Bypoler?

April 21st, 2016 · 4 Comments

Culturally insensitive teenager?  Bypoler is a spelling variation of bipolar?  A Google search of bypoler shows an obscure Facebook page and Twitter page for a Bypoler clothing company.  Why take a risk at offending buyers?  Brophy Prep is a parochial high school for boys.  It’s a sloppy teenager’s bedroom, regardless.

bypoler t-shirt hanging on bedroom wall culturally insensitive not PC Brophy Prep football sloppy messy Phoenix Arizona home house

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Award Winning Home

April 20th, 2016 · 2 Comments

They won a trophy for best home staging four times!!

four tall big huge trophies on display TV is on cluttered family room Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Afghan War Zone

April 19th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Afghan blankets and clutter dominate this Glendale, Arizona home.

cluttered living room Afghan blankets poor home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale real estate photo

More Afghan blankets and clutter.

cluttered living room Afghan blankets poor home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Too many unnecessary items on display in the kitchen.  Put it away.

cluttered kitchen counters poor home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Another Afghan blanket in the bedroom.  And lots of visual distractions.

cluttered bedroom Afghan blanket poor home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale real estate photo

So many extra blankets and what-not in this bedroom.

cluttered bedroom Afghan blanket poor home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Extra pillows and stuffed animals in this bedroom.

cluttered bedroom pillows poor home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale real estate photo

Let’s remove the entire rack and items please.

cluttered bathroom rack poor home staging Glendale Arizona house for sale real estate photo

→ 3 CommentsTags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Stuffed Animals · Afghan Blanket · Glendale, AZ Homes

Sleeping Porch

April 18th, 2016 · No Comments

Back in the day, before air conditioning, Arizonans survived the summer heat by sleeping outdoors on sleeping porches.  Sometimes they placed wet sheets in open windows or on porches to create cooler air.  Sometimes, as we see at this Wickenburg, Arizona home, they crack holes in the window panes to let air to flow in.

broken window panes mattress on porch patio fixer-upper Wickenburg Arizona home house for sale photo

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Today Is the Deadline For Filing Your 2015 Tax Return

April 18th, 2016 · No Comments

Due to a holiday glitch in Washington, D.C., 2015 tax returns must be postmarked today, April 18th, instead of the usual April 15th.

stack of boxes in middle of living room Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

You only have a few hours left to sort through your boxes of receipts and tax records!  Hurry!

stack of boxes in middle of living room Glendale Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Keep It Under Wraps

April 17th, 2016 · 2 Comments

They’ve sealed in the freshness of this Houston, Texas home.

Everbilt plastic protective wrapping exterior fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

The house is nearly waterproof!

Everbilt plastic protective wrapping exterior fixer-upper Houston Texas home house for sale real estate photo

→ 2 CommentsTags: Curb Appeal · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities

La Cucaracha

April 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

The cockroach visited this Los Lunas, New Mexico home, took one look at the cultured marble, and passed out.  The photographer couldn’t have kicked it aside?  [Thank you to our reader who submitted this photo]

dead sewer roach cockroach on bathroom floor pink cultured marble bathtub Los Lunas New Mexico home house for sale

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Four Cluttered Kitchens

April 16th, 2016 · 4 Comments

Messy kitchen.  And they are selling their house in this condition.

messy disorganized cluttered kitchen counters Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

This little piggy went to market.

messy disorganized cluttered kitchen counters Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Nice kitchen, too bad it’s cluttered.

messy disorganized cluttered kitchen counters Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

This is one of those old houses where the washing machine is in the kitchen.  They use that space as a sloppy storage area now.  I want to tip the dining table so that all the junk will fall off.

messy disorganized cluttered kitchen counters Goodyear Arizona home house for sale photo

→ 4 CommentsTags: Staging · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities

Oh, Mickey, You’re (Not) So Fine

April 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Nice try?

amateur poorly painted Mickey Mouse on wall Eloy Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

→ 1 CommentTags: Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities · Window

Checkers

April 14th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Sally wondered why she felt dizzy in the shower.

entire bathroom shower tiled in checkerboard pattern Eloy Arizona home house for sale photo

Carol is only slightly dizzy in her bathroom.

bathroom shower tiled in checkerboard pattern Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

Brad is the only one who thinks his checkerboard sound-absorbing tiles cuts down on noise.

sound-absorbing tiles checkerboard pattern drum set Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

→ 3 CommentsTags: Bathroom · Bedroom · What Were They Thinking?!?! · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities