Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'

Sleeping Porch

April 18th, 2016 · No Comments

Back in the day, before air conditioning, Arizonans survived the summer heat by sleeping outdoors on sleeping porches.  Sometimes they placed wet sheets in open windows or on porches to create cooler air.  Sometimes, as we see at this Wickenburg, Arizona home, they crack holes in the window panes to let air to flow in.

broken window panes mattress on porch patio fixer-upper Wickenburg Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Patio · Fixer-Upper · Window

Keep It Under Wraps

April 17th, 2016 · 2 Comments

They’ve sealed in the freshness of this Houston, Texas home.

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The house is nearly waterproof!

Everbilt plastic protective wrapping exterior fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Positive Marketing

April 8th, 2016 · 4 Comments

The seller of this house is very upbeat.

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The following comments are actual quotes from the seller, corresponding with each photo.

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“Partially rehabbed already.”

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“This is a winner.”

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“Lots of upside.”

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“Great bones.”

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“Up and coming neighborhood.”

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“Just like John Mellencamp says…”

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“…little pink houses.”

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“Opportunity calls.”

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Window · Graffiti · Drywall Damage · Laundry Room

Splish Splash I’m Taking a Bath

April 6th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Beautiful bathroom.

dirty dusty neglected dilapidated bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

Portlandia

April 3rd, 2016 · 4 Comments

These Portland, Oregon house photos were sent by a reader.  Thank you.  The basement wet bar/pot den could use some help with the ceiling.

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Half of the ceiling is exposed.  Careful you don’t get insulation in your drink.

basement man cave wet bar ceiling panels down damaged fixer-upper cluttered Portland Oregon home house for sale photo

Exposed wires and combustibles in the basement laundry.

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Christmas in April!

Christmas tree decorations still up in April cluttered Portland Oregon home house for sale photo

Cluttered office.

cluttered office Portland Oregon home house for sale real estate photo

Does it make sense to have wood behind the sink?

bathroom with wood back splash Portland Oregon home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Office/Den · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Basement · Wet Bar · Laundry Room

Fence Fails

March 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Very clever sellers.  If you break the fence trying to visit their house, you must buy the house.

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Rusted fence.

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Quite the selection:  chain link, metal, and wood fences.

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This fence/wall catches your attention.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper

Big Crack

March 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Doesn’t look good.  Yikes.

huge giant big crack in support wall Globe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Half the Battle (Creek)

March 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments

One of our readers sent us photos of homes in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Here are 2 of the best/worst.

Very a-peeling home?

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Were they going for a pseudo-modern industrial look at this house?

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Tags: Paint · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Green, green, green.  Where can I find green to show on St. Patrick’s Day?  I know!  A dirty, neglected swimming pool!

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Your friends will be green with envy that you have a pool.

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Is the Blarney Stone down there?  Go ahead and kiss it.

dirty neglected green algae gross swimming pool Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Chandler, AZ Homes

Chicago Mess

March 6th, 2016 · No Comments

The ceiling came crashing down in this Chicago Heights, Illinois home.

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The wall was damaged too.

water damage ceiling collapsed fell down wet insulation fixer-upper Chicago Heights Illinois home house for sale

What a mess.

water damage ceiling collapsed fell down wet insulation fixer-upper Chicago Heights Illinois home house for sale

Thank you to our reader for sending these photos.

water damage ceiling collapsed fell down wet insulation fixer-upper Chicago Heights Illinois home house for sale

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Tags: Kitchen · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Water Damage · Other US Cities