Entries Tagged as 'Dining Room'

For Your Consideration

July 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s a short sale.  And the seller is sitting right there, watching TV.  Is there anything he could remove from this room to make it look more enticing to buyers?

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What could he work on in the kitchen during commercial breaks?  Clearing off the counter, sink, and refrigerator?

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And clear off the dining table and remove the multiple wall calendars?

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There’s room for improvement in the bedroom.

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Do buyers really want to see a urinal next to the bed?

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Cluttered laundry room.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · People In Photos · Laundry Room

Before & After Home Renovation

June 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With avocado green oven.  They could not sell it as a short sale.  The bank took over and sold it to an investor for $87,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the house was purchased for $152,000.

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Before Dining Room & Kitchen.

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After Dining Room & Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen & Dining Room.

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After Kitchen & Dining Room.

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Before Swimming Pool.

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After Swimming Pool.

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Before Family Room.  Sorry, no After photo available.  Be assured the wood paneling was removed.

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After Bathroom.  Sorry no Before photo available.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · Before & After

Before & After Home Renovation

June 21st, 2014 · 11 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The house was purchased for $58,000.  It was 1240 square feet with 3 bedrooms & 1.5 baths.

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After Kitchen.  The house was expanded to 1500 square feet, now with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  It then sold for $120,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Bathroom.  It had already been remodeled.

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After Bathroom.  A new vanity here and a few cosmetic changes.  Better lighting helps the photo.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Other Bedroom.

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After Other Bedroom.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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

Snacks In San Antonio

June 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Can’t afford drapes for your dining room?  Do what these San Antonio, Texas sellers did.  Steal a plastic banner from a gas station’s convenience store.

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Two tacos for 99 cents.  Two mini burgers for $1.49.

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Tags: Window Coverings · Dining Room · Other US Cities

It’s All About Me

June 5th, 2014 · 7 Comments

The sign over the door reads, “It’s all about me.”  It’s also about staging your house to sell and appealing to the widest range of buyers.  Shabby chic might not work for most buyers.  Is it an antique store or a home?

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Why is there a document shredder next to the dining table?

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The bric-a-brac wall is not something today’s buyers hope to see.

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All these shabby chic items looked so cute in the store.  She just had to buy them.  But then she bought too much.  She felt she had to display everything.

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There’s a certain charm to the furniture, but too much of the same thing (peeled paint) starts looking like neglect.

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There’s something fishy about this bathroom.

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Now the kid’s room is filling up with visual clutter.

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The wallpaper’s a bit much.

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The basketball theme wallpaper looks like Tyvek home construction wrap.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling · Bedspread

Happy Birthday, Dirty Harry

June 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Yesterday was Clint Eastwood’s 84th birthday.

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These San Antonio, Texas sellers are big fans of Dirty Harry.

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No Cleaning Supplies Used Here

May 27th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The mirror is included with the house.

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Dirty walls.  Dirty floors.

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Decades of neglect.

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The dust and dirt accumulated over the years.

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The living room probably has lots of living bacteria.

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Dirty hands on the bathroom wall.

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Dirty hands on the kitchen cabinets.  And yet a sink is nearby.

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Great place for a breakfast table.

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This space is supposed to be a “dirty laundry” room not a dirty “laundry room.”

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The pantry where food is stored.

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Vintage telephone niche and slot for when phonebooks were thinner.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Window · Laundry Room

Before & After Glendale, Arizona House

May 17th, 2014 · 10 Comments

Before Master Bathroom.  The house was purchased for $81,000.

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After Master Bathroom.  It then sold for $159,000!

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Before Hall Bathroom.

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After Hall Bathroom.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining 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 Family Room.

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After Family Room.  I’m not a fan of the dark, heavy fireplace renovation.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Fireplace · Dining Room · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After

Lots To See

May 12th, 2014 · 2 Comments

So much stuff.

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Looking back the other way, we can see Betty Boop as Lady Liberty.

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And if we step back some more, we see a suit of armor in the dining room.

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What is that thing on the dining table?  It can’t be a real cat.  Stuffed cat?  Ceramic cat?

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Visual distractions in a bedroom.

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Sew who’s ready to make an offer?

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Office/Den · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities

Toy Collector

May 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Here’s a home that was purchased in 1993.  The owner sold it to his son in 2001 for $68,000.  The son refinanced the house in 2010 for $211,000.  But now the house sold as a short sale for $92,000.  Hmmm.  Housing prices in Phoenix were at their lowest levels in 2010 and 2011.  Home prices have gone up considerably since 2010.  If the house appraised for $211,000 in 2010, surely it is worth at least that in 2014.  Thus, there wouldn’t be a need to sell as a short sale, especially at $92,000.  Let’s take a look inside and see where the $211,000 went.

We are welcomed at the front door by a dog, a person, and clutter.

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The living room seems to be filled with sci-fi movie toy figurines, plates, and toy cars.  And boxes.

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The dining room is loaded with dolls, er, fantasy figurines.  And more boxes.  That’s quite a collection.

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Oh, look.  More toys.

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He planned to fill these shelves as well.

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So far, we haven’t seen any improvements to the house.  Here’s a bedroom filled with lots of clothes and stuff.

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Another messy bedroom.  This one features a trio of ships and several Dawn posters.

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Was money spent remodeling the kitchen?  No.  Those are original cabinets.

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With a short sale, the owner has to prove that they have a financial hardship.  Aren’t you curious to see the reason he gave the bank?  “I was toying around with some investments but plans got shelved.”

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The right Tidy Cat bin is labeled “Dog.”  Do humans use the other two bins?

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He attached a shovel and a rake to the outside wall.  He’s a Pittsburgh Steelers fan too.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Dining Room · Dolls · Collections · People In Photos