Entries from May 2012

Sanford & Sons?

May 31st, 2012 · 7 Comments

Did they film Sanford & Sons TV show here?  These are photos from 2012.

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When the house was purchased in June 2006, the yard was empty.

clutter junk garbage hoarding back yard filled with trash Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

She paid $161,000 for this house.

clutter junk garbage hoarding back yard filled with trash Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Big yard.  Perfect for hoarding.

clutter junk garbage hoarding back yard filled with trash Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Wow.  That’s a lot of stuff.

clutter junk garbage hoarding back yard filled with trash Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

The house was going to foreclosure auction in late June 2012, but someone bought it as a short sale in May 2012 for $25,000.

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Another bedroom.

clutter junk garbage hoarder bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The kitchen.

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The dining area.

clutter junk hoarder messy dining room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The living room.

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Fill ‘er up.

clutter junk hoarder messy living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Sad.

clutter junk hoarder messy living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Hall of Shame - Outdoor

More Knotted Curtains

May 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tying a knot in window curtains is becoming an epidemic in Phoenix!  So is hanging your garbage from the window crank?

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Yes, that’s a diaper (or nappy) on the kitchen counter.  You know, you can switch the hinges & handles on most refrigerators.  Must be awkward opening it on the left.

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Tags: Kitchen · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Make It Stop

Unbelievable

May 30th, 2012 · 8 Comments

What happened to this house?  It doesn’t get better.

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What’s worse?  Letting the kids write all over the walls?  Or letting the kids stand on filthy, dirty, disgusting carpet?

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[sigh]

ugly fixer-upper foreclosure neglected graffiti dirty carpet Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

The bathroom.  Pay attention to the mirror’s reflection, because…

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…this is what shows up in the shower!

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Filthy carpet.

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This picture is of what?

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We finish with the kitchen.  We hope you enjoyed your tour.

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Tags: Carpet · Paint · Bathroom · Kitchen · Foreclosure · Phoenix Homes · Fixer-Upper · Graffiti · Drywall Damage

Dead Asleep

May 30th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Wanna sleep like you’re dead to the world?

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Make a bedspread out of coffin lining!  Rest in peace!

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The top photo is from a Scottsdale, Arizona home.  Can you imagine the dust that collects in that bedspread?

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Tags: Scottsdale, AZ Homes · Bedspread

Pillow Fight

May 30th, 2012 · 7 Comments

How many pillows is too much?  When you can’t sit down on the couch!

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Really?

too many pillows on couch sofa poor bad home staging decorating Phoenix Arizona house

Even the Dutch are doing it.  From a home in The Netherlands.

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Make it stop.

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Tags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other International Cities · Make It Stop

Knot Nice

May 29th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Home decorating trend in 2012?  Tied or knotted window drapes.

From a Garden City, Kansas.  Tres chic lace curtains.

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Must be fun untying and retying these every night.  Glendale, Arizona home.

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Looks like a person’s face in the knot second from the left.

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Tags: Window Coverings · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities

Herringbone Pattern Wood Paneling

May 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments

We hoped the wood paneling would have lasted forever.  Alas, not so.

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper

Chair Museum In Tempe, Arizona

May 29th, 2012 · 5 Comments

New museum just opened this week.  Lots of different chairs to see.

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Even more chairs.  They’ve been collecting for years.

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Half of the museum admission money goes to chair-ity.

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Tags: Staging · Tempe, AZ Homes

Memorial Day

May 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Today is an American national holiday.

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Bedspread

Poster Child

May 28th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Lots of posters and papers pinned to the walls of this Saco, Maine attic bedroom.  Where’s the Justin Bieber poster?

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Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Other US Cities · Attic