National Walls of Shame

June 28th, 2015 · No Comments

The wood paneling got a little wet.  Now that they have a warped wall, perhaps they can try out for American Ninja Warrior?  [Des Moines, Iowa]

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This wall was removed at a different Des Moines house.

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Wallpaper removal?  [Brockton, Massachusetts]

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More ugly walls in the same Brockton house.

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Patched wall.  In the corner and by the window.  What happened?  [McAllen, Texas]

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→ No CommentsTags: Wood Paneling · Fixer-Upper · Ceiling · Water Damage · Drywall Damage · Other US Cities

Texas Entertainment Center

June 28th, 2015 · No Comments

Look what we found today.  Another entertainment center.  From McAllen, Texas.

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Centers of Entertainment

June 27th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Entertainment centers were very popular before televisions got bigger and thinner.  Let’s take a look at some recent examples.  They were perfect for your small TV and VCR.

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This one’s not very deep, so it was perfect when the first flat-screen TVs came out (the small ones).  It can’t handle the typical 32″ TV nowadays.

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That 40″ TV won’t fit in the old entertainment center.

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Talk about old school.  That’s a reel-to-reel player.

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It was popular in the Phoenix area to have these built-in media niches, especially ones that were two feet deep to accommodate those monstrous projection TVs.  Now they are functionally obsolete and collect dust.

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Here’s a creative TV stand that blocks the window.

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Another window blocker, but no TV.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Staging · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Glendale, AZ Homes · Surprise, AZ Homes · Entertainment/Media Niche

Remove One Item

June 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

That pole with the orange claw & cage on the left side is a citrus fruit picker.  You reach up to get an orange or grapefruit, put the claw over the fruit, and pull down.  The orange falls into the cage.  Citrus pickers are normally kept outside.

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We will all breathe easier if the oxygen machine was removed for the real estate photo.

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[Insert Uranus joke here]

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Mickey Mice

June 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Mickey Mouse in a window.

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Mickey Mouse hiding behind a table.

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Mickey Mouse & clones taking a shower.

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→ No CommentsTags: Kitchen · Window Coverings · Phoenix Homes · Faux Paint & Murals · Glendale, AZ Homes · Refrigerator Magnets · Shower Curtain

Christmas Is 6 Months Away

June 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment

It’s June 25th.  Only 6 months of shopping days ’til Christmas.  Here are some homes that celebrate Christmas for a long time.

This house was listed for sale on March 11th.  With the Christmas tree still up.

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This house was listed for sale on February 17th with the Christmas tree still up.

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This house was listed for sale on February 11th with the Christmas tree still up.  Watch your step going to the bedroom.  It’s a doozy.

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This house was listed for sale on January 12th with the Christmas tree still up.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Holiday Décor

Where’s the Fireplace?

June 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dog cages.  Inversion table.  Clutter.  How do you walk around this room?

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→ 1 CommentTags: Staging · Family Room · Clutter · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes

A Variety of Art

June 24th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Popsicle!  Cool?

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Goat!

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Moo!

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Pin-up posters.  Inappropriate?

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Bronzed beauty.

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→ 2 CommentsTags: Phoenix Homes · Other US Cities · Art

Stained Beyond Recognition

June 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments

You know it’s really really bad when you can tell where furniture used to be.

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Filthy carpet in the next bedroom.  It’s not an isolated incident.

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And again in the third bedroom.  How many years or decades did it take to achieve this level of filth?  Gross!

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→ 4 CommentsTags: Carpet · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth

Sports On TV

June 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Sports shows are playing on TVs while real estate photographers are taking pictures.

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Sports Center on TV.  If only it had been the Kayak stairlift ad!

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Kobe defending his contract.

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The fence is up.  Now they need a sign “Stay off the grass.”

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→ No CommentsTags: Staging · Living Room · Bedroom · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling