Entries Tagged as 'Room Addition'

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.

unpermitted room addition roof is buckling damaged bad neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Another broken window.

broken window boarded up ugly siding bad neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

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

Charleston Fixer-Upper

March 9th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Great opportunity at this Charleston, South Carolina home.

fixer-upper yellow paint walls kitchen cabinet doors missing Charleston South Carolina home house for sale real estate photo

See?  The kitchen already looks better from this angle.

fixer-upper yellow paint walls kitchen cabinet doors missing Charleston South Carolina home house for sale real estate photo

Stainless steel appliance included.

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The seller is giving you options:  Fireplace or big screen TV in the corner.

fixer-upper purple paint walls unfinished drywall corner niche Charleston South Carolina home house for sale real estate photo

Remodeled bathroom with new sink and toilet.

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Paint paralysis.  Blue or tan?  Tan or blue?

fixer-upper blue tan paint walls unfinished bedroom remodel Charleston South Carolina home house for sale real estate photo

(sigh)

fixer-upper tan paint walls unfinished bedroom remodel Charleston South Carolina home house for sale real estate photo

The brand-new front door should count for something, right?

new front door unfinished exterior walls stucco remodel Charleston South Carolina home house for sale real estate photo

Room addition!  That’s a bonus feature!  Don’t look at the roof.

unfinished room addition remodel damaged roof exposed Charleston South Carolina home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Roof · Paint · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Cabinets · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Other US Cities

Catty Shack

March 7th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Thank you, Ben, for sending us photos of this Jerome, Arizona fixer-upper.  Jerome is a small town built along a mountainside.  Most of the homes are built on stilts and have great views of the valley below.

We’re taking bets to see if this home has a certificate of occupancy.  It’s a fixer-upper.  Check out the roof on the right side.  And why is there a ladder in a horizontal position on the left side?  [click to expand all photos]

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Besides the rickety railing and clutter, shouldn’t the photo promote the scenic views?

dilapidated shack major fixer-upper not safe bad porch railing clutter Jerome Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

They built a bench around two support posts.  Granted, the posts are only 2 by 4s so the support is weak.  Old washtub = cowboy bathtub?

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Let’s go inside and see what features it has.  Oh, it has a shelf!  I dare you to pick up that jar.

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The master suite features a sitting room.

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The living room features a furnace.  See the giant crack in the support beam?

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When we pan to the right, we see clutter and unfinished walls.  Is this the rustic look buyers crave?

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Huntin’ and fishin’ shack.

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The view from the other side of the wall.  Thy (fishing) rod and thy staff (infection) comfort me.

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The seller plans to install hardwood flooring some day.  Notice the custom-built door with its sloping top.

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They don’t take kindly to strangers.  The last trespasser is taking a long nap in the freezer.

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The bathroom.  That is not a window; it’s a photo of a farm scene.

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This house can be yours, if the price is right.

dilapidated shack major fixer-upper clutter unfinished flooring bathroom Jerome Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Roof · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Shower Curtain

What Do You Call a Sleeping Cow?

February 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

A bull dozer.  We might need to call a bulldozer for this house.

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Yowza.

major fixer-upper renovations needed bulldozer beyond rehab exterior dilapidated neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Good grief.

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What happened?

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Good grief!

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???

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Full bath is not supposed to mean full of stuff.

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Licensed contractor was used here, right?

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Help.

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Careful!  There’s no railing!!

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Ugh.

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Lead-based paint disclosure?

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That room addition was built to code, right?  A building permits obtained?

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It does have a wrap-around porch.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Zoning Violation · Safety Issue · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding · Attic

Before & After Mesa Short Sale

September 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Before Front of House.  Mesa, Arizona.  Sold as a short sale for $59,000.

before after remodeling renovation photos pictures exterior front Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Front of House.  After renovation, it sold for $160,000.

before after remodeling renovation photos pictures exterior front Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Room Addition/Storage Room.

before after remodeling renovation photos pictures room addition walls Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Room Addition/Storage Room.

before after remodeling renovation photos pictures room addition walls Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Back of House Siding.  T-111 siding is warped.

before after remodeling renovation photos pictures exterior T-111 siding Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Back of House Siding.

before after remodeling renovation photos pictures exterior T-111 siding Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Living Room.  Ugly flooring.

before after remodeling renovation photos pictures living room flooring Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Living Room.

before after remodeling renovation photos pictures living room flooring Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Living Room.

before after remodeling renovation photos pictures living room flooring Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.  [There were no before photos of the kitchen]

before after remodeling renovation photos pictures kitchen cabinets Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Family Room Door.

Arcadia door orange foam ugly repair goopy messy Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Mesa, AZ Homes · Before & After · Room Addition · Siding

In Addition To

August 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Here are two house additions that have (or even haven’t ever) seen better days.

They tried to enclose the patio.

badly poorly built constructed enclosed patio room addition fixer-upper amateur Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

This one probably didn’t have permits.  That box is an enclosure around a water heater.  Looks like an outhouse (the door is missing a crescent moon).

badly poorly built constructed dilapidated room addition fixer-upper amateur Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding

House Addition

June 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

El Paso, Texas home.  The fence is made of chicken wire and sticks.

ugly curb appeal dirt front exterior El Paso Texas home house for sale real estate photo

Now we move to the left and we can see they added a 2nd floor to the house.

ugly curb appeal dirt front exterior El Paso Texas home house for sale real estate photo

There’s the house addition.  Seems perfectly fine.  Probably done by a licensed contractor and with city building permits.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fence or Wall · Room Addition · Other US Cities

Room Addition

May 11th, 2013 · No Comments

They increased the square footage of their home with this room addition.  It’s sure to add lots of value to the home.

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Room Addition

Yours For Only $50,500

April 18th, 2013 · 6 Comments

Neglected home.

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Owned by the same family since 1993.  But they refinanced for $180,000 in 2005.  Perhaps to remodel the home?

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The house went into foreclosure.  The bank sold it recently in this condition for $50,500.

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We’re not seeing any renovations so far.

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None of the $180,000 was spent in the kitchen.

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Or in the bathroom.

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The bank disclosed to buyers that repairs are needed to the room addition.  Building permits probably needed too.

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The bank also said the house has termites and roof problems.

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The investor buyer could spend $50,000 and really fix up the place.  Too bad the previous owners didn’t.

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition