Entries Tagged as 'Back Yard'

California Dreamin’

August 13th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thank you to our reader Greg who sent these photos of a Tracy, California home. Supposedly the seller had grown marijuana in the garage a few years ago.

Lush landscaping in the back yard. Your own oasis from the chaos of the world.

Your first impression entering the house.

Too bad the photo is trashed by having a bag of garbage in it.

Child’s play and adult anger.

More damage seen around the house.

Access to shower plumbing.

A little too late to start tidying up now. The photographer waits for no one.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Weeds

Pool Time

August 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment

This swimming pool is empty.

This swimming pool is 1/4 full.

This swimming pool is half full.

This swimming pool is full. Can we assume the owners allowed their kids to swim here?

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Tags: Back Yard · Mesa, AZ Homes · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

Y Ask Y

August 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Most buyers would love a soaking tub. How about this one? It’s from a Goodyear, Arizona home being sold as a short sale.

Not sure why someone would need four pair of scissors at the ready.

The kid did pick up his room. Now to shampoo the carpet.

Cluttered garage. [The photo was blurry]

Above the covered patio is a sundeck! See the table up there?

Storage shed included.

Concrete blocks and scrap wood included too.

Two TV sets and a vacuum cleaner also included.

The owners were too tired to clean up the back yard.

This house could be yours, in six months when the bank approves the short sale.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Other Arizona Cities · Patio · Weeds

Holding Down the Fort

July 26th, 2017 · 4 Comments

This home in Douglas, Arizona has a basement. The owners covered the stairs with metal and used concrete blocks to hold down the metal cover.

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So clever.

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Tags: Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Little Joy In Little Rock

July 16th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Please join us on a tour of this Little Rock, Arkansas home.

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It features a spacious master bedroom with custom window drapes. The sellers are getting ready to hang one of those trendy barn door sliders.

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A bonus room off of the master offers endless possibilities.

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A sunny and cheerful bathroom.

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The kitchen is so big, it takes up TWO rooms.

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The back of the house features an enclosed patio. With all that extra plywood, you can invite friends over to play board games.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Knives · Other US Cities · Patio · Siding · Staging · Window Coverings

It Could Be Worse

July 12th, 2017 · 5 Comments

You never know when you’ll need a can of paint next to your bed.

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Cozy room.

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Another view of this room.

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Play room with toys.

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Another bedroom.

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Living room.

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Another view of the living room.

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The kitchen is the neatest room in the house.

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Knotted curtain in the kitchen. And a fly swatter.

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Stained mattress in another room.

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Hallway.

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Over in the garage, the gas water heater was removed.

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The toilet was added without a building permit. They installed it on a wood platform instead of installing a proper drain.

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Washer and dryer are missing.

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Oh, look. They added a yellow shower. Golden shower?

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Covered carport out front is a convenient feature.

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Spacious back yard.

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So much to see.

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Bars on the windows in case someone tries to steal their precious belongings.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Clutter · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Toys · Window Coverings

Satellite TV No Longer Available

July 10th, 2017 · 4 Comments

The sellers removed the satellite TV dish. They were not willing to take a current photo of their back yard.

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Tags: Back Yard · Phoenix Homes

Happy Fourth of July!!

July 4th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Today is the 4th of July.

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Everyone is proudly displaying the American flag.

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The flag is a symbol of freedom. Freedom to use it as a window curtain. Freedom to acquire and keep things (except when selling).

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The flag encourages you to work harder.

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The freedom to convert a covered patio into a living space and covering the fireplace with the American flag.

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We are grateful the bed was made.

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Happy 4th of July!

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Clutter · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Holiday Décor · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Before & After Renovation In Coolidge

June 24th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Kitchen. This Coolidge, Arizona home was sold by a bank to an investor for $28,000.

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After Kitchen. After renovation, the house sold for $120,000.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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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 Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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After Back Yard & Swimming Pool.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Family Room · Fireplace · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Pool & Spa · Remodeling

Spacious Back Yard

June 23rd, 2017 · 1 Comment

This could all be yours.

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Tags: Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Phoenix Homes