Entries from October 2017

It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts

October 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Little Rock, Arkansas home. New siding & roof needed.

Completely renovated inside?

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other US Cities · Roof · Siding

Before & After Coolidge Renovation

October 21st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Before Bedroom 1. This Coolidge, Arizona home was featured once before on this blog because of the big stains in the bedrooms. Oil or blood? An investor bought this home for $40,000.

After Bedroom 1. New paint and carpet transforms this bedroom. The remodeled home sold for $105,000.

Before Bedroom 2.

After Bedroom 2.

Before Bedroom 3.

After Bedroom 3.

Before Bathroom.

After Bathroom.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Dining Room.

After Dining Room.

Before Living Room.

After Living Room.

Before Front of House.

After Front of House.

Before Back Yard.

After Back Yard.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Remodeling · Weeds

Damaged Siding

October 20th, 2017 · No Comments

Vinyl siding will melt and warp in the hot Phoenix sun. Wood strip siding doesn’t fare much better.

The hot sun is punishing on siding out here. Fresh paint will help.

Maintenance required.

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Siding

One Picture Sells a House

October 19th, 2017 · 4 Comments

There was only one photo to promote the sale of this home. And this is the one photo the seller chose. You can see his arm on the left side.

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Tags: Collections · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Staging · Toys

Take the Plunge

October 18th, 2017 · 3 Comments

When you have really big jobs, you need a mega plunger.

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Kitchen Cabinet Door Options

October 17th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Pull handles in the middle of kitchen cabinet doors make a statement.

Or you can opt for knobs in the middle.

Contrasting paint that frames the cabinet doors will catch your eye.

The barn door look is gaining in popularity.

Rustic charm.

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Tags: Cabinets · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Bad Parking

October 16th, 2017 · No Comments

Let’s park our car on the front yard.

Sounds like a good idea. I’ll do it too.

Me too!!

If it’s outside the fence, does it count?

Because there was no room on the driveway or street to park there instead?

If the seller was unwilling to move the trailer, perhaps the photographer could step 15 feet to the right?

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Tags: Bad Parking · Fence or Wall · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes

Little Renovation Needed In Little Rock

October 15th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Ring the doorbell of this Little Rock, Arkansas home on Halloween. Will you get a trick or treat?

Fresh paint please.

It has a walk-out basement.

And a room addition up top.

Vintage bathtub.

Scary stairs to the basement.

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Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Paint · Siding

Pot Racks Gotta Go

October 14th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Pot racks tend to dominate a real estate photo. It’s best to remove them when selling. Or at least the pots.

Odd placement of the pot rack.

A million canisters. Why so many? Flour, sugar, brown sugar, cookies. That’s four. Then what else?

Visually distracting.

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Tags: Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Pot Rack · Staging

Yards Need Help

October 13th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Free firewood. Plus free everything else.

They at least raked the dirt yard but neglected to remove the dead vine.

Weed you like to clear up your back yard before selling, Mr. Seller?

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Tags: Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Landscaping · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Weeds