Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'

Child’s Playhouse

July 31st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Your kids are sure to squeal with delight when they see this amazing playhouse.  And then they’ll squeal in pain from splinters, loose nails, black widow spiders, etc.

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Tags: Roof · Landscaping · Safety Issue · Mesa, AZ Homes · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Siding

Polo Player

July 29th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Graffiti on a door.

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Scribbles and nonsense.

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Was it a kitchenette for a guest house?

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Tags: Paint · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti

Before & After Renovation Success

July 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Before Front of House.  Sold as a short sale.  Bought by an investor for $55,000.

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After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,000.

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Before Front of House.  This house had only evaporative cooling.

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After Front of House.  Central air conditioning was added to the house.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.  Notice the damage to the walls.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Other Side of Kitchen.

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After Other Side of Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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Before Bathroom 1.

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After Bathroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Back Patio.

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After Back Patio.

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Bonus photos of the Before house.  Here’s the back yard with a water feature.

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The stair lead to an additional structure on the property.  Wanna bet they didn’t get a building permit for it?

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More damage in Bathroom 3.

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Another view of Bathroom 3.

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Laundry room or storage room?

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A big hole in the ceiling.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008.  Thank goodness.  They are typically neglected homes.  Here’s a recent example.  And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market.  This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing.  It sold for less due to the condition.

Cracked toilet tank.  How does that happen?  Mildew on the shower grout.

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More problems in the bathtub.

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The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Wet bar.

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The carpet is shot.

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A bedroom.

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There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

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The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

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The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.

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Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.

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The roof on the addition is buckling.

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Another broken window.

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The security door is not attached.

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Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar

Backsplash Paint Smears

July 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Want to spice up your kitchen?  Add colorful paint smears to the walls!

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From the looks of it, it should only take 3 minutes to complete.

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The artist sponged a bedroom ceiling as well.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling

Unfinished Basement

July 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

If you can make it safely down the rail-less stairs to this Philadelphia, Pennsylvania basement…

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…you’ll see what possibilities exist down here.

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So much potential.  For radon gas, for mildew, etc.

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Tags: Safety Issue · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Basement

This Is Why Buyers Don’t Like Fixer-Uppers

July 16th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Unusual tile patterns, odd structural changes, and/or amateur remodeling can scare buyers.  Because they know it will require lots of work and dust to change it.

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Today’s buyer would rather pay more for a house that is remodeled or in good/clean condition than a house that requires finishing a project.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Patio Pleaser

July 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Covered patios are highly desirable home features in Phoenix.

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So are new roofs.

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And nice landscaping.

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But in Phoenix, any shade is good shade.

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

Step-Saver Kitchen

July 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

You won’t have to take many steps in this kitchen.  Only a few feet to the washer and dryer, only a few feet to the stove and refrigerator.  And you’ll save even more energy but not wasting calories on opening cabinet doors under the sink.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Cabinets · Fixer-Upper

Ugly Houston Bedroom

July 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gross!  Disgusting carpet and moldy walls in a Houston, Texas home.

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Tags: Carpet · Bedroom · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Window · Other US Cities