Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

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

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