Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

Dome Placement of Windows

September 17th, 2017 · No Comments

Partial geodesic dome home in Georgetown, Delaware. But will buyers be partial to the odd window placement?

Thank you to our reader Sarah for sending us photos of this unusual home.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other US Cities · What Were They Thinking?!?!

On a Shoestring Budget

September 16th, 2017 · 3 Comments

The cost of selling a home can seem too high for some sellers. So they cut corners and hire an amateur photographer, for example. You get what you pay for. The photographer didn’t get out of his/her car and didn’t get close enough to the condo in order to not include the shoes on the electric wire or the ugly dumpster. What first impression does this photo now give to buyers?

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Drive-By Homes

September 13th, 2017 · 2 Comments

First impressions matter.

Proceed with caution.

Bad roof.

Pretty in pink.

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Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Window

Hinges & Handles

September 10th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Overkill on the kitchen cabinet hinges and handles. Thank you to our reader Sarah for sending photos of this Laurel, Delaware home.

They need to replace the paper towel roll.

They also need to replace the toilet paper roll.

And replace those ugly, dusty couches.

Fresh paint will help here.

New windows and fresh paint here too.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Cabinets · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Siding · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Wallpaper · Window · Wood Paneling

Miami Mansion

September 4th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Fixer-upper home on a hill in Miami, Arizona. Be very careful on the upper deck.

Your view from the upper deck, just before you fall.

Living room.

Enjoy the view from the dining room window.

It must give you a warm feeling to lean over the stove when using the microwave above.

Cozy bedroom.

Bathroom.

Squat toilets are becoming popular nowadays.

Convenient inside laundry room.

Modern plumbing.

Downstairs living space.

Downstairs bedroom.

Downstairs shower.

The house is insulated.

Things go better with Coke.

The back door and patio.

Raise/raze the roof.

Scary railing.

This is the driveway.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Carpet · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Driveway · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Other Arizona Cities · Paint · Roof · Safety Issue · Window · Zoning Violation

Swimming Pool & More

August 29th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The sellers are very proud of their swimming pool.

It has solar power too.

Feel free to use a spare bedroom as storage.

Extension cords.

Lots to see in the kitchen. Just don’t look at the ceiling.

Custom chandelier.

No need to worry about raking leaves.

Free weeds.

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Tags: Back Yard · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Landscaping · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Staging · Weeds

Potential

August 22nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

The dead weeds almost create an artistic pattern out front.

The stucco fell off.

Water heater and weeds.

Don’t mind the roof.

Tile on the diagonal was an upgrade.

Shards of joy.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Siding · Tile · Weeds

Fine Tuning Needed

August 20th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Thank you to our reader Pamala for sending us photos of a Eugene, Oregon house. Pamala is impressed with the front of the house.

She writes, “Room looks the same right side up or upside down. I love a polished ceiling, don’t you?”

She wonders if the sellers could have waited to finish their construction project before selling. “Is that a crack in the wall by the window?”

Perhaps they have cable TV in the shower?

The seller did not repair the damaged bathroom vanity or paint the bathroom.

Aah. The feel of soft grass under your bare feet.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Wallpaper · Weeds

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