Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

Hidden Fences

July 20th, 2017 · No Comments

They lock the gate to keep strangers out.

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Amateur fence builders, using leftover mismatched concrete blocks.

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Lots of slats missing.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fence or Wall · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes

Little Joy In Little Rock

July 16th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Please join us on a tour of this Little Rock, Arkansas home.

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It features a spacious master bedroom with custom window drapes. The sellers are getting ready to hang one of those trendy barn door sliders.

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A bonus room off of the master offers endless possibilities.

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A sunny and cheerful bathroom.

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The kitchen is so big, it takes up TWO rooms.

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The back of the house features an enclosed patio. With all that extra plywood, you can invite friends over to play board games.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Knives · Other US Cities · Patio · Siding · Staging · Window Coverings

Before & After Remodel

July 15th, 2017 · No Comments

Before Kitchen. This home was purchased from a bank for $115,000.

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After Kitchen. The remodeled home sold for $165,000.

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Before Den.

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After Den.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Living Room · Office/Den · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling · Wood Paneling

Next Door Neighbor

July 9th, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

Lush

July 9th, 2017 · No Comments

This Georgetown, Delaware home is swallowed up by overgrown plants. It’s being spun in a positive way: The photo’s caption reads “Lush vegetation and shade trees complement this 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch style home.” It also hides some of the bad roof. Thank you to our reader Sarah for finding this.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Landscaping · Other US Cities · Roof

Before & After Remodel

July 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Bathroom 1. This Casa Grande, Arizona home was purchased for $42,000.

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After Bathroom 1. After updating, it sold for $100,000.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen. They kept most of the cabinets and repainted them.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room. I would have preferred they removed the outdated media niche.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House. Very modest remodel. They might have spent $20,000 and netted a little over $30,000 once sold.

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Tags: Bad Parking · Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Entertainment/Media Niche · Kitchen · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Remodeling

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

Artistic Embellishments

June 21st, 2017 · 5 Comments

Local artists changed the curb appeal of this home. All for free too!

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Garbage and/or Junk · Graffiti · Phoenix Homes

Scandinavian & Baltic Homes

June 11th, 2017 · 4 Comments

I returned recently from a trip to Scandinavia and the Baltics, visiting Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania. I was on the lookout for ugly houses and found a few. Enjoy.

Oslo, Norway fixer-upper. Saw this gem while walking from the harbor to the Viking Ship Museum. The first step to home ownership in Norway is a doozie!

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Porvoo, Finland is the 2nd oldest city in Finland (going back to the 1400s). It is a really cute and charming city. 90% of the homes are painted in bright colors and well-maintained. Here are two that need some attention. The first one was built into the hillside. The paint color is a dreadful, blah color. Porvoo’s old church is right up the hill from this house.

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This Porvoo house would look really nice with a fresh coat of paint.

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I saw these next three homes on my walk to the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia. The first home could use a coat of fresh paint.

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Lots of potential with this Tallinn home.

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This Tallinn home has a modern design but the yellow and brown color combination saps the energy.

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This is the skinniest home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other International Cities

Tan Your Hide In Mabelvale

June 4th, 2017 · 3 Comments

One of our readers, thank you, sent photos of a foreclosed home in Mabelvale, Arkansas, located near Little Rock and only one mile away from Bass Pro Shop on I-30. We did a little sleuthing and found photos when it was up for sale before the bank took it back.

They have a tanning bed in their bedroom! Along with a Sturgis (South Dakota) Black Hills Rally flag.

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Many items on display in another bedroom including Valentine’s Day balloons.

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Booze and more on display around the fireplace.

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If we step back and shift to the left, we see the rest of the room.

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The only overhead light in the kitchen needs a cover.

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You have two options leaving the front porch: stairs or slide.

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You can shoot hoops while jumping on the trampoline. And there are two giant TVs on the porch. The riding mower does not convey with the house.

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These are the current photos sent by our reader. No more trampoline or TVs in front. Bummer.

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The slide and the rider mower are gone too.

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The front side of the house.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Foreclosure · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Paint · Staging · Window · Wood Paneling