Entries from May 2014

Before & After – From $41,500 To $154,900

May 31st, 2014 · 6 Comments

Before Kitchen.  Was purchased by an investor for $41,500.

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After Kitchen.  The remodeled house then sold for $154,900.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.  The investor also added a 2nd bathroom.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Breakfast Room.

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After Breakfast Room.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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

Toilet Paper Holder Placement

May 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Some genius thought it was a good idea to place the toilet paper holder way in the back, behind the toilet and the sink.  That’s quite a reach.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes

Exotic Animals As House Pets

May 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments

You never know what you’ll see in a house.  How about two elephants?

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Or you could chase a tiger’s tail.

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The mountain lion is about to kill the quail.

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Monkey see.  Bear do too.

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Pink flamingo!

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Tags: Entertainment/Media Niche · Family Photos · Faux Paint & Murals · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Surprise, AZ Homes

Mop

May 29th, 2014 · 8 Comments

They’ve had that mop for a long time.  New ones are white.  They’ve also had that roof for a long time.  Yes, those are turtles in the window sill.

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Not a good first impression.  Oil stains everywhere on the driveway.  Hubcap missing.  Extra tire lying around.

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There’s a football on the front yard.

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Tags: Clutter · Curb Appeal · Driveway · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Weeds

Eraser

May 29th, 2014 · 3 Comments

They dipped a chalkboard eraser in black paint and blotted the bathroom walls.

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Tags: Bathroom · Faux Paint & Murals · Phoenix Homes

Luxury Bathroom

May 28th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Custom built and designed bathroom.  Sure to please buyers who appreciate details and upgrades.

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Private shower enclosure.

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

Happy Graduation

May 28th, 2014 · No Comments

High schools and colleges will be holding graduation ceremonies this month.  Congratulations, graduates!

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Staging · Window Coverings

No Cleaning Supplies Used Here

May 27th, 2014 · 6 Comments

The mirror is included with the house.

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Dirty walls.  Dirty floors.

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Decades of neglect.

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The dust and dirt accumulated over the years.

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The living room probably has lots of living bacteria.

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Dirty hands on the bathroom wall.

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Dirty hands on the kitchen cabinets.  And yet a sink is nearby.

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Great place for a breakfast table.

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This space is supposed to be a “dirty laundry” room not a dirty “laundry room.”

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The pantry where food is stored.

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Vintage telephone niche and slot for when phonebooks were thinner.

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Laundry Room · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Window · Window Coverings

Wile E. Coyote’s Brother?

May 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Aside from the other clutter surrounding the fireplace, there’s this taxidermy animal.

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Was it a coyote?

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Tags: Fireplace · Mesa, AZ Homes · Staging · Taxidermy

San Antonio Treat

May 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Cheerful wallpaper and knick-knacks.  At least the curtain wasn’t knotted.

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There’s ugly wallpaper on an unnecessary kitchen wall.

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Here’s the other side of that wall.  It’s not a supporting wall, so why bother having it?  It would bring light into the kitchen.  And make the house feel bigger.

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What lovely drapes they have to block all the light.

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The flowers and circles offer a unique approach to room design.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Staging · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Window Coverings