Entries Tagged as 'Back Yard'

Before & After Renovating

September 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Before Bathroom 1. The house was purchased for $87,000.

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After Bathroom 1. The renovated home then sold for $165,000.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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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.

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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 Back Yard.

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After Back Yard.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Before Carport.

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After Carport. And converted to a garage, adding more value to the property.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Garage or Carport · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

It’s Up For Sale

August 29th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Now that you’ve seen the peeling paint and bad roof, let’s go inside.

run-down neglected peeling paint bad roof dirt yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

That might be a pool table.

cluttered dining room pool table Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Yes, it’s a pool table not being used as a pool table.

cluttered dining room pool table Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Original kitchen.

cluttered kitchen counters no upgrading updating Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They sure like their Folger’s coffee.

cluttered dining table room cuckoo clock Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Do they put the body parts in the plastic drum?  Is that a moonshine still in the corner?

cluttered dining table room plastic drum copper still Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This little piggy…

messy cluttered bedroom pig collection Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

At least 34 pairs of jeans.  Just answered my question, “Who needs that many jeans?”  He does, obviously.

bedroom dozens lots of denim jeans Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It’s the Russian nesting doll version of beer steins.

beer stein collection weight set bench cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The garage.

cluttered junky messy garage Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

More bodies stored outside.

cluttered junky messy back yard metal plastic drum Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

An inversion table to help with back pain.

cluttered junky messy back yard inversion table above ground pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Charming gazebo for entertaining.

cluttered junky messy back yard dead weeds gazebo Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Siding · Staging · Weeds

BBQ, Fire Pit, Or Fish Pond?

August 26th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This odd, submerged structure with the metal grate in the middle is either a BBQ grill or a fire pit where people gather around (with no seating) or it is a fish pond.  I doubt it’s a fish pond; there is porous flagstone on the bottom.

odd unusual strange unknown submerged BBQ grill fire pit fish pond structure back yard Mesa Arizona home house

Here’s a more distant view.

odd unusual strange unknown submerged BBQ grill fire pit fish pond structure back yard Mesa Arizona home house

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Tags: Back Yard · Mesa, AZ Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Red Carpet Real Estate Opportunity

July 30th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Three weeks ago, we posted about a house with AstroTurf all over the back yard.  Today we have red carpet all over the back yard.  Buyers will feel like royalty by receiving the red carpet treatment.

red carpet treatment back yard covered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate realty photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Carpet · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Free Oranges

July 21st, 2016 · 2 Comments

Visit this house for sale and help yourself to fresh oranges (on the ground).  Hurry before the fruit flies get them.

oranges fallen on the ground not picked up by the seller messy back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Back Yard · Landscaping · Phoenix Homes

San Diego Staging Needed

July 17th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Our reader Michael sent us these photos of a San Diego, California home.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Let’s remove the stuffed animal on the couch, the outdated poster of movie stars at the diner, the bicycles, the fan, the ladder, the vacuum cleaner, the fake logs, the Budweiser sign, the cords, etc.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles ladder San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The dust pan, the trash can…  And look at the dirty arms on that chair!

cluttered living room poor home staging dirty chair San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Too bad this house is cluttered.  The wood floors are beautiful.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

MilkBone dog biscuits.

cluttered living room poor home staging MilkBone dog biscuits box San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Cluttered kitchen too.

cluttered kitchen poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

This house could look so much better.

cluttered kitchen poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The bathroom needs help.  This house isn’t ready to be shown to buyers.

bathroom drywall damage patch poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Cluttered bedroom.

cluttered bedroom poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Nine rolls of toilet paper in this bathroom.

9 nine rolls of TP toilet paper bathroom poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Paper towels along with clutter.  Looks like a nice bedroom.  Too bad you can’t tell.

cluttered bedroom case of paper towels poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The back of the house with wood deck.

back yard cluttered wood deck peeling paint San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Drywall Damage · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Room Addition · Siding · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Outdoor Fun

July 15th, 2016 · No Comments

A fire pit is a great place for friends to hang out.

ugly fire pit tree stumps abandoned car junk garbage back yard messy Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

They can play around the abandoned cars, lounge around in the chair, or lift some weights.  Fun times back here.

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

The AstroTurf House

July 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This Phoenix fixer could be worth $500,000 in San Diego.  Notice the roof and wrong type of paint.

bad roof eaves exterior paint peeling window caulking fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Remember the window with the sideways board; I’ll refer to it later.

bad roof eaves exterior paint peeling window boarded up fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Artificial grass turf carpeting everywhere!  No need to waste water on real grass.

weeds dead grass AstroTurf artificial grass rug carpet on back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Looks just like a football field.  Each line of weeds is 10 yards?

weeds dead grass AstroTurf artificial grass rug carpet on back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Uh oh.  The wall fell over.

wall fell over AstroTurf artificial grass rug carpet on back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Remember the boarded up window?  Here’s what’s on the other side.

damaged neglected dilapidated kitchen ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Lounge area.

living room ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Vaulted ceiling?

living room ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Furnishings available.

living room ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The bathroom size was increased.

damaged neglected bathroom walls torn down fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Cast iron plumbing will last for decades.

cast iron plumbing rusted through rusty hole fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Siding · Weeds · Window

$670 Per Square Foot

July 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments

This San Diego, California home is only 978 square feet.  It sold recently for $655,000!  In this condition.  Thank you to our reader Michael for sending these photos.

drum set messy cluttered bedroom San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

What do we know about suggesting home staging and de-cluttering?  The house still sold despite this.

messy cluttered kitchen San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Imagine how much the house will sell for once renovated.  Would it get $1,000 per square foot?

bathroom green tile outdated San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

We still recommend clearing off the clutter before selling.

cluttered fireplace outdated San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Looks like it might have a basement apartment.  Must be a real treat when it rains.

outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Dead bamboo.

yard dead bamboo in chain link fence San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Paintball stains on the garage?  It’s almost art.  Looks like flowers.

paintball stains splatters on side of garage San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Staging

Before & After House Renovation

June 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The house was purchased for $91,000.

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

After Kitchen.  After renovation, the house sold for $170,000.

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

Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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

After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Back Yard.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Back Yard.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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