Entries Tagged as 'Security Bars'

Local Bars In Camden, New Jersey

July 1st, 2012 · 8 Comments

Lookin’ safe and secure at this Camden, New Jersey home.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Security Bars · Fence or Wall · Other US Cities

Before & After Phoenix Home Renovation

August 20th, 2011 · 9 Comments

It’s nice to see thoughtful consideration with home renovations.

Before Front Yard:

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After Front Yard:

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After Front Entry:

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Before Great Room:

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures great room Phoenix Arizona home

After Great Room:

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures great room Phoenix Arizona home

Before Master Bedroom Sitting Area:

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures master bedroom Phoenix Arizona home

After Master Bedroom Sitting Area:  French doors were added (we’ll see them later on)

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures master bedroom Phoenix Arizona home

After Master Bedroom:

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures master bedroom Phoenix Arizona home

Before Back Patio:  The windows on the left are from the great room.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures back patio Phoenix Arizona home

After Back Patio:  They added sliding doors on the left so that you can incorporate the back patio with the great room space.

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Before Back Patio:  It had security bars.

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After Back Patio:  The usable patio space is doubled with the security bars gone.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures back patio Phoenix Arizona home

Before Master Patio:  This is the 2nd patio off the master bedroom’s sitting area (remember, it had the window, on the left).

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures master patio Phoenix Arizona home

After Master Patio:  They added the French doors off the master bedroom sitting area.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures master patio Phoenix Arizona home

After Kitchen:  There is no before kitchen photo.

before after renovation remodeling project photos pictures kitchen Phoenix Arizona home

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Before & After · Security Bars

Stay Away! Stay Out!

June 16th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Nothing says “welcome to my home” more than lots of security bars.

security bars fence gate front porch of home house Phoenix Arizona real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Security Bars

Tagged, Unfortunately

April 29th, 2011 · 7 Comments

What was once a decent foreclosure home is now damaged by graffiti.

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Graffiti scares away real buyers.

graffiti damage tagged ruined vandalized foreclosure home house for sale Phoenix Arizona

Then you’re left with cash investors paying below market price.

graffiti damage tagged ruined vandalized foreclosure home house for sale Phoenix Arizona

This then lowers the price for the neighborhood.

graffiti damage tagged ruined vandalized foreclosure home house for sale Phoenix Arizona

Thanks for nothing.

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Hope it was worth it.

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Tags: Garage or Carport · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Security Bars · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Vandalism & Theft

Office Space

December 17th, 2010 · 5 Comments

These four home offices are suffering from too many pieces of flair.  37 to be exact.

messy cluttered office poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house real estate photo

I’m going to need those TPS reports this afternoon!

messy cluttered office poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house real estate photo

Not as bad as the others. The security bars are scary.

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Good grief.  Have you seen my Swingline stapler?

messy cluttered office poor home staging Phoenix Arizona house real estate photo

Editor:  I have a vintage Swingline stapler in my office!

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Security Bars

Outdoor Living Space

December 7th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Lots of people are creating outdoor living spaces in their back yards.  Add a day bed or couch to your porch or patio.  Martha Stewart would approve.

old couch sofa day bed outside on patio porch back yard Phoenix Arizona home house

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

Security Bars Inside the House

December 1st, 2010 · 5 Comments

This is a new one: security bars inside the house!  Keeps kids and burglars from crawling over the walls.

ugly security bars inside the house Phoenix Arizona home real estate photo

ugly security bars inside the house Phoenix Arizona home real estate photo

As a bonus, here’s the kitchen.  This is what they’re protecting??

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Tags: Kitchen · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Security Bars · Fixer-Upper

Slat’s All, Folks

October 16th, 2010 · 3 Comments

What a mess.  Vertical blind slats thrown on the floor.  Stickers and decals on the walls and on the door.  Red carpet.  Security bars.  Outdated brass ceiling fan.  Exercise equipment.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Security Bars · Ceiling Fan

A Tale of Two Angles

October 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Today’s real estate photography tip:  choose your angles carefully.  Shooting from the wrong direction will reduce the positive impact.  Here’s an example:

At this angle, buyers’ eyes are forced to see a white lamp, a horse blanket, security bars, a very blue wall, and a large TV.  These are not the best selling features of the room.

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At this angle, the view is much improved.  Here, buyers can easily see the fireplace, the nice wood laminate flooring, and the large space of the room.  These are selling features that should be promoted, not personal items.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Security Bars · Poor Photography

Pre-Wired Security System

October 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

This Beaumont, Texas home has security bars ready to go.  All you have to do is install them yourself.  Shouldn’t take too long.

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Tags: Security Bars · Other US Cities