Entries Tagged as '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 · No Comments

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 · 4 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

Our Readers’ Favorite Bathrooms

March 13th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Three of our readers sent us photos of bathrooms they found intriguing.  Let’s take a look at these special bathrooms.

Red Wings were discovered in this bathroom.  He shoots!  He scores!  Gooooooooooooal!  [Harrison Township, Michigan]

Red Wings hockey themed bathroom urinal Harrison Township Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Our #2 photo might relate to #2.  The sign reads, “Just Breathe, You’ll never have this movement moment again.”  Thank goodness!  “I saw that coming.”  [Celebration, Florida]  [Thanks, Barb!]

bathroom signs I saw that coming just breathe you'll never have this moment again Celebration Florida home house for sale real estate photo

Kerri sent us this shiny bathroom from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

bathroom 1970s vintage shiny wallpaper brown toilet lid cover Albuquerque New Mexico home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Wallpaper · Collections · Other US Cities

Chicago Mess

March 6th, 2016 · No Comments

The ceiling came crashing down in this Chicago Heights, Illinois home.

water damage ceiling collapsed fell down wet insulation fixer-upper Chicago Heights Illinois home house for sale

The wall was damaged too.

water damage ceiling collapsed fell down wet insulation fixer-upper Chicago Heights Illinois home house for sale

What a mess.

water damage ceiling collapsed fell down wet insulation fixer-upper Chicago Heights Illinois home house for sale

Thank you to our reader for sending these photos.

water damage ceiling collapsed fell down wet insulation fixer-upper Chicago Heights Illinois home house for sale

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Tags: Kitchen · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Water Damage · Other US Cities

Palm Springs Time Capsule

February 28th, 2016 · 9 Comments

Today we are celebrating the 1970s in a Palm Springs, California home.  [I marked the category “Not Ugly” because the house is in such pristine condition.]  This is a listing in Palm Springs from one of my college fraternity brothers.  Please enjoy the 1970s flashback.  Groovy!

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Other US Cities · 1970s · Not Ugly · Wet Bar

Creative Paint In Chicago

February 21st, 2016 · No Comments

These photos were sent to us from one of our readers.  Thank you.

Polka-dots in a Chicago, Illinois home.

pink green polka-dots bedroom walls Chicago Illinois home house for sale real estate photo

Feeling green in a different Chicago home.

green paint walls Chicago Illinois home house for sale real estate photo

Totally black in a Ford Heights, Illinois home.

black paint walls ceiling Ford Heights near Chicago Illinois home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities