Entries from January 2010

Here’s The Situation In Atlantic City, New Jersey

January 31st, 2010 · 12 Comments

Photos sent in from one of our viewers of a friend’s grandparents’ home in Atlantic City, New Jersey, starting with a very dirty kitchen.

dirty messy cluttered kitchen cabinets Atlantic City New Jersey home house

Another view of the kitchen.

dirty messy cluttered kitchen cabinets Atlantic City New Jersey home house

Check out the ceiling in the bathroom.  To bad this home was neglected.  Kinda interesting that subway tile and pedestal sinks came back in fashion in the 2000s.

water leak ceiling damage bathroom Atlantic City New Jersey home house

The French door glass was covered up.  Looks like wallpaper on the ceiling, and it’s coming down.

cluttered room Atlantic City New Jersey home house

In the next room, the walls are falling apart exposing the original laths.

damaged wall room Atlantic City New Jersey home house

More ceiling damage in the dining room.  The owner reportedly saved everything.  At one point, you could barely walk through the dining room.

cluttered dining room Atlantic City New Jersey home house

More unfortunate ceiling damage in the living room.  Just look how cool this house really is; too bad it was neglected.  By the way, that turquoise blue paint color is hot, hot, hot in 2010.

ceiling damage living room Atlantic City New Jersey home house

The oak flooring with mahogany inlays is damaged in the living room.

damaged oak wood floor living room Atlantic City New Jersey home house

Antique door bell system.  Front door, back door, and chambers A-I.  Pretty cool.

antique door bell system Atlantic City New Jersey home house

There are some very neat architectural details in this home.  I hope it gets restored to its original glory.

Atlantic City New Jersey home house

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Tags: Staging · Flooring · Bathroom · Kitchen · Clutter · Dining Room · Cabinets · Ceiling · Other US Cities · Grandma's House

Save the Whales

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Whale mural in a Juneau, Alaska home.

whale mural bedroom wall Juneau Alaska home house real estate photo

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities

Subliminal Message Is Not OK In OK

January 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

In real estate they say timing is everything.  It sure is at this Oklahoma City, Oklahoma home.  Talk about bad timing.  1) Why is the TV on anyway? 2) Do buyers receive a subliminal message that this home has a rat problem? 3) Couldn’t the seller have waited another 10 seconds for a different commercial?  4) Why did the seller have to publish this photo?  Good grief.

d-Con rat poison dead TV commercial bad timing Oklahoma City home house real estate photo

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Tags: Afghan Blanket · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Five Cluttered Oklahoma City Kitchens

January 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Now that Oklahoma City is snowed in, maybe these five home sellers can spend their time straightening out their kitchens.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen Oklahoma City home house real estate photo

Counter attack.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen Oklahoma City home house real estate photo

It’s time to wash that hand towel.  Yuk.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen Oklahoma City home house real estate photo

Fancy kitchen; it has two exhaust hoods.

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen Oklahoma City home house real estate photo

Can’t read those signs; it’s ‘open something storage.’

cluttered messy disorganized kitchen Oklahoma City home house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities

Jiffy Lube Franchise Or Dungeon In Colorado Springs

January 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

This Colorado Springs home has lots of possibilities.  It could be a dungeon for serial killers.  Just watch out for the moths and bottles of lotion.  Has anyone seen my dog Precious?

dungeon oil change hole Colorado Springs home house real estate photo

Or it could be an oil change shop.

creepy garage Colorado Springs home house real estate photo

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Colorado Springs Dream (Catcher) Home

January 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

If you love dream catchers, you’re sure to love this Colorado Springs home.  There’s a dream catcher in the bedroom.

dream catcher poor home staging bedroom Colorado Springs home house real estate photo

A dream catcher in the living room.

dream catcher poor home staging living room Colorado Springs home house real estate photo

Two dream catchers in another bedroom.

dream catcher poor home staging bedroom Colorado Springs home house real estate photo

Rats, there’s no dream catcher in this bedroom.

poor home staging bedroom Colorado Springs home house real estate photo

Cluttered kitchen with an unusual choice in cabinet paint color.

cluttered kitchen ugly cabinet paint Colorado Springs home house real estate photo

A lot of refrigerator magnets.  A laundry basket on a dog cage.

refrigerator magnets laundry basket dog cage Colorado Springs home house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Refrigerator Magnets · Other US Cities

Dark, Darker, & Darkest

January 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Let’s make it difficult for buyers to see the house, okay?

The main photo for a Colorado Springs home.

very dark photo poor real estate photography Colorado Springs home house

A night shot for a Phoenix hillside home.  You can see the Jack In the Box restaurant sign.

very dark photo poor real estate photography Phoenix Arizona home house

The prize for darkest real estate photo ever goes to this one for an Oakland, California home.  What was the seller thinking?  Even worse, this was the only photo for the house.

very dark photo poor real estate photography Oakland California home house

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Other US Cities

Hotel Photos Use Creative License Too

January 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Home sellers aren’t the only ones trying to lure in buyers.  Hotels do too.  Carefully cropped photos to hide reality, distorted angles to make pools look bigger, and other gimmicks are sometimes used by hotels to entice guests.

Bing.com presents a slide show of such hotels with the real photos and commentary.

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Tags: Other US Cities · Other International Cities

Mass. Sen. Scott Brown’s New Home In Washington, D.C. part 1

January 28th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Scott Brown was recently elected as the newest U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.  He will be moving to Washington, D.C. soon and will need somewhere to live.  Let’s see if we can find him a home, starting with this DC winner.

This messy kitchen should do the trick.  Senator Brown will likely have to put up with trash talk, and he’ll need notes to remind him of his daily tasks.  He can use the bleach to counteract dirty politics.

dirty messy cluttered kitchen garbage trash bleach Washington DC home house

He can watch the health care bill discussion live on CSPAN from this cluttered bedroom.  Oh, wait, there are no broadcasts of the health care bill.  Oops.  It was a transparent mistake.

messy cluttered bedroom Washington DC home house real estate photo

A home’s exterior leaves an impression.  Sen. Brown’s next home will reflect the brick walls he’ll face in the Senate.

brick exterior Washington DC home house real estate photo

They had a wild party last night; a drunk guest took the lamp shade.

messy cluttered bedroom lamp shade missing Washington DC home house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Window Coverings · Garbage and/or Junk · Other US Cities

Mass. Sen. Scott Brown’s New Home In Washington, D.C. part 2

January 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Senator Brown will need to hire staff members.  Perhaps he could hire this man and buy his house too?

man in real estate photo Washington DC home house

The living room looks fairly organized.

milk crates living room Washington DC home house real estate photo

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Tags: Living Room · Other US Cities · People In Photos