Entries from March 2014

Paint Canned

March 31st, 2014 · 5 Comments

A fresh coat of paint will do wonders for this ugly bathroom.

ugly neglected bathroom peeling paint fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen needs fresh paint too.

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Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Paint · Phoenix Homes

The Start of the Baseball Season

March 31st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Today is the first day of Major League Baseball’s 2014 season.

Will the Yankees win the World Series this year?  [Syracuse, New York]

Yankees baseball team bedspread bedroom staging Syracuse New York home house for sale real estate photo

Balls, strikes, and outs at Pepper Field.  [Avondale, Arizona]

Scooby Doo decal helicopter baseball scoreboard bedroom Avondale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Staging

Beautiful Basement

March 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

They tried to make the basement pretty by painting a dead tree and two sad cornstalks on the wall.  They’re also growing their own penicillin.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

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Tags: Basement · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Water Damage

Taking the First (and Last) Steps of Home Ownership

March 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Up those stairs to your new home.  Ice storm.  No railing.  Oops!  Broken leg and arm and back and neck.  [Charleston, South Carolina]

unsafe dangerous slippery no safety railing exposed steps stairs to front door Charleston South Carolina home house for sale

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

Attracting Flies

March 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Fly strip in a Syracuse, New York house.  There’s a chair and if that fly strip was a noose…

fly strip in middle of room chair dusty unfinished Syracuse New York home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Other US Cities

Before & After Home Remodel

March 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Before Front of House.  Short sale.  Bought by an investor for $45,000.

before after renovation remodeling project exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Front of House.  Once remodeled, it sold for $145,500.

before after renovation remodeling project exterior front yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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After Family Room.  Without window blinds.

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Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Before Kitchen.

before after renovation remodeling project kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Kitchen.

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Before Dining Room.

before after renovation remodeling project dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Dining Room.  Opposite view.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Back Yard & Pool.

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Before Back Yard & Pool.

before after renovation remodeling project back yard pool Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

After Back Yard & Pool.

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Tags: Back Yard · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Family Room · Fence or Wall · Kitchen · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Tile

Carport Included

March 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Having covered parking in Phoenix is a must.  Shade is shade, right?  And the house has two satellite dishes!

ugly dilapidated carport two satellite dishes messy back yard fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Phoenix Homes · Weeds

Noah’s Ark

March 28th, 2014 · 3 Comments

I saw the bunny in the blanket at a Sun City, Arizona home and thought, “This is perfect for an Easter post.”  Then I realized there were pairs of animals.  Aha!  I was flooded with an idea:  Today is the premiere of the Noah movie.

Noah's ark blanket bunny rabbits giraffe tiger sheep pairs of animals Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

At least the window drapes aren’t knotted.  Pushed to the side creates a jaunty look.

Noah's ark blanket bunny rabbits giraffe tiger sheep pairs of animals Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Family Room · Other Arizona Cities · Window Coverings

Shelves For Days

March 27th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Lots of shelves for displaying your Precious Moments figurine collection.  We’re grateful the shelves are bare.

lots too many shelves on entire wall overkill Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Why not put shelves on the other wall?  Look at all that space.

lots too many shelves on entire wall overkill Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Family Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Hello & Welcome

March 27th, 2014 · 2 Comments

These three sellers are happy to have buyers visit their homes.

Hello!

handcrafted Hello sign Tempe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Now that’s a big welcome.

handcrafted welcome sign Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Welcome!

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Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Not Ugly · Phoenix Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes