Entries from April 2010

Bobcat, Owl, & Deer

April 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Bobcat skin and a stuffed owl at a Scottsdale, Arizona home.

bobcat skin pelt taxidermy Scottsdale Arizona home house

Two deer in Rockford, Illinois.

two deer heads taxidermy Rockford Illinois home house

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Tags: Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Taxidermy

Ugly Kitchen Cabinets

April 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments

There they are:  two more homes with ugly kitchen cabinets from the 1970s by builder John F. Long.

ugly kitchen cabinets John F. Long home builder Phoenix Arizona house

ugly kitchen cabinets John F. Long home builder Phoenix Arizona house

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

Stare At the Stairs

April 30th, 2010 · 14 Comments

The jury’s out on this stair shelf idea.  It’s the first thing you see when you enter the house.

shelving around the stairs Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Remodeling · Entry · Phoenix Homes

The Drapes of Wrath

April 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Very bold drapes.

gaudy bold ugly red shiny window curtains drapes Phoenix Arizona home house

An odd mix of curtains plus plastic flowers in Rapid City, South Dakota.

ugly window curtains drapes plastic fake flowers Rapid City South Dakota home house

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Tags: Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Fake Plants & Flowers · Other US Cities

Object of Our Attention

April 29th, 2010 · 2 Comments

One item can dominate a real estate promotional photo and leave a lasting impression.  It becomes the focus of attention.  Do you notice anything else in these three photos?

The cat tower in a dining room.

cat play tower staging Phoenix Arizona home house

The surfboard in a bedroom (B. Babushka has to do with Billabong women’s clothing).

surfboard Babushka bedroom staging Phoenix Arizona home house

A big red truck in Apache Junction, Arizona.

red truck Apache Junction Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Pet Damage

April 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Fido is resting comfortably on the left side of the photo.  He likes to look out the front window and bark at strangers.  As a result, he damaged the window blinds.  So the seller has covered up with damage with a towel, hoping that buyers won’t notice.  Fido also likes to hang out by the front door, leaving his fur oil on the door.  We don’t know what the bucket of dirty water is for (right side of photo).

pet dog damage window blinds dirty door living room Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Pets · Fixer-Upper

Horrible Living Room

April 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

When bad things happen to good homes…

ugly paint floor living room Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

The bathroom needs work too.

ugly bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Flooring · Paint · Bathroom · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper

More Ugly Entertainment/Media Niches

April 28th, 2010 · 2 Comments

These three media niches should keep you entertained.

Is that a bell in the upper right corner?

ugly bad entertainment center media niche Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Since there’s no dust ever in Phoenix, no need to worry about all of those shelves.

ugly bad entertainment center media niche Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Wasted space.  Can’t fit a TV there, can’t put a couch there.

ugly bad entertainment center media niche Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche

SpongeBlob

April 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Three more homes with ugly faux/sponge painting.

Drab gray sponge/feather/rag roll paint job.  Blech.

ugly bad amateur sponge faux paint Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Orange mess.

ugly bad amateur sponge faux paint Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

Did they use dirty diapers to create this ugly scene?

ugly bad amateur sponge faux paint Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals

Clean As You Go

April 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Isn’t the saying, clean as you go?  This Glendale, Arizona seller wants to prove that he/she cleaned the house before putting it up for sale.  See?
[Thanks to one of our readers for sending these in!]
These are actual photos used to promote the sale of this home.

Cleaning the oven.

cleaning the oven poor real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house

Vacuuming.

vacuuming dumb poor real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house

Scrubbing the toilet.

scrubbing the toilet dumb poor real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house

The toilet is now clean!  We thank you for caring.

scrubbing the toilet dumb poor real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house

Dusting the ceiling fan.  Are they selling the house or promoting the cleaning service?

dusting the ceiling fan dumb poor real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house

The pool skimmer basket is clean.  You’ve proved your point about the house being clean.  But how about including photos of the actual house?!  Good grief.

pool skimmer basket dumb poor real estate photo Glendale Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Glendale, AZ Homes · Ceiling Fan