Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

What Do You Call a Sleeping Cow?

February 4th, 2014 · 4 Comments

A bull dozer.  We might need to call a bulldozer for this house.

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Yowza.

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Good grief.

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What happened?

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Good grief!

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???

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Full bath is not supposed to mean full of stuff.

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Licensed contractor was used here, right?

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Help.

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Careful!  There’s no railing!!

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Ugh.

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Lead-based paint disclosure?

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That room addition was built to code, right?  A building permits obtained?

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It does have a wrap-around porch.

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Zoning Violation · Safety Issue · Fireplace · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding · Attic

Before & After Phoenix Renovation

February 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  This Phoenix home was purchased by an investor for $69,000.

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After Kitchen.  The remodeled home sold for $160,000.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Family Room.  Looks like it was an enclosed patio with that sloping ceiling.

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After Family Room.  The fireplace was removed.  Ventilation ducts were added.

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After Family Room.  From a different angle.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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Before Bedroom 3.

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Before Bedroom 4.

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After Bedroom.  Not an exact match with any of the previous 4 bedrooms.  This is the new master bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Den.  There is no after photo of the den, so perhaps the old den became the new master bedroom?

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

Move Your Vehicles Please

January 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Was it necessary to park your car on the front yard when the driveway and street are available?

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Used car lot?  You can’t see the house.

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This is a better angle, but…

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“Mom, will you please move your car so I can play basketball?”  “Only after you take down the Christmas lights!”

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The only photo provided for this home.  At least the basketball hoop isn’t located in a tree like the previous house.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes · Bad Parking

A Lot Left To Be Desired

January 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As someone would judge a book by its cover, so do buyers by a house’s exterior.

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This house is a castle?

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Should we at least take a look inside?

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Did buyers tap their brakes or speed up?

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Bring a flashlight and your imagination.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper

Wishing Well & Wild Deer & Wind Chimes

January 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments

On a breezy day, you can hear those wind chimes a mile away.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes

Before & After Phoenix Home Remodel

January 4th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Modest renovation of a Phoenix home.

Before Bedroom.  The house was purchased for $83,300.

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After Bedroom.  After renovation, the house sold for $139,900.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before 2nd Bathroom.

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After 2nd Bathroom.

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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 Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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

Riding the Rails

January 2nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

These Avondale, Arizona sellers installed skateboard grind rails out of wood?  The Jay-John/porta-potty/outhouse is a nice touch.  When I was a medical social worker for the elderly, I had one client who had chronic diarrhea.  He used to call sitting on the toilet “riding the rails.”

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Tags: Bathroom · Driveway · Other Arizona Cities

Power House

December 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bzzzzz.  Bzzzzz.  Look what’s behind this Gilbert, Arizona home.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Gilbert, AZ Homes

Facing Foreclosure

December 27th, 2013 · 6 Comments

“Mommy, do you want my drumstick?”

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Graffiti and vandalism in a Mesa, Arizona home.  Is that one of the members of ZZ Top?

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Jokers wild?

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Neglected home.

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There’s flooring on top of flooring.

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And now the walls are damaged too.

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Help.

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Please help.

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Vandalized bathroom.

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Stolen copper?

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This was the shower of the other bathroom.  They stole the bathtub!

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Before Kitchen in 2008 when they paid $125,000 for the house.

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After Kitchen in 2013.  An investor bought this damaged home for $93,000.

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Before Front of House in 2008.

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After Front of House in 2013.

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What a shame.

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Tags: Flooring · Tile · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Foreclosure · Mesa, AZ Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper · Window · Graffiti · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft

Before & After Phoenix Home Remodel

December 21st, 2013 · 6 Comments

Before Kitchen.  Sold in this condition for $108,900.

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After Kitchen.  They covered up the door on the left but added an Arcadia door.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $145,000.

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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 Front of House.

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After Front of House.  New roof.  New air conditioner.  New paint.  That’s $12,000 right there.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.  Let’s say $10,000 for bathrooms and kitchen.

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Before Back of House.

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After Back of House.  New windows.  $3,000?

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.  Not the same bedroom, but you get the idea.  Another $2,000 at least on flooring and interior paint.  They’re into the house for $25,000.  $108,900 + $25,100 = $134,000.  Sold for $145,000.  $8,000 to $9,000 in closing costs?  They broke even.

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Tags: Flooring · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Before & After · Fixer-Upper