Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'

Decisions, Decisions

September 7th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Do you keep the wood paneling?  Keep the green wall?  Keep both?  Or cover it with wallpaper?  [Martinsville, Virginia]

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Tags: Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Look What You Got!

September 3rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

The box reads, “Look what you got!”  We’re definitely seeing what these sellers “got.”  And it’s a lot of stuff.  Is that a Cabbage Patch doll?

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The dining room features dog food bags, old carpet, and dusty ceiling fan blades.

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Another bedroom.

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The bathroom floor is uplifting.

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Gently used over the decades.

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Another cluttered bedroom.  The bag reads, “Last Chance,” as in last chance to impress buyers.

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It’s not a bedroom closet.  It’s the bathroom shower with clothes on hangers on hangers.

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(sigh)

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???

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The kitchen.  The pot boiled dry.

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Original casement windows showing a cluttered patio.

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The view from the other side.

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Fixer-Upper · Window · Ceiling Fan

Don’t Judge a House By Its Cover

September 2nd, 2014 · 5 Comments

It might look okay in front…

bad damaged old roof shingles poor landscaping front yard curb appeal Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

…but wait ’til you see the back!!

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper

Bath Blunders

August 29th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Four bathrooms in need of renovation.

Sure must be fun to take a shower in that tiny dark space.

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Ripped flooring or stains?

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Dirty toilet, dirty walls, dirty floor.  Odd toilet placement.

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Nothing a little glue and bleach can’t fix.

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Raze the Roof

August 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

This is really bad.  I mean, c’mon now.  Two things wrong with this Mesa, Arizona patio roof:
1. They used the wrong roofing material, roof shingles, when they should have used rolled SIS roofing material.  The slope of the patio roof is too low for regular shingles.
2. They didn’t trim the sides.

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The only thing they cut were corners.  What other home maintenance items did they skimp on?

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Tags: Roof · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Mesa, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Tile Samples

August 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Can’t decide which tile to choose for a room?  Select them all!

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Or shake things up with an offset checkerboard pattern.

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Three colors makes for three times the fun on a shower wall.

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Clash of the patterns.

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The photographer is taking photos with her ipad.

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She is sporting rolled-up jeans and sandals.

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Tags: Tile · Bathroom · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · Bedspread

Down & Dirty

August 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Once the sellers install the new Milgard windows, they’ll call their home remodeled and raise the list price!

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Looks like they’re getting ready to install a skylight!

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They plan to convert the living room into an expanded bathroom with staircase to the 2nd floor.  It’s a work in progress.  Please ignore the dust.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan

One Month Left of Summer

August 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

There’s still time to enjoy swimming this summer.

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Cool refreshing pool water.  Aaaaah.

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Swimming in junk and debris.

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Buyers aren’t expecting crystal clear water, right?

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This pool needs new plaster.

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

Crawl Space

August 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

What creatures live under there?  I’ll pay you $1 to take a look.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding

High Quality Tile Mosaic

August 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Buyers will pay top dollar to get this house.  The craftsmanship and quality and attention to detail are beyond words.

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Tags: Tile · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper