What Is That?

December 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s a phone niche in a 1939 home.  But what’s that lying there?

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Oh, it’s an animal’s jawbone upside down.  Why put it there?  Maybe Mr. Smith thought his wife talked to death on the phone?

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→ 1 CommentTags: Phoenix Homes · Staging

Shady Deals

December 5th, 2012 · 2 Comments

You’re gonna love these window coverings.

Not sure what she’s trying to achieve here, but it’s not good.  [Buckeye, Arizona]

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Overkill in Decatur, Illinois.

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Worth every penny in Detroit, Michigan.

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Homemade curtains to hide the clutter.  [Glendale, Arizona]

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Timeless in Sun City, Arizona.

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They get points for being clever, but…   [Phoenix]

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Collections · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings

Just a Drop In the Bucket

December 5th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Good thing the front slat is missing from the bathroom vanity.  Otherwise, we wouldn’t have noticed the bucket under the sink!!!

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes

Far Out Furniture

December 5th, 2012 · 13 Comments

Blast from the past furniture at an Apache Junction, Arizona home built in 1979.  Swivel chair!

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What about these chairs?!

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Retro coolness.

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Groovy.

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Check out the stand for the drinking glasses.

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→ 13 CommentsTags: 1970s · Lighting · Not Ugly · Other Arizona Cities

Stable Environment

December 4th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Is that supposed to be a barn/stable door?  With hay or straw?  And a hornet’s nest? Florence, Arizona home.

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Bedroom · Other Arizona Cities · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Back Pedaling

December 4th, 2012 · No Comments

A poor reflection.

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→ No CommentsTags: Bedroom · Paint · Phoenix Homes · Staging

50% Reduction Recommended

December 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Looks like a fairly clean house in Peoria, Arizona, but could benefit from removing half of the belongings.  Does she really need two dozen towels?  And oil lamps?

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Oil lamps!

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A lot of stuff in the bonus room.

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Giant stuffed animal in the living room plus stuff piled up by the front door.

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A freezer is always handy in a family room.

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Must be fun to dust.

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The hand towel looks dirty.

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Thank you for the close-up picture.

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Fake plants, bears, and moose in the bathroom.

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Please put away your medication when selling.

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The patio of mismatched furniture, bed boards, a shovel, and peeling paint.

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They have a tiled floor.  Wouldn’t cost much to stage this home.  Boxes is it and some time to pack up the items.  Why not polish the apple and make it shine?

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→ 1 CommentTags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Patio · Peoria, AZ Homes · Staging · Stuffed Animals

Soap Scum & Mildew

December 3rd, 2012 · 8 Comments

How about we clean our bathrooms before selling the house?  Too much to ask?

Really?

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We might be seeing purple, but potential buyers are seeing red.

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Outta sight, outta mind?  Are they outta their mind?  Clean it!

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A little bleach would go a long way.  And try not to pee all over the seat next time.  [Marianna, Florida]

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→ 8 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Chandler, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes

Let Us Undertain You

December 3rd, 2012 · 5 Comments

Entertainment centers/media niches were popular ten years ago in the Phoenix area.  Nowadays?

Adobe style on peyote?

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Too small for TVs; just right for fish tanks.

ugly outdated entertainment center media niche functional obsolescence Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Their new TV is too big for the media niche (see the TV on the right?).  Or…all their knick-knacks took over the space and kicked out the TV.

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They are great for collecting dust and random items.

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Penguins & more!

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→ 5 CommentsTags: Clutter · Entertainment/Media Niche · Functional Obsolescence · Glendale, AZ Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Beer Cellar?

December 3rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

Remove the floorboard and store your beer there.  Keeps it cool and safe.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!