What & Why?

July 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments

What is this photo?  A basement?  It’s the only photo provided for this Birmingham, Alabama home.  Better rush out and see it before other buyers submit offers!

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Men Working Above sign.  Okay.  From a Morgantown, West Virginia home.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Other US Cities · Basement

Poorly Maintained Painted Walls

July 16th, 2011 · 4 Comments

This Scottsdale, Arizona home has seen a lot of wear and tear on its walls.

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Every room is bad.

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Sloppy paint on the ceiling.

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Sigh.

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Move-in ready?

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Paint · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Three Bad Beds

July 16th, 2011 · 4 Comments

What wrong with these three beds?

This one is so special, the seller included two of the these photos.  Just in case we missed the ashtray.  And other features of the room.

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Home prices are deflated.  And so it this bed.  Why bother with an uninflated bed?  Why not just lay out a bed sheet?

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All the stuffing shifted to the foot of the bed and then off the edge of the bed.  Looks like Jabba the Hut’s bedspread.  From Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities · Bedspread

Three Messy Bedrooms

July 15th, 2011 · 6 Comments

I don’t get it.  Why wouldn’t you clean up your bedroom before taking the real estate photo?

Sun City, Arizona.

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Mesa, Arizona.

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Phoenix.

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→ 6 CommentsTags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Trompe l’Oeil Crazy In Chandler, Arizona

July 15th, 2011 · 6 Comments

That brick wall looks so real that you’d think the sellers would patch the exposed brick before selling their home. 

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Are those chefs riding bicycles?

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→ 6 CommentsTags: Faux Paint & Murals · Chandler, AZ Homes

Deer & Elk Population Control In Arizona

July 15th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Article in the paper today said that humans are causing large predator animals to die, which then leads to population growth of prey animals (e.g., more deer in Yellowstone due to fewer wolves).  I don’t think we have to worry about an explosion of deer and elk in Arizona, what with these taxidermy examples.

Two down.

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Four down.

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Five down.

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Seven down and one javelina.

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Eight down.

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And nine down.

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Feeling horny in the bedroom.

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→ 6 CommentsTags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Taxidermy

Dark & Full of Stuff

July 14th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Dark red paint all over this Phoenix home.  And filled with personal belongings.

The seller converted the garage into a bedroom.  Can they open the garage door to air out the room?

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The master bedroom is filled up too.

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The dining room.

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Some open space in the living room.

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→ 9 CommentsTags: Staging · Living Room · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room

Living Under the Sea

July 14th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Add a photo mural of the ocean to your kitchen’s ceiling.  Repeat several times.  It’s as real as it gets.

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→ 5 CommentsTags: Paint · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Kitchen Repairs Needed

July 14th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This kitchen could use some fixin’ up.

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Last cleaned in 2004.

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A few shots of brandy and you won’t notice the dirt.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Carpet · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Vandalism & Theft

Heavy

July 13th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Let the picture tell the story, ‘cuz we’re too overwhelmed.  [click on photo to expand]

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→ 8 CommentsTags: Staging · Living Room · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · Entertainment/Media Niche