Entries Tagged as 'Landscaping'

A Roof Over Your Head

January 13th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Might be time for a new roof.

bad awful ugly roof shingles condition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Yes, definitely needs a new roof.

bad awful ugly roof shingles condition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The little house in back needs a new roof too.

bad awful ugly roof shingles condition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Must be fun to walk around there when it rains.

bad awful ugly roof shingles condition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Another bad roof.

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Tags: Roof · Landscaping · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Front Yard Landscaping Fails

January 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The wet spot.  How do you explain that to buyers?  “Only when it rains”?

wet spot poor drainage front yard landscaping problem Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The bald spot.

bald spot no grass front yard landscaping problem Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The big pile.  Let the buyers spread the gravel once they own the house.

big huge tall pile of gravel rock unfinished front yard landscaping problem Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes

Exterior Impressions

November 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Front entrance of a condominium for sale in Phoenix.  The HOA is responsible for maintaining the premises, landscaping, and general appearance.

ugly unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona condo for sale real estate photo

They stucco’d the exterior but didn’t finish with paint.  They also enclosed the carport.

ugly unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Waiting for buyers.

ugly unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Tickled pink.

ugly unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Weed you want to see this house?

ugly unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo weeds

Pink and orange.  Interesting color combo.

ugly paint colors unattractive curb appeal exterior front yard Avondale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Roof · Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Weeds

Heavy Winds In Mesa, Arizona

October 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Gale force winds 24/7 in Mesa, Arizona?  It makes the trees lean to the right.  [In their defense, we had some freezes a few years ago that might have killed the majority of these ficus trees.  But leaving the remaining branches?]

ficus trees leaning growing to the right improper pruning looks terrible Mesa Arizona home house for sale landscaping

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Mesa, AZ Homes

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs

May 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Thank you, C.H., for sending us these photos of a Rib Lake, Wisconsin house.  At first, it seems like there are only 6 dwarfs, but Sleepy is taking a nap.

snow white 7 seven dwarfs gnomes statues in back yard eagle Rib Lake Wisconsin home house for sale real estate photo

C.H. was impressed that the sellers folded the toilet paper “hotel style.”  I would have preferred they push in that open drawer.  Details, sellers, details.

bathroom drawer ajar open not closed toilet paper folded hotel style Rib Lake Wisconsin home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Landscaping · Bathroom · Other US Cities

Not Looking Good Out Front

May 9th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Buyers judge homes based on curb appeal.

ugly poor bad curb appeal front exterior yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Will buyers be excited about this house?

ugly poor bad curb appeal front exterior yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Or this one?

ugly poor bad curb appeal front exterior yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Will buyers drive past this one?  [Apache Junction, Arizona]

ugly poor bad curb appeal front exterior yard Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Inviting exterior?  [Coolidge, Arizona]

ugly poor bad curb appeal front exterior yard Coolidge Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Scary roofline and porch.  [Gainesville, Georgia]

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities

Fun Back Yard

April 12th, 2015 · No Comments

So much fun can be had in this Philadelphia, Pennsylvania back yard.  You can play in the weeds, you can pick up sticks, you can wave at the dog next door, and plenty more.

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Tags: Landscaping · Pets · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Other US Cities

State of the Union Address

March 4th, 2015 · 5 Comments

The address is Mesa, Arizona.  The states are Oklahoma and Illinois.  Are you OK with the rocks or do they make you ILL?

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Mesa, AZ Homes

Goldilocks & the Spaghetti

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Goldilocks was proud of her yard’s advanced sprinkler system.  She had oodles of noodles to bring precious water to her lawns.

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Oh, no!  The front lawn is too dry, Goldilocks.

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And the back yard’s lawn is too wet, Goldilocks.

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Tags: Landscaping · Phoenix Homes

Topiary Elephant & Turtle

January 28th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Topiary bush shaped into an elephant.  With plastic daisies as eyes.

topiary bush shaped like an elephant with orange plastic daisies as eyes landscaping Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

They also trimmed a rosemary bush into a turtle!

topiary rosemary bush trimmed shaped like turtle landscaping Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Landscaping · Mesa, AZ Homes