Entries Tagged as 'Glendale, AZ Homes'

Glass Backsplash Trend

September 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

The hot trend right now in kitchen remodeling is adding glass tile to the backsplash.  But be careful…good intentions can lead to blurred vision from busy patterns.

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You can buy squares of the glass tile at Home Depot or Lowe’s, which then results in a grid pattern.  In this photo, you can clearly see the squares.

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These sellers tried to update their 1950s/1960s vintage bathroom with “modern” glass tile walls.

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Bright colors in smaller glass tile pieces are starting to show up now.

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Good idea?

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May I suggest using a monochromatic pattern?  Doesn’t look so busy.

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It’s more pleasing to the eyes.

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Hold on.  When I suggested monochromatic tile, I meant it should match the rest of the kitchen.

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These sellers hired someone to hand paint the glass backsplash in their kitchen.

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hand painted custom glass backsplash kitchen Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes

National Dog Day

August 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

August 26th is National Dog Day.

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It is the dog days of August.

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How much is that doggie in the window?

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Attack dog.

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I was on a Realtor home tour this summer.  As we approached the next home, there was a pit bull a few houses away, chained outside, in the 100+ degree heat, barking.  Many agents thought it was cruel for the dog to be chained outside in the heat; many others were turned off by the dog (buyers would have to drive past it every day).

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other International Cities

8 Real Estate Photography Tips

August 25th, 2014 · 4 Comments

1.  You might be upside down with your home’s value, but don’t prove it with the photo!

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2.  The only lines you should see are lines of people to visit your house.

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3.  Close-up photos never tell the true story.

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4.  Your reflection in the bathroom mirrors reflects your photography skills.

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The four faces of Eve?  She’s reflected four times in this photo.  At least we know she’s not a vampire.

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5. Fish eye photos creep out buyers.  Is that mold on the walls or wallpaper?

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6. Don’t take a photo from behind glass.

poor bad amateur real estate photography picture tips suggestions shadows reflection behind glass Overgaard Arizona homes houses for sale

7.  Take photos to show off the features of the house or of a room, not of personal items.  It’s doubtful those towels are worth more than $3.

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8.  Watch out for shadows!

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Elvis Lives On

August 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today is the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.  This seller has a shrine to Elvis in her Florence, Arizona home.

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Elvis pillow at a Glendale, Arizona home.

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections · Family Photos

Family Intervention Needed

August 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Four family rooms for your consideration.

What would you remove in this family room to look less busy?

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After the family photos are removed and the curtain unknotted, what else should be done here?

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This one’s too easy: the gun safe, the miniature popcorn machine, the jacket, the dog, the tie-dye towel, the cuckoo clock, etc.

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The vines, the clothes, the macramé.  Anything else?

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Glendale, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling · Family Photos

If You Would Remove One Item Please

August 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Home staging request:  if only one item could be removed from a room to make it look nicer, what item would that be?

A motorcycle!  [Aberdeen, Washington]

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A flyswatter!  [Hot Springs, Arkansas]

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A towel!  [Phoenix]

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A hammer!  There is a jug of Arm & Hammer laundry detergent, but let’s not be so literal.  Where’s the arm?  [Glendale, Arizona]

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Laundry Room

More Animals On the Loose

August 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

There’s a wild buffalo on the loose in Phoenix!

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Two giraffes escaped from the Phoenix Zoo!

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An iguana is on the prowl in Mesa, Arizona!

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And a bunny rabbit just hanging around in Glendale, Arizona.

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes

What Knot To Do

July 28th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Those dreaded knotted curtains are back.  And they’re badder, er, worse than ever.

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Here they are from a different angle.

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Knotted curtains are like a virus.  They spread to other windows in a house.  Notice the sloppy paint line at the ceiling.

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We don’t luv knotted curtains.

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People are now knotting bed sheets used as curtains.

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Either knot them both or none.  We vote for none.

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None, please.

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How is a buyer supposed to exit that door with a giant knot hanging there?

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Please make this trend go away.

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It’s knot a good look.

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Tags: Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Chandler, AZ Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche · Make It Stop · Laundry Room

Christmas In July

July 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Today is July 25th.  Christmas in July is celebrated today.  Here are several homes that celebrate Christmas well past December 25th.

San Antonio, Texas.  As seen on May 25th.

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Another San Antonio home with a Christmas tree still up as of May 25th.  Hint, hint: it’s okay to update your real estate photos.

Christmas tree still up in May San Antonio Texas homes houses for sale real estate photo

The decorations were removed, but the tree was still there when this Phoenix home was listed on February 3rd.

Christmas tree still up in February Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The decorations are gone and half the tree was packed away when this Phoenix home was listed on March 28th.

Christmas tree still up in March Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This Scottsdale, Arizona home was listed in March, with the Christmas tree still decorated.

Christmas tree still up in March Scottsdale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Don’t trip on the cord when you enter the house!  This San Tan Valley, Arizona home was listed as a short sale January 9th with the Christmas tree still up.  It took 7 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.

Christmas tree still up in January San Tan Valley Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This Surprise, Arizona home was listed as a short sale in early January and it took 8 months under contract for the short sale to be completed.

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Listed January 11th in Glendale, Arizona.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Chandler, AZ Homes

Phoenix Housing Bureau Relocated

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Government officials recently relocated their bureau to the middle of a living room in a Phoenix home.

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But after complaints of cramped quarters, they moved it to the back yard of a Glendale, Arizona residence.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Glendale, AZ Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs