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Vintage is Nothing New… Bring Back the Good Old Days in Your Brand New Kitchen

Vintage is Nothing New… Bring Back the Good Old Days in Your Brand New Kitchen. Bringing back the ‘Good ol’ Days’ has been a popular approach to remodeling for as long as I can remember. Back in the late 80’s when we were building our new home, the depression era, farm-country kitchen was the vintage… Read More

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Video: Away or at Home- In an Emergency, Stay Connected!

Video: Away or at Home- In an Emergency, Stay Connected! During the recent bout of hurricanes in Texas and on the East Coast, earthquakes in Mexico, and even the very active Monsoon here in Arizona, the top stories all included some form of communication issue. Technology is a wonderful thing but if you’re not right… Read More

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Remodeling? Save Room in Your Budget for These 8 Tech Features

Remodeling? Save Room in Your Budget for These 8 Tech Features. Before you roll up the drop cloths after your home remodel, consider including these must-have tech features. Adding a few new smart devices only makes sense when you’re already in home improvement mode—so why not leave a little wiggle-room in the budget for something… Read More

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12 Entertaining and Energy Saving Home Gadgets and Gizmos

12 Entertaining and Energy Saving Home Gadgets and Gizmos A couple or three of my favorite home-enhancing gadgets aren’t on John’s list below. They may not be labeled state-of-the-art or even technology but they are most certainly energy-saving and entertaining. Black and Decker Thermal Leak Detector I love to see my work bench covered in… Read More

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The Jetson’s Future is Here… 7 Gizmos We All Said We Wanted.

I haven’t thought about the Jetsons in years. The show had an amazing original run and a fairly successful comeback. As a Baby Boomer, I watched the Jetsons in the 60’s, my kids watched the Jetsons in the 80’s, and with the introduction of every futuristic contraption that this enviable family enjoyed, we all said… Read More

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When is a Garage Not Just a Garage? What Millennial Home Buyers are Looking For

When is a Garage Not Just a Garage? Millennial Home Buyers Look for More. If you’re considering updating or remodeling your home don’t forget the garage. With minimal time and expense you can update your garage so it will appeal to today’s home buyers. I don’t often discuss garages in this blog, but the subject… Read More

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NAR Statistics Confirm that HOME Really is Where the Heart Is

Infographic: NAR Statistics Confirm that HOME Really is Where the Heart Is I can corroborate the National Association of Realtors findings. A substantial portion of home buyers and sellers cite being closer to family as their main motivation for relocating. I’m currently working with a Dad whose son and daughter moved closer to each other… Read More

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Life at Home Gets Better and Better With Every CES

Life at Home Gets Better and Better With Every CES. I’ve never been in a position to attend the Consumer Electronics Show, apparently they’re very particular about attendees having substantial involvement with the electronics racket, but I’ve always thought it would be fascinating to see what’s in store for the housing industry. Remodels are one… Read More

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Is Voice Control of Smart Home Applications the Next Big Thing?

Is Voice Control of Smart Home Applications the Next Big Thing? I’m not at all sure that voice control of household appliances is a good thing. What happens when your systems are voice controlled and you say something unintentionally? I can just picture myself standing in front of the refrigerator with my little Tervis glass… Read More

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Video: 5 Must Haves for a Smarter Home

It’s amazing how much the price of Smart Home technology has dropped. Even security cameras are ridiculously affordable, and virtually everything can be controlled from your smartphone. Nice! Smart Home   Home Buyer’s Frequently Asked Questions. Home Sellers Frequently Asked Questions.