Entries from May 2009

Swiss Family Robinson House In Woodville, Mississippi

May 31st, 2009 · 5 Comments

It’s a tree house in Woodville, Mississippi.  Or else they’re paranoid about flooding.  Crazy.  Plumbing?  Electric?  Heating & cooling?

tree house Woodville Mississippi home Swiss family Robinson bad MLS photos

The main bedroom upstairs sleeps at least six.  Hopefully the house’s support posts can handle the weight.

six cots beds bedroom tree house Woodville Mississippi home bad MLS photos

We’ve got Donner and Blitzen and all of Santa’s reindeer, but where’s Rudolph?  He was vacationing on the Island of Misfit Toys and escaped the slaughter.

ten deer elk taxidermy Woodville Mississippi home house bad MLS photos

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Tags: Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other US Cities · Taxidermy

A Jersey In Jersey

May 31st, 2009 · No Comments

New Jersey home with a jersey or jacket on display in the kitchen along with a lot of clutter.

jersey jacket cluttered kitchen counters cabinets New Jersey home house

Cramped bedroom with stuffed animals.

messy cluttered bedroom stuffed animals New Jersey home house bad MLS photos

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Stuffed Animals · Other US Cities

Rushing Off To Buy More Foil In Boston

May 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

This Boston home seller is just leaving for the store.  She needs to buy more aluminum foil for the stove.  Buyers are coming to visit, and she wants it to look clean.

lady woman in real estate photo aluminum foil stove top kitchen Boston home house

Exquisite couches in the family room.

fancy shiny ugly couches sofas Boston home house

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Tags: Kitchen · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Glow In the Dark House In Atlanta

May 31st, 2009 · 6 Comments

You sure can’t miss this pink house in Atlanta.

pink exterior paint house home Atlanta Georgia

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Paint · Other US Cities

Gated Home In Fresno

May 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Expensive security gate in front of a Fresno, California.

front yard driveway security gate Fresno California home house

The seller wanted you to see the fine intricate woodwork detailing along the doorway.

ugly doorway bedroom Fresno California home house

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bedroom · Fence or Wall · Other US Cities

Cat Fur Coated Ceiling Fans

May 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

I really regret seeing this Phoenix foreclosure home yesterday.  Instant bombardment of cat urine smell and cigarette smoke upon entering the house.  There was so much cat fur floating around that it stuck to the ceiling fan blades.  Disgusting.

disgusting filthy dirty gross cat fur hair ceiling fan blades foreclosure Phoenix home house


disgusting filthy dirty gross cat fur hair ceiling fan blades foreclosure Phoenix home house

There was cat feces on the floor throughout the house.  And lots of dark liquid stains on the walls (like tobacco spit).

disgusting filthy dirty gross cat fur hair ceiling fan blades foreclosure Phoenix home house

The ceiling fan in the living room.  See the clumps of cat hair hanging on the blade?

disgusting filthy dirty gross cat fur hair ceiling fan blades foreclosure Phoenix home house

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Tags: Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Ceiling Fan

Home Decorations Won At the State Fair

May 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Pop a balloon at a state fair game booth and win a framed poster (street value $5).  Win enough of them, and you can decorate your house like these sellers did.  I see the Route 66 poster, but where’s the Scarface poster?  Of course, pink sponge paint highlights the quality of the artwork.  A Betty Boop wall light completes the package.

pink sponge paint cheap framed posters state fair Betty Boop wall light bad MLS photos

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Tags: Staging · Family Room · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Four Funny Bathroom Photos

May 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here are four humorous real estate photos of bathrooms.  The first two are from Phoenix homes.

Someone left a trail of toilet paper.  The other part is stuck to his shoe.

toilet paper funny humorous bathroom real estate photo Phoenix home house

This homeowner likes to sit on the toilet for so long, he needs a calendar in the bathroom!

funny humorous bathroom real estate photo wall calendar Phoenix home house

From a Glendale, Arizona home.  The chair and cross are placed in the bathroom for good reason.  Adult supervision is needed to ensure the bather is not lingering too long on certain areas of the body.

chair cross in bathroom funny humorous real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house

Upside down shower in this Scottsdale, Arizona bathroom.  It helps clean hard-to-reach areas.

upside down shower bathroom real estate photo Scottsdale Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes

Weird Fireplace Surround

May 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Strange use of wood trim and shelves around a fireplace.  Almost looks like a church.  The organ pipes are missing.

weird strange odd looking fireplace surround wood trim shelves Phoenix home house

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes

Would Show Better With Home Staging

May 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This little gem of a house just needs some polishing to make it shine.  The refrigerator magnets should go.  Bottles of booze on the frig too (by the way, the heat from the frig doesn’t help alcohol).  The microwave and counters should be cleared off.  Water jugs removed.  Doggie bed removed.  And maybe another camera angle would help.

cluttered kitchen refrigerator magnets counters poor home staging bad MLS photos Phoenix

The master bedroom could use help too.  The sailboat bedspread should go.  As should the 1960s ocean oil painting, the 1980s wallpaper border, the clutter, the clothes.  The wall A/C unit and the fan tell buyers that this room gets very hot.

cluttered bedroom sailboat bedspread poor home staging bad MLS photos Phoenix

The vehicles on the driveway should be moved.  Another camera angle might not emphasize the lack of landscaping or the cracked driveway.

poor curb appeal no landscaping cracked driveway bad MLS photos Phoenix home house

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Tags: Staging · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Refrigerator Magnets · Poor Photography · Bedspread