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Is Buying Like HGTV?
Posted on 10/16/2019
Is Buying Like HGTV?
If you spend much time binge-watching House Hunters, Property Brothers, and Love It or List it, you may find yourself completely stunned by the actual process of buying a home and renovating it. And if you get your advice from House Hunters, can you narrow it to three? Reality television is great entertainment, but when it comes to...
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Getting Ready for a Bidding War
Posted on 10/09/2019
Getting Ready for a Bidding War
You and your agent search for weeks to find the perfect home and suddenly, there it is on the market. It’s in the highly sought-after neighborhood of your dreams and, amazingly, the asking price is in your sweet spot. You and your agent follow tried and true negotiation tactics only to learn that the seller has multiple offers...
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Happy Columbus Day!
Posted on 10/08/2019
Happy Columbus Day!
This Monday we celebrate Christopher Columbus' arrival in America on October 12, 1492. Did you know that other countries celebrate the anniversary too? Spain, Peru, Italy, Mexico and various South and Central American countries all have their own names for the holiday. Contrary to what many believe, Columbus didn't actually discover America; that distinction goes to Norwegian Viking...
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Fun & Easy Halloween Costumes
Posted on 10/04/2019
Fun & Easy Halloween Costumes
Halloween is just around the corner, and if you're like me, it's about more than just the treats - it's time for some creative costumes! As the mother of two boys, I was always looking for some fun & easy costume ideas. A favorite of mine was Smartypants; we just taped some Smarties candies to their pants. Another super...
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Common Mistakes Made by First-Time Homebuyers
Posted on 10/02/2019
Common Mistakes Made by First-Time Homebuyers
First-time homebuyers are prone to making a lot of mistakes when it comes to picking a home, due to many reasons—one of which is just plain old inexperience. If you plan to buy your first home soon, these are a few things you want to avoid. Not having a budget. It might surprise you to know but a...
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Another Property Sold - 5379 W Claret Cup Place, Marana, AZ 85658
Posted on 10/01/2019
Another Property Sold - 5379 W Claret Cup Place, Marana, AZ 85658
Sundrenched Durango floor plan in the Highlands at Dove Mountain, an active adult community. Culdesac location with magnificent mountain views from the front courtyard and spectacular sunset, city and mountain views from the backyard. Lot's of colorful plantings including a lemon tree! 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths including a large laundry room. Abundant storage cabinets in 2 car garage, along with pull down attic stairs and a utility sink. Screened Arizona room gives you year-round stunning views to enjoy. Gorgeouslandscaping and all the outstanding amenities that the Highlands atDove Mountain are known for, including golf, tennis,...
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Adult Communities in Southern Arizona
Posted on 09/30/2019
Adult Communities in Southern Arizona
Thinking about a change in lifestyle? I specialize in active adult communities. Let me put my expertise to work for you!...
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Crazy Arizona Weather? Beautiful sunsets
Posted on 09/30/2019
Crazy Arizona Weather? Beautiful sunsets
If you live in Southern Arizona like I do, you may have experienced a few crazy storms recently. That's because from roughly July through September, we're in Monsoon Season. All of a sudden, our dry air becomes more humid, which can lead to thunderstorms, lightning, flash flooding and high winds. Sometimes there's even hail and dust storms! These storms...
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Is It Time to Downsize?
Posted on 09/25/2019
Is It Time to Downsize?
That time is coming if it is not already here. The kids are gone, and it is just the two of you—or, maybe there’s only one of you—and you feel like you’re rattling around the house like a couple of beans in a can. You’re tired of cleaning rooms that you never use. You’ve stopped visiting the basement,...
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Climate Friendly Landscaping
Posted on 09/24/2019
Climate Friendly Landscaping
No matter where you live, smart planning means landscaping for your climate. While magazines, websites and home and garden television shows display verdant English gardens dripping with wisteria and spritely fountains, responsible landscaping means ecologically sustainable plants and watering systems is the way to go. If you’re in a newly built home, designing a low-maintenance yard from scratch...
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