Is Your Fireplace Ready for Fall?

Is Your Fireplace Ready for Fall?

Before temperatures drop, learn what to do to prepare it, regardless of whether you have a gas or wood-burning unit, make sure your fireplace is ready to go well in advance of the change in seasons. Keeping your chimneys clean and clear – including…

Top 10 Features Home Buyers Want in 2017

Top 10 Features Home Buyers Want in 2017

Find out the top 10 features today’s home buyers are looking for in a home so you can better meet their demands and help them find the home of their dreams. Although the generations of home buyers differ, there are many common features they…

7 Fresh Home Design Trends For 2017

7 Fresh Home Design Trends For 2017

Fresh modern colors and creative twists on vintage décor and green/natural solutions are among the trends. Influenced by contemporary architecture, fashion, new technology and the entertainment and media industries, home design trends for 2017 are an innovative mix of past and present. You’ll find…

An Arm & A Leg

An Arm & A Leg

In George Washington’s days, there were no cameras. One’s image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters…

Did you Know?

Did you Know?

Early Politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TVs or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs and bars. They were told to go sip some Ale and listen to…

Curb Cell Phone compulsion.

Curb Cell Phone compulsion.

You eat with it, sleep with it, and bring it to the bathroom. A smartphone provides constant stimulation. The whole process has the same effect on the mind as a slot machine. You never know what you will get or how good it will…

How to Research the Presence of a Community Facilities District

How to Research the Presence of a Community Facilities District

In September 1988, the Arizona Community Facilities District Act was passed into law. Generally speaking, the Act allows for the formation of a community facilities district (CFD) by a municipality or county for the purpose of constructing or acquiring a public infrastructure. And while…

Why do you need Title Insurance?

Why do you need Title Insurance?

Have you ever wondered why you need title insurance? Your home may be new to you, but every property has a history. A thorough title search can help uncover any title defects tied to your property. And, subject to the terms of the policy,…

6 Ways to Save Money and Energy at Home

6 Ways to Save Money and Energy at Home

Eliminate Drafts Here’s an easy way to pinpoint air leaks in your home that make for drafty rooms in the winter and can drive up annual heating costs by $100 or more. First, turn on every exhaust fan in the house, including a whole-house…

PRO DESIGNERS’ DÉCOR PET PEEVES

PRO DESIGNERS’ DÉCOR PET PEEVES

USING TOO MANY TRENDS Resist using too many ideas you see in all the magazines or on Pinterest. It’s simple: Decorating should be personal. POORLY POSITIONED ART Art should be at eye level. Not too high, the best height is often considered to be…

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