Entries from July 2009

Criminal Crayon Color Choices

July 31st, 2009 · 9 Comments

You wonder if the guy at the Home Depot paint counter was secretly laughing when the order was placed.  Check out the crazy color choices at this Phoenix home.

Purple, blue, green, yellow, and red in the kitchen.  Buyers love dark kitchens?

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Yellow, green, and blue in the living room (and on the ceiling) with wallpaper border too.

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Blue and mustard yellow in a bedroom.  They might have spray painted the floor with black paint; see the over spray on the closet wall?

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Orange and green in a room with no windows.  The bent ceiling fan blades tell me this was probably a foreclosure home and the owner was mad.  Ceiling fans never come down by pulling on them.  I’ve seen this a hundred times.  Eventually the angry person gives up.

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Tags: Paint · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Ceiling Fan · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor

The Joy of Wood Paneling

July 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

You’re sure to admire the handiwork and craftsmanship of the wood paneling with its herringbone and criss-cross patterns.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling

Three Ugly Tile Floors

July 31st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Help us.  Here are three Phoenix homes with questionable taste in flooring.

Tickled pink.

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With half of the tile missing, you only have to mop half the room.  It’s a real time saver.

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This is the living room, so buyers’ eyes will begin to hurt the second they enter the house.

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Tags: Tile · Phoenix Homes

Be Warned - The Grim Reaper Awaits You

July 31st, 2009 · 4 Comments

Giant scythe and various other sharp objects on display over the fireplace.  Let’s scare the kiddies with images of the grim reaper coming after them.

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Giant rake on the wall.  Just what diners hope for while they eat.  This will help buyers remember the house better.  “It’s the rake and grim reaper house!”

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The bedroom has lovely wallpaper and a floppy-eared rabbit doll.  The rest of the house was done up with shabby chic décor.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · Dining Room · Wallpaper

Timber!

July 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Real estate agent Tim Burr from the Phoenix branch office, says buyers who have been pining away to live in this neighborhood will fall over when they see the house.  Buyers wood need to go out on a limb to make their highest offers.  We’re rooting for you, Tim.  Hope it sells.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes

Mosaic Tile Floor?

July 30th, 2009 · 7 Comments

It’s gotta be rolled vinyl flooring.  The pattern is too random for vinyl squares and it would take years to create the floor out of actual tile pieces.

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Tags: Tile · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes

This Home Is In Shipshape Condition

July 30th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s smooth sailing with this cluttered home.  Doll collection too.  There’s a fireplace hiding there somewhere.

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Tags: Family Room · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Dolls

To Qualify For a Short Sale You Must Have a Hardship

July 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

A recent web post listed three reasons why short sales stink:  your credit score takes a big hit, some states allow lenders to sue you for the price difference, & the grace period is eliminated.  More details here from this post.

Here’s a Glendale, Arizona home owner who’s trying to sell his home as a short sale.  Let’s say he gets an offer.  He’ll then have to prove to the bank that he has a legitimate hardship, like loss of job, loss of spouse, new medical condition, etc.  And he’ll have to prove that he exhausted all means to correct his financial situation.  Like selling his jet ski, his motorcycle, and his bicycle first!!  Good grief.

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Phoenix real estate agent Jay Thompson has encountered situations where home owners want to sell as a short sale because their homes’ values have dropped, not because they cannot afford the mortgage.  Read more here; it’s mind boggling.

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Tags: Garage or Carport · Glendale, AZ Homes · Real Estate News

It’s Time To Update These Kitchen Cabinets

July 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

More of those ugly John F. Long (builder) cabinets.

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · John F. Long cabinets

Dead Trees & Grass

July 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Three Phoenix homes with dead landscaping.

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Tags: Landscaping · Curb Appeal · Phoenix Homes