Entries Tagged as 'Garbage and/or Junk'

Vagabond Life

April 7th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Squatter’s rights?  Creepy.  I’ve seen this scenario several times in my career.  It’s scary to see buckets used as toilets and scary to think the vagrant might return any minute.  Another time, I showed a vacant house and then the supposedly vacant guest house.  I unlocked the guest house and opened the door but it was stuck.  I told my clients, “It feels like someone is pushing back on the door.”  And then there was a voice from inside, “There is!”  Oh, boy.  We got out of there quickly.  I called the listing agent and she said, “Oh, he’s back again.  That’s the third time now.”

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk

Not Tidy

March 10th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Yes, people really live like this.

dirty disgusting soiled stained gross carpet junk all over living room Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Looking at it from the opposite direction.

dirty disgusting soiled stained gross carpet junk all over living room Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Bedroom with junk.

messy bedroom junk all over floor Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Dirty bedroom with knotted curtains.

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Another bedroom.  The cleanest room in the house.

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Messy family room.

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Fairly clean bathroom.

bathroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Mesa, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Ceiling Fan

Need Roof Needed

March 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment

Help.

bad roof weeds junk in yard poor curb appeal Peoria Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Roof · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Peoria, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Patio Pleaser

February 18th, 2016 · No Comments

It’s fun to hang out on the patio.  Maybe go for a swim too?

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Clutter · Patio · Glendale, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk

Rotted Baseboards

January 28th, 2016 · No Comments

Eventually the baseboards will rot away until they are completely gone.

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They’re almost gone.

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The sellers are out selecting new faucets right now.

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They want buyers to see that there is copper plumbing.

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The bathroom has a window.

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More rotten baseboards in the hallway.

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And in this corner.

rotten rotten baseboards hallway damaged neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Assuming a child wrote that note and that he/she lives here, would that exposed hole and switch be safe for a child (or an adult)?

hole in wall exposed electric switch i love you note damaged neglected fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Another hole.

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They used a shoelace to keep the oven door up.

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Dirty carport.

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Another view of the carport.  By the way, this was a short sale.

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Garage or Carport · Safety Issue · Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Drywall Damage

Media Niches

January 25th, 2016 · 1 Comment

It was a Phoenix thing to build entertainment/media niches so you could surround your TVs with collectibles and audio equipment.  Sometimes they are used as storage for supplies.

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People don’t know what to do with them.

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They were originally designed for those massive thick rear-projection TV sets.   Now what do you do with that big open space?

obsolete entertainment center media niche Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

These sellers gave up and did nothing.

obsolete entertainment center media niche Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This seller was determined to fill every nook and cranny.

obsolete entertainment center media niche cluttered Sun City West Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

These media niches are great for collecting dust.

obsolete entertainment center media niche cluttered Sun City West Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Family Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche

Sweet Dreams In Evansville

January 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Thank you to our reader CG who waited patiently for two weeks until we posted these photos of an Evansville, Indiana home.

They say you should replace your mattress every eight years.

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The cabinet on the left has been rotting for years.  Check out the bathroom floor!

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Is that gray tub filled with water?!  Nice mold and mildew.  And people live with that?

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Curl up by the stain and enjoy a romantic fire.

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By the way, this is a short sale.

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Custom window treatments.

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Thank you, CG, for sharing this amazing home with us.

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Wood Paneling · Garbage and/or Junk · Toys · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Mold & Mildew · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Other US Cities · Attic

Because They Care

January 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Pre-foreclosure sale in Phoenix.  Lookin’ good so far.

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Oh.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered kitchen man person standing pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Oh my.

messy chaotic dirty cluttered neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Oh no.

water damaged sink cabinet neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It has a pantry with an almost-see-through door.

damaged pantry door hole punched in neglected kitchen pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The boy in the bubble?

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More clutter.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Needs help.  The photographer and the bathroom.

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

One out of four isn’t bad.

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The best room of the house.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The air freshener really helps.

messy chaotic cluttered bedroom pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Instead of a hole in the door, how about adding a window or skylight to this dark bathroom?

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The clump of hair is impressive.

messy chaotic cluttered bathroom clump of hair pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Weed you want to buy this house?

messy chaotic cluttered patio back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

It’s rare to see a home in Phoenix without a patio cover.  Perhaps they tore it down?  There are holes in the wall above the sliding doors.  By the way, did you notice the cat under the table?

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At least the air conditioner is still there.

A/C air conditioner back yard weeds junk pre-foreclosure fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Flooring · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Foreclosure · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · People In Photos

Houston Hovel Part 2 – Bedrooms, Insulation, & Porch

January 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Today we look at this Houston home’s living room, bedrooms, and yard.

Did it snow in Houston?

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They thought buyers would like to see behind the walls?

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Must be fun for buyers to see this as they enter the house.

white insulation everywhere damaged drywall wall hole fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Do you dare venture down the hallway?

junk stuff garbage insulation everywhere on floor hallway fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Bedroom #1

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What happened?

junk stuff garbage everywhere on floor bedroom clutter chaotic fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Bedroom #2

junk stuff garbage everywhere on floor bedroom clutter chaotic fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Bedroom #3

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Just sweep all the garbage outside!

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Not much space left in the storage shed.

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Tags: Living Room · Bedroom · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Hall of Shame - Messy · Other US Cities

Vacant Since 2010

January 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Short sale home.  It’s been vacant since 2010.  But after seeing the floppy disks in the office, maybe vacant since 1990?

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Well-maintained carpet, not.  [I had to block out the profanity]

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If the house has been vacant for over 5 years, do NOT open the refrigerator!

dirty neglected kitchen fixer-upper short sale Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The pink toilet seat adds a bit of whimsy to the bathroom.

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By the way, the buyer was required to pay $5,000 in past due HOA fines!  Ouch.

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Office/Den · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Weeds · Fixer-Upper