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Old 09-13-2019, 02:08 PM
 
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I don't think this was Grandma's house. In that area, there certainly are houses that Grandma would have lived in, but they would be much older. All that builder's grade stuff just makes it look like they didn't care about the house at all. (Although the yard does seem nicely maintained, so it's not like it was totally neglected, just not lovingly lived in.)
The ornamental spoon racks and the bric a brac cabinets and shelves. It's grandma's house for sure.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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I don't think it's so bad. Some rooms would be better off with nothing indeed.

But the back of that house, the house itself...so bland by comparison with the front.
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:37 PM
 
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I don't think it's so bad. Some rooms would be better off with nothing indeed.

But the back of that house, the house itself...so bland by comparison with the front.
Blank slate though! For only $384 (probably get it for $375), you can do some fun stuff with decking in that flat of a back yard.
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I have no idea why OP thinks it's a "crappy listing" - unless he/she has a personal interest in it. The house is what it is - photos are fine, etc.
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:43 PM
 
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By looking at the listing photos it appears that the owners have already moved out. Whoever buys it will definitely remodel the kitchen, baths, flooring etc. to their liking. The outside is nice, I love the brick. Although the furniture in the photos shows bad taste in style, it does show that the home is large enough to accommodate large pieces of furniture.
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I was expecting much worse when I clicked on the listing.

Just take out all furniture at that point, and PLEASE remove any cheap curtains.

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THIS is the kind of staging I hate when I see it in advertisements and magazines, and I just saw this one in a live listing. I will often forgive amateurs, but I'm quite sure this is the work of a professional.

WHO puts LIT candles on a tray and sets them on a bed? WHO DOES THAT?

The scene is supposed to be relaxing, but it makes me really nervous. Maybe it's because I used to own a Labrador.
LOL I can't get past the pillow on the bed that says "gather." Just how many folks to do they want in there??
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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LOL I can't get past the pillow on the bed that says "gather." Just how many folks to do they want in there??

LOL - I didn't read the pillow!
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:21 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Thankfully there are "bad listings" like this otherwise most of us wouldn't of gotten our ugly starter houses. That's where we learned some skills and quickly identified the projects that required the professionals. My first house -yeesh- it was ugly in photos.
Exactly! Our beautiful master craftsman designed and built 1927 Spanish Colonial was placed in the wrong area of the city in the listings (newspaper, no photos, before the internet) and described it succinctly as “not a track house” and not much else. haha! Hardly anyone showed up to the open house (we discovered it the day before through our realtor) the vacant house with the cheap apartment grade wall to wall carpet and window coverings perfectly hid the narrow strip quartersawn white oak floors and mahogany trimmed windows that we nonetheless clearly noticed. Our clean offer was in a 1/2 hour after we saw it. The three offers that came in the next day after the open house were just a little too late.

Of this listing all I can say, great looking facade but Gawd the finishes and layout are so dated builder grade crap!
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:48 PM
 
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Can we just take a moment to appreciate the name Schwenksville, PA?
Yes.

But it pales in comparison to Intercourse, Pa or Blue Ball, Pa.
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Old 09-13-2019, 10:42 PM
 
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LOL I can't get past the pillow on the bed that says "gather." Just how many folks to do they want in there??

I was wondering about 'gathering' too .
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