Entries Tagged as 'Dolls'

Not a Fan Favorite

July 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

One of our readers, Mario, sent us these photos.  The city is unknown.  The bathroom did not impress Mario.

ugly bathroom exposed block wall

He wasn’t thrilled by the brick wall in the living room.

ugly exposed brick wall living room

ugly exposed brick wall living room

Nor the two beds squished into one bedroom.  Thank you, Mario, for sending us the photos.

two beds squished into one bedroom cramped

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Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Dolls · Other US Cities

Doll Collections

June 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Collection of doll figurines.

doll figurine collection in display case family photos Chandler Arizona homes houses for sale real estate

Doll collection plus a million books and movies.

doll figurine collection hundreds of books movies dvds Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Kachina doll collection.

Kachina doll collection bedroom Peoria Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Window Coverings · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dolls · Collections · Peoria, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Chandler, AZ Homes

Disaster

May 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

What happened here?!?

living room TV ceiling caved crashed in insulation messy cluttered junk fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And in the kitchen too!

kitchen TV ceiling caved crashed in insulation messy cluttered junk fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Side door for a quick escape from the mess.

bedroom doll toys cluttered junk messy fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

An old trampoline.  Weeds.  Peeling paint.  Junk.

back yard weeds old trampoline frame cluttered junk messy fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The storage shed is a bonus feature.

back yard storage shed falling apart no paint bad roof neglected dilapidated fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dolls · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Toys · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan

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.

dog pet man person in real estate photo cluttered living room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

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

dog pet in real estate photo cluttered living room sci-fi toy figurine cars plates short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

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

cluttered dining room collection 100s dozens of sci-fi toy figurines dolls shelves short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

Oh, look.  More toys.

cluttered room collection 100s dozens of sci-fi toy figurines cars shelves Josie & Pussycats movie poster short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

He planned to fill these shelves as well.

boxes shelves short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

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

cluttered chaotic messy bedroom clothes unmade bed poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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

cluttered chaotic messy bedroom clothes unmade bed poor bad home staging Dawn poster Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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

old outdated kitchen cabinets red fake brick bric-a-brac wall cluttered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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.”

old outdated kitchen cabinets red fake brick bric-a-brac wall cluttered Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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

kitchen pantry three yellow plastic bins Tidy Cat Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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

shovel rake attached to exterior outside wall Pittsburgh Steeler fan flag Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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

Very Motivated Seller

March 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Sally will do anything to get an offer on her house.  Anything.  Just give her a 10 minute warning before visiting the house so she can slip into something more comfortable.

leopard animal print lingerie teddy skimpy dress in closet doll with plastic bag over it Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Dolls

Manny Quinn, Home Seller

February 17th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Manny the mannequin is sure to startle visitors at this Sun City, Arizona home.  Good grief.  Thank you, Bree, for sending us these photos.

creepy mannequin fake person Mexican serape blanket cluttered patio Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Manny has been waiting for buyers for a very very very long time.  He’s petrified it’ll never sell.

creepy mannequin fake person Mexican serape blanket cluttered patio Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Office/Den · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities

More Exposed Toilets

February 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Yesterday’s post with the bathroom with no walls was very revealing.  Literally.  Two of our readers found more exposed toilets.

Thank you, Orangeena, for spotting this toilet in a Cleveland, Ohio home.  The toilet is in the dining room??  Convenient for Taco Bell night?  No doors.  No privacy.  And right next to the stairs too!!

exposed toilet in the dining room no privacy near the stairs odd strange weird Cleveland Ohio home house for sale photo

C.H. found this exposed toilet in Gretna, Nebraska.  Probably a basement bathroom.  It’s next to the laundry area.  There’s a coffee can on the toilet tank.  For cigarette butts?

exposed toilet in the basement no privacy odd strange weird Gretna Nebraska home house for sale photo

And there’s yet another exposed toilet in the bedroom upstairs!  Buyers will be flushed with excitement and the seller wiped out from all the showings.

exposed portable toilet in the bedroom no privacy dolls clutter Gretna Nebraska home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Dolls · Other US Cities · Basement

Christmas Is Coming Soon

December 1st, 2013 · No Comments

Christmas already arrived in Marshfield, Missouri.  This home was decked out for Christmas on November 3rd, but we’d bet it looks this way all year ’round.

Christmas holiday decorations decore dolls Santa cluttered family room Marshfield Missouri home house staging

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Dolls · Family Photos · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities

Invasion of the Dolls

November 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments

What a lovely doll collection.  Thank you for sharing.

large big doll collection on display poor bad home staging Surprise Arizona house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · Dolls · Collections · Surprise, AZ Homes

It’s Not a Trick, It’s a Treat

October 18th, 2013 · 15 Comments

This delightful home in Penfield, New York was discovered by one of our readers.  We are eternally grateful.
Take it all in.  There’s lots to see.  [Click on the photos to expand]

Let’s start with the Raggedy Ann theme room.  Hundreds of dolls.  Plus a mannequin.

huge massive Raggedy Ann doll collection mannequin cluttered busy Penfield New York home house for sale

Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin!  Classic.  Plus Cabbage Patch dolls, Christmas dolls, and many more dolls.

massive huge collection dolls Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale

Doll clothes.  Halloween theme dolls.  More dolls.  Take notice of the mannequin in the foreground.  We’ll explain in the next photo.

massive huge collection dolls Grinch Who Stole Christmas mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale

The mannequin is supposed to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.  See her ruby slippers?!  There’s also a collection of jugs on each stair riser.  We’ll see more jugs on another staircase later.

Dorothy Wizard of Oz mannequin cluttered Penfield New York home house for sale jugs collection

A bedroom filled with stuffed animals, jewelry, quilts, and more.  Now imagine this house totally empty.  The rafters in the ceiling.  The hardwood floors.  The vaulted ceilings.  This house is really nice.

teddy bear stuffed animal collection quilts cluttered bedroom Penfield New York home house for sale

There’s a lovely lady mannequin holding undergarments.  Notice the E.T. doll in the basket of toilet paper.  That’s because he visited Uranus?  There’s another E.T. doll on the shelf to the right.

cluttered bathroom lady mannequin negligee undergarments E.T. doll toilet paper Penfield New York home house for sale

Another view of the bathroom.  We have proof that someone actually used the bathtub (photo on wall).  There’s a bedpan on the wall too.  And the world’s smallest plunger that’s guaranteed to get your hands wet.

lady mannequin bedpan old toilet cluttered bathroom Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen has a sign that reads, “Two Choices:  1. Take it  2. Leave it”  There’s a ghost hanging on the lamp (left side).  A black cat (right side).

cluttered busy kitchen antiques black cat staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Another view of the kitchen.  So much to see.  The house was built in 1847.  This kitchen would be so cool once empty.

cluttered busy kitchen antiques staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The dining room is managed by two mannequins.

cluttered dining room two mannequins staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

We’re halfway through the photos.  Much more to see.  Another mannequin!  And wearing the latest fashion.  Halloween decor.  More jugs.  More clutter.

cluttered family room ugly dress mannequin jug collection staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

Looking to the side, we see another mannequin!

cluttered family room girl mannequin staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

This is the Ladies Room, filled with pink flourishes.  Pink Christmas tree ornaments.  Tea is served at 4.

pink theme room Christmas tree ornaments tea set cluttered collection Penfield New York home house for sale

Looks like another tea set in another room.  And lots of dolls.  And another mannequin, this time holding a parasol.  Hats and clothes.

cluttered room collection mannequin clothes hats tea set staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

The other side of this room.  A mannequin sitting in a chair.  More dolls.  Christmas trees.  Now imagine this room empty.  The beautiful wood floors.  The fireplace.  The tin plate ceiling and crown molding.

cluttered room collection mannequin clothes hats Christmas trees staging nightmare Penfield New York home house for sale

Another room filled with stuff.

cluttered room collection staging needed Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen.  No shortage of cups here.

cluttered cups collection kitchen staging needed Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Halloween decorations out front.

Halloween pumpkin decorations in front Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

Scary Halloween decorations.

Halloween pumpkin decorations in front Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

And no home is complete without a gnome.

gnome statue old gas pump in front garage Penfield New York home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Bedroom · Clutter · Ugly Décor · Stuffed Animals · Dining Room · Dolls · Rugs · Collections · Holiday Décor · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Other US Cities