Entries Tagged as 'Dining Room'

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

Bag Lady

August 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Plastic bag collector in Mesa, Arizona.  Sponsored by Walgreens.

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More plastic bags in the laundry room.

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A few more plastic bags in the living room.

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Bug zapper.  Two extra refrigerators.  American flag on the floor.  Christmas tree.

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The dining room.   Kinda ironic that this messy house has lots of plastic bags to throw things in and an Oreck vacuum to suck up the dirt.

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The cleanest room in the house.

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More plastic bags in a closet.  The shoe rack is a selling feature.

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Hallelujah!  The curtain’s not knotted.

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This is the gift wrapping room.  There’s no time like the present.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Laundry Room

The 44-Year-Old Virgin Carpet

August 7th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Built in 1970.  Original carpet!  And wood paneling.

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The carpet is 44 years old!  So is the dirt and bacteria.

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The colors of the 1970s.

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The bedroom carpet is looking a little worse for wear.

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Tags: Carpet · Family Room · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · 1970s

Dining Area With Great View

August 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Please enjoy eating at the one-foot-deep counter with a wall in front of you.

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room

Four Chairs Up

July 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments

You’re too late.  The dining hall is now closed.

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We’ll be open tomorrow at 11am.

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room

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.

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

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Wet bar.

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The carpet is shot.

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A bedroom.

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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

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