Entries Tagged as 'Collections'

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.

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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

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?

cluttered walls junk stuff on display kitchen hammer garden hoe poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

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

cluttered walls junk stuff on display kitchen poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

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

cluttered walls junk stuff on display kitchen poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

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

cluttered walls junk stuff on display kitchen dust pan poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

Enough is enough.

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

cluttered walls junk stuff on display family room snow shoes ice skates nude woman poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

And a shovel in the dining room.

cluttered walls junk stuff on display family room snow shoes ice skates nude woman poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

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?

cluttered walls junk stuff on display entry way family photos dog tools poor bad home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale photo

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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.

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.

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Oh, look.  More toys.

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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

Don’t Forget Your Purse

April 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Need a purse?  Just grab one and go.  But which one has your keys and wallet?

purse collection purses hanging on bedroom wall cluttered staging issue Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Collections

Hat’s Too Many

March 26th, 2014 · No Comments

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

hats on display SpongeBob SquarePants collection dog pet cluttered room Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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

hats on display cluttered bedroom Scottsdale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Hats neatly on display.  [Bisbee, Arizona]

hats on display staging bedroom Bisbee Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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

Five Media Niches

February 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Media niches (aka built-in entertainment centers) are great for displaying small TVs and electronics and everything else.

outdated cumbersome media niche built-in entertainment center cluttered Tolleson Arizona home house for sale photo

They’re also great for displaying cords and wires.

outdated cumbersome media niche built-in entertainment center Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

And for collecting and displaying dust.

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Sometimes they’re not used for televisions.

outdated cumbersome media niche built-in entertainment center cluttered toy car collection Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Here’s an empty media niche.  Think of all the personal items you could display there!!

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Tags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Functional Obsolescence · Entertainment/Media Niche

Tweety Bird Obsession

January 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

This photo has made its way around the blogging world.  In case you hadn’t seen it before, please enjoy this enormous Tweety Bird collection.  [click to expand]

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Collections

Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2013 · 6 Comments

Please join me in singing the 4th annual UglyHousePhotos version of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Everybody join in now. A one, and a two, and a three.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve horses prancing,

collection of 12 horses on display stand cluttered room kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Eleven trophies, winning!

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Ten masks a raiding,

collection of ten 10 masks on display stand cluttered bedroom Maricopa Arizona home house for sale photo

Nine records spinning,

collection of nine 9 records LPs vinyl albums on display wall staircase Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Eight jugs of water,

collection of eight 8 gallons jugs of water kitchen counter Houston Texas home house for sale photo

Seven pigeons pooping,

seven 7 pigeons on roof Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Six knotted curtains,

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Five woven hats…

collection five 5 woven straw hats on display bedroom closet Easton Maryland home house for sale real estate photo

Four Santa bears,

collection four 4 Christmas holiday Santa bear stuffed animals San Tan Valley Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Three turtles, dog,

collection three 3 turtles statues on the wall dog pet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Two butterfies,

two 2 pink lace butterflies on wall bedroom Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And a blue thing on a head board.

blue stuffed animal thing on head board bed bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Merry Christmas!

2012’s version is here.

2011’s version is here.

2010’s version is here.

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Tags: Staging · Roof · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Other US Cities · Hats

In-Vase-ive Collection

December 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Quite a collection of wall vases.

collection flower vases on the wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Flower vases?

collection flower vases on the wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Collections

Put a Lid On It

November 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Thank you, Karen, for spotting this Tucson, Arizona home for sale.  They’ve put their pots and pans on display.

pots pans lids on display hanging in kitchen Tucson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Lids, lids, lids.

pots pans lids on display hanging in kitchen Tucson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Karen is pretty sure that’s a stuffed alligator on the floor.

stuffed alligator taxidermy living room Tucson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Is it?

stuffed alligator taxidermy living room Tucson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Other Arizona Cities · Pot Rack · Collections · Taxidermy