Entries from February 2016

Fashionable Bedding

February 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Wolf.  The call of the wild.

cheap blanket bedspread wolf old waterbed frame Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Roses are red, the dog’s eyes are white, I see a bedspread that’s just not right.

cheap blanket bedspread roses flowers dog Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Paisleys!

old bedspread paisley Payson Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedspread · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Pets · Phoenix Homes

Palm Springs Time Capsule

February 28th, 2016 · 15 Comments

Today we are celebrating the 1970s in a Palm Springs, California home.  [I marked the category “Not Ugly” because the house is in such pristine condition.]  This is a listing in Palm Springs from one of my college fraternity brothers.  Please enjoy the 1970s flashback.  Groovy!

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Tags: 1970s · Bedroom · Carpet · Dining Room · Living Room · Not Ugly · Other US Cities · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Wallpaper · Wet Bar

The Academy Awards Are Tomorrow Night

February 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Which movie will take home the Oscar for Best Picture tomorrow?

The Big Short, a movie about the financial & real estate crisis?  [I took this photo in a bank-owned house many years ago; sorry for the language]

naughty greedy bank insert house in ass angry home owner wrote on wall foreclosure home house Phoenix Arizona

Bridge of Spies?

cluttered messy disorganized chaotic bedroom poor bad home staging telescope Phoenix Arizona home house

Brooklyn?  [This is as close as I could get to a Brooklyn photo]

glass mural of twin towers New York City Manhattan skyline family photos Phoenix Arizona home house

Mad Max?

beat-up junker cars vehicles in back yard Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Martian?

solar system planets shower curtain bathroom Laveen Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

The Revenant?  [Leonardo got revenge on that bear!]

bearskin rug taxidermy dead bear on wall Christmas tree Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Room?

cluttered junky disorganized bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Spotlight?  [That movie has at least four fans.]

living room collection crosses four fans Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bad Parking · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Family Photos · Faux Paint & Murals · Holiday Décor · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Shower Curtain · Staging · Taxidermy

Shorts Sale

February 26th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Swimming shorts for sale.  And dog food and other unnecessary items.

cluttered patio swimming shorts dog food weed eater Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Clutter · Patio · Phoenix Homes · Staging

No Class

February 25th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Heavy fu**ing metal?  The seller should know better than to display profanity in the house and on the internet when selling.  Then he can work on home staging.  Unbelievable.

Metallica profanity in a real estate photo picture listing heavy metal cluttered room tacky crass Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Clutter · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging · What Were They Thinking?!?!

No Bank Qualifying

February 24th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Poor little house.  The seller realizes the bank won’t qualify it for purchase in its current condition.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Other Arizona Cities

Three Murals

February 23rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

A bald eagle from North America visited an orangutan from Asia and a gorilla from Africa.

bedroom wall mural bald eagle orangutan gorilla Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Choo choo.

bedroom wall mural Thomas the Railroad train Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

The green water is relaxing.

bedroom wall photo mural mountain lake scene green water Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes

Close Race

February 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

Did anyone see the Daytona 500 NASCAR race yesterday?  The winner won by only 2 feet or so.  Super close.  I’ll bet this seller watched the race.

afghan blanket NASCAR car racing signs posters fan Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Afghan Blanket · Other Arizona Cities · Staging

Broken Water Heater?

February 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Water appears to be flowing out of the garage and down the driveway.  What’s going on?

broken leaking busted water heater water flowing out of garage Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

I stopped by one of my vacant listings a few years ago and saw this same thing.  The water heater had cracked and water kept filling up and flowing out of the tank.  And…kept heating the water, which created a lot of steam and moisture in the garage.  Luckily I discovered it shortly after it happened.  The fuse was turned off, the garage door was opened, the water swept out, and the home warranty company was called right away.  Could have been a disaster with mold & mildew arriving in a day or two if undiscovered.  From then on, I suggest my clients turn off their water heaters in vacant homes.

broken leaking busted water heater water flowing out of garage Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Driveway · Garage or Carport · Other Arizona Cities

Creative Paint In Chicago

February 21st, 2016 · No Comments

These photos were sent to us from one of our readers.  Thank you.

Polka-dots in a Chicago, Illinois home.

pink green polka-dots bedroom walls Chicago Illinois home house for sale real estate photo

Feeling green in a different Chicago home.

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Totally black in a Ford Heights, Illinois home.

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Tags: Faux Paint & Murals · Other US Cities