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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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Show of Hands… Would You Buy a Haunted House?

Show of Hands… Would You Buy a Haunted House? Strangely enough the subject of haunted houses comes up frequently in Real Estate continuing ed classes. Personally, though I’ve never encountered one (at lease not that I know of), I don’t think selling a haunted house would be any more dubious than selling a house with… Read More

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7 Simple Ways to Make Your Style More Functional

7 Simple Ways to Make Your Style More Functional. One of the first things most home buyers note when they’re touring a listings is closet space. 99% of homes in the Phoenix area do not have basements so well designed floorplans incorporating plenty of closet space are always in demand. HINT for Home Sellers: You… Read More

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Sensational Inside, Golf Course Outside… what more could you wish for?

Western Skies Golf Property. Chic, comfortable and updated to perfection, this single-level Gilbert home is ideal for full-time residence or vacation getaway. Split, 2,740/square foot floorplan with 4 bedrooms plus a private office, three full baths and two spacious greatrooms. Gorgeous neutral tile flooring in high-traffic areas. Island kitchen has oak cabinets and granite countertops…. Read More

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Video: New to Homeownership? Don’t Make These Mistakes.

 Video: New to Homeownership? Don’t Make These Mistakes. When you’re renting a home you generally don’t live there long enough to notice long-term changes in the property so you might be completely unaware of any damage caused by your actions. If you’re new to buying a home, you’re going to want to be forewarned about… Read More

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Video: Your Insurance and Winter Storm Damage

Winter storms cause havoc everywhere but they take widely different forms in different parts of the country. Florida and other coastal states struggle with hurricanes and severe wind damage. In California and here in Arizona, January is customarily our winter rainy month and flash floods are not uncommon. There are designated flood plains dotted throughout… Read More

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Effective Staging Presents an Inviting Face to Prospective Buyers

Staging comes in many different flavors, and it need not be expensive. You can hire a stager for their opinion only, using your existing furniture and fixtures. Stagers can bring in accent pieces or an entire house full of furniture if that’s what you’re looking for. Empty homes can be staged completely or enhanced with… 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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Video: Staging Secrets of Model Homes

Video: Staging Secrets of Model Homes. You’re living in your home while it’s on the market. You may feel that only empty homes need staging, but there are some small, subtle changes that will have a big impact on how your home appears to Home Buyers. Look around… If a buyer had the choice between… Read More

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Video: When Do Homeowners Need a Permit?

When Do Homeowners Need a Permit? – I can attest to the fact that a major home repair or update project, done without a permit, can delay or even stop a Home Sellers transaction right in its tracks. The video below outlines several instances where a permit would be necessary or at the very least,… Read More