Peavy 1

Okay, here we go again: photos from the Real Estate Crypt. Here is another moderately priced home, $325,00. And here is not just another amateur photography job BUT! we have glowing cameos of the cat litter box that shouts THIS HOUSE WILL PROBABLY SMELL OF CAT PEE! We have a close up of the mail box, one of the most important rooms in the house. We have an open toilet with a wooden seat, a crammed kitchen, and oh yes: we have lovely exterior brick. All in Lake Highlands (cough cough) Estates.

655 Peavy brick wall

People, I do not want to be mean. I am sure this house has challenges, to put it mildly. It is begging for major surgery. But in a digital world, don’t you want to at least put on a little bit of lipstick? 

“Great spot on Peavy across from Hexter Elementary. Backyard is full of greenery with enclosed chicken coop. Add some updating and youlove love to make this your home.” Updating? Try a blow torch. I don’t know if there are good bones to this house because I cannot see them, only a brick wall and a concrete drive. Oh yes and one newish HVAC unit. I only know there is almost a quarter of an acre, three bedrooms, two baths, and a little over 1100 square feet where people are currently really living apparently.

Oh yes, and how can I forget? A really nice mailbox.


Nice wire hanging down the house, nicer weeds

mailbox 655 Peavy (more…)

2512 Summit Ln ext

Okay, I get it: this is not Highland Park, but still, folks, please: Is this the best this agent could do with photos even on a $55,000 unit?

Well, I guess it is: she already has the place under contract. WELL SHUT MY MOUTH!

“TWO BEDROOM, TWO BATH ONE CAR GARAGE, LOTS OF WINDOWS THIS IS (sic) one half of a duplex. Current under Section 8 lease on a month-to-month tenancy in case you want to live here yourself.”

I might, if I could SEE the place! And what’s with the skylight? Listing agent is Ruth Dower with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. But I don’t see THIS listing on her site… I know I am declaring war on ugly Real estate photos this year, but methinks maybe photos like these make properties more appealing to investors. (Hat tip to some wonderful reader for this!)

2512 Summitt mess (more…)