Done Renovating? If Cleaning Up is Your Worst Nightmare, Read On

After yesterday’s discussion about the renovation projects that were best and worst for your home’s value, we thought we’d help you clean up the mess. Not literally of course, we hate cleaning as much as you do. And somehow the mayhem left behind after our home improvement projects is always so much worse than we… Read More

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1 in 40 American Families Deal With Child Identity Theft

1 in 40 American Families Deal With Child Identity Theft. This isn’t purely a homeowner issue but I feel it belongs here nonetheless. It’s a family issue. A community issue. You protect your children from physical dangers in your home. You protect them from dangers in and out of your neighborhood. Whether it’s screening care-givers,… Read More

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What’s New in New Home Design? It’s all About Ease and Efficiency.

We’ve been talking a lot lately about the newest features of today’s New Construction Homes so these 4 things may not surprise you. Some, like universal connectivity and charging stations are now standard fare but others like Geofencing to enhance your security system, are still relatively new and generally just an option. Read on for… Read More

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HUD Awards $46.5 Million to Make Thousands of Homes Safe from Lead

HUD Awards $46.5 Million to Make Thousands of Homes Safe from Lead. It seems we don’t have as much trouble with lead paint here in Arizona as perhaps in other areas of the country. Homes here tend to be newer. Having said that, each town has it’s outlying and historic zones and it’s entirely possible… Read More

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Video: Compelling proof that we ALL have a problem with PTSD

I’m a pretty big fan of TED talks. This one “Our Lonely Society Makes it Hard to Come Home from War” is particularly powerful. Violence and and extreme stress may be the root causes of PTSD, but we all bear the burden for perpetuating it. Take a listen.   ~Bill   Learn more about the… Read More

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20 Ways to Spring Clean the Natural Way

(Family Features)—Spring cleaning on the agenda? Don’t break out the bleach—reach for vinegar, a non-toxic cleaning solution, instead. It’s less expensive than commercial products, and has much more use value. “Cleaning with vinegar has always been an effective way to banish dirt and grime in kitchens, bathrooms, the garage and the outdoors,” says Mike Smith,… Read More

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CPSC ‘Anchor It!’ Campaign Aims to Save Lives, Injuries In 2016

Anchoring your TV is worth talking about. A Wisconsin mom recently shared her story in hopes that other parents can avoid what she went through. Her 4-year-old daughter nearly lost her life when a TV fell from a bureau and fractured her skull. Kudos to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for spearheading a campaign… Read More