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Fireplace-Envy: Seasonal, Regional and Generational – Photo Gallery

Have fireplaces become just an artistic addition to our decor? I distinctly remember when a fireplace was the ‘cool’ feature to have in your home. I am aware that the region of the country that you live in plays a major role but I’d be curious nonetheless to know how much use your fireplace actually… Read More

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Mel Gibson’s Costa Rican Casa Guanacaste is Stunning, and For Sale

Mel Gibson’s Costa Rican Casa Guanacaste is Stunning, and For Sale Arizona Elite Properties has an office in Costa Rica. I haven’t been there yet but it’s right at the top of my near-future to-do list. While I’m at it, maybe I’ll just have to make a quick stopover at Mel Gibson’s jungle vacation home! I’d… Read More

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Housing Market Shows Continued Signs of Consumer Confidence

Housing Market Shows Continued Signs of Consumer Confidence The Arizona Real Estate market mirrors the majority of the nation with a record year so far in 2017. azCentral.com reports that barring the boom and bust years, 2005 & 20011, Arizona’s housing market is the best it’s ever been. As a matter of fact, even though… 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

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A Rare Balance: Mortgage Rates Hit a New Low, Home Prices Remain Stable

A Rare Balance: Mortgage Rates Hit a New Low, Home Prices Remain Stable. I realize this isn’t the season that most folks choose to move. Kids are settled into classrooms, ‘bad weather’ season is on its way in most parts of the country, and the holidays are creeping up fast. I get all that, I… 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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Renting? Consider These 10 Things Before You Sign the Lease

Renting? Consider These 10 Things Before You Sign the Lease. I always give potential Renters a walk-through check list and carefully walk them through the home they’re considering renting. The list includes among other things, overall condition, systems and appliances. If anything is unsatisfactory or simply needs to be noted, a report goes directly to… Read More

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Active Adults Playing a Huge Role in Home Builder’s Positive Outlook

Active Adults Playing a Huge Role in Home Builder’s Positive Outlook. Baby Boomers are entering the housing market in droves, some as first time buyers, others downsizing or relocating to a more retirement-friendly climate. The vacation home market in Arizona has seen a deluge of Boomers on the cusp of retirement, looking to bring a… 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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The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is for Sale

The first thing we noticed is that you’d never need to buy another piece of artwork if you lived here. The artwork is built right in, it’s magnificent and it’s constantly changing. Take a look at this jaw-dropping Hawaii residence… there are just no words… The Most Expensive Home in Hawaii Is for Sale By… Read More