Happy 138th Birthday, Albert Einstein

March 14th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday.

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That’s a lot of candles on your birthday cake, Albert.

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Split Screen TV

March 13th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Two TVs = two screens. Perfect for watching March Madness basketball games at the same time.

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Plenty of seating too for friends to come over. Which basketball teams will be hung out to dry? (dryer in far right corner)

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Which basketball teams will be sent packing early? (suitcase)

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Clutter · Living Room · Phoenix Homes · Staging

Wallpapered Kitchen Cabinets

March 12th, 2017 · 7 Comments

You can spruce up your kitchen cabinets by adding wallpaper on top of them! [Houston, Texas]

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It brightens up the kitchen. [Phoenix]

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→ 7 CommentsTags: Cabinets · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Before & After Remodeling Pictures

March 11th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Before Family Room. Was purchased for $97,000.

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After Family Room. The remodeled home sold for $154,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Bathroom.

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After Bathroom.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Before & After · Curb Appeal · Family Room · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Remodeling

Watch TV While Buying a Home

March 10th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Sit down and watch TV with the sellers.

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They’re partial to The Rifleman in Morristown, Arizona.

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Call now!

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Attorneys can help you.

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Can’t find Nemo? He escaped from the tank and is hiding by the leg of the futon.

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Not Ready To Sell

March 9th, 2017 · No Comments

Cluttered living room in Tempe, Arizona. The sellers want buyers to see their home like this?!?

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Garbage can right there. Throw things in it, sellers. Thank you.

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→ No CommentsTags: Clutter · Garbage and/or Junk · Living Room · Tempe, AZ Homes · Wood Paneling

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

March 8th, 2017 · 2 Comments

You’ll see a kitchen sink plus counter top on the right side of the photo. In the middle, there’s a car hood and deteriorated car seats. Notice the hole under the door step on the left. Caused by a cur dog?

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Greenhouse Effect

March 7th, 2017 · 6 Comments

Specially designed bathroom with a domed window. They added bamboo blinds for privacy.

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This design is impractical in Phoenix. The sun is nearly straight overhead in summer. And it’s a hot sun. That bathroom would be like a sauna. Bathroom probably was an addition without a building permit.

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As home owners and flippers try to modernize their homes in Phoenix, many are choosing frosted glass garage doors. Looks nice and modern but totally impractical in Phoenix. This is a photo of a house I sold last year. The garage faced south. The inside of the garage was boiling hot.

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Howl You Rate This House?

March 6th, 2017 · No Comments

There’s a wolf at your door. Watch out!

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When you step out of the wolf bedroom, you might trip over the extension cord. The staging in this house is bananas.

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Minimalistic kitchen with no upper cabinets or counter space or dishwasher.

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Looks like they replaced the original counter and sink since the “new” one doesn’t line up properly. With all those hair care products and toiletries, you’d think the mirror would not be on the right of the vanity and that there would be better lighting.

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Another bedroom.

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And one more.

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Knot Bad In Detroit

March 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Our reader Tyson stayed in this Detroit, Michigan condo via airbnb, despite it having knotted curtains. Pointless decoration. Why block the view of downtown? And it would take too long to unknot each panel. (sigh)

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