Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

How Selling Your House Is Like a Used Car Ad

March 30th, 2016 · No Comments

This photo is brought to us today from our reader Tyson.  It’s from a Craigslist used car ad in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He noticed the unwashed dusty car, the dent by the right front tire, the person in the photo, the dog, and the poor photography (shooting into the sun), many of the do-not’s of this blog.  Would this photo prompt people to call about the car?

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Pets · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Remodeling Before & After Photos

March 26th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With ugly cabinets.  Purchased for $70,000.

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After Kitchen.  Cabinets replaced!  Once renovated, the house sold for $163,000.

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Before Breakfast Room.

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After Breakfast Room.  Photo taken at an angle.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family 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 · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Big Crack

March 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Doesn’t look good.  Yikes.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Renovation Before & After

March 19th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The house was purchased for $102,500.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $180,000.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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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.  The carport was converted to a garage.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Before & After Renovation

March 12th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Before Dining Area.  The investor paid $72,000 for this Glendale, Arizona home.

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After Dining Area.  After renovation, the house sold for $133,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Master Bedroom.  It has a separate exit outdoors.

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After Master Bedroom.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom 3.

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Before Half Bathroom.

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After Half Bathroom.

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Before Full Bathroom.

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After Full Bathroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Back of House.

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Before Back Yard.

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After Back Yard.  Without the stepping stones.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Before & After

Before & After Remodel

March 5th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The home flipper paid $95,000 before renovation.

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After Kitchen.  The house then sold for $166,000.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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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 Back of House.

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After Back of House.  With the enclosed patio walls removed.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Bonus:  After Bathroom.

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

No Bank Qualifying

February 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Poor little house.  The seller realizes the bank won’t qualify it for purchase in its current condition.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Broken Water Heater?

February 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Water appears to be flowing out of the garage and down the driveway.  What’s going on?

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I stopped by one of my vacant listings a few years ago and saw this same thing.  The water heater had cracked and water kept filling up and flowing out of the tank.  And…kept heating the water, which created a lot of steam and moisture in the garage.  Luckily I discovered it shortly after it happened.  The fuse was turned off, the garage door was opened, the water swept out, and the home warranty company was called right away.  Could have been a disaster with mold & mildew arriving in a day or two if undiscovered.  From then on, I suggest my clients turn off their water heaters in vacant homes.

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Tags: Garage or Carport · Driveway · Other Arizona Cities

The Frowning House

February 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

One of our readers sent this photo of a home in Gilbert, Arizona because it looks like it’s frowning.  It’s all in the eyebrows.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Gilbert, AZ Homes

Bottle Service

January 29th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Gatorade - The Thirst Quencher.

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