Entries Tagged as 'Attic'

Poster Child

May 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Lots of posters and papers pinned to the walls of this Saco, Maine attic bedroom.  Where’s the Justin Bieber poster?

pink paint attic bedroom posters Saco Maine home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Other US Cities · Attic

Home Security System

June 26th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Imagine visiting this Dutch home and being confronted by a life-sized soldier holding two guns!!

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other International Cities · Attic

Time Capsule From the 1950s

January 2nd, 2011 · 9 Comments

An attic in a Wausau, Wisconsin home.  Looks like it’s untouched since January 1957.

old attic wood paneling chair Wausau Wisconsin home house real estate photo

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Tags: Wood Paneling · Grandma's House · Attic · Not Ugly

Not a Fan of This Frederick, Maryland Home

December 19th, 2010 · 6 Comments

You’ll notice this Frederick, Maryland home has some issues with cooling.  Two window air conditioners and a window fan to start with.  Keep count of the fans in this house.

two window air conditioners fan curb appeal Frederick Maryland home house real estate photo

Junior’s room features a scary gas mask blanket used as a curtain.  We see a window air conditioner plus THREE fans.

bedroom three fans ugly gas mask blanket Frederick Maryland home house real estate photo

TWO fans in this cluttered room, whatever it is.  Bedroom?  Family room?

cluttered room poor staging two fans Frederick Maryland home house real estate photo

TWO fans in the attic.

cluttered attic garbage junk two fans Frederick Maryland home house real estate photo

The only room in the house without a fan is the living room.  Lots of family photos.

too many family photos living room staging Frederick Maryland home house real estate

Odd location for a gas stove.  If you fall down the stairs…

gas stove placed at the foot of the stairs Frederick Maryland home house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Curb Appeal · Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Family Photos · Other US Cities · Attic

Rake the Shag Carpet

November 14th, 2010 · 9 Comments

For those of us old timers, we remember when shag carpet was very popular.  You had to rake the carpet, seriously, to keep it looking fresh.  Here’s some delightfully green shag carpet in a Springfield, Ohio attic.  And it’s freshly raked!  The ceiling looks terrible.  Is that mold?

ugly old outdated green shag carpet attic Springfield Ohio home house real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Other US Cities · Attic

CSI - Buffalo: Brutal Barbie Deaths Solved

November 7th, 2010 · 7 Comments

New TV show, we swear, for 2011:  CSI: Buffalo

Episode 1:
Crime Scene 1:  Back patio
Barbie, Ken, Skipper, and Kelly discovered dead.  Unknown cause of death.

Barbie Ken Skipper dolls on back porch Buffalo New York home house real estate photo

Scene 2:  Attic
Two more female bodies discovered dead (identified as Krissy & Stacie).  Unknown cause of death.

Barbie dolls in attic Buffalo New York home house real estate photo

Scene 3:  Front porch
Lab analysis of peeled paint reveals lead-based paint.  All victims tested and found to have high levels of lead in their bodies.  Cause of death:  lead poisoning from ingesting too much paint.  If only these Buffalo sellers had properly removed the poisonous paint and repainted the porch railing.

peeling paint front porch railing Buffalo New York home house real estate photo

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Tags: Dolls · Back Yard · Other US Cities · Attic

Bad Paint Again

October 13th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Someone thought orange faux paint stripes looked cool.

ugly orange sponge faux paint stripes on bedroom wall Phoenix Arizona home house photo

This seller patched the walls but forgot to paint over it before selling.

brown paint patched holes Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

This seller didn’t care about how it looked.  Or how clean it is.

dirty blue paint holes bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

The moon and the stars at this Scottsbluff, Nebraska home’s attic.

painted on stars moon attic ceiling Scottsbluff Nebraska home house real estate photo

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Tags: Paint · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities · Attic

Flowers In the Attic In Bangor, Maine

June 27th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Springtime flowery wallpaper and ugly pink carpet in Bangor, Maine.

old outdated flower wallpaper pink carpet Bangor Maine home house photo

More flowery wallpaper and old blue carpet in the next room.

old outdated flower wallpaper blue carpet Bangor Maine home house photo

Pretty.  Awful.

old outdated flower wallpaper yellow carpet Bangor Maine home house photo

Dirty carpet.

dirty soiled blue carpet Bangor Maine home house photo

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Tags: Carpet · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Grandma's House · Attic

Not Pretty

April 4th, 2010 · No Comments

This Louisville, Kentucky home is an overall mess.  Home staging would help a lot.  This attic bedroom has too many confusing items.  That wood cage thing is weird; is it covering a staircase or a chicken coop?

weird confusing bedroom staging clutter attic Louisville Kentucky home house

Clutter all over the ugly gray depressing fireplace.

clutter fireplace poor home staging Louisville Kentucky house real estate photo

That wallpaper and other items create visual distractions in the bathroom.

bathroom wallpaper poor home staging Louisville Kentucky house real estate photo

Front of the house.

exterior front of house Louisville Kentucky home

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Fireplace · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · Attic

Inspection Realities

March 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sellers are supposed to disclose the good, the bad, & the ugly about their homes to buyers.  Emphasis on supposed to.  It’s always good to get a professional home inspection.  You never know what you’ll find that the seller kept quiet about.  We’ve got some doozies here from four different homes.

What roof leak?  We don’t have any roof leaks.  Oh, the bucket in the attic filled with water?  How did that get there?!

leaky roof water bucket attic San Diego California home inspection

Have we ever seen rodents?  No, we’ve never seen rodents.  We’ve heard them and seen their rat poop, but we’ve never seen them in the attic.

evidence of rats mice feces poop mousetrap attic San Diego California home inspection

Same attic.  With Hot Shot roach & flea fogger.  What insects?  That’s preventative maintenance.

evidence of rats mice feces poop mousetrap attic San Diego California home inspection

Why do we have two water heaters?  Why is there a spaghetti of water pipes?  We have no idea.  It’s not our problem.  If the water’s hot, who cares?

water heater lots of pipes plumbing San Diego home inspection issues

Why does the gutter run out on top of the tile shingles?  Well, it’s gotta come out somewhere, right?

rain gutter on top of roof tile shingles San Diego home inspection issues

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Tags: What Were They Thinking?!?! · Repairs · Other US Cities · Attic