Entries Tagged as 'Patio'

Sleeping Porch

April 18th, 2016 · No Comments

Back in the day, before air conditioning, Arizonans survived the summer heat by sleeping outdoors on sleeping porches.  Sometimes they placed wet sheets in open windows or on porches to create cooler air.  Sometimes, as we see at this Wickenburg, Arizona home, they crack holes in the window panes to let air to flow in.

broken window panes mattress on porch patio fixer-upper Wickenburg Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Patio · Fixer-Upper · Window

Positive Marketing

April 8th, 2016 · 4 Comments

The seller of this house is very upbeat.

graffiti green paint ugly window fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The following comments are actual quotes from the seller, corresponding with each photo.

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“Partially rehabbed already.”

dirty toilet bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“This is a winner.”

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“Lots of upside.”

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“Great bones.”

graffiti ugly window dining room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“Up and coming neighborhood.”

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“Just like John Mellencamp says…”

pink paint exterior curb appeal bad roof fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

“…little pink houses.”

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“Opportunity calls.”

ugly patio garage container fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Roof · Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Window · Graffiti · Drywall Damage · Laundry Room

Shorts Sale

February 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Swimming shorts for sale.  And dog food and other unnecessary items.

cluttered patio swimming shorts dog food weed eater Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes

Patio Pleaser

February 18th, 2016 · No Comments

It’s fun to hang out on the patio.  Maybe go for a swim too?

cluttered junky chaotic patio chairs stuff piled up dirty swimming pool Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Clutter · Patio · Glendale, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk

Presidents’ Day

February 15th, 2016 · No Comments

Today is Presidents’ Day.  We’ll focus on our 9th President, William Henry Harrison.  His campaign song was Tippecanoe & Tyler Too.  Here we see a canoe that’s tipped over.

canoe on patio Munds Park Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

President Harrison beat the incumbent President Van Buren, who was up a creek without a paddle (A depression and poor economy hurt Van Buren’s chances).  Here are some kayaks and some paddles.

two kayaks in living room Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Captured On Film

February 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The seller loves her home.  She’s cuckoo about it.

woman lady person in real estate photo picture walker cuckoo clock Eloy Arizona home house for sale

She’s so excited about her house, she raised her arm in joy.

woman lady person in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

This young girl is checking out the house.

young girl looking through window person in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

These sellers have at least seven dogs.  The neighbors are friendly too.

woman lady person in real estate photo picture seven dogs pets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

He only has two dogs.

man person in real estate photo picture two dogs pets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

We see you in the mirror.

man person in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Yes, please leave the room.  And take your beer and ashtray with you too.

man person in real estate photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos

Product Placement

January 30th, 2016 · No Comments

Texaco motor oil lubricates perfectly.  Mopar - you’re with us or behind us.  [Insert joke here with those two slogans]

Texaco motor oil lubricates perfectly sign Mopar you're with us or behind us cluttered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Toyota - let’s go places.  In bed.

Toyota let's go places sign in bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Bud Light.

Bud Light sign on back patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Patio · Phoenix Homes

Because They Care

January 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Pre-foreclosure sale in Phoenix.  Lookin’ good so far.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered kitchen man person standing pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Oh.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered kitchen man person standing pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Oh my.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Oh no.

water damaged sink cabinet neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It has a pantry with an almost-see-through door.

damaged pantry door hole punched in neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The boy in the bubble?

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

More clutter.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Needs help.  The photographer and the bathroom.

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

One out of four isn’t bad.

light bulbs missing neglected bathroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The best room of the house.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The air freshener really helps.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Instead of a hole in the door, how about adding a window or skylight to this dark bathroom?

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom hole in door pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The clump of hair is impressive.

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom clump of hair pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Weed you want to buy this house?

messy chaotic cluttered patio back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It’s rare to see a home in Phoenix without a patio cover.  Perhaps they tore it down?  There are holes in the wall above the sliding doors.  By the way, did you notice the cat under the table?

messy chaotic cluttered patio back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

At least the air conditioner is still there.

A/C air conditioner back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos

Selling Short In Tolleson, Arizona

January 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments

There continues to be a disconnect between short sale sellers and reality.  Short sale sellers are asking a big favor of the banks.  You’d think they’d care a little more about how their home looks.  Here’s another fine example.

Bud Light beer cans and bottled beer on the floor.  He’s a real tiger.

Bud Light beer cans on floor next to bed cluttered bedroom white tiger bedspread Phoenix Arizona home house short sale photo

In bedroom #2, we see too much of too much stuff.

cluttered bedroom too much stuff boxes Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

Hot and cold in this bedroom.  There’s a portable heater and a fan.

cluttered bedroom too much stuff portable heater Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

The chaos continues in the fourth bedroom.

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Everything is easily accessible when it’s on the counter.  Except for extra light bulbs.

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Laundry/storage room.

cluttered storage laundry room too much stuff Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

Something’s going on with the cooling system.  There’s an air vent in the dining room but they also installed a window air conditioner.

dining room window air conditioner unit Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

There was a family discussion about adding more furniture, but it was tabled.

cluttered living room Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

Two lawnmowers and yet the grass wasn’t mowed?!

cluttered back patio two lawnmowers dirt yard Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Dining Room · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Bedspread · Laundry Room

Boxing Day

December 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Today is Boxing Day in Canada.  For some reason, Canadians love pugilism.  Have a go at the punching bag on Boxing Day.

boxing punching bag cluttered patio mop bucket Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Canadians also enjoy stacking boxes on Boxing Day.  Whoever has the highest stack wins a prize.  Like a car battery as seen in this photo.

cluttered bedroom stack of boxes stuff car battery Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes