Life at Home

5 Outdoor Spaces We Love

May 2, 2017

Outdoor spaces, such as courtyards, backyards, balconies and terraces, can greatly enhance a home—and the lives of its residents. Here we’ve identified five open-air gathering places that give new meaning to the term “outdoor oasis.” This captivating courtyard in San Marcos, California Abundant greenery, elegant brick pavers, sleek iron balusters and a trio of eye-catching copper fountains… Need we say more?   This breathtaking backyard in Cave Creek, Arizona A spacious covered patio and pristine pool with adjacent built-in barbeque are perfect for lounging—and entertaining!…

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Local Stories

New Homes with RV Garages in Queen Creek, AZ

April 25, 2017

RVing has become a popular pastime in recent years. After all, it’s a wonderful way to experience nature and explore the country while spending quality time with those who matter most. If you hear the call of the open road, but don’t want to pay to park your colossal camper at a storage facility, we have you covered. Check out our stunning new homes with RV garages in Queen Creek, AZ, and get ready to embark on a grand adventure! La Jara Farms II Set…

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Financing & Insuring

What Can a Loan Officer Do for You?

April 18, 2017
Couple meeting with loan officer

Loan officers work to help prospective borrowers obtain home loans (a.k.a. mortgages). But there’s more to the position than meets the eye. A lender’s loan officers assist borrowers through the mortgage lending process. They are skilled at evaluating a homebuyer’s creditworthiness (the degree to which he or she is considered likely to repay a loan), and are well-versed on the many different types of loans available in today’s market. If you are considering buying a new home, you can meet with a loan officer to…

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Packing & Moving

Don’t Forget the Dog! A Moving Checklist for Your Pets

April 16, 2017
Couple with bulldog

Just like humans, animals get stressed out by moving. If you’re going to be moving with pets, it’s essential to set aside some extra time and money to make them comfortable. Pets in cars: If you’re moving to a place that’s about a day’s drive away, it should be fine to transport your animals in your vehicle. Make sure that you stock your car with more than you think you’ll need. Here is a list of good things to have on hand with animals in…

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Packing & Moving

Preparing for a Move: How to Declutter & Minimize

April 13, 2017
Couple packing in the living room

It pays to know the difference between your treasure and your trash, particularly when it comes to moving. No sense in hauling what’s effectively dead weight, right? But the process of determining—and purging—what doesn’t hold personal worth can carry a fair degree of murk and uncertainty. Does this have lasting sentimental value? How much of something is too much? Won’t I need this someday? After all, you’re not just organizing random objects; you’re organizing your life. But rest easy. Many have emerged from the decluttering…

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