Entries Tagged as 'Roof'

Front Yard First Impressions

November 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Would buyers think, “Car maintenance = home maintenance”?

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Looks like a fun weekend project.

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See?  They’ve starting getting the roof ready for you.

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Odd.

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The white rock seemed like a good idea at the time.  [Apache Junction, Arizona]

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They’re planning to seal the driveway this weekend.  [Houston, Texas]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Driveway · Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Window

Two Ugly Kitchens & Do Not Trespass

September 5th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Cozy kitchen from Nashville, Tennessee.

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Super messy kitchen in Phoenix.  The cobwebs are a nice touch.

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This Maricopa, Arizona home says “Do Not Trespass.”  Don’t worry, we won’t go anywhere near it.

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Tags: Ceiling · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Staging · Window

They Can’t Handle the Roof

July 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Time for a new roof.

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Phoenix Homes · Roof

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

Awful House – Outside Photos

June 18th, 2012 · 8 Comments

Now we take a look at the outside of this dilapidated Phoenix home.

The photo’s caption reads, “Back door missing.”  That’s not all that’s missing.

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We step back a few feet and see the rest of the back door area.

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Another doorway.

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They were planning to fix the roof someday.

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Oh.

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Oh my.

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Side view.

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Oh no.

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There’s a door!

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The front of the house.  Basketball hoop, where every shot is a leaner.

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

The Weathered Look

June 3rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

These Saco, Maine home owners are purposely going for the weathered, natural look.  Good luck getting an FHA buyer approved with all those repairs needed (peeling paint, roof, bad siding, etc.).

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Other US Cities · Roof

Houston Tragedy

February 12th, 2012 · 12 Comments

We’re all saddened by yesterday’s news.  So Emotional.  This Houston home is not helping.  What a dump.  Let’s look at it Step By Step.

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One Moment of Time, this might have been a nice home.  The sellers thought, “Didn’t We Almost Have It All?”

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It’s The Little Things that make this home Worth It.  Like extra cinder blocks and mattresses.

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Filthy.  How Many Ways can we clean this room?  I Look To You for answers.

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It might take a Million Dollar Bill to renovate this home.  Do You Hear What I Hear?

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There sure are a lot of mattresses in this house.  It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay.  If I Told You That this home could be bought for less than $25,000, would you buy it?

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The mangled mailbox with mail in it is a nice touch.  How Will I Know if I should buy this home?  When You Believe.

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Nice roof out back.  Where Do Broken Hearts Go?  To this home.  But if you fix it up, you might feel like a Queen of the NightI Have Nothing else to add.  Rest in peace, Whitney.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Cabinets · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Roof

When Amateurs Fix Things

February 11th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Amateur roof repair.  It looks tar-ible.

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Look at two other awful amateur home repairs, courtesy of There I Fixed It blog.  The toilet is working again!

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The stairs are now safe!

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Repairs · Roof · Scottsdale, AZ Homes

Dream Home In Millville, New Jersey

November 20th, 2011 · 19 Comments

This home can be yours if the price is right.  It features a delightful sun room.

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Rustic wood siding.  Mattress included.

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Beware of the …  lead-based paint?  Foundation?  Family of racoons under the house?

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More rustic charm.  A hand built fireplace thanks to Quikrete and leftover bricks and assorted rocks.

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The kitchen with antique stove.  Let’s hope the floor doesn’t cave in.

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Exhaust pipe or dryer vent?

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Workshop.  From the set of a horror movie?

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Siding

Missed Opportunity

November 16th, 2011 · 7 Comments

This Phoenix home recently sold for $45,000.  Could it have sold for more money if it presented better to buyers?  Let’s take a look at its current condition and then look at it a few years ago.

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Another view of the master bedroom.

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Another bedroom.

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And another bedroom.

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And the fourth bedroom taken over by a cat.  Supposedly the owner’s daughter lives in this house in this condition.  She didn’t do her mom any favors.

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Back in 2008, as seen here, the pool was empty and the roof looks bad.  It went back to the bank; the owners had a $201,000 loan balance!  They had refinanced, of course.  Probably did a cash-out refi.  Doesn’t look like they used the money for the pool or roof.  The bank then tried to sell it in 2008 like this for $55,000; no buyers.

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The bank relisted it in late 2008 and filled the pool.  That seemed to do the trick.  It still needed repairs.  It sold in early 2009 for $26,000.  Ouch.

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Here’s how the pool looked/looks in 2011.  The current owner filled it in with dirt.  Ugh.  It sold this week for $45,000.  Remember, she bought it for $26,000.  I would have paid her daughter to move out, repainted the house, restored the pool, new roof, new flooring; spend $10,000-$15,000 and probably sell it for $80,000 or more.

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Here’s another photo from 2008.  Lots of water leaks on the ceiling, thanks to that bad roof.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Roof · Staging