Entries from September 2009

Totally Stoned

September 30th, 2009 · 10 Comments

Here’s a Phoenix home completely covered in flagstone.  Whaddya think?

stone facade home house Phoenix real estate photo

Here’s what that front entrance looks like from the other side.

stone facade home house Phoenix real estate photo

And they covered the rest of the house’s exterior with stone which is now falling off.

stone facade home house Phoenix real estate photo

Good grief.

stone facade home house Phoenix real estate photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes

Bouquet of Flowers

September 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Wow that shower curtain is bright.  And it clashes with the ugly orange Cheetos wallpaper (which by the way screams “model home!!”).

super bright shower curtain flowers ugly orange wallpaper bathroom Phoenix home house

Looks like a fun room for a kid, but what happens when they move?  That’s a lot of paint and wood to remove.  Let’s hope the neighbor five feet away doesn’t like to stare into the bedroom window.  Might wanna ask about that before you buy the house.

crazy kid's bedroom wild paint shelving awning Phoenix home house real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Water Damage · Shower Curtain

Pillow Talk

September 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Either there’s a giant deer that just pooped in the bedroom or this is a lame excuse for home staging with pillows.

stupid home staging with four pillows on the bedroom floor Phoenix home house real estate

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes

Crazy Paint

September 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Amateurs.  They painted the closet doors while the doors were installed.  Note the lack of a second coat at the bottom of the door and note the magenta paint on the carpet.  Nice.  And why is there pink paint in the closet corner?

stupid dumb amateur paint job bedroom walls closet doors Phoenix home house real estate

In the next bedroom, they’re featuring Dora the Explorer.  There must be a reason for painting a blue rectangle on the door.  Dirty carpet too.

stupid dumb amateur paint job bedroom walls closet doors Phoenix home house real estate

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Tags: Paint · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

Miscellaneous Outdated Furniture

September 29th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Today is spring cleaning day, and we’re clearing out some of the photos we’ve had for months and months.  We start today’s collection with three Grandma homes.

1) Gotta love that handmade wall hanging!  Matching bedspread and drapes.

Grandma's house outdated furniture bedroom matching bedspread drapes Phoenix home

2) Old furniture.

Grandma's house outdated furniture living room Phoenix home real estate photo

3) Wow, that looks really old.  The house was built in 1952.

Grandma's house outdated furniture living room Phoenix home real estate photo

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Tags: Living Room · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Grandma's House · Bedspread

Miscellaneous Room Features

September 29th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The things people add to their homes.  Sigh.

1) Folding doors leading to a bedroom.  Missing light switch cover.

ugly folding doors flower drawing Phoenix home house real estate photo

2) Mirror tiles with gold flakes.

mirror tiles gold flake Phoenix home house real estate photo

3) Indestructible ceiling fan.  Angry home owner tried to pull it down when his house was foreclosed.

broken bent damaged ceiling fan foreclosure Phoenix home house real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Ceiling Fan

Miscellaneous Kitchen Photos

September 29th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Three different kitchens.

1) Blue walls and yellow cabinets.

kitchen blue paint wall yellow cabinets Phoenix home house real estate photos

2) Sunflower decals brighten up the kitchen.  Cluttered counters.

kitchen sunflower decals cluttered counters Phoenix home house real estate photos

3) Collection of snowshoes on the walls?  Underneath the fake plants and other clutter, this is a very nice kitchen.

kitchen snowshoes clutter Phoenix home house real estate photos

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Tags: Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Cabinets

Miscellaneous Wall Photos

September 29th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Three different homes with different styles of walls.

1) Fancy wood paneling pattern.

wood paneling walls real estate photos Phoenix home house

2) Brick wall with a repeating pattern means faux brick.  Brick paneling plus blue carpet = late 1970s?

fake faux brick wall paneling real estate photos Phoenix home house

3) Drywall damage from vandalism (either the previous foreclosed owners or hoodlums).

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Drywall Damage

Miscellaneous Outdoor Photos

September 29th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Three different homes with three different approaches to real estate photos.  These impress buyers how?

1) Corroded door handle, chipped door trim, and a cheap lockbox.

stupid dumb bad MLS real estate photos Phoenix home house lockbox door handle

2) Close-up photo of a water spigot.  And yes, it’s spelled spigot, not spicket.  The photo’s caption read, “Plumbing.”  Really?

stupid dumb bad MLS real estate photos Phoenix home house water spigot faucet

3) By taking the photo at night, buyers won’t notice the abundance of leaves and the lack of grass.

stupid dumb bad MLS real estate photos Phoenix home house dark back yard dirt

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Poor Photography

Checkerboard Disasters

September 28th, 2009 · 6 Comments

You’re gonna love these four homes with their ugly checkerboard tile patterns.

House #1:  They weren’t satisfied with checkerboard on the floor.  They went up the wall and then added micro-checkerboard to the backsplash.  The walls and cabinets are ugly too.

ugly black white checkerboard tile pattern kitchen floor wall Phoenix home house real estate

House #2:  The checkerboard tile stops at the living room’s edge.  Then they faux painted the wall to resemble flagstone.  [eyes rolling]

ugly black white checkerboard tile pattern faux paint flagstone Phoenix home house real estate

House #3:  They couldn’t find more black and white tiles so they improvised.  This impresses buyers?  They also bought a new oven (left side) and kept the original late-1950s oven.

ugly black white checkerboard tile pattern kitchen floor Phoenix home house real estate

House #4:  A Boston home with checkerboard on the kitchen walls.

ugly black white checkerboard tile pattern kitchen wall Boston home house real estate

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Tags: Flooring · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities