Outdoor Fun

July 15th, 2016 · No Comments

A fire pit is a great place for friends to hang out.

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They can play around the abandoned cars, lounge around in the chair, or lift some weights.  Fun times back here.

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Cleopatra

July 14th, 2016 · 1 Comment

What’s this we see in a closet?

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It’s a painting of Elizabeth Taylor starring in the movie Cleopatra.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Phoenix Homes · Art

Sofa Selections

July 13th, 2016 · 2 Comments

How about this lovely sofa from Lyman, South Carolina?  The macramé owl is available too.

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Floral fun in Phoenix.

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A sense of formality in Sun City, Arizona.

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And a delightful blend of colors in Yarnell, Arizona.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Other US Cities

I Don’t Want No Scrub

July 12th, 2016 · 2 Comments

“A scrub is a guy who thinks he’s fly.”  It’s also medical clothing that thinks it’s a curtain.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes

The AstroTurf House

July 11th, 2016 · 2 Comments

This Phoenix fixer could be worth $500,000 in San Diego.  Notice the roof and wrong type of paint.

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Remember the window with the sideways board; I’ll refer to it later.

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Artificial grass turf carpeting everywhere!  No need to waste water on real grass.

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Looks just like a football field.  Each line of weeds is 10 yards?

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Uh oh.  The wall fell over.

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Remember the boarded up window?  Here’s what’s on the other side.

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Lounge area.

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Vaulted ceiling?

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Furnishings available.

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The bathroom size was increased.

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Cast iron plumbing will last for decades.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Roof · Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Weeds · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper · Window · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Siding

$670 Per Square Foot

July 10th, 2016 · 4 Comments

This San Diego, California home is only 978 square feet.  It sold recently for $655,000!  In this condition.  Thank you to our reader Michael for sending these photos.

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What do we know about suggesting home staging and de-cluttering?  The house still sold despite this.

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Imagine how much the house will sell for once renovated.  Would it get $1,000 per square foot?

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We still recommend clearing off the clutter before selling.

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Looks like it might have a basement apartment.  Must be a real treat when it rains.

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outside stairs basement apartment San Diego California home house for sale real estate photo

Dead bamboo.

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Paintball stains on the garage?  It’s almost art.  Looks like flowers.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

Before & After Remodeling Project

July 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Before Bathroom One.  Purchased by an investor for $74,500.

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After Bathroom One.  The house then sold for $140,000.

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After Bathroom One’s Shower & Bathtub.

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Before Bathroom Two.

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After Bathroom Two.

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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.

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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.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Bathrooms Sell Homes

July 8th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Nice soaking tub with beautiful surroundings.

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The grout mildew distracts you from the drywall stains.

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Floor crack?  No, that’s a floor drain.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper

Home Improvement Needed

July 7th, 2016 · 3 Comments

First impression when you walk into the house.

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Help.

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Not any better from this side.

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Fine dining.

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Home office.

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Remodeling in progress.

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Just needs tile.

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Two closets!

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Crafts room.

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Another room of stuff.

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Handy workbench.

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Lots of shade here.

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More shade over here.

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And over here too.

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It’s a carport.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Dining Room · Knives · Fixer-Upper

Humans

July 6th, 2016 · No Comments

We continue to see people show up in real estate promotional photos.

I guess a grilled sandwich is not an option right now.

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“Hey! I haven’t finished organizing the garage yet.”

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“Where’s my horse?”

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Can we call him a blind man?

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“I have my golf club by the front door in case an intruder comes in.”

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Culottes are making a comeback.

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