Entries Tagged as 'Curb Appeal'

The Nightmare Before Halloween

November 12th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Twas the night before Halloween and all through this house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse?

Now let’s take a look inside this Great Bend, Pennsylvania house. [Thank you to KG for sending us these photos]
Here we see a pack of cigarettes and an ashtray, plus sugary breakfast cereals.

Ashtray in the bathroom.

There is a child’s toilet in the living room! Dad is paralyzed with indecision: should he remove the toilet first or the Halloween balloon or unblock the front door?

And there’s the child! A little big for that training toilet. He seems sad. Perhaps because he’s not allow access to the balloons?

Party like it’s 1999. Or 1979.

Sorry, but that planking fad ended three years ago.

Band practice.

Like father like son. A drum set in the boy’s bedroom.

Cluttered kitchen.

Enclosed patio with dog and clutter.

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Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Family Room · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Patio · People In Photos · Pets · Staging · Toys · Wet Bar

For All In Tents & Purposes

November 10th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Yes, a tent on the front yard. Right in front. Everyone can see it. The neighbors love it.

So much to offer.

The junk in front is an affront.

Side view of the front porch.

The living room.

We pan to the right to see more.

More to the right.

One more time to the right. And it just isn’t right.

A scary looking dog is guarding the precious belongings out back.

Bars on the windows.

Swimming pool included.

And they’ll throw in the BBQ grill too.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Fireplace · Living Room · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

A Journey Into Decay & Neglect

November 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments

This poor old house was neglected for decades. Check out the ceiling. And the dirt on the ceiling fan!

Decades of grease!!

Decades of cigarette smoke?

Two bottles of bleach is not enough.

It’s picture perfect.

The swan turned back into an ugly duckling.

Shelving included with the sale.

Vintage drapery.

Outdoor kitchens with BBQs are very popular.

The swimming pool’s condition took a dive.

Plenty of parking on the front yard.

The headrests have been eaten away by the hot sun.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bad Parking · Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan · Curb Appeal · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa · Weeds

Before & Before & After Photos

November 4th, 2017 · 5 Comments

Before Bathroom (from 2011). This home was sold at the height of the Phoenix real estate market’s prices, selling for $150,000 in August 2006. It went into foreclosure and was sold by the bank for a mere $15,000 in May 2011. That new owner then sold it to another person for $26,000 in January 2012. That owner renovated it at some point and sold it November 2017 for $145,000.

After Bathroom (from 2017).

Before Dining Room.

After Dining Room.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Back Yard.

After Back Yard.

Before Front of House in 2006.

Before Front of House in 2011.

After Front of House in 2017. New windows were installed. The evaporative cooling was replaced with real air conditioning.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Happy Halloween! Watch out for giant spiders in Phoenix. “…It’ll be dark soon and they mostly come at night. Mostly.”

The beagle dog is scared of the witches.

Watch out for black cats.

Cowboy pumpkin. Or is that a country bumpkin pumpkin?

Trick or treat.

The joke(r)’s on you.

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Tags: Clutter · Curb Appeal · Fence or Wall · Holiday Décor · Laundry Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Before & After Remodel

October 28th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Before Bathroom 1. The investor bought this home from a bank for $100,000.

After Bathroom 1. The renovated home then sold for $167,000.

Before Bathroom 1’s bathtub.

After Bathroom 1’s bathtub.

Before Bathroom 2.

After Bathroom 2.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Laundry Room.

After Laundry Room.

Before Bedroom 1.

After Bedroom 1.

Before Bedroom 2.

After Bedroom 2.

Before Living Room.

After Living Room.

Before Front of House.

After Front of House.

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

Accentuate the Positive

October 26th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lots of windows and ceiling fans.

The sellers are dog lovers and this is a spacious room.

Lots of storage in the laundry room.

Expanded kitchen area.

Skylight in the bathroom.

Fun colors brighten up the room.

More storage!

The sellers hired an arborist to save the tree out front.

Lots of shade under the covered patio.

There’s a swimming pool too!

Lush arbor.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Bedspread · Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Landscaping · Laundry Room · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Pool & Spa · Toys · Window Coverings

Lattice Check Out This Home

October 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The lattice out front adds flair to this Wickenburg, Arizona home. It sat on the market for nearly one year. It eventually sold for $38,000.

Padded seating on the front porch; a nice touch.

The door is open for you. Come inside.

Room with a view.

The toilet paper is draped across the dusty toilet tank lid.

Extended garage.

Covered patio out back.

Nothing wrong with the roof.

Updated electric panel.

Field of dreams.

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Garage or Carport · Garbage and/or Junk · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Roof · Weeds

It’s What’s On the Inside That Counts

October 22nd, 2017 · 3 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 · 2 Comments

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