Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'

It Has a Lot Going For It

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Unfortunately, the lot is what’s worthwhile.

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The coved ceiling is a plus.  Too bad the owners neglected this home.

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How old is that wall heater?

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Some caulk to fill in the cracks and fresh paint will do wonders.

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Bonus room!

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So much potential.

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It has a water softener!  But it also has an old electric service panel, an old evaporative cooler, old wood shingles, and a cracked foundation.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Bedroom · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling

Attic Access

September 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Five homes with holes in the ceilings.  Because?

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The ceiling’s so low, perhaps the seller cracked the drywall open with his head.

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Or maybe the seller wants to show the insulation to buyers?

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This home has no insulation.

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There’s no hole, but…

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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ceiling needs some attention.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan · Other US Cities · Gilbert, AZ Homes

Cosmetic Fixer

September 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The tree provides ample shade and is visually pleasing.  So far, so good.

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Spacious living room.

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The kitchen is a chef’s dream.

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The flooring adds character to the house.

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Shag carpeting feels so good on bare feet and toes.

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The mirror helps reflect more light into the bedroom.

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Custom-built bookshelves compliment this bedroom.

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The mold & mildew are included at no extra charge.

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Tags: Flooring · Carpet · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper

Who Needs Cabinet Doors?

September 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments

Maybe these Phoenix sellers have the right idea.  Remove the kitchen cabinet doors so you can see what you have!  Brilliant.

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Cabinets · Refrigerator Magnets · Fixer-Upper

Flooding the Market

September 21st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Looks like this Lake City, Florida home might have been flooded.

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Look at the water line.

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What happened?

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That’s crazy.

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The water’s supposed to be in the tub not outside of the tub.

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It appears like the entire house filled up with water.

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But the exterior of the house shows no water marks.  Perhaps the doors are sealed so tight that they kept the water inside.

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Water Damage · Other US Cities

Selling You Short

September 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Short sale in Glendale, Arizona.  Green algae pool.  Dead grass.  Palm tree fronds.  Mattresses on the patio.  What else was neglected?

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Foreclosure · Back Yard · Weeds · 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…

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…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