Entries Tagged as 'Surprise, AZ Homes'

All I Want For Christmas Is No More Knotted Curtains

December 15th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Santa Claus, I’ve been a very good boy this year.  I only want one thing for Christmas:  please put a stop to knotted curtains!  Thank you.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

It looks ridiculous.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Peoria Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Why spend money on nice curtains only to wrinkle them up?

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

[sigh]

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Now parents are getting their kids to do it.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

It looks like dirty laundry.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Now people are knotting up their shower curtains!!!!  What the ???

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Maricopa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

This stupid trend has now spread to Des Moines, Iowa.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Des Moines Iowa homes houses for sale real estate photo

Come on, Des Moines.  Nip this in the bud before your city is infected.

stupid dumb idea trend make it stop knotted knotting window curtains drapes knots Des Moines Iowa homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Shower Curtain · Make It Stop

Face It

November 22nd, 2014 · 4 Comments

Televisions are on again in real estate photos.  And this time, the faces are distorted.

TV television is on face is distorted Tempe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

John Goodman!

TV television is on face is distorted Surprise Arizona home house for sale real estate photo John Goodman

He drove too fast without a windshield.  [Des Moines, Iowa]

TV television is on face is distorted Des Moines Iowa home house for sale real estate photo

American Idol tryouts.

TV television is on face is distorted Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Mesa, AZ Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes · Other US Cities

Let It Be Staged

November 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Beatles poster and lots of visual distractions in this bedroom.  Eleanor Rigby would not approve.  Let It Be decluttered.

cluttered bedroom Beatles poster Abbey Road poor bad home staging Surprise Arizona house for sale photo red paint unmade bed

Some boxes and ten minutes of time will help this bedroom look nicer.

cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging San Tan Valley Arizona house for sale photo

This bedroom will need more time to clear out.

cluttered bedroom poor bad home staging Sun Lakes Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Hats

Original Tile

November 7th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Many buyers appreciate original and/or vintage tile.  Except when…

original vintage 1960s pink tile kitchen counter top broken damaged missing destroyed sink fixer-upper Surprise Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Kitchen · Surprise, AZ Homes · Fixer-Upper

Animal Shelter

November 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

There are some wild animals on the loose!

Elephants!

elephant statue front porch Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Giraffes!

giraffe statue back yard Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Coyote!

ugly coyote statue beehive fireplace southwest décor Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Bear!

bear statue living room Maricopa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Pelican!

pelican statue bathroom Mesa Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Giraffe, elk, skinny bears, and dare we say a cuckoo.

giraffe elk bear statue cuckoo clock Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes

Interesting Baby Names

October 2nd, 2014 · 7 Comments

Cutesy letters for baby names on bedroom walls continue to show up.  But the names become more, um, different.

Pasy?

stupid dumb idea decorative baby letters patsy pasy bedroom decoration make it stop Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Iilyanall?

stupid dumb idea decorative baby letters iilyanall lilyanah bedroom decoration make it stop Glendale Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Megrn?  [This trend has now spread to Gainesville, Georgia]

stupid dumb idea decorative baby letters megan megrn bedroom decoration make it stop Gainesville Georgia homes houses for sale photo

Maidam?  I have no clue.

stupid dumb idea decorative baby letters maidam haidan bedroom decoration make it stop Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale photo

Can you figure it out?

stupid dumb idea decorative baby letters maidam haidan bedroom decoration make it stop Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Make It Stop

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Argggggggggggggggh.

pirate flag Apache Junction Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

“Aye, patch” or eye patch?

pirate flag Chandler Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Ahoy, Matey!

pirate flag Surprise Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Shiver me timbers!  I’m sideways.

pirate flag Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes · Chandler, 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 · 4 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