Entries Tagged as 'Fixer-Upper'

Flowers In the Attic

July 9th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Our reader Sarah sent these photos, thank you. Let’s look at some attics. Here’s a fixer-upper attic in Laurel, Delaware.

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They say new paint and flooring will freshen up a house. The attic above could use paint and flooring, but perhaps not sloppy paint or bright paint like this Harrington, Delaware attic.

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This Dewey Beach, Delaware home features a 6-person attic bedroom. No holes in the ceiling or bright orange paint, but no visible heating or cooling.

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Tags: Attic · Ceiling · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Paint

Next Door Neighbor

July 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

The neighbors on the left want this dilapidated Dover, Delaware home sold now! Thank you to our reader Sarah for sending this.

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

Electric Boogaloo

July 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Safety issue: exposed wires at an electric subpanel. Be careful.

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Another quality electric panel. Plumbing likely not installed with a building permit or by a licensed contractor. The box on the left is a plywood closet for an outdoor water heater.

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Safety Issue

Beyond Words

June 30th, 2017 · 7 Comments

Free mold with purchase.

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Ensuite bathroom.

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Bedroom 1.

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Bedroom 2. Inhale deeply and really let those mold spores reach your lungs.

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I’ll give you a dollar if you walk barefoot.

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Bedroom 3.

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Hallway.

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Living Room.

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People used to live here.

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Family Room with plush carpeting.

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Gourmet kitchen.

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Feel free to eat the paint chips loaded with lead.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Carpet · Drywall Damage · Family Room · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Messy · Kitchen · Living Room · Mold & Mildew · Patio · Phoenix Homes

Escape the Heat

June 26th, 2017 · 3 Comments

It’s been exceptionally hot in Phoenix this past week. 116F on Saturday and Sunday and 120F last week. Historically, the hottest temperature in Phoenix was 122F (50C) 27 years ago today (June 26, 1990). I was freezing in my office; the building air conditioning was set at 72F. I drove home without air conditioning just so I could defrost. 50 degree difference. The hot car felt good.
If you want to escape the Phoenix heat, consider buying a home in other Arizona towns. We have a few suggestions.

Globe, Arizona.

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Eloy, Arizona. (almost as hot as Phoenix)

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Superior, Arizona.

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Mammoth, Arizona.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities

Hidden Below

June 22nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

When buying a home, be sure to check under the kitchen sink. You never know what you’ll find there. Mold/mildew, the seller’s shoddy repairs, etc.

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Mold & Mildew · Phoenix Homes · Repairs

Natural Shower

June 12th, 2017 · 5 Comments

The sellers thought this was a cool idea.

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Buyers will think this is…? [Note: The sun is nearly straight overhead at noon on June 21st in Phoenix. That window above the shower will get full sun and heat up that bathroom like a sauna.]

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Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

No Smoking

June 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Let’s take a tour of this Phoenix home. Lots to see.

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Lots of dust. Why are the curtains stained?

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We step back from the dining room into the family room. After noticing the ceiling damage, remember the red vacuum handle, the blue folded rug, the aluminum pan (right side middle), and the plastic chairs. They will help orient you as we move about the house.

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We step back again and shift to the left. Lots of dust. That stereo and yellow telephone are old.

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Then we pivot to the left and see ceiling damage.

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Crack in the corner of the room.

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We step back again. There’s the wall crack. And now we see the aluminum pan.

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And when we look down, there’s the folded rug.

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Aluminum pan again plus ceiling damage.

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Now let’s visit the kitchen.

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Original cabinets. House built in the 1950s, likely.

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Help wanted!

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Old flooring.

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Here’s a bedroom.

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We turn to the right.

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And to the right again.

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Another bedroom.

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And now a visit to the living room. With more ceiling damage.

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We look to the right.

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And to the right again, showing the stained wall.

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We finish with two photos of major ceiling damage.

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Total rehab needed.

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Tags: Bedroom · Ceiling · Clutter · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos · Family Room · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Water Damage · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

No Bath Today

June 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Did they throw the bathtub out with the baby water?

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It’s more convenient to leave the toilet tank lid off so you can manually fix the misaligned flapper.

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Hold on. The seller’s on his way to the hardware store to pick up duct tape to cover the missing tiles.

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

A Mammoth Problem

June 3rd, 2017 · 1 Comment

Vandalized and trashed home in Mammoth, Arizona.

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Ugly couch, damaged walls, ceiling missing, person to the right…

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Possible water damage? Puckered paint.

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Free toilet and shade trees.

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Tags: Back Yard · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Roof · Vandalism & Theft · Window