Entries from May 2013

Four Unique Fireplaces

May 31st, 2013 · 6 Comments

Unique stand-alone fireplace from a 1971 Boone, North Carolina home.

old unique unusual stand-alone fireplace 1971 Boone North Carolina home house for sale photo

Old stove in a Morristown, Arizona home built in 1992.

old unique unusual stove Morristown Arizona home house for sale photo

Strange fireplace in Salome, Arizona.

unique unusual fireplace design Salome Arizona home house for sale photo

unique unusual fireplace design Salome Arizona home house for sale photo

This one looks like an eye with lots of mascara.

unique unusual fireplace design arch of brick Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Fireplace · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes

Damaged & Destroyed

May 31st, 2013 · 4 Comments

Thank you, criminals, for destroying this house.

kitchen damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Thugs steal copper pipes.

laundry room copper theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

copper theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

bathroom copper theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

bathroom copper theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

bathroom copper theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

bathroom copper theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They steal copper pipes in ceilings.

ceiling copper theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

ceiling copper theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They steal air conditioners.  All that banging around and no neighbors heard it???

air conditioner copper theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Electric panel damaged.

electric service panel theft damaged destroyed ruined vandalized fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · Vandalism & Theft

Timeless Wallpaper

May 30th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Since wallpaper seems to last forever, the wallpaper designs will remain popular forever too.

ugly brown dark outdated old wallpaper pattern Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Forget today’s trendy glass back splashes; brighten up your kitchen with flowers.

outdated old wallpaper floral flower pattern kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

This pattern is recommended by eye doctors.  They want the extra business.

busy stripes outdated old wallpaper pattern Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Sailing, sailing, over the ocean blue.

ugly outdated old wallpaper pattern sailboat ship Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Just like living in a meadow.  With gnomes, butterflies, and deer!

ugly outdated old wallpaper pattern taxidermy deer gnomes Strawberry Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Mix and match patterns.

ugly outdated old wallpaper pattern Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Taxidermy · Wallpaper

Several Things Wrong Here

May 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment

What’s wrong with this Guadalupe, Arizona bathroom?  The giant crack in the floor! The duct tape on the toilet seat!  The yucky shower walls.

giant big huge crack in floor vinyl fixer-upper bathroom ugly repairs needed Guadalupe Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities

Personal Best

May 29th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Why are people in real estate promotional photos?

Are they planning their staging strategy for this home?  “You take the bookcase.  I’ll do the other areas.”

man woman people in real estate promotional photo picture poor photography Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

“I can’t decide if I should work out, watch TV, or help mom get the house ready to sell.”

girl person in real estate promotional photo picture poor photography Glendale Arizona home house for sale

“Gosh, if my foot didn’t hurt, I’d take down the Christmas tree and lights.”

man person in real estate promotional photo picture poor photography Glendale Arizona home house for sale

This photo’s caption reads, “Maureen At Star.”  Short for Starbucks?  We’re not sure why this photo was included with the listing.  She’s nowhere near the house.  And she is not the listing agent nor the owner/seller.

Maureen at Starbucks woman person in real estate promotional photo picture poor photography Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

“Mommy, I’ll get Rover out of the way while you go find the missing chandelier globe.”

boy dog person in real estate promotional photo picture poor photography Chandler Arizona home house for sale

“I really dig your tie-dye shirt.”

girl person in real estate promotional photo picture poor photography Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

Estelle asked her grandson three times to get off the couch and turn off the TV.

woman person in real estate promotional photo picture poor photography Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Fifi needs to go out.  [Olean, New York]

man person dog in real estate promotional photo picture poor photography Olean New York home house for sale

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Tags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Clutter · Family Photos · Glendale, AZ Homes · Holiday Décor · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

Dust Free

May 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Plastic protectors over the furniture in an Apache Junction, Arizona home.

plastic sheets protector protection over furniture couch sofa Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

plastic sheets protector protection over furniture couch sofa Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

plastic sheets protector protection over furniture couch sofa Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

Styrofoam in the windows.  The house is probably vacant during the summer season.  We can appreciate that the seller cares about her furniture.  Still, it wouldn’t take much effort to remove the plastic for the photos.

plastic sheets protector protection over furniture couch sofa Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Short Sale Fixer-Upper

May 28th, 2013 · No Comments

They’re selling the house as a short sale.  Looks like they bought the counter top at a short sale.  It’s not long enough!

counter top too short not long enough kitchen cabinets bad remodel job Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Yep, it’s short on the other side too.  Amateur remodeling job.  Where else did they cut corners?

counter top too short not long enough kitchen cabinets bad remodel job Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Someone buy them a tape measurer quick.  Now the closet rod is too long.

closet rod too long not hung properly right messy cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

They could measure the window too for new drapes.

messy cluttered bedroom too much stuff boxes junk sheet hung over window Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

What’s going on with the door?  There’s masking tape on the left side.  The trim piece on the right is half gone.  There’s a towel on the floor to stop air drafts.

ugly door masking table trim piece missing broken towel air drafts fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house

Here’s the top half of the door.  Bad paint spray job.

ugly door masking table trim piece missing fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Broken glass.

broken window glass pane taped fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Dirty air return.

dirty dusty unclean A/C air conditioning air return vent register filter Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

They had to cut out part of the patio roof when the palm tree got too tall.

palm tree grew too big tall had to cut out part of patio roof to accommodate Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Two dogs.  Lots of poop.

dirt back yard no landscaping two dogs Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Bathroom · Bedroom · Cabinets · Clutter · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Window Coverings

The Lizard of Odd

May 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Giant lizard painted on the exterior of a Mesa, Arizona home.

amateur painted giant huge big lizard on exterior wall Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Mesa, AZ Homes

How Great Thou Art

May 27th, 2013 · 4 Comments

The eyes are so realistic and hypnotic.  I must buy this Tempe, Arizona house!!!

bad crappy ugly amateur painting art man's face eyes Tempe Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Not appropriate for children.  Buyers will have a lot of explaining to do when they bring their kids to this Oneonta, New York home.  And check out the baseball bat under the bed!!

nude woman painting inappropriate for children when selling Oneonta New York home house for sale real estate photo

Elvis lives!  And so does Pippy Longstocking.  [Boone, North Carolina]

Elvis blanket art Boone North Carolina home house for sale real estate photo

There might be a religious connotation with this amateur painting in Mesa, Arizona.

amateur painting art Jesus religious Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Please tell me this painting is not scratch-n-sniff.  [Wickenburg, Arizona]

painting woman two baskets of fish smelly hands Wickenburg Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Jimi Hendrix experience in Phoenix.

Jimi Hendrix poster art Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Art · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Tempe, AZ Homes

We Grow Great By Dreams

May 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments

In other words, we should sleep a lot to be more productive.  [Tempe, Arizona home.]

stupid dumb saying painted on bedroom wall we grow great by dreams Tempe Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bedroom · Tempe, AZ Homes