Homeowner Advice

Should I Rent My House It I Can’t Sell It

Mar 17th, 2014 | By
Should I Rent My House It I Can’t Sell It

There has been a lot written about how buying a home is less expensive than renting one in most parts of the country. Rents are skyrocketing and homes are still at great prices. These two situations are also causing some sellers to consider renting their home instead of selling it. After all, a homeowner can […]



How Burglars See Your Home

Mar 12th, 2014 | By
How Burglars See Your Home

What makes a home an attractive target for burglars? What can you do to protect yourself? Here are five easy tips from American Home Shield to “think like a burglar” and keep your home safe. Keep a low profile. Is your flat-screen TV visible through a window from the street? Do you have an expensive […]



Termites Termites Termites

Mar 13th, 2013 | By
Termites Termites Termites

There are two kinds of houses in the desert: houses that have termites and houses that eventually will have termites. Subterranean termites are a common problem, and if left undetected can cause serious damage.  Approximately $4.5 billion is spent annually in the U.S. to control and repair damage that subterranean termite infestations cause. Subterranean termites travel through […]



Winter Checklist

Dec 8th, 2012 | By
Winter Checklist

As desert dwellers, it is easy to forget the fact that our winter nights get chilly and temperatures can drop below freezing. With that in mind, there are a few home maintenance steps you should take now. Pipes: Since water expands upon freezing, it is important to insulate your exterior water pipes so they don’t […]



Does Moving Up Make Sense?

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By
Does Moving Up Make Sense?

These questions from NAR will help you decide whether you’re ready for a home that’s larger or in a more desirable location. If you answer yes to most of the questions, it’s a sign that you may be ready to move. 1. Have you built substantial equity in your current home? Look at your annual mortgage […]



Home Sweet Home

Nov 15th, 2011 | By
Home Sweet Home

Since we all need food every day, the kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home… a place where health and wellness are nurtured. Your kitchen should be easy to hang out in, as well as…



Home Sweet Home

Sep 27th, 2011 | By
Home Sweet Home

We are starting a new series on creating a comfortable home environment that looks and feels good. The way we feel is often affected by our surroundings, so creating a home that is relaxing, organized and that flows properly may actually…



Questions of the Month

May 28th, 2010 | By
Questions of the Month

Every month we receive questions from real estate buyers and sellers. Each and every month we will bring you some of the most asked…



I saw a Rattlesnake… Now What???

Mar 30th, 2010 | By
I saw a Rattlesnake… Now What???

As our “winter” is coming to an end, the rattlers are starting to come out of hibernation. According to Mark Murphy of the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, more than 200 people are bitten by rattlesnakes in Arizona each year. To avoid adding yourself to that number, be aware of your surroundings and follow […]



It’s Always about the Money

Feb 8th, 2010 | By
It’s Always about the Money

Like it or not, short sales are part of our market and will be for at least a few years. One of the biggest mysteries to me over the last year has been why banks haven’t been more receptive to the ‘short sale’ process. Too many short sale deals have fallen apart solely because of […]