Entries from February 2014

Farmers On Stilts?

February 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Check out the lovely drapes in this Sun City, Arizona home.

ugly weird unusual window drapes curtains farmer wife standing on stilts bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

They are standing on stilts!  Because?

ugly weird unusual window drapes curtains farmer wife standing on stilts bedroom Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Window Coverings

Hopefully These Aren’t Long For This World

February 28th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Five more ugly kitchen cabinets from builder John F. Long.

ugly design kitchen cabinets John F. Long builder Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Let’s hope all of these kitchens get remodeled.

ugly design kitchen cabinets John F. Long builder Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And that these ugly cabinets are removed.

ugly design kitchen cabinets John F. Long builder Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

One by one, we can restore beauty to kitchens.

ugly design kitchen cabinets John F. Long builder Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Some day, they will disappear forever.

ugly design kitchen cabinets John F. Long builder Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: John F. Long cabinets · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes

Which Movie Will Win the 2014 Best Picture Oscar?

February 27th, 2014 · 5 Comments

The 2014 Academy Awards will be broadcast this Sunday, March 2nd.  Which movie will win Best Picture?

American Hustle?

disco ball light saber cluttered bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo tiger stuffed animal

Captain Phillips?

ship's wheel bathroom Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Dallas Buyer’s Club?

cluttered office crammed full filled with Dallas Cowboys football stuff blanket fan Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Gravity?

moon Earth space photo mural bedroom wall Buckeye Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Her?

photo picture naked woman torso bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Nebraska?

cluttered office crammed full filled with Nebraska Cornhuskers football stuff Billings Montana home house for sale real estate photo

Philomena?

office room filled with family photos cluttered chaotic wood paneling Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

12 Years a Slave?

racist saying on wall white families are forever Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Wolf of Wall Street?

ugly bedspread wolf head bedroom Lancaster Ohio home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Art · Bathroom · Bedspread · Clutter · Family Photos · Faux Paint & Murals · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Wood Paneling

Imaginary Kitchen

February 26th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Just imagine how beautiful this kitchen used to look, with its drop ceiling and pretty wallpaper.

ugly outdated old floral flowery wallpaper kitchen cabinets missing stolen removed vandalism Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Imagine preparing gourmet meals here.

ugly outdated old floral flowery wallpaper kitchen cabinets missing stolen removed vandalism Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Imagine the possibilities.

ugly outdated old floral flowery wallpaper kitchen cabinets missing stolen removed vandalism Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Carpet · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Vandalism & Theft · Wallpaper

Three Cushion Minimum

February 26th, 2014 · No Comments

Joanna was required to wear a minimum of 15 pieces of flair at Chotchkie’s in Office Space.  Did you know home sellers are required to show a minimum of three sofa cushions when selling?  Yes, it’s true.  And bonus points if your cushions have wolves on them!!

ugly sofa couch cushions with wolves on them cluttered family room Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

See?  These sellers don’t have a couch but they brought in the required three cushions anyway!  Plus a pillow.

three cushions on the floor Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Four cushions at this house.

four tan sofa couch cushions weight bench Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Seven cushions at this house!  They’ve got lots of flair.  The cushions take up so much room, the seller has to sit on a chair in the other room.

seven ugly Southwest design decor sofa couch cushions Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · Other Arizona Cities · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Quality Repair

February 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Professional ceiling patch repair.

unfinished unpainted ceiling patch repair project job Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo dirty dusty A/C air vent

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Tags: Ceiling · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Repairs

Real Estate Photography Pointers

February 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The super majority of buyers look online at photos of homes.  It’s make it or break it for sellers with their photos.

Buyers don’t want to see screen capture photos of homes.

terrible screen capture photo picture of exterior of home house for sale Phoenix Arizona real estate poor photography

We repeat, buyers don’t want to see photos of your computer screen.

terrible screen capture photo picture of exterior of home house for sale Phoenix Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t want to see people in photos.  If only the amateur photographer was as pretty as the bathroom.

amateur photographer person man in mirror reflection home house for sale Phoenix Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t want to see snow inside a house.  Please dust off your camera’s lens before shooting.

amateur photographer dust spots on dirty camera lens house for sale Phoenix Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t want to see human shadows.

amateur photographer shadow of man person house for sale Mesa Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t like fish-eye views.

amateur fish-eye view person house for sale Surprise Arizona real estate poor photography

Buyers don’t like fuzzy photos.  [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

amateur out of focus fuzzy blurry house for sale Philadelphia Pennsylvania real estate poor photography

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Tags: Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Surprise, AZ Homes

DeFenceLess

February 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’m not sure the blocks are supposed to stack that way as a fence.  It does allow for air flow.

ugly amateur fence blocks stacked on their sides incorrectly piled no mortar Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Back Yard · Fence or Wall · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Joie de Vivre

February 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Joie de vivre is cheerfully enjoying life.  Here are 3 bedroom doors in a Casa Grande, Arizona home that spell out joie.

J-O

bedroom doors with letter painted on J O Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

I

bedroom door with letter painted on I Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

and E.  What joy!!

bedroom door with letter painted on E Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Carpet · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Other Arizona Cities · Paint

Disgusting Philadelphia Home

February 23rd, 2014 · 14 Comments

Is it too much to ask that if you’re selling your home, you at least put a little effort into making it presentable?

Disgusting Philadelphia, Pennsylvania bathroom.  [click on photos to expand]

disgusting gross dirty filthy feces fecal toilet bathtub bathroom unsanitary Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

There appears to be at least two bars of soap.  Too bad they haven’t been touched in 20 years.

disgusting gross dirty fixer-upper bathtub bathroom unsanitary Philadelphia Pennsylvania home house for sale photo

I have no idea what’s going on in this room.  It appears that there are many layers of paper that are peeling off the walls.  It’s bizarre and creepy.  Did they papier-mâché or decoupage the walls?

weird bizarre ugly paper peeling off walls water damage Philadelphia Pennsylvania fixer-upper home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Water Damage