Entries Tagged as 'Other US Cities'

Entertainment Niches

May 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Entertainment centers, also known as media niches, were popular in the Phoenix area.  Until TVs got wider and not so deep.  The extra storage spaces all but guaranteed they would be filled up.

outdated entertainment center media niche stuffed with clutter Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This unique set-up allows for a television to be placed in front of the niches.

outdated entertainment center media niche Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

It looks like they cut holes into the drywall to create the niches.

outdated entertainment center media niche Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Media niches also appear in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as seen here.

outdated entertainment center media niche Albuquerque New Mexico home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities · Entertainment/Media Niche

1971 Time Capsule

May 1st, 2016 · 5 Comments

Thank you to our reader Cheryl for sending us these groovy photos of a 1971 home in South Lyon, Michigan.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged kitchen original South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

They replaced the avocado green refrigerator.  Bummer.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged kitchen original South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Wallpaper was very popular in the 1970s.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bathroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Just wait ’til these colors come back in fashion.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

More wallpaper.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bathroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

And more wallpaper in the hallway.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original hallway South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Third bathroom.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bathroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

What fun times back then.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Notice that the curtains were not knotted back then.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

These drapes might be from the 1980s.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

What parties might have happened down in the basement?

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original basement South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · 1970s · Basement

Keep It Under Wraps

April 17th, 2016 · 2 Comments

They’ve sealed in the freshness of this Houston, Texas home.

Everbilt plastic protective wrapping exterior fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

The house is nearly waterproof!

Everbilt plastic protective wrapping exterior fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

La Cucaracha

April 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

The cockroach visited this Los Lunas, New Mexico home, took one look at the cultured marble, and passed out.  The photographer couldn’t have kicked it aside?  [Thank you to our reader who submitted this photo]

dead sewer roach cockroach on bathroom floor pink cultured marble bathtub Los Lunas New Mexico home house for sale

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Tags: Bathroom · Other US Cities

Long Live Sponge Paint!!

April 11th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Ah, the wonders of sponge paint.  [Florence, Arizona]

amateur sponge paint Florence Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

A little dab’ll do ya.  [El Mirage, Arizona]

amateur sponge paint bathroom El Mirage Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

That took a lot of time to accomplish, so of course they kept it like that.  [Phoenix, Arizona]

amateur sponge paint blue Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

At least it’s not brown?  [Fort Wayne, Indiana]

amateur sponge paint red bathroom Fort Ft Wayne Indiana home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities

Rated F

April 10th, 2016 · 1 Comment

A grade of F for this Chicago, Illinois home.  That can’t be good.  [Thank you to a fan for sending this photo]

grade rated F sign boarded up window poor curb appeal Chicago Illinois home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Other US Cities

Come Sit Down By the Window

April 10th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ask your guests to sit on the saddle.  The leather is so soft and comfy.  They’ll be thrilled.  [Thank you to our reader for sending us this Los Lunas, New Mexico photo]

horse saddle in middle of living room odd home staging Los Lunas New Mexico house for sale photo

We posted this photo of a saddle in November 2011 from a North Platte, Nebraska home.

horse saddle in middle of living room odd home staging North Platte Nebraska house for sale photo

And this saddle photo in February 2008 in a Phoenix home.

horse saddle in middle of living room odd home staging Phoenix Arizona house for sale photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities

Portlandia

April 3rd, 2016 · 5 Comments

These Portland, Oregon house photos were sent by a reader.  Thank you.  The basement wet bar/pot den could use some help with the ceiling.

basement man cave wet bar ceiling panels down damaged fixer-upper cluttered Portland Oregon home house for sale photo

Half of the ceiling is exposed.  Careful you don’t get insulation in your drink.

basement man cave wet bar ceiling panels down damaged fixer-upper cluttered Portland Oregon home house for sale photo

Exposed wires and combustibles in the basement laundry.

basement laundry ceiling panels down damaged fixer-upper cluttered Portland Oregon home house for sale photo

Christmas in April!

Christmas tree decorations still up in April cluttered Portland Oregon home house for sale photo

Cluttered office.

cluttered office Portland Oregon home house for sale real estate photo

Does it make sense to have wood behind the sink?

bathroom with wood back splash Portland Oregon home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Office/Den · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Basement · Wet Bar · Laundry Room

How Selling Your House Is Like a Used Car Ad

March 30th, 2016 · No Comments

This photo is brought to us today from our reader Tyson.  It’s from a Craigslist used car ad in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He noticed the unwashed dusty car, the dent by the right front tire, the person in the photo, the dog, and the poor photography (shooting into the sun), many of the do-not’s of this blog.  Would this photo prompt people to call about the car?

amateur used car ad Craigslist post dusty dented car man person dog poor photography Las Vegas Nevada

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Pets · Poor Photography · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Half the Battle (Creek)

March 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments

One of our readers sent us photos of homes in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Here are 2 of the best/worst.

Very a-peeling home?

fixer-upper neglected dilapidated peeling paint Battle Creek Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Were they going for a pseudo-modern industrial look at this house?

fixer-upper unfinished renovations drywall missing Battle Creek Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Paint · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities