We Do NOT Want To Know

July 25th, 2012 · 5 Comments

When selling, we want you to clean out the house only.  Not clean out your colon.  Good grief!

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Hot Dads Contest!

July 25th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Who will win?!  Who will win?!

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Christmas In July

July 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments

July 25th.  Christmas in July.  Some home sellers like to celebrate Christmas well into summer.

Phoenix home sold May 31st with Christmas decorations still up.

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Tempe home sold June 6th with Christmas decorations still up.

Christmas tree holiday decorations still up early June Tempe Arizona home house for sale

Phoenix home with Christmas decorations still on display.  (Pssst.  It’s okay to update the real estate photos, sellers.)

Christmas tree holiday decorations still up early June Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Merry Christmas, everyone!  It’s so cold in Phoenix that the leaves are changing color now.

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If you can’t afford a Christmas tree, put up a Christmas ladder!  From a Glendale, Arizona home that sold in late June.

Christmas holiday decorations still up late June Glendale Arizona home house for sale

I would be worried that the plastic would melt in our hot sun.  This Sun City, Arizona home sold in late June.

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Maricopa, Arizona home sold June 2nd with Christmas decorations still up.

Christmas holiday decorations still up late June Maricopa Arizona home house for sale

Phoenix home sold in late June with Christmas decorations still up.

Christmas holiday decorations still up late June Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Orangeburg, South Carolina home with Christmas decorations still up in early July.

Christmas holiday decorations still up early July Orangeburg South Carolina home house for sale

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Cluttered

July 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Messy kitchen.

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Hoarding stage 1.

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An improvement.

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Junk yard.  Are those golf bags?

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Really Bad Timing

July 24th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Uh, in light of the recent madman shootings in Aurora, Colorado, is is appropriate to have a photo of an armed man in a real estate photo?  From a Laveen, Arizona home.

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Really??

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A Wolf, a Mountain Lion, & an Eagle

July 24th, 2012 · 2 Comments

When she exercises too hard, she sometimes vomits into the 30-gallon trash can.

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Howl like a wolf, hunt like a mountain lion, and soar like an eagle.

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Too Much Stuff

July 23rd, 2012 · 7 Comments

Just released book titled Life At Home In the Twenty-First Century:  32 Families Open Their Doors took a closer look at the homes and lifestyles of 32 middle-class families in Los Angeles.

Some findings, which relate to this blog:

“The rise of Costco and similar stores has prompted so much stockpiling – you never know when you’ll need 600 Dixie cups or a 50-pound bag of sugar – that three out of four garages are too full to hold cars.”  [Note: I added photos from my collection as close to matching the quote; photos are not from the book;  photo from a Phoenix home]

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“Managing the volume of possessions is such a crushing problem in many homes that it elevates levels of stress hormones for mothers.”  [photo from a Canton, Ohio home]

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“A refrigerator door cluttered with magnets, calendars, family photos, phone numbers, and sports schedules generally indicates the rest of the home will be in a similarly chaotic state.”  [photo from a Kearney, Nebraska home]

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Fired Up Places In Winston-Salem, North Carolina

July 23rd, 2012 · 4 Comments

The ashes prove it once was a fireplace.  Does that count?

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This fireplace won’t soot most buyers.

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If you put a space heater in a fireplace, does that count?

cluttered fireplace space heater Winston-Salem North Carolina home house for sale real estate photo

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Out Back Is Down Under

July 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Five unimpressive back yards.

This is a sandbox for Gulliver’s kids?

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There are certainly possibilities back here.

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Great place to entertain!  And easy access to firewood!

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You might need these items some day.  You never know.

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The neighborhood cats will love this back yard.

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→ No CommentsTags: Back Yard · Fence or Wall · Garbage and/or Junk · Landscaping · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes

Three Inspiring Basements

July 22nd, 2012 · 6 Comments

Buyers dream of having basements like this one in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

ugly dirty messy unfinished basement Winston-Salem North Carolina home house for sale

Think of the possibilities with this Canton, Ohio basement.

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Here’s another Canton basement.  Complete with toilet!

ugly dirty unfinished basement toilet Canton Ohio home house for sale real estate photo

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