Entries Tagged as 'Drywall Damage'

San Diego Staging Needed

July 17th, 2016 · 5 Comments

Our reader Michael sent us these photos of a San Diego, California home.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Let’s remove the stuffed animal on the couch, the outdated poster of movie stars at the diner, the bicycles, the fan, the ladder, the vacuum cleaner, the fake logs, the Budweiser sign, the cords, etc.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles ladder San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The dust pan, the trash can…  And look at the dirty arms on that chair!

cluttered living room poor home staging dirty chair San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Too bad this house is cluttered.  The wood floors are beautiful.

cluttered living room poor home staging bicycles San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

MilkBone dog biscuits.

cluttered living room poor home staging MilkBone dog biscuits box San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Cluttered kitchen too.

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

This house could look so much better.

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

The bathroom needs help.  This house isn’t ready to be shown to buyers.

bathroom drywall damage patch poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Cluttered bedroom.

cluttered bedroom poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Nine rolls of toilet paper in this bathroom.

9 nine rolls of TP toilet paper bathroom poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

Paper towels along with clutter.  Looks like a nice bedroom.  Too bad you can’t tell.

cluttered bedroom case of paper towels poor home staging San Diego California house for sale real estate photo

The back of the house with wood deck.

back yard cluttered wood deck peeling paint San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Back Yard · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Other US Cities

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

90% Wood Paneling Free

July 5th, 2016 · No Comments

Only one panel of wood left to be removed, plus a small piece over the window.

wood paneling removed from walls but glue on drywall shows boxes clutter Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Drywall Damage

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

New Drywall Product Available

May 21st, 2016 · 3 Comments

Using gypsum board or sheetrock is so outdated.  Everyone’s now using cardboard as drywall.

Wendy's hamburgers napkins cardboard box used as sheetrock drywall in laundry Chandler Arizona home house for sale

Cardboard from a Wendy’s hamburger napkin box!

Wendy's hamburgers napkins cardboard box used as sheetrock drywall in laundry Chandler Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Chandler, AZ Homes · Laundry Room

Positive Marketing

April 8th, 2016 · 7 Comments

The seller of this house is very upbeat.

graffiti green paint ugly window fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The following comments are actual quotes from the seller, corresponding with each photo.

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“Partially rehabbed already.”

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“This is a winner.”

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“Lots of upside.”

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“Great bones.”

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“Up and coming neighborhood.”

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“Just like John Mellencamp says…”

pink paint exterior curb appeal bad roof fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“…little pink houses.”

pink paint exterior curb appeal bad roof fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“Opportunity calls.”

ugly patio garage container fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Window · Graffiti · Drywall Damage · Laundry Room

Half the Battle (Creek)

March 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments

One of our readers sent us photos of homes in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Here are 2 of the best/worst.

Very a-peeling home?

fixer-upper neglected dilapidated peeling paint Battle Creek Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Were they going for a pseudo-modern industrial look at this house?

fixer-upper unfinished renovations drywall missing Battle Creek Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Paint · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

Watch Out For Spiders & Scorpions

February 9th, 2016 · 6 Comments

I showed this house yesterday.  We were greeted by stained, ripped carpet on the stairs.  Not a good sign.  And then we saw this in the master bedroom.  Scorpion bug spray on the dresser.

Hot Shot spider scorpion bug spray on dresser bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house

Time for a new mattress in another bedroom.

broken damaged mattress bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house

And the hole in the wall was another great selling feature.  The buyer said no.

hole in drywall damaged Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage

Rotted Baseboards

January 28th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Eventually the baseboards will rot away until they are completely gone.

rotten rotten damaged baseboards ugly flooring bathroom neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They’re almost gone.

rotten rotten damaged baseboards ugly flooring bathroom neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

The sellers are out selecting new faucets right now.

hole in shower wall tile removed damaged bathroom neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They want buyers to see that there is copper plumbing.

hole in shower wall tile removed damaged bathroom neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

The bathroom has a window.

cracked window shower damaged bathroom neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

More rotten baseboards in the hallway.

rotten rotten baseboards hallway damaged neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

And in this corner.

rotten rotten baseboards hallway damaged neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Assuming a child wrote that note and that he/she lives here, would that exposed hole and switch be safe for a child (or an adult)?

hole in wall exposed electric switch i love you note damaged neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Another hole.

hole in wall exposed electric damaged neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They used a shoelace to keep the oven door up.

dirty kitchen stove range oven door held up with shoelace tied neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Dirty carport.

dirty junk garbage unswept carport neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Another view of the carport.  By the way, this was a short sale.

dirty junk garbage unswept carport graffiti on mattress neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Safety Issue · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Drywall Damage

Toilet Tank Lid Problem Solved

January 22nd, 2016 · 5 Comments

When they remodeled the bathroom, they installed the toilet too close to the wall.

amateur bad poor bathroom renovation remodel toilet tank lid hole cut in drywall wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Look how they had to cut a hole in the drywall!  Impressive.

amateur bad poor bathroom renovation remodel toilet tank lid hole cut in drywall wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bathroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Drywall Damage