B. Cole

June 18th, 2017 · 9 Comments

B. Cole says to be cool. Houston, Texas home for sale.

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Don’t trip over the electric cords.

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Dog in a cage.

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Bedroom.

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First bathroom.

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More of the first bathroom.

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Second bathroom.

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Another bedroom.

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Kitchen.

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The frog is jumping for joy.

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→ 9 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Bedroom · Ceiling Fan · Clutter · Family Room · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging

One Love – Several Stains

June 17th, 2017 · 5 Comments

That is a soiled, dirty mattress. Gross. Not sure if Bob Marley has any love for it. Go, Steelers?

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Sneakers/trainers were placed there to distract you from the stained mattress.

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→ 5 CommentsTags: Bedroom · Clutter · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Other Arizona Cities · Window Coverings

Makeshift Bidet

June 16th, 2017 · 10 Comments

I saw this toilet on a home tour yesterday and stopped in my tracks. What is that?! A kitchen sink sprayer attached to a toilet?! To help them spray their bums? I mentioned this to another agent and he said, “Oh, I have that on my toilet.” What?!?! He then said, “It’s to spray off reusable diapers when they’re dirty. I have a 2-year-old.” That might be handy, but gross just the same.

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→ 10 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Double TV

June 15th, 2017 · 8 Comments

If you have a built-in entertainment center that’s too narrow for today’s TVs, here’s a solution: leave the older TV in the entertainment center and then mount the newer TV in front of it. And use wire to hold it up!

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→ 8 CommentsTags: Entertainment/Media Niche · Other Arizona Cities · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Flag Day

June 14th, 2017 · No Comments

Today is Flag Day when we honor the American flag. Except for these three home sellers who display their flags incorrectly. The blue field should always be in the top left.

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Dog-gone-it! Another flag fail.

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Ugh.

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→ No CommentsTags: Chandler, AZ Homes · Garage or Carport · Holiday Décor · Mesa, AZ Homes · Patio · Pets · Phoenix Homes

Concho See Yourself Living Here?

June 13th, 2017 · 12 Comments

When four readers tell you about a house for sale, you’d better share it with others. Thanks to Karen, Karla, Eva, & Sarah, we present the cat house in Concho, Arizona. We’ll let the photos tell the story.

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Natural Shower

June 12th, 2017 · 4 Comments

The sellers thought this was a cool idea.

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Buyers will think this is…? [Note: The sun is nearly straight overhead at noon on June 21st in Phoenix. That window above the shower will get full sun and heat up that bathroom like a sauna.]

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Fixer-Upper · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Scandinavian & Baltic Homes

June 11th, 2017 · 4 Comments

I returned recently from a trip to Scandinavia and the Baltics, visiting Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania. I was on the lookout for ugly houses and found a few. Enjoy.

Oslo, Norway fixer-upper. Saw this gem while walking from the harbor to the Viking Ship Museum. The first step to home ownership in Norway is a doozie!

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Porvoo, Finland is the 2nd oldest city in Finland (going back to the 1400s). It is a really cute and charming city. 90% of the homes are painted in bright colors and well-maintained. Here are two that need some attention. The first one was built into the hillside. The paint color is a dreadful, blah color. Porvoo’s old church is right up the hill from this house.

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This Porvoo house would look really nice with a fresh coat of paint.

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I saw these next three homes on my walk to the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, Estonia. The first home could use a coat of fresh paint.

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Lots of potential with this Tallinn home.

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This Tallinn home has a modern design but the yellow and brown color combination saps the energy.

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This is the skinniest home in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Indoor Swimming Pool

June 10th, 2017 · 3 Comments

One of our readers commented on yesterday’s dirty swimming pool post and said he’d like an indoor pool if he bought a house in Phoenix. Well, Felix, your wish has been granted! Here’s a home with an indoor pool! You weren’t specific enough about the size and condition and quality and installation.

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The sellers should have cleared off the counter and sink in the kitchen before selling.

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And cleared off the stove.

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And cleared off the floor. Good grief.

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This room could use some attention too. Perhaps by the person standing on the left with the Nike sneakers.

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Hey, lazy bones, get up and help the lady clear out everything on the patio.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Back Yard · Clutter · Kitchen · Living Room · Patio · People In Photos · Phoenix Homes

Swimming Season

June 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Temperatures are heating up and people want to cool off in a sparkling clear swimming pool.

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Jump right in!

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Hurry before all the water evaporates!

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Close your eyes and imagine the cool water.

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