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Tis the Season to be Selling Your Home- 6 Compelling Reasons Why

Tis the Season to be Selling Your Home- 6 Compelling Reasons Why. We posted a blog a week or two ago, focused on why the holidays just might be a smart time for Home Buyers to jump into the Real Estate market. Is Black Friday Your ‘Secret to Success’ in the Real Estate Market? detailed… Read More

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Video: Hiring a Landscaper, a Few Tips for Homeowners

Video: Hiring a Landscaper, a Few Tips for Homeowners. HOAs are much more commonplace in Arizona than not, and most are very particular about the condition of your yard. That’s likely why you can’t throw a cat around here without hitting a landscaper. A good many more than half of the homeowners I speak with… Read More

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Video: Is Spring Really ‘Home Improvement Season’? Most People Think So.

It’s not too late to get those Spring projects done before Summer vacation time arrives. In fact the majority of people planning home improvement projects choose spring to do so. Home improvement and hardware stores are booming. Are you anticipating Spring home repairs or renovations? If so, what do you foresee these projects costing you?… Read More

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Cut Costs by Curing These 14 Home Headaches

Cut Costs by Curing These 14 Home Headaches. I’ve spent a lot of time with home inspectors. As a result, I have become the beneficiary of hundreds of bits of home maintenance trivia. I’ve detailed my top four as applies to Real Estate in Arizona, but anyone in any climate would be wise to take… Read More

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Video: 5 Common but Avoidable ‘Pesky’ New-Homeowner Missteps

Every area of the country has its unique syndicate of pests. Arizona for instance, is a prime environment for termites. As a matter of fact, there’s a saying in our industry that there are two kinds of houses in Arizona; the ones that have termites, and the ones that will. Staying on top of ground-borne… Read More

Video: Roof Evaluation, a Good Idea Whether Buying, Selling or Staying

this is tricky-weather season; hurricanes, intense heat, tornadoes, monsoon, not to mention winter is coming. Have you checked out your roof lately? By the time you know you have a problem it’s often too late and then the hits just keep on coming. The video below has some great advice…

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5 Ways to Curb Energy Costs

Our utility bills seem to rise and fall along with the thermometer. Certain steps and upgrades can help cut down on heating cooling costs and other seasonal home expenses. One minor task that has major impact is cleaning the HVAC filter, says Ameeta Jain, co-founder of Homeselfe. Regardless of the unit you own, cleaning the… Read More

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Video: Fireplace Safety Tips

It’s not exactly fireplace season here in Arizona but it IS the season to think about maintenance while your fireplace isn’t getting as much use. A few of the tips in this video apply to firepits as well, and we all know how popular firepits are, here and everywhere else. —   —   — More Resources… Read More

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Summer’s Coming: 5 HVAC Maintenance Tips

Maintaining your HVAC system throughout the year can spare you the inconvenience of a breakdown, especially during periods of extreme weather. “Homeowners need to have their heating and cooling equipment properly maintained to keep it running smoothly,” explains Stephen Yurek, president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). “Doing so will help… Read More

5 Pesky Mistakes New Homeowners Make

From seasonal temperature fluctuations to excess rainfall, pests find any excuse to enter homes. The homes of new homeowners are especially prone to attracting pests, says Ron Harrison, entomologist with Orkin, partly because they are unaware of the best preventative measures. If you’re a new homeowner, avoid these 5 “pesky” mistakes. 1. Overlooking Tiny Cracks… Read More