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Does this include weird homes, or does the listings just have to be weird? Cleveland agents REALLY LIKE to capitalize random words for EMPHASIS and are always fun to look at.

 

As for weird houses, this one is one of my all-time favorites (I'm downloading all the photos this time before they take the listing down again) :

 

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2-New-Albany-Farms-Rd-New-Albany-OH-43054/34051601_zpid/


“To an Ohio resident - wherever he lives - some other part of his state seems unreal.”

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I don't see it.  It looks normal to me?

 

Damn, they fixed it.  Somehow the agent managed to upload a random photo of his kid's basketball team onto the listing.  It was hilarious!  Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, kitchen, baseketball team. 

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Does this include weird homes, or does the listings just have to be weird? Cleveland agents REALLY LIKE to capitalize random words for EMPHASIS and are always fun to look at.

 

 

We showed a COUPLE in their 30S with TWO kids a Bay Village 3-bedroom and YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!

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^This is an actual real estate listing in Cleveland right this very moment:

 

This is a Huge House a lots of LIVING SPACE, NEWER windows, electrical, Furnace, Hot Water Tank, (within 1-5 yrs. updates) 2.5 Baths, Very Clean ,ready to move in. This is A GREAT PROPERTY for the PRICE. ONLY $72,900, ALL MAJOR WORK Done. Come and see me. A lots of Extra space in the ATTIC, insulated and electrical ready to be finish. WHY PAY RENT, Be all you can be, Your mortgage payment will be a lot less than versus RENT.

 

"WHY PAY RENT, Be all you can be"

 

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Cleveland-OH/33333331_zpid/24115_rid/41.480523,-81.740835,41.466471,-81.763902_rect/15_zm/0_mmm/1_fr/

 

(thanks to jws[/member]  for this one)


“To an Ohio resident - wherever he lives - some other part of his state seems unreal.”

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^Those photos look like they were shot with a circa-2003 digital camera. 

 

It always amazes me when people try to sell houses worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars without paying someone with a decent camera and an eye to take photos. It puts you out a couple hundred bucks at the most. For example, here's a listing in North Avondale just shy of $900,000 and the photos look like they were taken with somebody's flip phone:

 

https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/oh/cincinnati/961-avondale-avenue/pid_22836482/

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^Those photos look like they were shot with a circa-2003 digital camera. 

 

It always amazes me when people try to sell houses worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars without paying someone with a decent camera and an eye to take photos. It puts you out a couple hundred bucks at the most. For example, here's a listing in North Avondale just shy of $900,000 and the photos look like they were taken with somebody's flip phone:

 

https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/oh/cincinnati/961-avondale-avenue/pid_22836482/

 

Agree 100% here.  When we sold our former home last year, part of the reason we chose the realtor we used is because her pictures in here listings looked professional.  As it turned out, she actually uses a photographer to take the photos for her listings, and the photos in our listing looking amazing that they included.

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^It's not just the image quality, it's what they take pictures of.  Some of these people not only can't hold a camera straight, they seemingly have no concept of how to depict a house.  Take one picture of each interior room, a picture of the front, a picture of the back, and a picture of the basement if it's not cluttered.  Take a picture of the furnace if it's less than three years old. 

 

It's not that hard! 

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6 foot, 7 foot, 8 foot...bunch!


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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Also, in the past few years, many people have been over-photoshopping the exterior window views.  When you make it look like how you think it looks instead of how it actually looks, it ends up looking really fake.   

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I always love the 1-pic listings.  What are they hiding from us?  But this one is choice because the single exterior picture lets us see everything we need to know about this cheap house...it has a VERY active freight railroad in its front yard:

https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/CIN/1585099/1212-Second-St-Reading-OH-45215

 

More than likely it's banked owned and could even be occupied, thus reason no one has taken interior pics. 

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I always love the 1-pic listings.  What are they hiding from us?  But this one is choice because the single exterior picture lets us see everything we need to know about this cheap house...it has a VERY active freight railroad in its front yard:

https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/CIN/1585099/1212-Second-St-Reading-OH-45215

 

More than likely it's banked owned and could even be occupied, thus reason no one has taken interior pics. 

 

 

Yeah that's how my house was when I bought it via a short sale. Exterior pix only.

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^Ugly on the outside (I hate mansard roofs), but cool on the inside if you strip away the awful 90's interior "updates". The bones (kitchen cabinets, stair railings, fireplace, brick wall) look cool and untouched except for paint. Is this a Jewish neighborhood? I'm only curious because most of the good 60's and 70's mid mod stuff in NE Ohio is.

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https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2106-Raeburn-Dr-Cincinnati-OH-45223/34250217_zpid/?fullpage=true

 

"Architecturally designed house. Was remodeled specially with wonder and for enjoyment."

 

A lot of people use "stagers" where I live to get a house ready to show.  Basically the stager, sort of an interior un-decorator, removes half of everything including all personal items. The idea is to minimize bad decor and make the place look bigger.  Agents say it's very effective. Of course the home owner needs a bit of thick skin when the stager tosses out everything the owner loves.

 

 

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https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2106-Raeburn-Dr-Cincinnati-OH-45223/34250217_zpid/?fullpage=true

 

"Architecturally designed house. Was remodeled specially with wonder and for enjoyment."

 

A lot of people use "stagers" where I live to get a house ready to show.  Basically the stager, sort of an interior un-decorator, removes half of everything including all personal items. The idea is to minimize bad decor and make the place look bigger.  Agents say it's very effective. Of course the home owner needs a bit of thick skin when the stager tosses out everything the owner loves.

 

 

 

Yeah, it's amazing how emotional and usually how quick and fleeting a home purchase is considering the fact that it is "our biggest investment". 

 

I have seen articles elsewhere that note how HDTV has motivated basically the entire country to renovate their homes in the exact same way in preparation for their sale.  I get emails with new listings from bad neighborhoods in Los Angeles, and it's amazing to see how all of those 1940s small 2-bed 1-bath homes that nobody cared about until the entire rest of LA got ridiculous in the 2010s are all being renovated the exact same way by flippers has similar houses in Ohio. 

 

 

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^As a bonus, the doors hit the banister. 

 

Reminds me of the house I grew up in...the door from the garage opened into a hallway immediately opposite the basement door, and they hit one another all the time. 

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Ha! I too have experienced enemy doors growing up. So annoying. I feel for the wealthy types in big houses, who have never had to deal with doorknob entanglement. 

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12 minutes ago, surfohio said:

Ha! I too have experienced enemy doors growing up. So annoying. I feel for the wealthy types in big houses, who have never had to deal with doorknob entanglement. 

 

Also, my dad made us put the cat in the basement during dinner since it lurked around the table like a dog waiting for something to fall off.  So instead it spent the whole time, every night, sticking its paw through the gap under the basement door.  We moved to a new house and as luck would have it...that house's basement door was ALSO right by the kitchen table, in fact, even closer.  The cat reprised his paw act the first night we moved in. 

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Wow, me too on growing up with the "enemy doors" (love that term).  Must have been a design flaw propagated for years until someone finally said something to the architects.


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23 hours ago, surfohio said:

Ha! I too have experienced enemy doors growing up. So annoying. I feel for the wealthy types in big houses, who have never had to deal with doorknob entanglement. 

 

Ahem.  I just ran across this one today.  It's 1968 and I can imagine the man of the house coming home from a long day at work.  The wife has dinner on the stove.  The kids are running around chasing the dog.  But somebody left that closet door open AGAIN and he nails it as he steps into the house.  A 90-minute episode follows where he yells at the wife, the kids, kicks the dog, then repeats it all 4-5 times through dinner before settling down with a glass of rum to watch TV.   

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More importantly, why are there TWO dishes?


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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That rock climbing wall is atrocious.


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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This is a solid McMicken St. listing.  Like a piece of Beekman St., but uncomfortably close to civilization gentrification. 

 

https://www.sibcycline.com/Listing/CIN/1635390/2902-W-McMicken-Ave-Clifton-OH-45225

 

Pretty much every photo in that collection is a lot more interesting the more you look at it.  How old are those drapes?

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Oooh...a barometer:

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What is this thing?  How is it the exact size of the mantle? 

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