Entries Tagged as 'Back Yard'

Before & After Renovation Success

July 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Before Front of House.  Sold as a short sale.  Bought by an investor for $55,000.

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After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,000.

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Before Front of House.  This house had only evaporative cooling.

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After Front of House.  Central air conditioning was added to the house.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Notice the damage to the walls.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Other Side of Kitchen.

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After Other Side of Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Back Patio.

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After Back Patio.

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Bonus photos of the Before house.  Here’s the back yard with a water feature.

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The stair lead to an additional structure on the property.  Wanna bet they didn’t get a building permit for it?

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More damage in Bathroom 3.

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Another view of Bathroom 3.

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Laundry room or storage room?

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A big hole in the ceiling.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

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

Phoenix Housing Bureau Relocated

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Government officials recently relocated their bureau to the middle of a living room in a Phoenix home.

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But after complaints of cramped quarters, they moved it to the back yard of a Glendale, Arizona residence.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Before & After Bungalow Renovation

July 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Living Room.  1930s-1940s bungalow.  2 bedrooms, 1 bath.  Was purchased in poor condition as a short sale for $39,900.

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After Living Room.  The wall to the kitchen was removed.  Once the house was renovated, it sold for $97,000.

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After Living Room.  Here’s what buyers see when they enter the house.  Buyers love open spaces and being able to see long distances.

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After Living Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.  The size of the bathroom was doubled.  Not sure where they found the extra space.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom One.

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After Bedroom One.  Because the walls are brick, it was difficult to add electric wiring through the walls.  They had to add electric conduit along the back wall.

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Before Bedroom Two.

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After Bedroom Two.  New windows.  But no electric outlets on two walls.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Back of House.

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After Back Yard.

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Before Roof.  This home had gas heat and evaporative cooling before.  Regular air conditioning and a new roof were added during the renovation.

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Before Basement.  Sorry, no after photo available.

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

Patio Pleaser

July 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Covered patios are highly desirable home features in Phoenix.

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So are new roofs.

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And nice landscaping.

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But in Phoenix, any shade is good shade.

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Tags: Roof · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Fixer-Upper

15 Dogs & 1 Cat

July 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

9 dogs, 1 little boy, and lots of clutter at this house.

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Two dogs at this house plus ugly sponge paint.

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Two dogs, two chairs, and a case of bottled water at this house.

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Two more dogs at another house.

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And one cat at another home.

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Pets · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos

Renovation Before & After Photos

July 12th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The investor bought this home for $70,500.

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After Kitchen.  The remodeled house then sold for $124,900.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom 3.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  Nothing elaborate or fancy about this renovation, but it boosted the sales price over $50,000.

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Before Back of House.

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

Weed Garden

June 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments

The weeds are growing lush and rampant in the raised garden beds.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Weeds

Hoarders: Where Are They Now?

June 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lifetime cable channel is showing new episodes of Hoarders tonight and the next few Mondays.  They show updates of previous hoarders.  If the ratings are high enough, another season of Hoarders just might be ordered.

Here’s a cluttered back yard in Phoenix.  He needs all of those supplies because one day he might need a part.  And one day he’ll get around to restoring that car.  And one day…

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Help yourself to extra carpet at this home.

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A woman was discovered buried in her basement.  The house was filled with so much clutter & stuff that the first floor collapsed.

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Tags: Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk

One Item Attracts Your Attention

June 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Real estate photos are supposed to sell the house and the features.  But sometimes, one item in a room or space can catch your eye.

Do you notice anything else but the cement mixer here?

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The fisherman with a pipe is all that you’ll remember from this photo.

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The clown.

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The treadmill tells us what about the back patio?

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Tags: Staging · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography