Entries Tagged as 'Back Yard'

Swingin’

January 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Lawnmower + tall grass = the sellers would rather swing instead.

swing tall weeds back yard needs landscaping help Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Weeds · Peoria, AZ Homes

Because They Care

January 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Pre-foreclosure sale in Phoenix.  Lookin’ good so far.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered kitchen man person standing pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Oh.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered kitchen man person standing pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Oh my.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Oh no.

water damaged sink cabinet neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It has a pantry with an almost-see-through door.

damaged pantry door hole punched in neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The boy in the bubble?

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

More clutter.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Needs help.  The photographer and the bathroom.

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

One out of four isn’t bad.

light bulbs missing neglected bathroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The best room of the house.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The air freshener really helps.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Instead of a hole in the door, how about adding a window or skylight to this dark bathroom?

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom hole in door pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The clump of hair is impressive.

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom clump of hair pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Weed you want to buy this house?

messy chaotic cluttered patio back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It’s rare to see a home in Phoenix without a patio cover.  Perhaps they tore it down?  There are holes in the wall above the sliding doors.  By the way, did you notice the cat under the table?

messy chaotic cluttered patio back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

At least the air conditioner is still there.

A/C air conditioner back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos

Houston Hovel Part 2 – Bedrooms, Insulation, & Porch

January 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Today we look at this Houston home’s living room, bedrooms, and yard.

Did it snow in Houston?

white insulation everywhere damaged drywall wall hole fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

They thought buyers would like to see behind the walls?

white insulation everywhere damaged drywall wall hole fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Must be fun for buyers to see this as they enter the house.

white insulation everywhere damaged drywall wall hole fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Do you dare venture down the hallway?

junk stuff garbage insulation everywhere on floor hallway fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Bedroom #1

junk stuff garbage everywhere on floor bedroom clutter chaotic fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

What happened?

junk stuff garbage everywhere on floor bedroom clutter chaotic fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Bedroom #2

junk stuff garbage everywhere on floor bedroom clutter chaotic fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Bedroom #3

junk stuff garbage everywhere on floor chaotic bedroom fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Just sweep all the garbage outside!

junk stuff garbage everywhere on floor porch outside fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Not much space left in the storage shed.

almost filled up storage shed junk garbage stuff back yard fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

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Tags: Living Room · Bedroom · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Hall of Shame - Messy · Other US Cities

Vacant Since 2010

January 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Short sale home.  It’s been vacant since 2010.  But after seeing the floppy disks in the office, maybe vacant since 1990?

dirty messy gross cluttered chaotic office floppy disk fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Well-maintained carpet, not.  [I had to block out the profanity]

dirty messy gross cluttered chaotic family room soiled carpet fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

If the house has been vacant for over 5 years, do NOT open the refrigerator!

dirty neglected kitchen fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The pink toilet seat adds a bit of whimsy to the bathroom.

dirty neglected bathroom toilet tank lid on floor fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

By the way, the buyer was required to pay $5,000 in past due HOA fines!  Ouch.

ugly neglected back yard dead weeds fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Fixer-Upper

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.

Bud Light beer cans on floor next to bed cluttered bedroom white tiger bedspread Phoenix Arizona home house short sale photo

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

cluttered bedroom too much stuff boxes Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

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

cluttered bedroom too much stuff portable heater Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

The chaos continues in the fourth bedroom.

cluttered bedroom too much stuff Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

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

cluttered bathroom too much stuff Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

Laundry/storage room.

cluttered storage laundry room too much stuff Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

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.

dining room window air conditioner unit Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

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

cluttered living room Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

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

cluttered back patio two lawnmowers dirt yard Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

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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

Strong Fan Base

December 28th, 2015 · 4 Comments

In order to maintain your popularity on the Internet, you must have a strong fan base.  We here at UglyHousePhotos appreciate your support over the past 8 years.  Thank you!

fan sitting in middle of dirt back yard big dog pen cage blanket Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Clutter · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes

Where the Wild Fern Dies

November 22nd, 2015 · 3 Comments

Thank you to one of our readers for sending these photos of a Saint Paul, Minnesota home.  It could use some tidying up.

cluttered kitchen counter bundt cake pan Saint St Paul Minnesota home house for sale real estate photo

Was it necessary to take a photo so close to the wall?  Try one further back and open the window blinds.  And remove unnecessary items.

cluttered living room Saint St Paul Minnesota home house for sale real estate photo

Let’s remove the clutter from the side of the shed and take down the laundry.

cluttered back yard stuff piled against storage shed Saint St Paul Minnesota home house for sale real estate photo

Next time, take photos before the first hard frost.  Otherwise the beautiful ferns look dead.

frost damage burnt ferns look dead crispy brown Saint St Paul Minnesota home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard

Too Lazy To Clean Out?

November 13th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Here we have a messy house.  Either two things happened:  the seller is a messy person and doesn’t care how the house looks when selling or the renters moved out with their stuff left behind and the seller didn’t bother to clear it out before selling.

piles of junk stuff belongings left behind messy cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Now this mess becomes the buyer’s problem.

piles of junk stuff belongings left behind messy cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Hold on, maybe this was an estate sale.  The owner died or went to a nursing home?  Then it becomes the family’s burden to remove the stuff before selling.

piles of junk stuff belongings left behind messy cluttered living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The buyer discounts her/his offer to reflect the cost of trash removal.

piles of junk stuff belongings left behind messy cluttered living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The seller or seller’s family then gets less money on the sale.

piles of junk stuff belongings left behind messy cluttered living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Chaos.

piles of junk stuff belongings left behind messy cluttered family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Imagine how big this room would look once empty.

piles of junk stuff belongings left behind messy cluttered family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Room used as a pantry.

piles of junk stuff belongings left behind messy cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Cluttered kitchen.

piles of junk stuff belongings left behind messy cluttered kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Cluttered bathroom.

piles of junk stuff belongings left behind messy cluttered bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

More fun for the buyer.

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Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Garbage and/or Junk

Before & After Remodeling

November 7th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Before Bathroom.  The house was sold like this by the bank for $75,000.

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Bathroom.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $154,000.

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Second Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Second Bathroom.

before after renovation remodeling project bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project curb appeal front exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project curb appeal front exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Pool & Back Yard.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Back Yard & Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Back Yard & Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Back Yard & Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard swimming pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Fence or Wall

Day Care

October 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Business opportunity for the discerning investor!  Established day care center in a residential home in Casa Grande, Arizona.

cluttered day care center dining room Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

We give quality care when you’re not there.

cluttered day care center we give quality care when you're not there Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Fully licensed day care center.

cluttered day care center Elmo living room turtle Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Elmo approved!

cluttered day care center Elmo living room turtle Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Big Bird approved too!  And Scooby Doo is disco dancing under the mirror ball!

cluttered day care center Big Bird Scooby Doo disco dancing Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Charlie Brown and Dora the Explorer love it too.

cluttered day care center Charlie Brown Dora the Explorer mural Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And SpongeBob SquarePants and Humpty Dumpty are happy to be there too.

cluttered day care center SpongeBob SquarePants Humpty Dumpty Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

A is for apple.  B is for ball.

cluttered day care center Humpty Dumpty Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Mickey Mouse wants to know where the lady’s legs are.

cluttered day care center Mickey Mouse Pocahontas Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Nap time!

cluttered day care center bedroom cribs stuffed animals Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The kids will surely love playing out back.  Playground equipment included!

neglected back yard weeds playground equipment damaged fence Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Check out the fence in the above photo and check out the fence below.  This allows easy access for the day care children to socialize with neighborhood kids.  What fun they’ll have.

neglected back yard weeds playground equipment damaged fence Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The kids can safely play out here.

neglected back yard weeds playground equipment damaged ramada pergola Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Stuffed Animals · Dining Room · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Weeds · Fence or Wall