Entries from November 2012

Time To Dust

November 30th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Fake flowers.  Brass & glass light.  Dust collectors.

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Tags: Entry · Fake Plants & Flowers · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Chandler, AZ Homes

De-Fence Budget

November 30th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Debt is high.  Spending is up.  No money left in the budget to fix the ugly fence.

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Tags: Landscaping · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Fence or Wall · Fixer-Upper

Powerful Right Hook

November 30th, 2012 · 3 Comments

What is that ugly thing hanging on the back patio?

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Is he bragging that he can punch real hard?  If it’s broken, take it down.

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Unless it is now serving as a birdhouse?

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Tags: Patio · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard

Keep Your Friends Close & Your Enemas Closer

November 29th, 2012 · 11 Comments

This Sun City, Arizona sweetie hangs her enema bag on the bathroom wall!!!  Yuck!  Why??!!!?!?!

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Is it still wet when she hangs it up??!!?  It’s a horrible visual, especially with the glass shower walls.  Swoosh.  Splash.  Splatter.

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Don’t say it’s a hot water bottle.  There’s a rubber tube and a hanger.

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Tags: Bathroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Other Arizona Cities

Famous People

November 29th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Real estate listings get distributed across the Internet to dozens of websites.  If you’re in the real estate photo, you’ll be famous!!

“I like drinking beer in the morning.”

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“Please have a seat.”

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“Come join me in the hot tub.  Clothing optional!”

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“I’m taking a break from vacuuming.”

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“Text me.”

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“The garbage will have to wait.  Judge Judy is on!”

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“I’m sew excited and I just can’t hide it.”

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · People In Photos

Four-Leaf Clover?

November 29th, 2012 · 1 Comment

The swimming pool looks like a clover leaf and it’s green.  That must mean it’s good luck!

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Tags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes

Happy 5th Anniversary, Ugly House Photos!

November 28th, 2012 · 16 Comments

Today is our 5th year anniversary!! Congratulations to UglyHousePhotos!

Since we started five years ago, there have been 219 million hits, over 18 million page views, and 8 million unique visitors.

In recent months, we’ve averaged 10,000 unique visitors per day.

There have been 6,610 posts and over 18,500 commentsOver 13,000 photos!

We survived a massive transfer of data a few months ago when we dumped our awful web host and switched to a new great one.  All of the posts, photos, and your comments transferred over.

Thank you for your support.

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No-Nos In the Bedroom

November 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Let’s make an effort to tidy up bedrooms when selling a house.  Should a bedroom look like ones from these four homes?

No.

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No.

cluttered messy disorganized sloppy bedroom poor bad home staging Phoenix Arizona house

No.

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No.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Clutter & Ignored Maintenance

November 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Please, someone buy this house and return it to its original glory.  The current owners haven’t maintained it very well.

They built an enclosed porch out front.  Why bother with a door? Thieves can just crawl through the open windows. Check out the door. It’s very short.

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Here’s what the front porch looks like.

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First impressions at the front door?

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Let’s go inside now.  Check out the bathroom.  Lots of dust on that ceiling fan!

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The kitchen looks surprisingly clean.

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Bedroom crammed full.  If any of the kids complain, dad will use the paddle hanging on the left wall.

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The air freshener gives a false sense of well-being in this bedroom.  They’ve blocked the window with a cabinet.  That’s the head of a small boy in the bottom right corner.

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Let’s go outside and get some fresh air.  Oh, bad idea.

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Let’s go up on the roof next.

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“What do you mean we have to maintain the roof?”

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“How was I supposed to know?  I couldn’t see it.”

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“So whadya want me to do about it?”

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“I’m just going to sell the house as-is.”

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“Is the bad roof why that happened?”

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“It happened over here.”

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“And there too.”  As Bill Engvall says, “Here’s your sign.”

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Tags: Roof · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Ceiling Fan · Water Damage

Hat’s Gotta Stop

November 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

There is a thrill with collecting baseball caps for some reason.  “Oh, look, I spent $20 on a hat!!,” says this Tempe, Arizona collector.

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“Only two more hats to go before my collection is complete!,” says this El Mirage, Arizona collector.

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“Do you like my hat valance?,” asks this Gilbert, Arizona collector.

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“I can admire my hats from my bed,” says this Mesa, Arizona collector.

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“I have to keep the caps up high or my cat will get ‘em,” says this Taneytown, Maryland collector.

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Tags: Staging · Bedroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Tempe, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Gilbert, AZ Homes · Make It Stop · Hats