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Posted on 05/09/2021
Do I qualify for a conventional mortgage?
Photo by TheDigitalWay via Pixabay Looking to buy your first home? Unless you have a couple hundred thousand in the bank, a rich family member or a winning lottery ticket, you’re going to have to borrow money. TV ads suggest it’s as easy as clicking your phone, and in some cases it might be, but you should know...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
It's Worth It: 3 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient & Benefit You
Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom from Pexels Homeowners typically want to tackle renovation projects that will benefit them in multiple ways. Ideally there should be a healthy mix of aesthetically pleasing upgrades that also help reduce utility costs. The following rank among the energy efficient home renovation projects that can save you money while still improving aesthetic and quality...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Video Tour - 6851 E Orion Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
LOCATED ON AN INTERIOR N/S LOT IN UPSCALE GATED SKYE ON MCDOWELL, stunning KHovnanian sleek contemporary offers a carefree, low-maintenance lifestyle in an up-and-coming South Scottsdale location in convenient to Old Town, ASU & the airport. Excellent floor plan features lower level great room with upgraded tile flooring T/O and nesting sliding glass doors opening to covered patio & yard. Island kitchen boasts Thermofoil cabinets, S/S appliances, incl gas cooktop, plus gorgeous granite countertops. Upstairs are Master Ste with private balcony, 2 secondary bedrooms+loft. U/G finishes incl subway tile surrounds+deco mosaic glass...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
6851 E Orion Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85257 is now new to the market!
LOCATED ON AN INTERIOR N/S LOT IN UPSCALE GATED SKYE ON MCDOWELL, stunning KHovnanian sleek contemporary offers a carefree, low-maintenance lifestyle in an up-and-coming South Scottsdale location in convenient to Old Town, ASU & the airport. Excellent floor plan features lower level great room with upgraded tile flooring T/O and nesting sliding glass doors opening to covered patio & yard. Island kitchen boasts Thermofoil cabinets, S/S appliances, incl gas cooktop, plus gorgeous granite countertops. Upstairs are Master Ste with private balcony, 2 secondary bedrooms+loft. U/G finishes incl subway tile surrounds+deco mosaic glass...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
How to Brighten Your Eco-Friendly Home Using Solar Tubes
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Does your home have a dark space that could use a little natural light? A solar tube could be the answer. Solar tubes provide a source of natural light in areas where extra windows and skylights aren't options. Solar tubes are typically less expensive to install than skylights, too. This makes them a...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
How to Find Great Estate Sales and Goodies
Photo by MoneyforCoffee via Pixabay Online tools make it easy to find good estate and moving sales. Here's how to catch the best of the local offerings. Your Smartphone Can Keep You Posted. Do a search for find garage sales near me and you'll immediately see online apps that work on your phone to tell you about yard...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Create a Laundry Oasis
Image by Pixabay from Pexels What do you picture when someone says 'laundry'? Is it piles of dirty clothes, sock singles lost to some undisclosed dimension, a moldy smell and lost hours? Or is it shrugging on a warm shirt straight from the dryer, lemon scent and the zen of folding: a little pocket of peace and quiet...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Key Issues to Address Before You Buy a Home
If you intend to purchase a house soon, it helps to prepare for the home buying journey. In fact, if you identify potential issues before you start your quest to find your dream home, you could avoid them during your property search. Now, let's take a look at three common issues that plague homebuyers, along with tips to address...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Designing a Luxurious Home Fitness Center
Photo by Victor Freitas from Pexels Having your own home fitness center provides a convenient place to work out. You don’t have to worry about fitting in exercise during gym hours or having to wait your turn to use the treadmill or rowing machine. With your own gym, you can work out whenever you want and use your...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Make Your Home a Welcoming Oasis in One Day
Photo by Sonja_paetow via Pixabay Home feeling a little dull? You can clean and liven things up in a single day, and make your home into a welcoming, comfortable oasis. Whether you are coping with outdated decor, too much clutter or just need to liven things up, this list can help you pull things together quickly. You'll be...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Make Your Home Appealing to Millennial Buyers
Image by fancycrave1 from Pixabay Those men and women from the millennial generation are now the largest segment of first-time home buyers. A full 66 percent of people who are purchasing their first home fall into this age group. Not only that, but millennials also comprise more than one-third -- 34 percent -- of the overall home buying...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
How to Choose between HOA and Non-HOA
Image by Kirk Fisher from Pixabay Buying a home in a neighborhood with a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) works well for some families, while others find the HOA to be burdensome or intrusive. Learning more about what an HOA is, how it works and what to expect can help you determine if your next home should be in...
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