bathroom.  An investor bought this home for $109,000.

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After Bathroom.  They kept the same floor tile.  The house then sold for $161,000.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.  With dirty carpet.

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After Bedroom 2.  Paint and carpet.  Your biggest bang for your buck.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Yes, there are a lot of kitchen photos, but it’s very rare for the photos to match up so well.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Plastic runners to protect the new carpet.

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Before Family Room.  Other direction.

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After Family Room.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  They oversaturated the photo; now the driveway looks worse than before.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Bath Blunders

August 29th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Four bathrooms in need of renovation.

Sure must be fun to take a shower in that tiny dark space.

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Ripped flooring or stains?

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Dirty toilet, dirty walls, dirty floor.  Odd toilet placement.

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Nothing a little glue and bleach can’t fix.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Forecast: Showers

August 29th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Floral bouquet.

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Double curtain frills keep out the spills.

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If this was in Alabama, it would be the Crimson Tide/Tied.

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Disney don’t.

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Doin’ the Boop.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes · Shower Curtain

Dark Shadows

August 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Dark and dreary.

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Keep it dark, including the bedspread.

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Close the curtain!!  The light is too bright!  It’s burning my eyes!

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No windows in the kitchen.

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No windows in the dining room either.  Count Dracula is making an offer today.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Bedspread

But the House Smells So Fresh

August 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Breathe in the beauty of the house.  [Yes, this is an actual photo used to promote the sale of the house.]

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

Tile Samples

August 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Can’t decide which tile to choose for a room?  Select them all!

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Or shake things up with an offset checkerboard pattern.

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Three colors makes for three times the fun on a shower wall.

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Clash of the patterns.

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The photographer is taking photos with her ipad.

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She is sporting rolled-up jeans and sandals.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · Bedspread

Their Ship Has Sailed

August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments

That boat has seen better days.

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I’ve got that sinking feeling it can’t be repaired.

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Maybe the sellers kept the boat as playground equipment for their kids?  And the mattress serves as a trampoline?

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

National Dog Day

August 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

August 26th is National Dog Day.

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It is the dog days of August.

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How much is that doggie in the window?

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Attack dog.

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I was on a Realtor home tour this summer.  As we approached the next home, there was a pit bull a few houses away, chained outside, in the 100+ degree heat, barking.  Many agents thought it was cruel for the dog to be chained outside in the heat; many others were turned off by the dog (buyers would have to drive past it every day).

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other International Cities

8 Real Estate Photography Tips

August 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments

1.  You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!

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2.  The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.

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3.  Close-up photos never tell the true story.

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4.  Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.

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The four faces of Eve?  She’s reflected four times in this photo.  At least we know she’s not a vampire.

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5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers.  Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?

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6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.

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7.  Take photos to show off the features of the house or of a room, not of personal items.  It’s doubtful those towels are worth more than $3.

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8.  Watch out for shadows!

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Before & After Modest Renovation

August 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Front of House.  An investor paid $94,500 for the house.

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After Front of House.  It then sold for $140,500.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before 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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Tags: Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After