Entries from June 2014

No Dancing On the Table With Yer Spurs On!

June 30th, 2014 · 4 Comments

That’s how the sign reads.  And no selling the house with yer sponge paint on.  [By the way, you can switch refrigerator handles.  Would be easier if the handles were on the left side.  Just saying.]

No Dancing On the Table With Yer Spurs On! sign ugly pink sponge paint walls kitchen Apache Junction Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Here’s a close-up view of the sponge paint.  They converted a coat closet in the hallway to a pantry.

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Checker Bored

June 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gigantic checkerboard pattern tile floor.

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Semi-checkerboard pattern.

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Mini-checkerboard pattern.

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No checkerboard pattern.

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Tile

Philadelphia Potential Prospect

June 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments

They couldn’t decide on the siding.

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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home has so much potential.

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The curb appeal alone…

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Five bedrooms.

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Another bedroom.

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But only one bathroom.

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Perhaps the black dots were glue to hold up wood paneling?

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What happened here?!?!

water leak damage ceiling bad drywall walls neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

And in here?!?!

water leak damage ceiling bad drywall walls neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

And in here?!  We’re looking up at the ceiling.  Is that sunshine?

water leak damage ceiling bad drywall walls neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Stairs to the basement.  I dare ya.

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Tags: Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Siding

Before & After Home Renovation

June 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Before Kitchen.  With avocado green oven.  They could not sell it as a short sale.  The bank took over and sold it to an investor for $87,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the house was purchased for $152,000.

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Before Dining Room & Kitchen.

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After Dining Room & Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen & Dining Room.

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After Kitchen & Dining Room.

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Before Swimming Pool.

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After Swimming Pool.

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Before Family Room.  Sorry, no After photo available.  Be assured the wood paneling was removed.

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After Bathroom.  Sorry no Before photo available.

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Tags: Bathroom · Before & After · Dining Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Remodeling · Wood Paneling

Two More Unimpressive Bedrooms

June 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments

First impressions matter.

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You can only educate sellers so much.  Sigh.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Staging

They Knew Buyers Would Be Visiting, But…

June 26th, 2014 · 2 Comments

…they kept the bedroom in a messy condition anyway.

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Staging

A Hole In One (Wall)

June 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Explain that, please.

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes

Weed Garden

June 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments

The weeds are growing lush and rampant in the raised garden beds.

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Tags: Back Yard · Phoenix Homes · Weeds

Entertainment Options

June 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments

If you want to make a big impression with buyers, install a big entertainment center right at the front door.  Add some huge speakers and crank up the music!

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See?  Big speakers are trendy right now.  This home has FIVE speakers!  Another trend is back-lit TVs, although the lighting comes from the TV set itself, not from a window as seen here.

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They put the entertainment center in front of the window, because there was no room on the wall?

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Built-in media niches were very popular in the late 1990s, but are now functionally obsolete.  Today’s TVs are too big for the small cubbyholes.

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Tags: Entertainment/Media Niche · Functional Obsolescence · Glendale, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes

Doll Collections

June 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Collection of doll figurines.

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Doll collection plus a million books and movies.

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Kachina doll collection.

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Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Collections · Dolls · Family Photos · Mesa, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Window Coverings