Entries Tagged as 'Pets'

15 Dogs & 1 Cat

July 14th, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

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Two dogs at this house plus ugly sponge paint.

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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

Before & After Short Sale Renovation

July 5th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Before Kitchen.  Tupac lives forever!  Short sale.  Purchased by an investor for $84,000.

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After Kitchen.  Once remodeled, the home sold for $126,500.

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Before Family Room.  Pit bull puppy.  Bob’s Burgers Minh Souphanousinphone from King of the Hill is on TV! (Thank you, Matt)

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Before Family Room.  Looking further to the right.  It’s a long room.

before after renovation remodeling project cluttered family room pool table Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

After Family Room.  The block walls have been furred with sheetrock.

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After Family Room & Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom One.

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After Bedroom One.  Sheetrock/drywall added to the walls.  This will keep the bedroom cooler in the summer.

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Before Bedroom Two.

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After Bedroom Two.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Foreclosure · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Cabinets · Before & After

Workshop House

June 23rd, 2014 · 6 Comments

The dog is not impressed with the flooring or clutter in this home.

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Here’s how a bedroom looked in 2007.  He tried to sell it for $179,000 back then, but had no buyers.

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And how that bedroom looked in 2014.  The bedroom is now a workshop.

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Another bedroom filling up with stuff.

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And another bedroom.  The seller can be seen in the mirror.

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Here’s the kitchen from 2007 with John F. Long builder’s cabinets.

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And how the kitchen looked in 2014.  Now with more clutter!  And still without a dishwasher.

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I see cleaning supplies, but the kitchen sink is dirty.

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To the left of the kitchen is a wall of nuts & screw drawers.

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Another workshop inside the house.

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And someone is making a skirt too.  We can see the seller’s arm.

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The back yard.

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The back yard offers lots of room for extra storage.

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A photo of dead tree branches is a great touch.  By the way, this house sold for $23,000 in 2014, thanks to the condition of the house.

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Here’s a bonus photo:  the living room from 2007.

dog pet on couch sofa living room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Pets · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos · John F. Long cabinets

I Triple Dog Dare Ya

June 13th, 2014 · 4 Comments

The leg lamp from the A Christmas Story movie!!  And in the movie, one kid says, “I triple dog dare ya!”  So these El Mirage, Arizona home sellers decided to include three photos of their dog.

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Second photo of the dog and of the leg lamp.  [By the way, I’ve never seen A Christmas Story]

leg lamp from A Christmas Story movie in living room dog pet in real estate photo picture El Mirage Arizona home house for sale

And their third photo of the dog is on the back patio.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Patio · Pets · Other Arizona Cities

House Pets

May 19th, 2014 · 5 Comments

This photo’s caption reads, “So cute.”

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See the X on the window?  It means no pets in real estate photos.

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Two dogs that have nothing to do with selling a house.

two dogs pets in real estate promotional photo picture Gilbert Arizona home house for sale

The dog is distracting you from the baseboards and the lady’s feet.

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The dog is the center of attention.  Its owner is sitting to the left.

dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Big cages could scare away buyers.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Gilbert, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Sellers On Display

May 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sellers keep insisting on being in real estate promotional photos.

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His defense for not removing the water jug is that he’s behind the fence.

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Yes, you should have removed the yellow trash can.

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This was the only photo of this house.  None of the front, the bedrooms, the baths, etc.  Just this one photo.

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She’s too late asking the photographer to step in closer to not show the speed hump sign or the weeds.

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Now you see him and his cat’s butt…

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…Now you only see the cat.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Weeds · Peoria, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Cluttered Walls

May 9th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Why would anyone put a hammer and a hoe on a kitchen wall or any wall inside a house?

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They read this blog and knew to clear off the counters and to show off the floor, but…

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What are those sticks in the upper right?  And notice more stuff on the walls in the next room.

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“Honey, will you get me the dust pan?  I can’t reach it.”

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Enough is enough.

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Snow shoes and ice skates in Glendale, Arizona?  And a nude picture?

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And a shovel in the dining room.

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A dog wearing something around its head.  Family photos and more clutter on the walls.  Who is going to remove the nails and patch the holes?

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections · Family Photos

Toy Collector

May 2nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Here’s a home that was purchased in 1993.  The owner sold it to his son in 2001 for $68,000.  The son refinanced the house in 2010 for $211,000.  But now the house sold as a short sale for $92,000.  Hmmm.  Housing prices in Phoenix were at their lowest levels in 2010 and 2011.  Home prices have gone up considerably since 2010.  If the house appraised for $211,000 in 2010, surely it is worth at least that in 2014.  Thus, there wouldn’t be a need to sell as a short sale, especially at $92,000.  Let’s take a look inside and see where the $211,000 went.

We are welcomed at the front door by a dog, a person, and clutter.

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The living room seems to be filled with sci-fi movie toy figurines, plates, and toy cars.  And boxes.

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The dining room is loaded with dolls, er, fantasy figurines.  And more boxes.  That’s quite a collection.

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Oh, look.  More toys.

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He planned to fill these shelves as well.

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So far, we haven’t seen any improvements to the house.  Here’s a bedroom filled with lots of clothes and stuff.

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Another messy bedroom.  This one features a trio of ships and several Dawn posters.

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Was money spent remodeling the kitchen?  No.  Those are original cabinets.

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With a short sale, the owner has to prove that they have a financial hardship.  Aren’t you curious to see the reason he gave the bank?  “I was toying around with some investments but plans got shelved.”

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The right Tidy Cat bin is labeled “Dog.”  Do humans use the other two bins?

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He attached a shovel and a rake to the outside wall.  He’s a Pittsburgh Steelers fan too.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Dining Room · Dolls · Collections · People In Photos

Hat’s Too Many

March 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Hats on display plus a SpongeBob SquarePants collection.  And a small dog.  [Mesa, Arizona]

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Hats on display in a cluttered bedroom.  [Scottsdale, Arizona]

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Hats neatly on display.  [Bisbee, Arizona]

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Stuffed Animals · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Hats

3 Dogs 3 Cats

March 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

One dog in Mesa, Arizona.

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One cat in Glendale, Arizona.

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One dog in Surprise, Arizona.

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Two cats in Mesa, Arizona.

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And one dog in Phoenix.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes