Entries Tagged as 'Room Addition'

San Diego Staging Needed

July 17th, 2016 · 5 Comments

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

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Let’s remove the stuffed animal on the couch, the outdated poster of movie stars at the diner, the bicycles, the fan, the ladder, the vacuum cleaner, the fake logs, the Budweiser sign, the cords, etc.

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

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

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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

Rough Roofs

June 18th, 2016 · No Comments

Time for a new roof.

bad roof needs new shingles fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Likely that a city permit was not issued for this room addition either.

bad roof needs new shingles fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

We’re looking (down) at a roof needing replacement.

bad roof needs replacement fixer-upper Wickenburg Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Roof · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition

Half Million California Mansion

February 7th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Look what $500,000 will get you in Northridge, California!  A move-in ready mansion with room addition.

dilapidated neglected siding damaged unpermitted room addition fixer-upper Northridge California home house for sale

Chef’s kitchen too!

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Gourmet meals prepared here!

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Spa-like bathroom.

dilapidated neglected dirty gross bathroom toilet fixer-upper Northridge California home house for sale

The shower probably has a rain shower and multiple jets, right?

dilapidated neglected dirty gross bathroom shower door fixer-upper Northridge California home house for sale

Laundry room with vaulted ceiling.

dilapidated neglected dirty gross laundry room fixer-upper Northridge California home house for sale

Mold & mildew are included with full price offer!

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding · Other US Cities · Laundry Room

Poles

April 7th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Unfinished project?  Rebar covered with pipes to keep buyers from impaling themselves?

unfinished room addition project rebar sticking up covered with pipes Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Room Addition

Quality Craftsmanship

December 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The house addition looks just fine.

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The other side looks just as good.  No problems with the roof or with earth-to-wood contact.  The termite inspection should go well with no concerns.  Right?

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The room addition at this house looks good too.  Think of all that valuable extra square footage.

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Added-on section to a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home.  Another winner!

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding · Other US Cities

Santa Might Skip This Home

December 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Imagine Santa Claus’ reaction when he exits the fireplace.

dusty neglected dilapidated living room stone fireplace ceiling damage Eloy Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

I hope Santa doesn’t need to use the bathroom.

dusty dirty neglected dilapidated bathroom Eloy Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Building permits for that room addition?

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Fireplace · Other Arizona Cities · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition

Rope Lights

August 24th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Thank you, Matt, for sending us this tidy Minocqua, Wisconsin home.  Pour yourself a drink and we’ll make a toast.  There’s plenty of booze and glasses.  The flyswatter’s a nice touch.

overly stuffed with things cluttered chaotic family bonus room flyswatter bottles of booze liquor Minocqua Wisconsin home house for sale photo

As we venture down this room, we see rope lights on the left and on the right.

overly stuffed with things cluttered chaotic family bonus room rope lights clock Minocqua Wisconsin home house for sale photo

What’s that figure in the far right (above photo)?  Let’s zoom in and take a look.  It’s a mannequin!

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More rope lights.

overly stuffed with things cluttered chaotic family bonus room rope lights bathroom Minocqua Wisconsin home house for sale photo

Looking back the other direction, we can see the mannequin and more seating.  Is that wood sculpture a dog attacking a goat?

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A room addition off of the house addition.  That’s Rick from Pawn Stars on TV, covering his face in embarrassment.

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Is that a real dog sticking its head out the doggie door or is it a fake dog head to scare away burglars?

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And more rope lights in another room.

overly stuffed with things cluttered chaotic family bonus room rope lights Minocqua Wisconsin home house for sale photo

Rope lights and more clutter in another room.

overly stuffed with things cluttered chaotic family bonus room rope lights Minocqua Wisconsin home house for sale photo

Same room, lower angle.  The chairs don’t match.

overly stuffed with things cluttered chaotic family bonus room rope lights Minocqua Wisconsin home house for sale photo

The owner, standing on the right, will include the rope lights with a full price offer.

man person seller in front of Minocqua Wisconsin home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Room Addition · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Crawl Space

August 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

What creatures live under there?  I’ll pay you $1 to take a look.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008.  Thank goodness.  They are typically neglected homes.  Here’s a recent example.  And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market.  This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing.  It sold for less due to the condition.

Cracked toilet tank.  How does that happen?  Mildew on the shower grout.

cracked toilet tank mildew mold on shower wall tile grout neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

More problems in the bathtub.

damaged bathtub shower faucet drain cover missing duct tape used to seal cracks neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses

The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

dining room baby seat hole in the wall dirty window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Cluttered kitchen.

cluttered kitchen counters ugly saltillo tile cabinet doors missing neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Wet bar.

wet bar cannon eagle statue neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The carpet is shot.

ugly gray industrial carpet torn worn out ripped stairs neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

A bedroom.

cluttered messy bedroom mattress on the floor sheet in the window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

ugly curb appeal cluttered front yard tree stump wheelbarrow broken window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

ugly curb appeal three cars in the driveway blocking the view neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.

ugly swimming pool almost empty green algae water dirty damaged neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.

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The roof on the addition is buckling.

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Another broken window.

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The security door is not attached.

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Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar

House Addition

April 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment

I sure hope they got a building permit for that room addition.  I sure hope that door has a good seal.  Looks like rainwater runs right into the house.  [Cottonwood, Arizona]

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Tags: Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Room Addition