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Natural, Organic or Home Remedies for Common House Pests

Are there environmentally friendly ways to eliminate insects? When home buyers ask about pests in Arizona I usually pass on a local adage that was conveyed to me when I moved here: “There are two kinds of houses in Arizona, ones that have termites and ones that will have termites”. Having said that, in the… Read More

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6 More Weeks of Winter? Be Warm, Be Safe as Fire Danger in the Home Increases

What time of year should you be most aware of fire threats in your home? The groundhog is forecasting 6 more weeks of winter. That means six more weeks of fireplaces and wood stoves, space heaters, overworked furnaces and, according to the National Fire Prevention Association, increased fire danger. – Firefighters get help with your… Read More

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Common Home Health Hazards Can be More Harmful During the Holidays

Common Home Health Hazards Can be More Harmful During the Holidays. Your home is cozy and weather tight. You’ve taken all necessary measures to keep Winter weather on the outside. But sometimes consequences of winter-proofing your home may be more harmful than helpful, particularly during the holiday season. Decreased circulation of fresh air along with… Read More

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As a Friend or Family Member, How Can You Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD?

As a Friend or Family Member, How Can You Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD? In the course of my business as a Realtor I’ve had the honor of working with a good many Veterans, and on more than one occasion a Veteran client has informed me that they are suffering from PTSD. In each instance… Read More

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Earthquake Preparedness – Good Advice Wherever You Live

Earthquake Preparedness – Good Advice Wherever You Live Earthquakes are rarely predictable and not unheard of anywhere in the country. I’ve felt two in the past few years here in Arizona. The USGS, United States Geological Survey estimates that 16 states; Alaska, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee,… Read More

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