Entries Tagged as 'Dining Room'

Home Improvement Needed

July 7th, 2016 · 3 Comments

First impression when you walk into the house.

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Help.

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Not any better from this side.

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Fine dining.

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Home office.

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Remodeling in progress.

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Just needs tile.

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Two closets!

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Crafts room.

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Another room of stuff.

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Handy workbench.

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Lots of shade here.

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More shade over here.

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And over here too.

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It’s a carport.

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

Canadian Clutter

June 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Thank you to our reader Ryan who sent these photos of a Lower Canard, Nova Scotia, Canada home.  Lots to see here.

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Kitchen with fly strip.  Plus the owner and a dog.

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The dog is still there.  Now we see a cracked ceiling and a collection of plates.

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Kitchen.

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Canadians put stuff on their refrigerators too.  Look how high the clothes dryer is.  Another dog is leaving the room.

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Clutter on the left.  Scary stairs in the middle.  Animal fur on the right.

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Cluttered bedroom.

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Same bedroom, different view.

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Sweatshop?  There’s a bug zapper too.

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The seller feels an offer is looming.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Pets · Dining Room · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Ceiling · Other International Cities

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!”

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Let’s back out of this cluttered bedroom.

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Into another cluttered bedroom.

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And another one.

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The drawer front is missing.

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

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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.

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

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We pan to the right.

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Deep fryer in the kitchen.

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Dinner is served.  Somewhere.

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Bonus room.

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They included a photo at a higher viewpoint.

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Personal belongings and toys take priority over the fireplace.

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The covered patio is a great place to entertain guests.

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This yard might have a swimming pool.

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

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

Happy Birthday To Me!

April 24th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Today’s my birthday!  These sellers bought me some birthday balloons!

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These sellers put up a Happy Birthday banner just for me.  And bought a beer keg for the birthday party!!

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Holiday Décor

Happy Easter

March 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Peeps, the Easter duck, wishes you a happy Easter.

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Happy Easter and happy Halloween too.

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Easter blessings.

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Tags: Staging · Stuffed Animals · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor

Before & After Remodel

March 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The home flipper paid $95,000 before renovation.

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After Kitchen.  The house then sold for $166,000.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Back of House.

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After Back of House.  With the enclosed patio walls removed.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Bonus:  After Bathroom.

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

Palm Springs Time Capsule

February 28th, 2016 · 12 Comments

Today we are celebrating the 1970s in a Palm Springs, California home.  [I marked the category “Not Ugly” because the house is in such pristine condition.]  This is a listing in Palm Springs from one of my college fraternity brothers.  Please enjoy the 1970s flashback.  Groovy!

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Other US Cities · 1970s · Not Ugly · Wet Bar

Many Items

February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Family photos and collectibles will require a lot of time to pack up when this home sells.

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Not much room for guests to sit in the cluttered dining room.

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Interesting juxtaposition between the Native American art and the Redskins football pillow.  You might want to rethink that pillow, Mr. & Mrs. Seller.

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Good grief.

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More stuff upstairs.

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The kid’s room is cluttered too, but at least somewhat organized.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Collections · Family Photos · Toys

Before & After House Flip

January 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

Before Bathroom.  The investor bought this home for $102,000.

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After Bathroom.  The renovated home then sold for $180,000.

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Before Second Bathroom.

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Before Second Bathroom.

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After Second Bathroom.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Second Bedroom.

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After Second Bedroom.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They kept the cabinets (which saved a lot of money) but changed the back splash, counters, & appliances.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  Tidying up and using different camera angles can leave a better impression.

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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: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Before & After

Selling Short In Tolleson, Arizona

January 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments

There continues to be a disconnect between short sale sellers and reality.  Short sale sellers are asking a big favor of the banks.  You’d think they’d care a little more about how their home looks.  Here’s another fine example.

Bud Light beer cans and bottled beer on the floor.  He’s a real tiger.

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In bedroom #2, we see too much of too much stuff.

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Hot and cold in this bedroom.  There’s a portable heater and a fan.

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The chaos continues in the fourth bedroom.

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Everything is easily accessible when it’s on the counter.  Except for extra light bulbs.

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Laundry/storage room.

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Something’s going on with the cooling system.  There’s an air vent in the dining room but they also installed a window air conditioner.

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There was a family discussion about adding more furniture, but it was tabled.

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Two lawnmowers and yet the grass wasn’t mowed?!

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Dining Room · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Bedspread · Laundry Room