Entries from December 2014

Let’s End the Year On a High Note

December 31st, 2014 · No Comments

We’re not monkeying around.  Just for the record, those music notes are up high.  May you all be stars in 2015.

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Tags: Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Stuffed Animals

We Were Entertained This Year

December 31st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Just like these lovely entertainment centers, we hope this blog entertained you this past year.  Perhaps you shed a tear or two from dismay, disgust, or laughter.

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Tags: Clutter · Entertainment/Media Niche · Garbage and/or Junk · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging

I’d Like To Lodge a Complaint

December 30th, 2014 · No Comments

The Silver Trowel award for having a cluttered wall while selling goes to this Lodge member.

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Tags: Clutter · Family Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Quality Craftsmanship

December 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The house addition looks just fine.

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The other side looks just as good.  No problems with the roof or with earth-to-wood contact.  The termite inspection should go well with no concerns.  Right?

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The room addition at this house looks good too.  Think of all that valuable extra square footage.

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Added-on section to a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania home.  Another winner!

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Tags: Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Room Addition · Siding

Birds of a Feather

December 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Stacked bird cages in a family room.  A flock of birds.

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Only one bird cage?

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Another bird cage on a patio.

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Polly want a cracker?

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Bird cage.  And a rabbit cage?

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Gut(ter) Reaction

December 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

What a weird word gutter is.  Gutter.  Seeing gutter extensions at this Mesa, Arizona home tells buyers that rainwater floods the patio without them.  This is the only solution?

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Tags: Mesa, AZ Homes · Patio

Masking Our Disappointment

December 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Four masks in a pink bathroom in Arthur, West Virginia.

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes

Crooked Window?

December 28th, 2014 · 3 Comments

These North Judson, Indiana sellers installed a window parallel with the stair riser.

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It looks funny.  Maybe because it isn’t a square window.

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Tags: Other US Cities · Window

Another Name For a Donkey Is…

December 28th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Reader Rodney sent us this photo of a home for sale near Lake Havasu City, Arizona.  He wants to know if an a** lives there.

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Tags: Other Arizona Cities · Pets

More Unusual Baby Names

December 27th, 2014 · 7 Comments

These cutesy, decorated letters are impossible to read, by babies or adults.  What are parents thinking?

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Any idea what this baby’s name is supposed to be?  Iriada?

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Olalre?

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Jsa?

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It was trendy in 2014 to have unusual baby names.  Like Score.  Really?

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Exie?

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And now adding letters after the name is trendy.

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Tags: Bedroom · Make It Stop · Other Arizona Cities · Surprise, AZ Homes