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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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Real Estate Q & A: Is it Possible to Schedule Showings Only When We’re at Work?

Question: Is it possible to schedule showings only when we’re at work so our evenings, weekends and family time are not disturbed? I hear this question in one form or another all the time; only when we’re at work, only when we’re at home, only when the kids are at school, only when the dog… Read More

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Video: Improving Your Credit Score, How and Why

Can you improve your own credit score? The video below offers some advice if you choose to work with a credit counselor and some warnings, but you can actually repair your credit yourself in a few straightforward steps. Check your credit report on annualcreditreport.com. This is the only site authorized by federal law to provide… Read More

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Evaluating Your Real Estate Options? #1 Tip – Get Local.

Evaluating Your Real Estate Options? Get Local. Investing? Relocating? Evaluating your financial position? It’s reasonable to assume that Real Estate will be an important factor in your equation. The relationship between our country’s economy and the nationwide real estate market is undeniable- the strength and weakness of each has an effect on the other. A… Read More

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Video: Applying for a Mortgage? Be Prepared.

Video: Applying for a Mortgage? Be Prepared. When you apply for a mortgage, your lender will take a good hard look at the last two years of your life. From names and addresses of employers to child support and alimony payments, everything even remotely related to your personal finances will be an open book. Start… Read More

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A Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Memories of an Unassuming Sailor

A Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Memories of an Unassuming Sailor. The article below ‘How a Piece of Shrapnel Changed My Father’s Life‘ by John Stark, was first printed in 2013 and republished last year on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. We posted it on our blog several years ago but I came… Read More

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How Not to Sell Your Home

How Not to Sell Your Home. This sounds like it might be a comical post, something fun to read. I can at least verify that it’s good to know. Personally, I don’t have a problem telling a client what might help sell their home or what’s stopping their home from selling. It’s my job. Things… Read More

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Video: The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property for Your College Student.

Video: The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property for Your College Student. Buying a property for your college can be a good investment but you must go into it with eyes wide open. In addition to the points brought up in the video, there are a few other considerations to keep in mind. You… Read More

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The Repair or Replace Dilemma – 5 Homeowner Tips

The Repair or Replace Dilemma – 5 Homeowner Tips. Unless you’re the owner of brand new home, it’s likely you’ll run up against the occasional ‘Repair or Replace?’ dilemma. Systems and appliances don’t come cheap, and we don’t all possess the enviable talent to function as our own handyman, so the decision generally comes down… 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