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January 29th, 2016 · 4 Comments
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January 28th, 2016 · No Comments
Eventually the baseboards will rot away until they are completely gone.
They’re almost gone.
The sellers are out selecting new faucets right now.
They want buyers to see that there is copper plumbing.
The bathroom has a window.
More rotten baseboards in the hallway.
And in this corner.
Assuming a child wrote that note and that he/she lives here, would that exposed hole and switch be safe for a child (or an adult)?
They used a shoelace to keep the oven door up.
Another view of the carport. By the way, this was a short sale.
January 27th, 2016 · No Comments
Most buyers nowadays would prefer a home that’s neat and tidy, not cluttered. Just saying.
It’s okay to pack it all away before selling. You’d have to pack it anyway when the house sells. Why not do it now and sell it faster and for more money?
Don’t let buyers get distracted by all of your stuff instead of focusing on the features of the house.
Ask a friend for advice on what to remove and tidy up if you are not sure. Another suggestion: take photos of your rooms and then look at them. You’ll see things differently.
January 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments
Here’s a pseudo-beehive fireplace. That’s wallpaper, not faux painting; the pattern repeats.
Two fireplaces in this house. Check out the free-standing metal one on the left.
Yesterday we featured entertainment/media niches. Today we have a fireplace plus a media niche. Double the fun!
You can see the electric outlets in the cubby holes. The fireplace is probably fake. If not, would you want the fire’s heat rising up on the TV?
January 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment
It was a Phoenix thing to build entertainment/media niches so you could surround your TVs with collectibles and audio equipment. Sometimes they are used as storage for supplies.
People don’t know what to do with them.
They were originally designed for those massive thick rear-projection TV sets. Now what do you do with that big open space?
These sellers gave up and did nothing.
This seller was determined to fill every nook and cranny.
These media niches are great for collecting dust.
January 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments
Thank you to our reader CG who waited patiently for two weeks until we posted these photos of an Evansville, Indiana home.
They say you should replace your mattress every eight years.
The cabinet on the left has been rotting for years. Check out the bathroom floor!
Is that gray tub filled with water?! Nice mold and mildew. And people live with that?
Curl up by the stain and enjoy a romantic fire.
By the way, this is a short sale.
Custom window treatments.
Thank you, CG, for sharing this amazing home with us.
January 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments
Before Bathroom. The investor bought this home for $102,000.
After Bathroom. The renovated home then sold for $180,000.
Before Second Bathroom.
Before Second Bathroom.
After Second Bathroom.
Before Dining Room.
After Dining Room.
Before Second Bedroom.
After Second Bedroom.
Before Bonus Room.
After Bonus Room.
After Kitchen. They kept the cabinets (which saved a lot of money) but changed the back splash, counters, & appliances.
After Kitchen. Tidying up and using different camera angles can leave a better impression.
Before Living Room.
After Living Room.
Before Front of House.
After Front of House.
January 22nd, 2016 · 4 Comments
When they remodeled the bathroom, they installed the toilet too close to the wall.
Look how they had to cut a hole in the drywall! Impressive.
January 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment
The photographer thought he would disguise his shadow by hiding behind an umbrella pole.
Or is he actually Dumb Donald from the Fat Albert TV cartoon?