Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

Bottle Service

January 29th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Gatorade - The Thirst Quencher.

Gatorade water bottles filled with colored water lined up along driveway Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Driveway · Other Arizona Cities

Before & After House Flip

January 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

Before Bathroom.  The investor bought this home for $102,000.

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After Bathroom.  The renovated home then sold for $180,000.

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Before Second Bathroom.

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Before Second Bathroom.

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After Second Bathroom.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Second Bedroom.

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After Second Bedroom.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They kept the cabinets (which saved a lot of money) but changed the back splash, counters, & appliances.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  Tidying up and using different camera angles can leave a better impression.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Before & After

Dirty Driveways

January 6th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Oil-stained driveway.

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In case buyers didn’t notice the big stain, the seller provided a second photo showing more stains.

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Buyers have to walk past the oil stain to get to the front door.  Would it make sense to remove the stain before selling the house?

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This photo tells buyers that the sellers have too much stuff in their garage, causing them to park outside.  And it tells them the sellers don’t take care of their cars.  Do they take care of their house the same way?

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First impressions at the curb.  Not a good start.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

2016 Will Be Awesome

January 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment

2016 is here.

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Have a great 2016.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes

Front Yard Landscaping Fails

January 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The wet spot.  How do you explain that to buyers?  “Only when it rains”?

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The bald spot.

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The big pile.  Let the buyers spread the gravel once they own the house.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes

Minneapolis Diamond In the Rough

December 20th, 2015 · 7 Comments

These photos were sent to us from a fan in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She does not plan to buy this house.

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Look at all that extra storage space.

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Exquisite wood grain on the cabinet doors.

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The seller is allowing buyers to make final decisions on the bathroom remodel.

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Remodel is finished in the 2nd bathroom.

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Most sellers would rake the leaves before having real estate photos taken.  Not this one.

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The tire swing will be a big hit with the kiddies.

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And they’re really gonna love the Looney Tunes garage door.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Clutter · Faux Paint & Murals · Garbage and/or Junk · Refrigerator Magnets · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Before & After Renovation

December 12th, 2015 · 5 Comments

Before Front of House.  Purchased by an investor from a bank for $65,000.

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After Front of House.  Then sold for $155,000.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.  New French doors were added.

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Before Kitchen.  Vintage oven.

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After Kitchen.  An island would have been a nice addition since there’s plenty of room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Before & After Remodeling Project

December 5th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Before Bathroom.  Purchased from a bank for $87,500.

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After Bathroom.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $143,000.

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Before Second Bathroom.

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After Second Bathroom.

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Before Family Room & Kitchen.

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After Family Room & Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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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.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

In Your Face Signs

December 4th, 2015 · 4 Comments

There is a recent trend to put signs up describing rooms or activities.  Please make it stop.

HOME!!!!

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Are you sure it’s a home?

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LAUNDRY!!  It’s a laundry room, in case you didn’t notice the washing machine and clothes dryer.  [Apache Junction, Arizona]

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BATH!! It’s a bathroom!  [Apache Junction, Arizona]

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EAT!!! Could those letters be any bigger?!?!

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Make It Stop · Laundry Room

Where the Wild Fern Dies

November 22nd, 2015 · 3 Comments

Thank you to one of our readers for sending these photos of a Saint Paul, Minnesota home.  It could use some tidying up.

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Was it necessary to take a photo so close to the wall?  Try one further back and open the window blinds.  And remove unnecessary items.

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Let’s remove the clutter from the side of the shed and take down the laundry.

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Next time, take photos before the first hard frost.  Otherwise the beautiful ferns look dead.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard