Bathroom Tile Options

July 11th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Who says bathroom walls have to be boring? Why not add some colorful tile?

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A bit of whimsy with a diagonal pattern.

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Dramatic tile pattern to wake you up in the morning.

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Satellite TV No Longer Available

July 10th, 2017 · 4 Comments

The sellers removed the satellite TV dish. They were not willing to take a current photo of their back yard.

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Flowers In the Attic

July 9th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Our reader Sarah sent these photos, thank you. Let’s look at some attics. Here’s a fixer-upper attic in Laurel, Delaware.

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They say new paint and flooring will freshen up a house. The attic above could use paint and flooring, but perhaps not sloppy paint or bright paint like this Harrington, Delaware attic.

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This Dewey Beach, Delaware home features a 6-person attic bedroom. No holes in the ceiling or bright orange paint, but no visible heating or cooling.

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Next Door Neighbor

July 9th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The neighbors on the left want this dilapidated Dover, Delaware home sold now! Thank you to our reader Sarah for sending this.

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Lush

July 9th, 2017 · No Comments

This Georgetown, Delaware home is swallowed up by overgrown plants. It’s being spun in a positive way: The photo’s caption reads “Lush vegetation and shade trees complement this 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch style home.” It also hides some of the bad roof. Thank you to our reader Sarah for finding this.

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Before & After Remodel

July 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Bathroom 1. This Casa Grande, Arizona home was purchased for $42,000.

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After Bathroom 1. After updating, it sold for $100,000.

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Before Bathroom 2.

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After Bathroom 2.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen. They kept most of the cabinets and repainted them.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room. I would have preferred they removed the outdated media niche.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House. Very modest remodel. They might have spent $20,000 and netted a little over $30,000 once sold.

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New Spider-Man Movie Starts Today

July 7th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Time for another Spider-Man movie. Along with yet another new actor portraying Spider-Man.

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Will movie reviews on the Web be positive?

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I stopped watching Spider-Man movies at the 2nd one when a cocky Tobey Maguire danced down the street. I felt it jumped the shark at that point.

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If only home sellers had Spidey sense when staging and selling.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Bedroom · Bedspread · Clutter · Glendale, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Window Coverings

Electric Boogaloo

July 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Safety issue: exposed wires at an electric subpanel. Be careful.

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Another quality electric panel. Plumbing likely not installed with a building permit or by a licensed contractor. The box on the left is a plywood closet for an outdoor water heater.

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Solitaire Confinement

July 5th, 2017 · No Comments

It’s fun to play Solitaire. It’s also fun to stage homes before selling.

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Happy Fourth of July!!

July 4th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Today is the 4th of July.

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Everyone is proudly displaying the American flag.

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The flag is a symbol of freedom. Freedom to use it as a window curtain. Freedom to acquire and keep things (except when selling).

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The flag encourages you to work harder.

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The freedom to convert a covered patio into a living space and covering the fireplace with the American flag.

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We are grateful the bed was made.

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Happy 4th of July!

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