Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'

The Many Sides of Houston

July 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Neglected siding in Houston, Texas.

neglected damaged dilapidated siding poor condition fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Damaged siding at another Houston home.

neglected damaged dilapidated siding poor condition fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

And another bad house.

neglected damaged dilapidated siding poor condition fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Siding · Other US Cities

Drains Real Fast Now

July 20th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Susan’s shower never fills up any more since she expanded the drain.

big crack in shower pan drain bathroom fixer-upper WalMart bags Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

The AstroTurf House

July 11th, 2016 · 2 Comments

This Phoenix fixer could be worth $500,000 in San Diego.  Notice the roof and wrong type of paint.

bad roof eaves exterior paint peeling window caulking fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Remember the window with the sideways board; I’ll refer to it later.

bad roof eaves exterior paint peeling window boarded up fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Artificial grass turf carpeting everywhere!  No need to waste water on real grass.

weeds dead grass AstroTurf artificial grass rug carpet on back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Looks just like a football field.  Each line of weeds is 10 yards?

weeds dead grass AstroTurf artificial grass rug carpet on back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Uh oh.  The wall fell over.

wall fell over AstroTurf artificial grass rug carpet on back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Remember the boarded up window?  Here’s what’s on the other side.

damaged neglected dilapidated kitchen ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Lounge area.

living room ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Vaulted ceiling?

living room ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Furnishings available.

living room ceiling exposed fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The bathroom size was increased.

damaged neglected bathroom walls torn down fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Cast iron plumbing will last for decades.

cast iron plumbing rusted through rusty hole fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Roof · Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Window · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Siding

$670 Per Square Foot

July 10th, 2016 · 4 Comments

This San Diego, California home is only 978 square feet.  It sold recently for $655,000!  In this condition.  Thank you to our reader Michael for sending these photos.

drum set messy cluttered bedroom San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

What do we know about suggesting home staging and de-cluttering?  The house still sold despite this.

messy cluttered kitchen San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Imagine how much the house will sell for once renovated.  Would it get $1,000 per square foot?

bathroom green tile outdated San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

We still recommend clearing off the clutter before selling.

cluttered fireplace outdated San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Looks like it might have a basement apartment.  Must be a real treat when it rains.

outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Dead bamboo.

yard dead bamboo in chain link fence San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Paintball stains on the garage?  It’s almost art.  Looks like flowers.

paintball stains splatters on side of garage San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Bathrooms Sell Homes

July 8th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Nice soaking tub with beautiful surroundings.

bathroom needs repair fixer-upper hole wall damaged Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The grout mildew distracts you from the drywall stains.

bathroom needs repair fixer-upper grout mildew drywall water stains Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Floor crack?  No, that’s a floor drain.

bathroom needs repair fixer-upper big crack in floor tile Buckeye Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Home Improvement Needed

July 7th, 2016 · 3 Comments

First impression when you walk into the house.

cluttered messy living room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Help.

cluttered messy kitchen fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Not any better from this side.

cluttered messy kitchen fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Fine dining.

cluttered messy dining room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Home office.

cluttered messy office fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Remodeling in progress.

cluttered messy bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Just needs tile.

cluttered messy bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Two closets!

cluttered messy bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Crafts room.

cluttered messy bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Another room of stuff.

cluttered messy bedroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Handy workbench.

cluttered messy junky patio back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Lots of shade here.

cluttered messy junky patio back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

More shade over here.

cluttered messy junky patio back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And over here too.

cluttered messy junky patio back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It’s a carport.

cluttered messy junky carport back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Dining Room · Knives · Fixer-Upper

Bargain Basement

June 28th, 2016 · 2 Comments

A few readers have asked recently if there are basements in the Phoenix area.  Very few.  Some in the older homes built in the 1920s-1940s.  Maybe a few in the 1980s-1990s.  The ground is too hard here.  Not worth the money and time to dig or excavate a basement.

And then this Glendale, Arizona home popped up this morning; sold for $60,000.  A fixer-upper with no air conditioning.  With a hole in the floor.

big hole in floor covered up basement Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo fixer-upper

Here’s your basement!

big hole in floor covered up basement Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo fixer-upper

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Basement

This Home Can Be Yours, If the Price Is Right

June 27th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Enjoy a nice relaxing bath here.

dirty bathtub damaged bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

You’re supposed to say a prayer before using the toilet?

dirty toilet damaged bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The front door needs some attention.  Along with the floor and the walls.

front door floor walls damaged living room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The only outdoor light in the kitchen comes from the hole in the cabinet!

no windows in kitchen damaged flooring fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

They probably did us a favor by removing the carpet.

bedroom pink white stripes paint damaged flooring fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Same here.

bedroom flooring missing hole in closet fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Newer faucet and newer vanity add value to the house.

damaged vanity bathroom vinyl flooring fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The laundry room looks washed up.

laundry room flooring missing fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Another view of the front door.

front door damaged weeds ugly curb appeal room addition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The lattice skirting is cute.

siding damaged lattice skirting peeling paint exterior fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Weeds · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Siding

Don’t Look Up

June 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Martha complained that Rick’s smelly #2s could peel paint, but this is ridiculous!

ceiling falling down damaged fixer-upper bathroom Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Nothing to see up here, folks.  Keep looking down at the upgraded flooring and admire the custom drapery.

ceiling falling down damaged fixer-upper living room Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Careful the peeled paint doesn’t fall into your food in the kitchen.

ceiling damaged peeling paint fixer-upper kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling

Potential

June 21st, 2016 · 2 Comments

So much potential and yet…

kitchen cabinets missing cluttered fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

The walls have potential.

cluttered bedroom wall patches fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

Potentially a nice home office?

cluttered bedroom wall patches fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

More wall patching.  At least they didn’t knot the curtains.

living room wall patches fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

The covered patio provides a lot of shade.

cluttered patio lots of junk stuff anvil fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

The front porch roof is curved to help rainwater flow better.

bad roof curved damaged front porch cover fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Window Coverings · Patio · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper