Entries from September 2015

Vintage Chairs

September 30th, 2015 · 3 Comments

There’s no accounting for taste.  These chairs were popular back in the day.

ugly vintage old flesh-colored pink blue tufted leather dining chairs Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photos

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Tags: Dining Room · Phoenix Homes · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Stack of Pavers

September 30th, 2015 · 2 Comments

All these pavers can be yours if the price is right.  BBQ grill and propane tank are extra.

big giant huge stack of pavers stepping stones 100s hundreds propane tank back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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

Put Everything On Display

September 29th, 2015 · No Comments

If there’s a horizontal surface, she’s gonna cover it, you can bet.

cluttered dining room table stuff personal items everywhere on display poor bad home staging Sun City West Arizona house

There’s a kitchen there somewhere.

cluttered kitchen stuff personal items everywhere on display poor bad home staging Sun City West Arizona house

It takes four hours to dust this house.

cluttered living room stuff personal items everywhere on display poor bad home staging Sun City West Arizona house

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Tags: Clutter · Dining Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Three Requests

September 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment

To the seller of this Chandler, Arizona home, we have 3 requests:
1. Do not use a fish-eye lens when taking photos of your bathroom
2. Do not stand in front of the mirror when taking the photo

woman in real estate photo wearing tank top PJ pajama bottoms fish-eye lens poor photography Chandler Arizona home house for sale

3. Wear something more appropriate besides a tank top and pajama bottoms.
Thank you.

woman in real estate photo wearing tank top PJ pajama bottoms fish-eye lens poor photography Chandler Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bathroom · Chandler, AZ Homes · People In Photos · Poor Photography

Roy G. Biv’s House

September 28th, 2015 · No Comments

ROYGBIV = colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet

This house has 6 of the 7 colors, starting with red.

ROYGBIV red bric-a-brac fake brick wall Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Then we go to orange but not forgetting red.

ROYGBIV red carpet orange paint walls mirrors Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Then yellow, with a throwback to orange and a look-ahead to green.

ROYGBIV bright yellow orange green paint walls Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Timeless sponge paint technique with green.

ROYGBIV outdated sponge paint green bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Then to blue with a little shout-out to purple/violet.  Sorry, no indigo.

ROYGBIV blue paint bathroom vanity drawer missing gone Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

And finally, violet.

ROYGBIV purple violet painted kitchen cabinets Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Carpet · Faux Paint & Murals · Kitchen · Paint · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

Texas Baths

September 27th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fixer-upper bathroom in Denton, Texas.

drywall wall damage ugly bathroom fixer-upper Denton Texas home house for sale real estate photo

Looking to the right, we see…

drywall wall damage ugly bathroom fixer-upper Denton Texas home house for sale real estate photo

Houston, Texas bathroom.

missing vanity peel-n-stick vinyl floor tiles ugly bathroom fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

And another Houston bathroom.

ugly bathroom fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Other US Cities

Good Sports Or Bad Sports?

September 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Four homes where sports dominates the rooms.

Basketball collection.  Our heads are bobbing from the visual clutter.

basketball memorabilia collection cluttered bedroom El Mirage Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Steelers man cave.

Pittsburgh Steelers football man cave pool table cluttered room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Too bad they didn’t put the shirts in that big walk-in closet nearby.

Raiders football jersey shirts hanging in room visual clutter Peoria Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

What a brilliant idea.  I’m going to do this to my bathroom.  Whenever I’m constipated, I’ll look at the Arizona State Sun Devils banner and it’ll make me go instantly.  Tho’ I’ll probably get nauseated too.

Arizona State University Sun Devils logo banner pitchfork painted in bathroom Avondale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Clutter · Collections · Other Arizona Cities · Peoria, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Short Sale After Refinancing

September 25th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Unsafe fan with no protective cover.

unsafe dangerous fan with no protective cover Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

This house was purchased in 2004 for $95,000.

ceiling fell down big hole water damage fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

They refinanced in October 2006 with a new $126,000 loan.

bad poor amateur photography picture bathroom towel Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

They refinanced again in June 2007 for $174,000.

bad poor amateur photography picture bathroom blurry fuzzy Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

Money was not spent on home improvements.

cluttered living room bicycles Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

And now they’re selling it as a short sale.

cluttered kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house short sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling · Fixer-Upper · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography · Safety Issue · Water Damage

Wallpaper Lasts Forever

September 24th, 2015 · 1 Comment

You can’t get rid of wallpaper once it’s installed.  Plan on it lasting for decades.

What is the pull chain for?

old outdated wallpaper bathroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Scratch-n-sniff flowers?

old outdated floral bouquet wallpaper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The washer & dryer are conveniently located in the kitchen.

old outdated gray wallpaper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo washer dryer in kitchen

Cherry blossoms?

old outdated wallpaper cherry blossoms bathroom Prescott Valley Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

Clowns

September 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments

During a recent Realtor home tour, this clown greeted us at the front door.  It’s life-size.  It gave me a start.

creepy clown doll life-size big large sitting in chair at front door foyer Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Here’s a clown from a Sun City, Arizona home.

clown doll closet Honda box Sun City Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes