We don’t have basements in Phoenix for easy storage, so some home sellers come up with alternative storage areas.
Entries Tagged as 'What Were They Thinking?!?!'
March 18th, 2017 · 6 Comments
March 12th, 2017 · 7 Comments
You can spruce up your kitchen cabinets by adding wallpaper on top of them! [Houston, Texas]
It brightens up the kitchen. [Phoenix]
March 7th, 2017 · 6 Comments
Specially designed bathroom with a domed window. They added bamboo blinds for privacy.
This design is impractical in Phoenix. The sun is nearly straight overhead in summer. And it’s a hot sun. That bathroom would be like a sauna. Bathroom probably was an addition without a building permit.
As home owners and flippers try to modernize their homes in Phoenix, many are choosing frosted glass garage doors. Looks nice and modern but totally impractical in Phoenix. This is a photo of a house I sold last year. The garage faced south. The inside of the garage was boiling hot.
February 9th, 2017 · 6 Comments
Really?!? Rumor is…the resident issued an executive order to have this fence built. And that he made the neighbors pay for it.
February 5th, 2017 · 2 Comments
To the stars and back! Our reader Janet found this Sacramento, California home in a galaxy all its own. Yes, actual photo used to promote the house. We’d like to ask the seller, “Did you pull this photo out of Uranus?”
December 27th, 2016 · 4 Comments
Covered patio with laundry area and water heater at one end. The sellers enclosed the patio with a green blanket for more intimate ambiance. Goal achieved. Friends and family will love hanging out here.
November 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments
Father’s man cave. Notice the well-maintained leather couches.
Wall-to-wall stuff. Check out the “thou shall not whine” sign.
The father’s son’s room. Completely filled.
Walls and ceilings are completely covered, thanks to dad’s example.
Dad’s bedroom. No surprise here.
This is not how we suggest staging a home when selling.
The father’s teenage son has taken over the guest house, with decorating help from dad.
The son will likely pass on his habits to his offspring.
What is that?!
October 16th, 2016 · 22 Comments
Thank you to our reader Jennifer for finding this very unique home for sale in Avon, Connecticut. There’s a lot to see and lots of photos to share. Enjoy.
The seller appears to have an artistic quality, with embellishments throughout the house. The stair balusters are covered in fabric.
The seller added goop to the staircase risers.
There are smears and goop all over the kitchen.
The kitchen, we think.
The breakfast room.
More goop in the parlor. Even the piano was painted.
Check out the ceiling.
At least the curtains aren’t knotted.
A closer look.
More goop on the door. There’s a lot of sanding required to remove the goop.
Another look at the staircase.
Let’s look at the bedroom now.
Gauze for alarm?
The window panes were painted.
The dining room.
Walls and ceilings were touched in every room.
Gauze and effect. How would you remove the gauze and goop from the walls?
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October 13th, 2016 · 2 Comments
A pond in the front yard creates a sense of arrival for potential buyers.
October 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments
Fish pond or water feature surrounded by dolphins.
Maybe these two dolphins escaped from the controversial Dolphinaris Arizona attraction in Scottsdale, Arizona? Someone thought it was a good idea to bring eight dolphins to mega-hot Arizona, so they can boil in the hot sun and hot water while humans pay to swim with them.