Entries from September 2008

Cowboy Up

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Cowboy hats on the wall?  And a jacket and pants hanging on the wall?  Is this in case of a fire?  You just grab the clothes and run?  Help me understand the reasoning behind this.

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes

The Yoke’s On You

September 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

No joke.  Ox yokes are on display in this Phoenix home.  Why?  I don’t know.  There’s also fake plants and clutter on the wall and antlers and rabbit fur lying around.  The horseshoe brings good luck.

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Bathroom with faux exposed brick paint.  There’s nothing more attractive to buyers than making a room look like it’s falling apart.

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They continued the exposed brick theme into the living room.  And added a lot of family photos.  And bull horns.

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Tags: Bathroom · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Photos

New Above Ground Pool

September 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Seriously, the description for this Phoenix home actually states “new above ground pool.”  Uh, it’s not really a pool, per se, nor fixed to the ground either.  Nice try.

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes

Ugly Tile & Wallpaper Border

September 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Ugly tile.  Ugly wallpaper border.

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Tags: Tile · Living Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

Convenient Location To I-17 Freeway

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Almost too convenient.  The darn I-17 Freeway is in their back yard!!

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes

Lovely Living Room

September 29th, 2008 · 4 Comments

So many items to distract buyers.  Looks like a thrift shop.  Ceramic cat, old lamp, ugly table, moonshine jug, lacy curtains, painted-on saw, painted-on round saw, ugly old chair, fake flowers, ceramic elephant from T.J. Maxx, Halloween pumpkin-head doll on top of an old-fashioned telephone replica, an eagle that looks like a bat, blue carpet, and a 1980s entertainment center with smoked glass doors.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Grandma's House

Real Estate Statistics For Phoenix, Arizona - September 29, 2008

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments

For the city of Phoenix only, as of September 29, 2008.  Numbers are based on the orange 90-day lines.

Average days on market for Phoenix properties: 128 days (up one day in the past week)

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Median sales price for Phoenix properties: $212,363 (down $1,858 since last week).

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Median price per square foot for Phoenix properties: $128/sqft (no change in the last week)

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Inventory of properties for sale in Phoenix: 10,070 (down another 4 in the last week)

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Tags: Real Estate Statistics · Real Estate News

The Lazy Way Out

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Come on.  Really now.  Were you too tired to wash the dishes and put them away?  So you threw a towel over the dishes and hoped that buyers wouldn’t notice?
[This isn’t me taking the photo during a visit to the house; this is the real deal; it’s an actual photo distributed on the internet for everyone to see.]
Do you like the crocheted blender cozy?  There’s probably a tissue cozy in the bathroom.

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Here’s the front of the house with unplanted landscaping.  Buyers see unfinished projects like that plus the dirty dishes and then wonder, “What else are they neglecting?”  See the statue?  It looks like the person is choking or strangling the other person.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes

Catey the Caterpillar Says Hi

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Isn’t the caterpillar cute and cuddly?

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This is the first room that buyers will see.  Rooms should have a clear purpose when buyers take a look.  Is this a living room or a TV room or an office or a pet room?  Why are there sheets/blankets over the window?

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Is this room a family room, a garage, a boxing gym, or a martial arts studio?

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals

Snakeskin Wall

September 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Hey, what is that pattern on the wall?  Is it snakeskin or tortoise shell?  Cobblestone?

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Tags: Flooring · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Dining Room