Entries from December 2013

Fencing Fail

December 31st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Time for a new fence in Mesa, Arizona.

wood fence falling apart down damaged neglected fixer-upper Mesa Arizona home house for sale

They have more fence problems out back.

wood fence falling apart down damaged neglected fixer-upper Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And here too.

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Tags: Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Mesa, AZ Homes

Siding Fail

December 31st, 2013 · 1 Comment

Good ol’ inexpensive siding isn’t waterproof.

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Maintenance is required when owning a home.

water damage T-111 siding warped fixer-upper neglected Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

These sellers ignored the problems for years.

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Tags: Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Siding

Still a Belieber

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Did you see Justin Bieber’s Believe movie this weekend?

Justin Bieber poster in messy cluttered bedroom unmade bed Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Slanted Kitchen Photo

December 30th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Something is not quite right about this Buckeye, Arizona kitchen.  [click on photo to expand]

poor amateur bad real estate photo picture slanted skewed view of kitchen cabinets not level Buckeye Arizona home house for sale

The flooring is not level. The cabinets were not installed level. An optical illusion? Or bad photography?

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Tags: Cabinets · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography

Bathroom Design Trends For 2014

December 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments

What bathroom trends will be popular in 2014?  We’ll share a few with you.

Mixing colors in the bathroom will be hot in 2014.  No more monochromatic color schemes.  Mix pink, green, and blue!  And mix in some mold and mildew too for a bit of whimsy.  [Battle Creek, Michigan]

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Smooth textured walls in bathrooms will make wiping and cleaning them easier.  [York, Pennsylvania]

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Just as people desired great rooms in their living areas, spacious bathrooms will be desired too.  Lots of elbow room.  No more toilets cramped into tiny closet-sized rooms.  It’s all about freedom and movement in 2014.  [Marshfield, Missouri]

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Tags: Bathroom · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Mold & Mildew · Other US Cities

Clown

December 29th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Clown mural in Camden, New Jersey.

clown holding an umbrella mural painted on wall cluttered living room Camden New Jersey home house for sale real estate photo

Here’s a close-up in case you’d like to paint this on your living room wall.  You’re welcome.

clown holding an umbrella mural painted on wall cluttered living room Camden New Jersey home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities

Protruding Mystery Objects

December 28th, 2013 · 6 Comments

What are those yellow things in a Scottsdale, Arizona garage?

two yellow inflatable legs objects cluttered packed garage Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

What is that protruding object in this Coolidge, Arizona home’s photo?

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Tags: Clutter · Garage or Carport · Other Arizona Cities · Poor Photography · Scottsdale, AZ Homes

Cluttered & Not Cluttered Kitchen

December 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Do you like this kitchen and family room cluttered?

cluttered disorganized too much stuff on counters kitchen poor bad home staging Goodyear Arizona house for sale

Or empty?  That’s the power of home staging.  And removing items does not cost a penny.

kitchen empty vacant Goodyear Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Before & After · Clutter · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Power House

December 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

high voltage transmission power lines directly behind Gilbert Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Gilbert, AZ Homes

Facing Foreclosure

December 27th, 2013 · 7 Comments

“Mommy, do you want my drumstick?”

graffiti faces drawn on wall ZZ Top beard man drumstick foreclosure fixer-upper neglected dilapidated damaged Mesa Arizona home house

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.

before after kitchen cabinets vandalized fixer-upper neglected dilapidated damaged Mesa Arizona home house for sale

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

before after kitchen cabinets vandalized fixer-upper neglected dilapidated damaged Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Front of House in 2008.

before after front yard curb appeal fixer-upper neglected dilapidated damaged Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Front of House in 2013.

before after front yard curb appeal fixer-upper neglected dilapidated damaged Mesa Arizona home house for sale

What a shame.

before after front yard curb appeal fixer-upper neglected dilapidated damaged Mesa Arizona home house for sale

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