Here are some "before" and "progress" pictures of the house.
So this is a subtle change, basically all we have done is hired a gardner to keep the lawn and plant beds in shape, taken down the tacky address words and put a bench on the front porch. There is still much to be done out there but it is an improvement.
This is where the most progress has been made. We updated the counter tops, painted the cabinets, installed a tile back splash, installed a microwave above the stove, and painted the walls. We still need to get new flooring and a stainless steel stove and dishwasher, and change the overhead lighting.