Entries Tagged as 'Surprise, AZ Homes'

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.

family photos Santa Claus poster on door Christmas tree still up in May San Antonio Texas homes houses for sale real estate photo

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.

Christmas tree still up in January Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Listed January 11th in Glendale, Arizona.

Christmas stockings still up in January Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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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

Exotic Animals As House Pets

May 30th, 2014 · 3 Comments

You never know what you’ll see in a house.  How about two elephants?

amateur painting two elephants smiling anthropomorphic bedroom wall mural Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Or you could chase a tiger’s tail.

big large stuffed animal tiger family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The mountain lion is about to kill the quail.

wood front door carved mountain lion about to kill pounce on quail Congress Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Monkey see.  Bear do too.

stuffed animals monkey bear family photos Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate

Pink flamingo!

pink flamingo painted on laundry room wall Surprise Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Stuffed Animals · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Family Photos · Entertainment/Media Niche

Shark Tank

May 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

What is that thing by the patio post?

anthropomorphic shark statue wearing a straw hat Hawaiian shirt back yard patio Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

No, really, what is that?

anthropomorphic shark statue wearing a straw hat Hawaiian shirt back yard patio Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

Oh!  It’s a shark!

anthropomorphic shark statue wearing a straw hat Hawaiian shirt back yard patio Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Patio · Surprise, AZ Homes

Fifty Shades of Grey Set Design

April 26th, 2014 · No Comments

They’re filming a scene for the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie in a Surprise, Arizona living room, it would seem.

exercise equipment weight rack in living room Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Surprise, AZ Homes

3 Dogs 3 Cats

March 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

One dog in Mesa, Arizona.

dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture bad idea Mesa Arizona home house for sale

One cat in Glendale, Arizona.

cat pet in real estate promotional photo picture bad idea Glendale Arizona home house for sale

One dog in Surprise, Arizona.

dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture bad idea Surprise Arizona home house for sale

Two cats in Mesa, Arizona.

two cats pet in real estate promotional photo picture bad idea Mesa Arizona home house for sale

And one dog in Phoenix.

dog pet in real estate promotional photo picture bad idea Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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

Five Springtime Murals

March 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments

It’s been a very cold winter and we all deserve an early hint of spring.  Let’s look at some cheerful murals.

The sponge paint border makes this floral mural pop.

amateur ugly wall mural country flower scene sponge paint border bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

This mural with a big dead tree makes a great room divider.

amateur wall mural big dead tree two deer room divider Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

You can almost smell the ocean breeze.

amateur wall mural ocean seaside scene Europe Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

This one is actually quite good.  Too bad the sun shadows on the bottom right don’t match the shadows on the left.

amateur wall mural Mediterranean scene shadows are messed up not right Youngtown Arizona home house for sale photo

Vintage dining room mural from a 1969 Phoenix home.  Classic.

original 1969 vintage wall mural painting dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes

Real Estate Photography Pointers

February 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The super majority of buyers look online at photos of homes.  It’s make it or break it for sellers with their photos.

Buyers don’t want to see screen capture photos of homes.

terrible screen capture photo picture of exterior of home house for sale Phoenix Arizona real estate poor photography

We repeat, buyers don’t want to see photos of your computer screen.

terrible screen capture photo picture of exterior of home house for sale Phoenix Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t want to see people in photos.  If only the amateur photographer was as pretty as the bathroom.

amateur photographer person man in mirror reflection home house for sale Phoenix Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t want to see snow inside a house.  Please dust off your camera’s lens before shooting.

amateur photographer dust spots on dirty camera lens house for sale Phoenix Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t want to see human shadows.

amateur photographer shadow of man person house for sale Mesa Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t like fish-eye views.

amateur fish-eye view person house for sale Surprise Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t like fuzzy photos.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

amateur out of focus fuzzy blurry house for sale Philadelphia Pennsylvania real estate poor photography

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Roof Issues

February 5th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Roof in very bad condition in Surprise, Arizona.

roof shingles missing very bad horrible condition time for a new roof Surprise Arizona home house for sale fixer-upper

Time for a new roof in Eloy, Arizona.

roof shingles missing very bad horrible condition time for a new roof Eloy Arizona home house for sale fixer-upper

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Tags: Roof · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Coke & Alcohol Overdose

January 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Lots of Coke cans in this Phoenix back yard.

Coke Coca-Cola used cans thrown down trash back yard pile Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Lots of booze and liquor bottles in a Surprise, Arizona home.

booze liquor alcohol bottles too many lots on kitchen cabinet top Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Surprise, AZ Homes

Wallpaper Choices For 2014

January 14th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Daisy wallpaper brightens any room.  [Casa Grande, Arizona]

pink daisy daisies flowers old peeling wallpaper fixer-upper bedroom Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

Dead leaves will remind you of a crisp Autumn day.  [Phoenix]

brown dead leaves wallpaper bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Striped wallpaper will make a room feel taller.  [Phoenix]

dark striped floral wallpaper bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Country charm never goes out of style.  [Omaha, Nebraska]

ugly yellow orange country mill scene wallpaper bathroom Omaha Nebraska home house for sale photo

Large patterns create focus in a room.  [Winslow, Arizona]

heavy dark floral wallpaper pattern bedroom Winslow Arizona home house for sale photo

This musical wallpaper will play in your mind forever.  [Surprise, Arizona]

musical notes sheet music wallpaper pattern family room Surprise Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Other US Cities