Rope Lights

August 24th, 2014 · 7 Comments

Thank you, Matt, for sending us this tidy Minocqua, Wisconsin home.  Pour yourself a drink and we’ll make a toast.  There’s plenty of booze and glasses.  The flyswatter’s a nice touch.

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As we venture down this room, we see rope lights on the left and on the right.

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What’s that figure in the far right (above photo)?  Let’s zoom in and take a look.  It’s a mannequin!

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More rope lights.

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Looking back the other direction, we can see the mannequin and more seating.  Is that wood sculpture a dog attacking a goat?

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A room addition off of the house addition.  That’s Rick from Pawn Stars on TV, covering his face in embarrassment.

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Is that a real dog sticking its head out the doggie door or is it a fake dog head to scare away burglars?

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And more rope lights in another room.

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Rope lights and more clutter in another room.

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Same room, lower angle.  The chairs don’t match.

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The owner, standing on the right, will include the rope lights with a full price offer.

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Before & After Modest Renovation

August 23rd, 2014 · 5 Comments

Before Front of House.  An investor paid $94,500 for the house.

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After Front of House.  It then sold for $140,500.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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Before Family Room.

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After Family Room.

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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 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Visual Distractions Everywhere

August 22nd, 2014 · 15 Comments

The seller had spent years collecting this and that and spent endless hours carefully placing each item in the perfect spot.  She wasn’t about to pack any of it for some picky buyer.  No way.

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This is her home!

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No one is going to tell her what to do.

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You’d expect her to live in a house that was stripped of her collectibles?  The nerve!

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Buyers will just have to see past the clutter.

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Will buyers notice the nice floor?

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Buyers are instructed not to touch any of the items.

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Overwhelmed.

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Lost cause?

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She could hire a professional home organizer.  Or a friend or neighbor kid.

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(sigh)

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→ 15 CommentsTags: Staging · Bathroom · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Peoria, AZ Homes

Busted! Fake Clouds

August 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

The photo sure looks nice.

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Same position, same house, same yard, same shadows, but different sky & clouds.  Photoshopped!

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Down & Dirty

August 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Once the sellers install the new Milgard windows, they’ll call their home remodeled and raise the list price!

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Looks like they’re getting ready to install a skylight!

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They plan to convert the living room into an expanded bathroom with staircase to the 2nd floor.  It’s a work in progress.  Please ignore the dust.

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One Month Left of Summer

August 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

There’s still time to enjoy swimming this summer.

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Cool refreshing pool water.  Aaaaah.

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Swimming in junk and debris.

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Buyers aren’t expecting crystal clear water, right?

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This pool needs new plaster.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Pool & Spa · Phoenix Homes · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper

Crawl Space

August 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

What creatures live under there?  I’ll pay you $1 to take a look.

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→ 1 CommentTags: Phoenix Homes · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Room Addition · Siding

Another Cantina

August 20th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Two days’ ago we shared photos of a back yard cantina.  We found another one!  In Apache Junction, Arizona.  This one has a full-sized refrigerator (to hold lots of beers).  And a ramada festooned with palm fronds!  Party on!

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→ 6 CommentsTags: Clutter · Patio · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities

Bag Lady

August 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Plastic bag collector in Mesa, Arizona.  Sponsored by Walgreens.

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More plastic bags in the laundry room.

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A few more plastic bags in the living room.

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Bug zapper.  Two extra refrigerators.  American flag on the floor.  Christmas tree.

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The dining room.   Kinda ironic that this messy house has lots of plastic bags to throw things in and an Oreck vacuum to suck up the dirt.

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The cleanest room in the house.

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More plastic bags in a closet.  The shoe rack is a selling feature.

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Hallelujah!  The curtain’s not knotted.

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This is the gift wrapping room.  There’s no time like the present.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Staging · Flooring · Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Mesa, AZ Homes · Dining Room · Garbage and/or Junk · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Laundry Room

Sponged To Perfection

August 19th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Perfectly pretty purple paint.

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→ 3 CommentsTags: Family Room · Faux Paint & Murals · Other Arizona Cities