Entries Tagged as 'Clutter'

Christmas In July

July 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Today is July 25th.  Christmas in July is celebrated today.  Here are several homes that celebrate Christmas well past December 25th.

San Antonio, Texas.  As seen on May 25th.

family photos Santa Claus poster on door Christmas tree still up in May San Antonio Texas homes houses for sale real estate photo

Another San Antonio home with a Christmas tree still up as of May 25th.  Hint, hint: it’s okay to update your real estate photos.

Christmas tree still up in May San Antonio Texas homes houses for sale real estate photo

The decorations were removed, but the tree was still there when this Phoenix home was listed on February 3rd.

Christmas tree still up in February Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The decorations are gone and half the tree was packed away when this Phoenix home was listed on March 28th.

Christmas tree still up in March Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This Scottsdale, Arizona home was listed in March, with the Christmas tree still decorated.

Christmas tree still up in March Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Don’t trip on the cord when you enter the house!  This San Tan Valley, Arizona home was listed as a short sale January 9th with the Christmas tree still up.  It took 7 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.

Christmas tree still up in January San Tan Valley Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This Surprise, Arizona home was listed as a short sale in early January and it took 8 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.

Christmas tree still up in January Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Listed January 11th in Glendale, Arizona.

Christmas stockings still up in January Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

July 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Short sales accounted for only 3.5% of all sold listings in the Phoenix metro area in June 2014, the lowest since June 2008.  Thank goodness.  They are typically neglected homes.  Here’s a recent example.  And this wasn’t someone who bought at the height of the market.  This home was purchased for $92,000 in 2001 with no refinancing.  It sold for less due to the condition.

Cracked toilet tank.  How does that happen?  Mildew on the shower grout.

cracked toilet tank mildew mold on shower wall tile grout neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

More problems in the bathtub.

damaged bathtub shower faucet drain cover missing duct tape used to seal cracks neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses

The baby sticks those yucky peas and carrots in the hole in the wall.

dining room baby seat hole in the wall dirty window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Cluttered kitchen.

cluttered kitchen counters ugly saltillo tile cabinet doors missing neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Wet bar.

wet bar cannon eagle statue neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The carpet is shot.

ugly gray industrial carpet torn worn out ripped stairs neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

A bedroom.

cluttered messy bedroom mattress on the floor sheet in the window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

There are a variety of items on display out front.  The wheelbarrow distracts you from the broken window.

ugly curb appeal cluttered front yard tree stump wheelbarrow broken window neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The previous photo was better than this one.  And that’s no bull.

ugly curb appeal three cars in the driveway blocking the view neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The swimming pool adds extra value to the property.

ugly swimming pool almost empty green algae water dirty damaged neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Can’t wait for the new owner to transform this property.

ugly swimming pool almost empty green algae water dirty damaged neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The roof on the addition is buckling.

unpermitted room addition roof is buckling damaged bad neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

Another broken window.

broken window boarded up ugly siding bad neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

The security door is not attached.

security door not attached leaning against arcadia window bad neglected short sale fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses photo

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Tags: Carpet · Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Pool & Spa · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Fixer-Upper · Window · Drywall Damage · Room Addition · Siding · Wet Bar

Phoenix Housing Bureau Relocated

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Government officials recently relocated their bureau to the middle of a living room in a Phoenix home.

chest of drawers bureau used as a coffee table in the middle of a living room dumb stupid idea Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

But after complaints of cramped quarters, they moved it to the back yard of a Glendale, Arizona residence.

chest of drawers bureau used as a coffee table in the middle of a cluttered back yard Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs

It Made an Impression

July 22nd, 2014 · 5 Comments

This Phoenix home made an impression on our reader Jayne, but not a good impression.  This is the master bedroom, for example.

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic filled with boxes stuff piles master bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The sellers trimmed their olive tree.  They lion-tailed the branches.  Also known as lollipopping.  It’s a topiary terror.

bad ugly topiary lion-tail lollipop olive tree branches landscaping nightmare Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Or it’s a spaceship on the bottom section with aliens waving around.  Thank you, Jayne!

bad ugly topiary lion-tail lollipop olive tree branches landscaping nightmare Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Landscaping · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling

Not a Fan Favorite

July 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

One of our readers, Mario, sent us these photos.  The city is unknown.  The bathroom did not impress Mario.

ugly bathroom exposed block wall

He wasn’t thrilled by the brick wall in the living room.

ugly exposed brick wall living room

ugly exposed brick wall living room

Nor the two beds squished into one bedroom.  Thank you, Mario, for sending us the photos.

two beds squished into one bedroom cramped

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Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Dolls · Other US Cities

Three Cluttered Bedrooms

July 20th, 2014 · No Comments

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

From Rialto, California.

cluttered ugly bedroom door knob missing barbell weight set on floor poor bad home staging Rialto California house for sale photo

From Franklin, Pennsylvania.

cluttered ugly bedroom stack pile of boxes poor bad home staging Franklin Pennsylvania house for sale photo

From San Antonio, Texas.

cluttered ugly bedroom too much stuff unsafe trampouline San Antonio Texas house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Wood Paneling · Other US Cities

Ten Minutes & 3 Boxes

July 18th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Please let us tidy up this Mesa, Arizona home.  We’d only need ten minutes and some empty boxes.  You can time us.  1, 2, 3, go!  Remove the prescription bottle.  Remove everything on the kitchen counters.  Remove everything off the front, side, and top of the refrigerator.  And then remove all of the family photos in the next room.  Done!  Total cost: $0.  Benefit to the seller:  more buyers interested in seeing the home and higher offers.

cluttered messy kitchen counters refrigerator magnets prescription medicine bottle family photos poor bad home staging Mesa Arizona house

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Family Photos

Fish Fry

July 17th, 2014 · No Comments

A new trend we’re seeing in Phoenix:  placing a fish tank or aquarium or terrarium in front of a fireplace.

ugly dirty fish tank placed in front of blocking a fireplace family photos cluttered room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

This house has two tanks by the fireplace!  And two barbells!

ugly dirty fish tank placed in front of blocking a fireplace cluttered family room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo two barbells

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos

Bedroom Bedlam

July 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments

This bedroom could use a lot of help.  Carpet cleaning.  Removal of clutter and the fishing pole.  And so on.

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic bedroom dirty soiled carpet fishing pole poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

15 Dogs & 1 Cat

July 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

9 dogs, 1 little boy, and lots of clutter at this house.

9 nine dogs pets1 one boy kid on trike cluttered junky patio ugly back yard Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Two dogs at this house plus ugly sponge paint.

2 two dogs pets ugly sponge paint laundry room Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Two dogs, two chairs, and a case of bottled water at this house.

2 two dogs pets chairs case of bottled water bookshelf Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Two more dogs at another house.

2 two dogs pets in cages Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

And one cat at another home.

one cat pet on bed bedroom Coolidge Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Pets · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos