Entries Tagged as 'Before & After'

Before & After - Worse Now

June 30th, 2012 · 6 Comments

We like to show you before & after photos when homes are renovated.  But sometimes owners don’t know how to maintain a home.  Here’s an example.

After Front of House.  As it looked in 2012.  It sold as a short sale in May 2012 for $27,000.  The roof, the clutter, the Christmas lights, etc.  The door!

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Before Front of House.  Here’s how it looked in 2005 when they paid $176,000 for it.

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Another view Before.

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After Back Yard in 2012.

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Before Back Yard in 2005.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Before & After

Before & After Renovation In Mesa, Arizona

June 23rd, 2012 · 13 Comments

This Mesa, Arizona home was purchased by an investor for $110,000.

Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  The remodeled home sold recently for $166,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They kept the cabinets.

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Another After view.

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Before Living Room.

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After.  Not an exact photo match, but gives you an idea.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.  Very subtle changes.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Mesa, AZ Homes · Before & After

Before & After Improvements

June 9th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Before Kitchen.  This home sold for $51,500 in this condition.

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After Kitchen.  It sold recently for $113,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room & Fireplace.

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After Family Room & Fireplace.

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Before Front Yard.

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After Front Yard.  Not a lot of major changes, but enough for a healthy profit.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper

Before & After – Subtle Changes

June 2nd, 2012 · 7 Comments

Here’s a recent remodel that had minor renovations.

Before Kitchen.  The house sold for $75,000.

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After Kitchen.  Same cabinets, but everything else is new.  The remodeled house sold for $147,000.

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Before Dining/Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Not an exact location, but gives you an idea of fresh paint and flooring.

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Remodeled Home – Before & After

May 26th, 2012 · 6 Comments

They tried to sell it for $57,900 as a short sale.  No takers.

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Before Dining Room

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After Dining Room.  The renovated house sold recently for $145,000.

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Before Kitchen

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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 Den

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After Den, repurposed as a dining room

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Before Bathroom

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After Bathroom, which was expanded.

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Before Bedroom

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After Bedroom

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Before Front of House

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After Front of House (unfortunately, the grass & sky were photoshopped)

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Before Back Yard & Pool

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After Back Yard & Pool

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Today’s front page article of our local newspaper, The Arizona Republic, explains how investors are buying and fixing up foreclosure homes and making healthy profits.  The remodeled homes are improving the look of neighborhoods and helping home prices rise.

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

Before & After – Bye Bye Ugly Cabinets

May 12th, 2012 · 8 Comments

The ugly John F. Long builder cabinets shown here…

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…are gone!

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Before Front of House.  It sold as a short sale in late 2011 for $74,000.

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After Front of House.  It sold recently for $150,000.  Full price.  Sold in 7 days.

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Before Hall Bathroom.

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After Hall Bathroom.

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Before Master Bathroom.

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After Master Bathroom.

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Nothing fancy, but just enough to excite a buyer.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · John F. Long cabinets

Before & After Remodeling - $100,000 Price Difference

May 5th, 2012 · 4 Comments

When opportunity knocks, fix-n-flip investors come running.

Before Front of House.  Purchased from a bank for $55,000 in 2011.

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After Front of House.  Sold for $155,000 in 2012.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.  With wood paneling.

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After Family Room.

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Bonus photo:  Before Bathroom.  We don’t have a matching After.  We assume they replaced the toilet.

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Bonus photo:  Before Bedroom.  We don’t have a matching After.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Cabinets · Before & After · Fixer-Upper

Before & After Makeover House Photos

April 28th, 2012 · 22 Comments

Here’s a sad, neglected Phoenix home that was purchased in 2011 for $32,000.

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It sold recently for $114,000.

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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.

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Before Master Bedroom.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Master Bathroom.

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After Master Bathroom.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper

Before & After – Ugly Duckling Into a Swan

April 21st, 2012 · 6 Comments

This home sold in this condition in 2005 for $167,000.

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It went into foreclosure and was purchased from the bank for $55,000 in 2011.

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The investor remodeled the house and sold it in 2012 for $115,000.

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Ugly bric-a-brac before.

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Looking good after renovation.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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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 2nd Bathroom.

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After 2nd Bathroom.

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Before Front Yard.

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After Front Yard.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.  Many banks will cover swimming pools in this manner for safety/liability.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

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After Back Yard & Pool.

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We present these Before & After homes because they show the potential in home renovation.  Which doesn’t have to be expensive.  It’s a win-win-win for everyone.  An investor transforms a neglected, ugly home and makes a modest profit.  The buyer gets an almost-new home at an affordable price (this home with FHA financing probably costs the buyer $830/month including taxes & insurance; cheaper than rent!).  The neighborhood gets a nice looking home and excited buyers.  And neighborhood home prices go up.

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Before & Before & After

April 14th, 2012 · 14 Comments

Today we feature a Phoenix home that has gone through several transformations (one bad, one good).

Here’s the house when it sold in 2004.  Looking good.  Well cared for.

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And how it looked in 2011.  Neglected.  An investor bought it from the bank for $66,000.

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It was spruced up and sold in 2012 for $175,000.

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Front porch in 2012.

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The back yard was a garden paradise in 2004.

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How it looks in 2012.  Not as nice as 2004, but…

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This is what they had to work with in 2011.

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And now in 2012.

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Another view of the back porch in 2012.

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The kitchen from 2004 and 2011.  Avocado green appliances!

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The kitchen in 2012.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After