Entries Tagged as 'Mesa, AZ Homes'

Four Vintage Ovens

May 21st, 2015 · 5 Comments

Original oven from 1960 when the house was built.  Two doors!

vintage original mid-century pink oven from 1960 kitchen Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

Vintage 1961 General Electric oven.

vintage original mid-century pink oven from 1961 kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Original 1961 oven and cooktop.  Check out the wide coils on the burners.

vintage original mid-century oven from 1961 kitchen wide coils burner Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

1973 oven.  Looks like harvest gold, but didn’t that start in the late 1970s?

vintage original mid-century oven from 1973 kitchen harvest gold Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · 1960s

Sword, Rifle, Arrows

May 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Why do sellers put weapons on their walls?  Here’s a sword on display.

sword weapon on display TV is on Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Here’s a rifle.

rifle gun weapon on display Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Here’s a crossbow and arrows.  In case there’s a home invader.

crossbow arrows weapon on display over above bed Buckeye Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Bow and arrows in this house.  Plus a tomahawk.

tomahawk bow arrows weapon on display Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Another bow & arrows at a different house.  The target should be to sell the house, not scare buyers.

bow arrows weapon on display Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Weapons & Firearms

Pot Racks Aren’t Cool

May 14th, 2015 · 1 Comment

We continue to see pot racks in homes for sale.  Not cool when they dominate the kitchen.

giant huge big large pot rack dominates the kitchen visually distracting dumb idea Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Not cool when they look ugly.

ugly pot rack dominates the kitchen visually distracting dumb idea Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Not cool when they clutter up a kitchen’s look.

ugly pot rack dominates the kitchen visually distracting dumb idea Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Not cool when you hit your head while doing dishes.

ugly pot rack over kitchen sink visually distracting dumb idea Chandler Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Not cool when they make a small kitchen look smaller.

ugly pot rack over kitchen sink visually distracting dumb idea Jesus Chandler Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Why?

ugly pot rack over stove visually distracting dumb idea Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Ridiculous.

ugly pot rack on kitchen island visually distracting dumb idea Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pot Rack · Surprise, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Chandler, AZ Homes

Uninspired Fireplaces

May 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Does this fireplace soot your needs?

sooty dusty neglected cluttered fireplace hearth Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Wood you prefer this one?

ugly old outdated fireplace wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Maybe a more traditional look?

ugly old outdated brick fireplace carpet Casa Grande Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Maybe a modern look?

orange modern stand-alone fireplace Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Maybe a minimalist look?

wall beams exposed fire damaged fireplace Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Cluttered two-way fireplace.

cluttered neglected ignored fireplace Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Cluttered on the other side too.

cluttered neglected ignored fireplace Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling

1 Vacuum, 2 Vacuums, 3 Vacuums

May 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

1 vacuum on display in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

vacuum cleaner in middle of dining room Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale real estate photo

Two vacuums on display in Gilbert, Arizona.  Yesterday we featured a grim reaper with a scythe.  Today we see a scythe.  Should we call the vacuum a grim sweeper?

two vacuum cleaners in middle of bedroom kid's toys scythe Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Three vacuums.  In a Mesa, Arizona home’s closet.

three vacuum cleaners in closet Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Toys · Other US Cities · Gilbert, AZ Homes

ROYGBIV Carpet

April 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments

ROYGBIV stands for the colors of the rainbow.  Let’s look at a rainbow of carpet colors.

Red.  From North Judson, Indiana.

bright red old outdated carpet color North Judson Indiana home house for sale real estate photo

Orange.

orange old outdated carpet color Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Yellow.  [Use your imagination; yellow carpet is very rare]

orange old outdated carpet color Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Green.

bright green old outdated carpet color Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Blue.

bright blue old outdated carpet color Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Indigo.

blue old outdated carpet color Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Violet.  [Use your imagination again]

pink old outdated carpet color Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities

Before & After Mesa Short Sale Renovation

April 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Before Kitchen.  This Mesa, Arizona home sold as a short sale for $110,000.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.  Once renovated, the house sold for $180,000.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Dining Area.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project dining area room Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Dining Area.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project dining area room Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Fireplace.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project family room fireplace Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Fireplace.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project family room fireplace Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Bathroom.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bathroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Bathroom.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bathroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Bedroom.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Bedroom.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project bedroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Front of House.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Front of House.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project front exterior curb appeal Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Back Patio.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project back patio Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Back Patio.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project back patio Mesa Arizona home house for sale

Before Back Yard.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project back patio yard Mesa Arizona home house for sale

After Back Yard & Patio.

before after photo picture renovation remodeling project back patio yard Mesa Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Fireplace · Patio · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Before & After

Happy Birthday To Me

April 24th, 2015 · 4 Comments

What a treat for home sellers to wish me happy birthday while selling their homes.  I love you too!

junk garbage on bedroom floor cluttered messy chaotic happy birthday sign Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

They put the plastic down because they know I’m a sloppy birthday cake & ice cream eater.

cluttered kitchen plastic on dining table happy birthday sign banner Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Holiday Décor

The Stain

April 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

The sellers ignored the giant stain.  Perhaps buyers will too, they hope.

big large dark dirty stain in carpet dining room Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

At a different house, two stains and an ink spill.  Like the sign says, beware.

dirty stain in carpet ink spill cluttered bedroom beware sign Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

Six Murals To Enjoy

April 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Woodsy photo mural.  It’s almost in the shape of Arizona.

forest scene photo mural torn ripped wood paneling fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Some kind of tropical river scene.

amateur painting wall mural tropical river scene butterflies Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It’s almost three dimensional.

amateur painting wall mural tile trompe l'oeil Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

You’ll feel cooler in the hot Phoenix summer now.

photo mural mountain scene lake pine trees Coolidge Arizona home house for sale photo

The Leaning Tower of Eiffel.

amateur wall mural Eiffel Tower leaning Paris Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Where the buffalo roam.

amateur wall mural buffalo mountain scene cowboys Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling