Entries Tagged as 'Phoenix Homes'

Swimming Season

June 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Temperatures are heating up and people want to cool off in a sparkling clear swimming pool.

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Jump right in!

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Hurry before all the water evaporates!

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Close your eyes and imagine the cool water.

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Tags: Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Pool & Spa

No Smoking

June 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Let’s take a tour of this Phoenix home. Lots to see.

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Lots of dust. Why are the curtains stained?

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We step back from the dining room into the family room. After noticing the ceiling damage, remember the red vacuum handle, the blue folded rug, the aluminum pan (right side middle), and the plastic chairs. They will help orient you as we move about the house.

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We step back again and shift to the left. Lots of dust. That stereo and yellow telephone are old.

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Then we pivot to the left and see ceiling damage.

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Crack in the corner of the room.

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We step back again. There’s the wall crack. And now we see the aluminum pan.

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And when we look down, there’s the folded rug.

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Aluminum pan again plus ceiling damage.

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Now let’s visit the kitchen.

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Original cabinets. House built in the 1950s, likely.

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Help wanted!

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Old flooring.

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Here’s a bedroom.

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We turn to the right.

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And to the right again.

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Another bedroom.

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And now a visit to the living room. With more ceiling damage.

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We look to the right.

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And to the right again, showing the stained wall.

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We finish with two photos of major ceiling damage.

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Total rehab needed.

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Tags: Bedroom · Ceiling · Clutter · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos · Family Room · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Water Damage · Window Coverings · Wood Paneling

Psychedelic Kitchen

June 7th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Groovy kitchen from a very imaginative seller.

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Bonus points for creativity.

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Pink dolphins. Who knew?

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The likelihood is that the new owner will tear down the kitchen and artwork plus the archway and outdated Saltillo tile floors.

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When I bought my house nearly 22 years ago, there were interesting drawings inside my kitchen cabinets. A beautiful smiling sun still remains behind my microwave. I have stenciled pigs in my pantry. And this is what is under my kitchen sink. (the hole on the right is abandoned galvanized piping in my 1960 home; replumbed with copper)

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes

No Bath Today

June 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Did they throw the bathtub out with the baby water?

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It’s more convenient to leave the toilet tank lid off so you can manually fix the misaligned flapper.

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Hold on. The seller’s on his way to the hardware store to pick up duct tape to cover the missing tiles.

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Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes

Hat Collections

June 5th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Hat collections are back. Hadn’t seen them for awhile.

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All the hats were hung on the wall with care…

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…in hopes a home stager would soon be there.

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Enclosed patio with no permanent heating or cooling. Too hot to wear a hat in the summer there.

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Amateur collector. Only five?

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Tags: Bedroom · Hats · Mesa, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Tin Roof…Rusted

May 30th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Home Shopping Network!

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Rusted roof!

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Side of the house.

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Quality construction of a room addition or storage room.

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Building permits were approved.

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The back yard is full of wonder.

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Low-maintenance landscaping.

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Free charcoal.

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“Newer” gas water heater.

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Unsafe and unprotected gas line to the water heater.

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Barbed wire keeps thieves from entering the yard and stealing the valuables.

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Now for some photos of the interior of the house. Ceiling damage here.

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More junk inside.

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Good luck.

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Tags: Back Yard · Ceiling · Curb Appeal · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Outdoor · Phoenix Homes · Roof · Room Addition · Safety Issue

Less Knotty

May 27th, 2017 · No Comments

We haven’t seen many knotted curtains lately. Hopefully that ugly trend is dying out.

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Why?!?!

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Please be the last photo of a knotted curtain we ever see. Such a stupid design trend.

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Make It Stop · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings

Not Tonight, Darling

May 26th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Romance is not in the air at this home. “Not tonight, Darling” pillow front and center! Would make a great wedding gift!!

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes

Speaker of the House

May 25th, 2017 · No Comments

How many speakers do you need?

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The neighbors must really love their quiet music.

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Tags: Hats · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Paint Fail

May 23rd, 2017 · 3 Comments

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen sponge paint or faux paint. That ugly trend had disappeared in Phoenix until now.

Did they use a baby diaper to sponge the wall?

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And did these sellers use a baby diaper to smear against their walls?

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!