Entries from January 2011

Wannabe Gangster’s Bedroom

January 24th, 2011 · 11 Comments

This is not a vacant home that was vandalized by graffiti hoodlums.  The people were still living in this home when it went up for sale.  So, we will assume the parents let their kid scribble on the walls like this.  What kind of impression does that make on buyers?

graffiti on bedroom wall wanna gangster green paint Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti

Scorpions Are Creepy

January 24th, 2011 · 9 Comments

I watched a TV show on Animal Planet called Infested.  They featured a home infested with rats, one infested with bedbugs, and another home (in Phoenix) infested with scorpions.

My eagle eyes spotted something funny in the bathtub photo of a Chandler, Arizona foreclosure home.  A scorpion in the bathtub!  (brown spot up from the drain)

scorpion in the bathtub bathroom foreclosure home house Chandler Arizona real estate photo

The ironic/funny/scary thing is…the street name is Scorpio Place!!  How crazy is that?

scorpion in the bathtub bathroom foreclosure home house Chandler Arizona real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Chandler, AZ Homes

Foto Brutte Della Casa

January 24th, 2011 · 8 Comments

This is an Italian edition of Ugly House Photos, courtesy of one of our loyal readers.  She’s an American who’s lived in Italy for the past 14 years.

Actual real estate photos from all over Italy.  Seems like they need home stagers in Italy too.

Casa, Italy bathroom.  Looks like the washing machine is in the bathroom too.

messy cluttered bathroom Casa Italy home house real estate photo

Bedroom of the same house.  I love you too!  Ti amo!
It’s a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 860 square foot place listed for US$237,000.

I love you stuffed animal on bed bedroom Casa Italy home house real estate photo

Pisa, Italy condo for sale (they call them apartments).  900 square feet.  US$300,000.
Our reader writes:  “Just some info on Italian homes:  the houses/apartments are not sold with kitchens usually. They also do not have closets or bathroom vanities (usually). We have to buy our own wardrobes and kitchens, and I don’t know what Italians did before IKEA.”
This kitchen would be moved out, I guess.  Weird concept.

kitchen Pisa Italy home house real estate photo

Pesaro, Italy condo.  807 square feet.  US$250,000.  Remember, the shelves go with the sellers.  They’re going to need a lot of boxes to pack up all that stuff.

cluttered stuffed crammed full packed shelves Pesaro Italy home house real estate photo

Venice, Italy.  2 bedrooms, 2 baths.  US$858,000.
You’d think for $858,000 that they could leave the kitchen cabinets or at least install a nicer kitchen.

kitchen Venice Italy home house real estate photo

Same Venice home.

bedroom office Venice Italy home house real estate photo

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Other International Cities

At Least the Toilet’s Clean

January 23rd, 2011 · 8 Comments

The sales brochure probably promotes that this Davenport, Iowa home has a convenient third bathroom.  In the basement.  Watch your step when you walk to the sink.

ugly bad cheap amateur basement bathroom toilet sink vanity Davenport Iowa home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Zoning Violation · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Basement

Mold & Mildew In the Kid’s Room

January 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

We really, really, really hope the mold and mildew in this Davenport, Iowa bedroom started after they moved out.  What if the child lived in this room with the mold lurking around??!

mold mildew in kid's child's bedroom safety health issue concern Davenport Iowa home

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Tags: Bedroom · Safety Issue · Faux Paint & Murals · Mold & Mildew · Other US Cities

Bathroom Fail

January 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

We just love seeing the kooky amateur fix-it photos at ThereIFixedIt.com.

For those of you that have endured the physical torture of squat toilets in other countries, this is the best solution.

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You can be the King of the Throne!!

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Tags: Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Other International Cities

Inkblot Wallpaper Pattern

January 23rd, 2011 · 9 Comments

Must be a psychiatrist’s home.  The wallpaper pattern looks like inkblots.  What do you see in the pattern?  Skulls.

overly ornate ugly old outdated pink wallpaper staircase Davenport Iowa home house

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Tags: Wallpaper · Other US Cities

The Housekeeper Said, “I Quit.”

January 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

It took the housekeeper 3 hours just to dust all of the knick knacks in this Davenport, Iowa home.  She quit after the first time.  Enough is enough.

years decades of collecting knick knacks clutter poor home staging Davenport Iowa house

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Tags: Staging · Clutter · Wood Paneling · Collections · Other US Cities

Really Messy San Tan Valley, Arizona Home

January 22nd, 2011 · 10 Comments

What a mess throughout the house!

really messy cluttered garbage junk belongings stuff San Tan Valley Arizona home house

People live like this.

really messy cluttered garbage junk belongings stuff San Tan Valley Arizona home house

Overwhelming.

really messy cluttered garbage junk belongings stuff San Tan Valley Arizona home house

More mess.

really messy cluttered garbage junk belongings stuff San Tan Valley Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Hall of Shame - Messy

The Bathroom Always Smells Like Roses

January 22nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

Paint some flowers in your bathroom and it will always smell fresh.

ugly amateur painting flowers bathroom Mesa Arizona home house photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Faux Paint & Murals