Entries from December 2012

Baby Left Alone In Cold Garage

December 28th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Good thing the real estate photographer stopped by when he did.  These Peoria, Arizona sellers left their baby alone in the garage!

baby left alone in garage poor bad real estate promotional photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

Really??!!  Call Child Protective Services!

baby left alone in garage poor bad real estate promotional photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Garage or Carport · Peoria, AZ Homes · People In Photos

Prayer Rug

December 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Floor rug.

ugly floor rug children praying Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Four children praying.

ugly floor rug children praying Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Rugs

Open Door Policy

December 27th, 2012 · 3 Comments

You save energy by not having to open kitchen cabinet doors this way.  Clever idea.  Too bad it didn’t help the house sell quicker.  It was on the market for 471 days!

kitchen cabinet doors missing gone removed short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

This home was purchased in 1999 for $103,500.  They refinanced in June 2006 for $244,000 and used the extra money to purchase expensive items as seen in this photo from 2011.

cluttered messy disorganized junky room saltillo tile floor short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

It was a short sale.  It took five months for the bank to approve the sale.  It sold recently for $38,500.  Where did the refinance money go?

ugly furniture living room short sale Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Cabinets

A Call To Arms

December 27th, 2012 · 2 Comments

In real estate, they talk about arm’s length transactions.  Here are some arms.

Is this what they mean by no arm intended?

person's lady's woman's arm in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Her arm is pointing to the cluttered closet.

person's lady's woman's arm in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

This lady’s arms are very soft, thanks to her water softener.

person's lady's woman's arm in real estate promotional photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

He’s got at least one good arm available to chop down that dead tree.

person's man's arm in real estate promotional photo picture Peoria Arizona home house for sale

She used to throw up her arms in disbelief over her son’s hat collection.  Now she’s given up.

person's lady's woman's arm in real estate promotional photo picture Surprise Arizona home house for sale

Her arm is hopefully reaching for that unfolded towel.  And the photographer’s arm is seen in the mirror!

person's lady's woman's arm in real estate promotional photo picture Gilbert Arizona home house for sale

Oh, good.  She removed the towel and washcloth.  But why did they include the previous photo?

bathroom shower Gilbert Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Peoria, AZ Homes · Gilbert, AZ Homes · People In Photos · Hats

The Queen of Cups

December 26th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Martha loves to collect coffee cups.  She proudly displays her collection in her Glendale, Arizona home.

large big collection dozens too many coffee cups mugs on wall display Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Francis has an even bigger coffee mug collection in her Eloy, Arizona home!

large big collection dozens too many coffee cups mugs on wall display Eloy Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Staging · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Collections

Two-Toned Kitchen Cabinets – Gotta Have It Or Make It Stop?

December 26th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Some people paint their kitchen cabinets with two different paint colors.  Love it or hate it?  [Decatur, Illinois]

ugly bad idea two-toned paint colors kitchen cabinets Decatur Illinois home house for sale

Hot or not?  [Marshalltown, Iowa]

ugly bad idea two-toned paint colors kitchen cabinets Marshalltown Iowa home house for sale

Gotta have it or make it stop?  [Prescott, Arizona]

ugly bad idea two-toned paint colors kitchen cabinets Prescott Arizona home house for sale

Redo the redo?  [Glendale, Arizona]

ugly bad idea two-toned paint colors kitchen cabinets Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Three colors used in a Pulaski, Tennessee kitchen.

ugly bad idea three-toned paint colors kitchen cabinets Pulaski Tennessee home house for sale

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Tags: Paint · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Cabinets · Other US Cities · Make It Stop

Merry Christmas!

December 25th, 2012 · 13 Comments

Please join me in singing the 3rd annual UglyHousePhotos version of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  Everybody join in now.  A one, and a two, and a three.

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Twelve million cow things…

huge big collection cow items collectibles on display kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Eleven chairs a stacking…

eleven white green plastic cheap chairs on driveway Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Ten rolls of T.P….

ten rolls of toilet paper tissue stacked bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Nine deers a killing…

nine deer stuffed taxidermy on display Woodville Mississippi home house for sale photo

Eight dolls a staring…

eight dolls on shelf on display in bedroom Cody Wyoming home house for sale photo

Seven plates collecting…

seven collector plates on display front entry three dolls Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Six bears a stuffin’…

six stuffed bears animals on display bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Five water jugs…

five distilled water jugs sitting by garage Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Four brass geese…

four brass geese on display on family room Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

Three turtles dove…

three metal turtles on display on family room Gilbert Arizona home house for sale photo

Two panda bears…

messy cluttered bedroom stuffed animal panda bear Tyler Texas home house for sale photo

And a John Deere in the front room.

John Deere lawn mower in living room Seneca South Carolina home house for sale photo

Merry Christmas!

2011’s version is here.

2010’s version is here.

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Driveway · Phoenix Homes · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Collections · Refrigerator Magnets · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities · Taxidermy

Santa Has Arrived

December 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Today is Christmas!  We now have proof that Santa Claus visited this Sun City, Arizona home!

Santa Claus Christmas holiday decoration sign Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Holiday Décor

Oh, Christmas Trees

December 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments

It’s Christmas Eve!  Last chance to trim the tree.

This Mesa, Arizona home was listed for sale on December 3, 2011 (last year) as a short sale.  Guess what.  It wasn’t that short of a sale.  It finally sold in November 2012.

Christmas tree up on display in real estate promotional photo picture Mesa Arizona home house for sale

This Phoenix Christmas tree was up for sale last December 2011 as a short sale.  It finally sold in August.  The tree was still up then.

Christmas tree up on display in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

This Phoenix Christmas tree was up December 13, 2011.  It finally sold in September 2012.  The tree was still up then.

Christmas tree up on display in real estate promotional photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

These Tolleson, Arizona sellers leave their Christmas tree up all year.  The house was listed for sale in July, with the tree proudly on display.

Christmas tree up on display in real estate promotional photo picture Tolleson Arizona home house for sale

A Christmas tree in a real estate photo as seen in November at a Marianna, Florida home.

Christmas tree up on display in real estate promotional photo picture Marianna Florida home house for sale

A Christmas tree in a real estate photo as seen in November at an Adel, Georgia home.

Christmas tree up on display in real estate promotional photo picture Adel Georgia home house for sale

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Holiday Décor · Other US Cities

Winter Has Arrived – Not a Hot Time To Buy

December 24th, 2012 · No Comments

This past Friday was the beginning of winter.  What better way to promote your house for sale than take pictures in the cold, snowy, icy winter.  Sure to attract buyers from Florida or Texas.  Here’s a home currently for sale in Decatur, Illinois.  Buyers are jumping up and down with excitement.  Brrrrrr-ing us an offer!

real estate promotional photo picture of snow ice trampoline back yard Decatur Illinois home house for sale

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Tags: Back Yard · Other US Cities