Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'

Same Owner For 40 Years

August 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The seller has lived here for 40 years.  There are a lot of items for the dog to sniff.

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic garage dog pet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The bottle of bleach has not been used yet in the bathroom.

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic bathroom man's reflection mirror Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Not so messy or dirty in this bathroom.

cluttered dirty bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Hidden toilet paper dispenser?

cluttered dirty bathroom hole in wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They needed to remove the old carpet.

old carpet removed bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

I kinda want to see what the carpet was like.

old carpet removed bedroom woman person Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Original kitchen with What-A-Burger orange counters.

cluttered old orginal outdated kitchen orange Formica counter tops Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

The renovation trend nowadays is to eliminate hanging kitchen cabinets.

cluttered old orginal outdated kitchen orange Formica counter tops Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos

Floor Sale - Half Off

August 14th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Half of the kitchen floor is already gone.  Better hurry before the rest is gone.  [Chicago, Illinois]

kitchen floor gone missing removed damaged fixer-upper Chicago Illinois home house for sale photo

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Tags: Flooring · Kitchen · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

July 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Bad roof.  And worse patio roof.  What’s that lurking below the roof?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figure standing under patio roof in bad horrible condition Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Why it’s a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle!!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figure Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Horrible roof condition.

patio roof in bad horrible condition Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Did a meteorite hit it?

patio roof in bad horrible condition Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Roof · Mesa, AZ Homes · 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.

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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.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

The AstroTurf House

July 11th, 2016 · 3 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 · 6 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 · 4 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.

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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