Entries Tagged as 'Carpet'

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.

cracked toilet tank mildew mold on shower wall tile grout neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

More problems in the bathtub.

damaged bathtub shower faucet drain cover missing duct tape used to seal cracks neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses

The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

dining room baby seat hole in the wall dirty window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Cluttered kitchen.

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Wet bar.

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The carpet is shot.

ugly gray industrial carpet torn worn out ripped stairs neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

A bedroom.

cluttered messy bedroom mattress on the floor sheet in the window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

ugly curb appeal cluttered front yard tree stump wheelbarrow broken window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

ugly curb appeal three cars in the driveway blocking the view neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

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

Pink Parfait

July 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Thank you, Diana, for sending us photos of this Wesley Chapel, Florida home.

Slip covers on the couches!  Pink and tan are an interesting color combination.

plastic protectors slip covers couches sofas ugly outdated pink carpet drapes Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

The table to the right of the sofa is crooked.  Please straighten it.  Thank you.

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That pink carpet sure looks like it’s holding up well.

ugly outdated pink carpet worn out stairs Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

Euro style cabinets were all the rage in the late 1980s & early 1990s.  What would make the kitchen divine would be to de-vine the plastic plants.

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Pretty in pink.

pink bedspread carpet bedroom Wesley Chapel Florida home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Cabinets · Fake Plants & Flowers · Other US Cities · Grandma's House · Bedspread

Contain Yourself

July 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The gorgeous green carpet.  The luxurious green couch.  The comfortable green chair.  The coziness of the room.  Contain yourself, buyers!  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

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Tags: Staging · Carpet · Living Room · Ugly Décor · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Family Photos · Other US Cities · Grandma's House

Ugly Houston Bedroom

July 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gross!  Disgusting carpet and moldy walls in a Houston, Texas home.

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Tags: Carpet · Bedroom · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Window · Other US Cities

Original Carpeting

June 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Looks as new as the day it was installed.

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Window · Ceiling Fan

Time For New Carpet & Paint

May 11th, 2014 · No Comments

From a Charleston, South Carolina home.  Not very genteel.

dirty soiled stained gross carpet ugly purple paint living room Charleston South Carolina home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Paint · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Other US Cities

The Dark Ages

May 8th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Why was everything so dark in the 1970s?

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Tags: Carpet · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Lighting · Wood Paneling · 1970s

A Walk In the Park

April 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Fall colors.

old outdated wood paneling photo mural fall autumn trees leaves forest orange carpet Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Your escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

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Tags: Carpet · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Wood Paneling · Ceiling Fan

Minor Fixes Needed

April 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

This home has a lot of minor fixes.  Easy stuff, right?

Just needs new peel-n-stick flooring.

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A little Comet will clean that sink up quick.

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Same here.

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Use the staples to hang a shower curtain along the shower wall!

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New shelf paper and this medicine cabinet is as good as new.

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Fresh coat of paint needed.

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A quick wipe down in the other bathroom and you’re done.

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Fresh paint here.

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A little black paint will spruce up the stove.

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Fresh paint will cover up the grease splatters.

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Cover it up with a sofa or a rug.

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Fresh paint will cover up the wall patch.

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Super glue will hold the door together.

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Affix a piece of blue paint tape to the back and you’ll never notice the hole again.

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A big couch will cover it up.

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The most expensive fix: new $20 air vent.

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Keep the door closed.  Outta sight, outta mind.

water stained damaged closet fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · Carpet · Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Water Damage

Dade City Delight

March 23rd, 2014 · 13 Comments

Thanks to one of our readers, we can share this Dade City, Florida home with you.  It was built in 1979.

The master bathroom features a sunken Roman tub, a mirror, dramatic drapes, and red plush carpeting.

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This is the master bathroom.

outdated ugly décor red carpet bathroom vanity Dade City Florida home house for sale photo

The red carpet continues into the rest of the master suite.

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Cheerful wallpaper will lift any buyer’s mood in the kitchen.

outdated ugly décor floral wallpaper 1979 kitchen original oven Dade City Florida home house for sale photo

Step-saver bathroom.  The toilet’s very close to the vanity in the 2nd bathroom.

outdated ugly décor floral wallpaper bathroom vanity Dade City Florida home house for sale photo

The living room.

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The dining room.

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Window Coverings · Ugly Décor · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Ceiling · Other US Cities