Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'

It Took 26 Years To Achieve This

January 16th, 2015 · 7 Comments

This home has had the same owners since 1988.

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They’ve had 26 years to maintain their home.

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Pride of ownership.

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You can see the bed in the above photo in the background of this photo.  Why is a bathroom sink in the kitchen?

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Libby’s sweet corn.  Yum.

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Has it been cleaned since 1988?

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The living room.  Probably a great place to entertain guests.

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An investor bought it for $35,000.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

First Steps To Home Ownership

January 14th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Hopefully the bottom blocks won’t crumble as you step up.

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Really?

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Tags: Safety Issue · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Future Skylights

January 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Here’s a Phoenix home where you can see the sky!

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Here’s a Houston, Texas home where you can see sunlight!

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This Des Moines, Iowa home is halfway there to seeing the sky.

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Avondale, Arizona home with an ugly ceiling.

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Not looking good at a Glendale, Arizona home.

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More ceiling damage in another room.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Water Damage · Other US Cities

Oh, Craps!

January 11th, 2015 · No Comments

A crappy patio in Houston, Texas.

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Tags: Patio · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Wallpaper Is Not Very Appealing

January 9th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Especially when it’s peeling like this!

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Tags: Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper

Budding New Real Estate Agent

January 9th, 2015 · 4 Comments

You must be at least 18 years old to be a real estate agent in Arizona.  But you’re never too young to be a wannabe agent.  This kid’s got a knack for selling homes!  He’s stamping down the ground after installing the for sale sign by himself.

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He’s already taking buyers to see the house!

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He’s pointing out the features of the home.

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This kid’s got a bright future in real estate!

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Tags: Carpet · Pool & Spa · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos

Fixer-Upper

January 6th, 2015 · 5 Comments

This home needs a lot of help. There are a lot of details to iron out.

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Notice how the refrigerator is missing in the photo above and is now seen on the far right side in the photo below.

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Ugly, dirty cabinets.  Dirty ceiling.  Dirty kitchen.

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As we pan right, we see two cans of Raid bug spray and a knotted curtain.  Ugh.

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In the next room, past the knotted curtain, we have to wonder how those books are still standing.

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At least they are patriotic.

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There’s that knotted curtain!  It makes a statement.

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The bathroom is less cluttered than expected.

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The curtain rod fell down before the closet shelf did.  Just barely.

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Dirty air conditioner vent.  Dusty & cluttered bedroom.

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The living room’s a real treat too.

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The front of the house.

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The back yard.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Hall of Shame - Messy · John F. Long cabinets

New Year’s Glove?

January 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

The door trim at the bathroom could use some help and the towels should be folded and placed on the towel rod.

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What is that glove?  It has fingernails with black nail polish.  And the orange band around it has the letters W Y E A.  Happy New Year?

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

Quality Craftsmanship

December 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The house addition looks just fine.

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The other side looks just as good.  No problems with the roof or with earth-to-wood contact.  The termite inspection should go well with no concerns.  Right?

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The room addition at this house looks good too.  Think of all that valuable extra square footage.

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Added-on section to a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home.  Another winner!

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding · Other US Cities

Creative Colors & Such

December 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Thank you to our reader Ella for sending us these photos of a San Angelo, Texas home.

Looks like they installed a squat toilet in the bathroom.

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Precision paint stripes.

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Pink & black paint plus blue carpet.

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Bright red & black paint plus some blue carpet in this bedroom.

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Will buyers be all smiles when they see this bedroom?

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More subdued colors in this bedroom.

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You won’t need a plunger if you have a squat toilet.

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What goes in this corner?  There’s no hole in the ceiling for a fireplace chimney.

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Did they stretch out fly strips to make curtains?

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The laundry room.

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A second kitchen.  The buyer gets to choose the flooring.

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Outside we see a storm/tornado cellar or fallout shelter or dungeon or family mausoleum.

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There are plenty of hose spigots so you can keep the lawn green and lush.

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The compound.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Wallpaper · Back Yard · Weeds · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Laundry Room