Ugly fireplace in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Plus cheap, dirty carpet.
Check out this fireplace in Chandler, Arizona. It certainly makes a statement.
From another Hot Springs home. It’s more of a heater than a fireplace, but still not pretty. All that plywood and the bric-a-brac! Very rustic.
Tags: Window Coverings · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Other US Cities
Thank you, Michael, for sending us these photos of a remodeled San Diego, California house. The house is beautiful, but the gnarly, old tree out front is creepy and ugly.
The tree has been trimmed up too high, so now it’s all gangly branches and no leaves. It distracts from the house.
You can see the ugly branches from the living room window.
Beautiful new kitchen. Looks clean, fresh, and bright. White cabinets, especially Shaker style as seen here, with engineered quartz counters are very popular right now in kitchen redesign. Note how the glass backsplash is only one color.
Could be featured in a magazine.
Clean and fresh looking bathroom too. Thank you, Michael, for the photos.
Tags: Landscaping · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Remodeling · Other US Cities · Not Ugly
Before Front of House. Sold as a short sale. Bought by an investor for $55,000.
After Front of House. Once remodeled, it sold for $145,000.
Before Front of House. This house had only evaporative cooling.
After Front of House. Central air conditioning was added to the house.
Before Kitchen. Notice the damage to the walls.
Before Other Side of Kitchen.
After Other Side of Kitchen.
Before Living Room.
After Living Room.
Before Bedroom 1.
After Bedroom 1.
Before Bathroom 1.
Before Bathroom 1.
After Bathroom 1.
Before Bedroom 2.
After Bedroom 2.
Before Bathroom 2.
After Bathroom 2.
After Bathroom 2.
Before Back Patio.
After Back Patio.
Bonus photos of the Before house. Here’s the back yard with a water feature.
The stair lead to an additional structure on the property. Wanna bet they didn’t get a building permit for it?
More damage in Bathroom 3.
Another view of Bathroom 3.
Laundry room or storage room?
A big hole in the ceiling.
Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Drywall Damage · Vandalism & Theft
Today is July 25th. Christmas in July is celebrated today. Here are several homes that celebrate Christmas well past December 25th.
San Antonio, Texas. As seen on May 25th.
Another San Antonio home with a Christmas tree still up as of May 25th. Hint, hint: it’s okay to update your real estate photos.
The decorations were removed, but the tree was still there when this Phoenix home was listed on February 3rd.
The decorations are gone and half the tree was packed away when this Phoenix home was listed on March 28th.
This Scottsdale, Arizona home was listed in March, with the Christmas tree still decorated.
Don’t trip on the cord when you enter the house! This San Tan Valley, Arizona home was listed as a short sale January 9th with the Christmas tree still up. It took 7 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.
This Surprise, Arizona home was listed as a short sale in early January and it took 8 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.
Listed January 11th in Glendale, Arizona.
Tags: Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes
The caption for this Mesa, Arizona home listing’s photo reads “family room.” We’re not sure what’s going on behind the curtains. An atrium? A mausoleum? There’s a bench for people to look away from the window or toward the window.
Tags: Family Room · Window Coverings · Mesa, AZ Homes
Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008. Thank goodness. They are typically neglected homes. Here’s a recent example. And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market. This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing. It sold for less due to the condition.
Cracked toilet tank. How does that happen? Mildew on the shower grout.
More problems in the bathtub.
The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.
The carpet is shot.
There are a variety of items on display out front. The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.
The previous photo was better than this one. And that’s no bull.
The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.
Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.
The roof on the addition is buckling.
Another broken window.
The security door is not attached.
Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar
Want to spice up your kitchen? Add colorful paint smears to the walls!
From the looks of it, it should only take 3 minutes to complete.
The artist sponged a bedroom ceiling as well.
Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling
Government officials recently relocated their bureau to the middle of a living room in a Phoenix home.
But after complaints of cramped quarters, they moved it to the back yard of a Glendale, Arizona residence.
Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs
This Phoenix home made an impression on our reader Jayne, but not a good impression. This is the master bedroom, for example.
The sellers trimmed their olive tree. They lion-tailed the branches. Also known as lollipopping. It’s a topiary terror.
Or it’s a spaceship on the bottom section with aliens waving around. Thank you, Jayne!
Tags: Staging · Landscaping · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling
Thank you, Diana, for sending us photos of this Wesley Chapel, Florida home.
Slip covers on the couches! Pink and tan are an interesting color combination.
The table to the right of the sofa is crooked. Please straighten it. Thank you.
That pink carpet sure looks like it’s holding up well.
Euro style cabinets were all the rage in the late 1980s & early 1990s. What would make the kitchen divine would be to de-vine the plastic plants.
Pretty in pink.
Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Cabinets · Fake Plants & Flowers · Other US Cities · Grandma's House · Bedspread