Entries from June 2016

Classic Typewriter

June 30th, 2016 · 1 Comment

The manual typewriter caught my eye.  If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

old classic blue manual typewriter Mesa Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Bedroom · Grandma's House · Mesa, AZ Homes

Better Real Estate Photos Needed

June 29th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Come on.  We can do better than these.  Buyer rely on photos to determine if there is an interest in seeing a house.

A photo of a photo.  With a car blocking the house.

bad amateur poor real estate promotional marketing photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

It does get hot in Phoenix, but it won’t kill you to step outside the car for 15 seconds.

bad amateur poor real estate promotional marketing photo picture taken from inside a car Glendale Arizona home house for sale

Super creepy.  No fish-eye photos please.

bad amateur poor real estate promotional marketing photo picture fish eye lens bathroom Glendale Arizona home house for sale

The photo’s caption reads “master bedroom.”  Does it have a window, a closet, or a door?  Is it deeper than five feet?

bad amateur poor real estate promotional marketing photo picture Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Glendale, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes · Poor Photography

Bargain Basement

June 28th, 2016 · 3 Comments

A few readers have asked recently if there are basements in the Phoenix area.  Very few.  Some in the older homes built in the 1920s-1940s.  Maybe a few in the 1980s-1990s.  The ground is too hard here.  Not worth the money and time to dig or excavate a basement.

And then this Glendale, Arizona home popped up this morning; sold for $60,000.  A fixer-upper with no air conditioning.  With a hole in the floor.

big hole in floor covered up basement Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo fixer-upper

Here’s your basement!

big hole in floor covered up basement Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo fixer-upper

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Tags: Basement · Fixer-Upper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes

This Home Can Be Yours, If the Price Is Right

June 27th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Enjoy a nice relaxing bath here.

dirty bathtub damaged bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

You’re supposed to say a prayer before using the toilet?

dirty toilet damaged bathroom fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The front door needs some attention.  Along with the floor and the walls.

front door floor walls damaged living room fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The only outdoor light in the kitchen comes from the hole in the cabinet!

no windows in kitchen damaged flooring fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

They probably did us a favor by removing the carpet.

bedroom pink white stripes paint damaged flooring fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Same here.

bedroom flooring missing hole in closet fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Newer faucet and newer vanity add value to the house.

damaged vanity bathroom vinyl flooring fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The laundry room looks washed up.

laundry room flooring missing fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Another view of the front door.

front door damaged weeds ugly curb appeal room addition fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

The lattice skirting is cute.

siding damaged lattice skirting peeling paint exterior fixer-upper Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Curb Appeal · Drywall Damage · Fixer-Upper · Flooring · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Siding · Weeds

Panda Express Yourself

June 26th, 2016 · 8 Comments

We didn’t make this up.  To help sell a home in Spring, Texas, a person dressed up as a panda.  Yes, these are actual real estate marketing photos.

person dressed up as a panda sitting on toilet bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

At least she/he washed her/his hands after going using the toilet.

person dressed up as a panda washing hands bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

At a different bathroom.

person dressed up as a panda standing by sink bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Splish, splash, she’s taking a bath!

person dressed up as a panda taking a bath bathroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Cookin’ up some interest in the kitchen.

person dressed up as a panda standing in kitchen real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“Why don’t you join me in bed?  I’ll do anything for a sale.”

person dressed up as a panda lying in bed bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

Looking for other plushies on-line.

person dressed up as a panda sitting at desk bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“I’ll go the extra mile to get a sale.”

person dressed up as a panda walking on treadmill bedroom real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“We’re having bamboo again?!!?!”

person dressed up as a panda sitting at table dining room real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

“Come and knock on our door.  We’ll be waiting for you.  Where the kisses are his and hers and hers…”

person dressed up as a panda sitting on front porch real estate marketing ploy Spring Texas home house for sale

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Tags: Other US Cities · People In Photos · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Before & After House Renovation

June 25th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Before Kitchen.  The house was purchased for $91,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Kitchen.  After renovation, the house sold for $170,000.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Family Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Living Room.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture living room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Bedroom.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture bedroom Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Front of House.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture front yard exterior Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

Before Back Yard.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

After Back Yard.

before after renovation remodeling project photo picture back yard patio Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Back Yard · Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

It’s a Dry Heat

June 24th, 2016 · No Comments

Temperatures reached 118F in Phoenix this past week and have been above 110F the other days.  Humidity has been as low as 7%.  It’s a dry heat.  It saps the moisture out of plants (and people).  Take a look at what happened to a tree!

dead tree is focus of real estate photo picture front yard landscaping Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Landscaping · Phoenix Homes

Skinny Shower Entrance

June 23rd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Amateur bathroom remodel.  They thought it was a good idea to make the shower entrance only a foot & a half wide.  Probably no overhead light either.

skinny super narrow small shower entrance bathroom amateur remodel job Phoenix Arizona home house for sale

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Tags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Don’t Look Up

June 22nd, 2016 · No Comments

Martha complained that Rick’s smelly #2s could peel paint, but this is ridiculous!

ceiling falling down damaged fixer-upper bathroom Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Nothing to see up here, folks.  Keep looking down at the upgraded flooring and admire the custom drapery.

ceiling falling down damaged fixer-upper living room Glendale Arizona home house for sale photo

Careful the peeled paint doesn’t fall into your food in the kitchen.

ceiling damaged peeling paint fixer-upper kitchen Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Ceiling · Fixer-Upper · Glendale, AZ Homes · Phoenix Homes

Potential

June 21st, 2016 · 2 Comments

So much potential and yet…

kitchen cabinets missing cluttered fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

The walls have potential.

cluttered bedroom wall patches fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

Potentially a nice home office?

cluttered bedroom wall patches fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

More wall patching.  At least they didn’t knot the curtains.

living room wall patches fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

The covered patio provides a lot of shade.

cluttered patio lots of junk stuff anvil fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

The front porch roof is curved to help rainwater flow better.

bad roof curved damaged front porch cover fixer-upper Queen Creek Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Fixer-Upper · Garbage and/or Junk · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Patio · Roof · Window Coverings