Wallpapered Bathrooms

November 14th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Are those crabs crawling up the strings?

A regal look.

Dead marijuana leaves?

Mildew?

Mold spores?

Newspaper. Newspaper. Read all about it.

Dolphins at play.

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Possibilities

November 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Don’t judge a book by its cover just yet. It could look better inside.

Well…maybe not inside either. The oven door is missing.

The vinyl floor tiles are a’peeling.

The young man does not seem bothered that the bedroom could use some tidying up.

At least the flooring is nicer here than in the kitchen.

We pan one more time to the right.

Lots of storage space on the covered patio.

More storage.

Spacious yard.

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The Nightmare Before Halloween

November 12th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Twas the night before Halloween and all through this house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse?

Now let’s take a look inside this Great Bend, Pennsylvania house. [Thank you to KG for sending us these photos]
Here we see a pack of cigarettes and an ashtray, plus sugary breakfast cereals.

Ashtray in the bathroom.

There is a child’s toilet in the living room! Dad is paralyzed with indecision: should he remove the toilet first or the Halloween balloon or unblock the front door?

And there’s the child! A little big for that training toilet. He seems sad. Perhaps because he’s not allow access to the balloons?

Party like it’s 1999. Or 1979.

Sorry, but that planking fad ended three years ago.

Band practice.

Like father like son. A drum set in the boy’s bedroom.

Cluttered kitchen.

Enclosed patio with dog and clutter.

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Renovation Before & After Photos

November 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Before Bathroom. The neglected house was purchased for $92,000.

After Bathroom. The remodeled house was sold for $162,000.

Before Kitchen.

After Kitchen.

Before Living Room & Dining Room.

After Living Room & Dining Room.

Before Bedroom 1.

After Bedroom 1.

Before Bedroom 2.

After Bedroom 2.

Before Bedroom 3.

After Bedroom 3.

Before Laundry Room.

After Laundry Room.

Before Back Yard.

After Back Yard.

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For All In Tents & Purposes

November 10th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Yes, a tent on the front yard. Right in front. Everyone can see it. The neighbors love it.

So much to offer.

The junk in front is an affront.

Side view of the front porch.

The living room.

We pan to the right to see more.

More to the right.

One more time to the right. And it just isn’t right.

A scary looking dog is guarding the precious belongings out back.

Bars on the windows.

Swimming pool included.

And they’ll throw in the BBQ grill too.

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Cluttered Coolidge Cottage

November 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lots of stuff piled on in this Coolidge, Arizona home.

Baskets, spinning wheel, pot rack, and more. Lots of visual distractions.

It’s hard to see the kitchen because of the pot rack.

TV’s on. At least the pet is not in the photo.

There are two fly swatters in the kitchen, a shovel in the living room, and now a broom in the bonus room.

I have that same desk in my home office. It’s at least 20 years old. From Office Max.

Another view of the office and bonus room.

At least the doggy pee pads don’t have urine or feces in this photo. But why take a photo of it?

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Dogs Across Arizona

November 8th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Dog from Arizona City, Arizona.

Dog from Congress, Arizona.

Dog from Coolidge, Arizona.

Dog from Glendale, Arizona.

Here’s another view.

Dog from Overgaard, Arizona.

Dog from Phoenix, Arizona. And a turtle!

Dog from Surprise, Arizona.

Dog’s tail from Young, Arizona.

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A Journey Into Decay & Neglect

November 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments

This poor old house was neglected for decades. Check out the ceiling. And the dirt on the ceiling fan!

Decades of grease!!

Decades of cigarette smoke?

Two bottles of bleach is not enough.

It’s picture perfect.

The swan turned back into an ugly duckling.

Shelving included with the sale.

Vintage drapery.

Outdoor kitchens with BBQs are very popular.

The swimming pool’s condition took a dive.

Plenty of parking on the front yard.

The headrests have been eaten away by the hot sun.

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Saver

November 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Save, save, save. You might need it some day.

Aluminum cans, chairs, mop handle. You never know.

The sellers are still ironing out some staging plans.

Formal dining room.

Upgraded ceiling fan.

No need for towel racks when you can hang all of your towels over the shower curtain.

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Keep Out

November 5th, 2017 · 1 Comment

These Hallstead, Pennsylvania sellers want buyers to keep out of the bedroom. [Thank you, KG, for sending these photos]

Pride of ownership.

No sign needed here. Buyers may be inclined to keep out of this bedroom too.

This bedroom has a lovely view out the window. You’ll have to trust us.

Creepy knives.

Happy birthday to all of us.

The living room. The chair has little booties.

The living room as seen from the front door. The sellers felt it was important to cover up the nice flooring with a rug.

The holiday canned food drive is off to a roaring success.

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