Baby Names On Display

April 10th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tryggve is a Norwegian name.  But he’s American too (see the flag?).  From a Tempe, Arizona home.

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Leilo Marie lives in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  She has a bubbly personality.

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This IS Abriana’s room.  San Tan Valley, Arizona.

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Kitchen Clutter

April 9th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Making a first impression in Chula Vista, California.  Total cost to clear it out: $0.

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Knives are creepy.  How many do you really need?  From a Phoenix kitchen.

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Collections of coffee mugs, grape clusters, and refrigerator magnets.  But at least the counter is cleared.  Glendale, Arizona.  Total cost to clear the walls & fridge: $1 for a tube of spackle.

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Smear Tactic

April 9th, 2012 · 5 Comments

These Haverhill, Massachusetts sellers thought smearing paint would liven up their dingy basement bathroom.  Hey, let’s take a relaxing bath.  Pull the dark shower curtain and bathe in darkness (no light above the tub).  Vampire bathroom (no mirrors)?

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Outward Appearances

April 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Can you judge a house by its cover?  Do any of these three homes excite you?

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This one?

ugly poor curb appeal bad condition fixer-upper foreclosure front yard Phoenix Arizona home house

Or this one?

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Happy Easter!

April 8th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Today is Easter.  Thank you, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, for celebrating Easter four months early; we spotted this online in December.

Easter bunny on display dining table Rocky Mount North Carolina home house for sale

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Taters & Cheese Balls & Cheez-Its

April 8th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Taters!  In North Platte, Nebraska.

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Cheese Balls!  In Phoenix.

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Cheez-Its!  In Peoria, Arizona.

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Scottsdale, Arizona Isn’t Always Paradise

April 7th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Scottsdale, Arizona is one of the more expensive cities in Arizona.  Higher home values, higher incomes, golf courses, resorts, high-end shopping, etc.

And then there’s this poor house.  Neglected over the decades.

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Collection Plates

April 7th, 2012 · 5 Comments

This Mesa, Arizona home seller collects plates.

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More plates in the next room.  She has one of those crying child dolls!

mail-order plate collection on display wall Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

A plate collection at a Sun City West, Arizona home.

mail-order plate collection on display wall Sun City West Arizona home house for sale photo

→ 5 CommentsTags: Staging · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Collections

Before & After Kitchen Update

April 7th, 2012 · 15 Comments

It doesn’t always require a lot of money or effort to update a kitchen.

Before Kitchen.

before after kitchen remodeling updating renovation photo Phoenix Arizona home house

After Kitchen.  The red paint was removed.  The back splash, counter top, and appliances changed (because buyers still want stainless steel nowadays).

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Target Audience

April 6th, 2012 · 9 Comments

Please, please be sure to make an appointment first before showing this home.  Otherwise, you might get shot as you enter the door.

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The cat tower is featured prominently in the living room.

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It fits in purrfectly.

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The hallway.  Do we dare venture further?

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The master bedroom with a collection of hats and clothes.  Note that the mattress and frame aren’t aligned.

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Another view of the master bedroom.

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Another bedroom.

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Oh, that?  That’s the living room ceiling.

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Outside wall and planter.  Hardly anyone goes out there anyway.

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