Entries Tagged as 'Dining Room'

Four Chairs Up

July 28th, 2014 · No 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

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