Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

Before & After Remodeling Photos

August 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Before Bathroom. The house was purchased for $101,000.

After Bathroom. Once remodeled, the house sold for $162,000.

Before Kitchen. One of those Long F. Long kitchens.

After Kitchen. Bye, bye, ugly cabinets.

Before Kitchen/Living Room.

After Living Room.

Before Front of House. The beer bottle was free.

After Front of House. Why didn’t the flipper put on a new roof?

Bonus: After Second Bathroom.

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Tags: Bathroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Pride of Ownership

August 3rd, 2017 · 4 Comments

The sellers are hoping new buyers will love and respect their home as much as they did.

They installed a new jetted tub.

Buyers will like the tall ceiling too.

Vintage wallpaper.

Built-in shelves plus a desk complete this room.

Gourmet kitchen.

Great view out the kitchen window.

Built-in pantry too.

Formal dining room.

Living room with custom paint.

Cozy fireplace.

Bedroom.

The basement can sleep several guests. Mattresses already provided.

Enclosed front porch for extra square footage.

Here’s another view of the enclosed front porch.

The back of the house.

The sellers really cared for this house.

There’s also a guest house!

Fully furnished guest house.

Kitchenette too!

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Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Drywall Damage · Family Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Fireplace · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Wallpaper

Delaware Delight

July 30th, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Harrington, Delaware home left an impression on our reader Sarah. Was it the right impression?

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Careful going up those stairs!

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Bright paint color or wallpaper border won’t make up for the other flaws.

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Quality ventilation system.

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Double wallpaper borders and sponge paint. Are you green with envy?

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Getting any inspirations for your own house?

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Watch your step.

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Was the plumbing installed by a licensed contractor?

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Orange you going to write an offer to buy this house?

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Buyers are deciding about the de-siding.

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Tags: Attic · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Paint · Safety Issue · Siding · Wallpaper

Hidden Fences

July 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment

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 · 2 Comments

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 · 4 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