Life at Home

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

March 15, 2016

Spring is synonymous with fresh air, fragrant flowers and frosty pitchers of pink lemonade, enjoyed on the front porch, of course. It’s also associated with cleaning and organizing the home. Want to rid your cherished abode of the last vestiges of winter? Here’s a handy spring home maintenance checklist to help you organize and revitalize your home just in time for the season of new beginnings:   Exterior Remove and clean window screens Wash windows Rid gutters of leaves, twigs and other debris Remove leaves,…

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Buying a Home, Selling a Home

Ways to Help Your Real Estate Agent Help You

March 8, 2016

You’ve already taken the first step many people take when buying and/or selling a home: hiring a reputable real estate agent. Now it’s time to do your part to help ensure your real estate transaction(s) is as seamless as possible.   Wondering what you can do to assist your chosen advisor? Following are some simple ways to help your real estate agent help you:   Get a pre-approval. This one goes out to all the prospective homebuyers out there. Getting a pre-approval from a lender…

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Buying a Home, Local Stories

New Communities—Coming in 2016!

March 2, 2016

We’re in for an exciting year with community grand openings in eight states from coast to coast! Here are just a few of the incredible neighborhoods that have recently opened, or will open this year.   Arizona Cave Creek (Phoenix) Canyon Ridge Estates ~ From the mid $600s The Estates at Sunrise Vista ~ Price coming soon Marana (Tucson) Willow Vista ~ From the mid $200s Scottsdale (Tucson) Maderas ~ From the low $600s   California Chino McKenna Park ~ From the upper $400s Highland Serrano at Glenrose Ranch ~…

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Laundry Room Organization Tips

February 24, 2016

The laundry room… If you aren’t careful, it can easily become a catchall for mail, spare change, backpacks, keys, coats, shoes and all other manner of clutter. And having to spend time separating your lights from your darks in a crowded, chaotic space can make caring for your clothing seem like an even greater chore! If your laundry room is more failure than function, not to worry! Below, we’ve compiled a laundry list (pun totally intended!) of simple steps to help organize and revolutionize your…

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Buying a Home

21st Century Benefits of Homeownership

February 16, 2016

From technology to medicine, the 21st century has already seen a great number of advances—and there’s still over 80 years to go! One more category to add to the list? New home construction. If you haven’t bought a brand-new home in several decades (or ever), now is a great time to do so. Here are some of the many exciting improvements that set today’s new homes apart from ones that are so last century. Improved design & functionality. Home design has come a long way…

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