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Posted on 07/12/2020
Create and Maintain a Beautiful Hanging Basket
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay Hanging baskets add personal enjoyment as well as curb appeal to any home. If you're the creative type, you may prefer to make your own rather than purchase ready-made hanging baskets from home and garden retailers. However, DIY hanging baskets sometimes fail to thrive. The following tips and tricks help ensure that your...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Indoor Herb Garden: A Quick Guide
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay Do you love the idea of having fresh herbs available all year round but don't live in an area where it's possible to grow them outdoors in all seasons? You don't have to give up cooking with fresh herbs just because the weather outside is frightful — and you also don't have to install...
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Posted on 07/03/2020
19852 N Greenview Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375 is now new to the market!
Beautiful, well-maintained home with an enclosed courtyard located in the heart of Sun City West. Great open floorplan with kitchen open to dining area and great room. Home is light and bright with plantation shutters throughout. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closest and sliding glass door that opens to a private covered patio. There is a 2nd covered patio off the kitchen/great room area. Laundry room is inside and has wonderful built-in cabinets. The 2-car garage has built in cabinet also....Tons of storage in this home! Roof was replaced in 2011 and brand new carpet was just put in throughout the home! Year-round or winter...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
How to Start Investing
Photo by 3D Animation Production Company via PixabayHave you received your 401K packet? It probably had some selections to make, such as a list of investment options to choose from. A small choice like this makes a big difference down the road. Whether you own a 401K, need to fund your own retirement, are putting a down payment...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
How to Rekindle Your Old Fireplace
Photo by kelsey roenau on Unsplash As the focal point of your living space, your fireplace needs to look its best or it could bring down the rest of your décor. But how can you restore the look and feel of that key design element without breaking the bank? There are actually many different ways to rekindle your...
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Posted on 06/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 10753 W Lariat Lane, Peoria, AZ 85383
Impressive Single Level, 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Home PLUS a Den Located in Coveted North Peoria! This is A Fantastic Split Floor Plan with the Home Office/Flex Space in the Front of the Home, Guest Bedrooms, Clean & Fresh Kitchen in the Center with the Open & Airy Great Room and Master Suite Towards the Rear. Perks Include: Upgraded Staggered Cabinetry, Walk-In Pantry, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter-tops, French Doors to Office, Over-Sized Slider, Epoxy Garage Floors, Widened Front Driveway w/ Pavers, Fire-Pit, Covered Rear Patio w/ Lawn and Pavers. Close to Shopping, Fwy Access and Lake...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Keep Your Home More Secure With These Tactics
While there's a lot to be said for the value of high-tech home security systems, there are many basic, inexpensive things you can do to safeguard your home from intruders. Keeping your home secure begins with awareness, good communication, and positive habits. Where does good communication come into play? One example is the need to have a trusted neighbor...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Travel Apps - Enjoy the Journey
Photo by: Sebastien Gabriel via Unsplash You have a great trip planned, but you want to bring all your friends and family along with you. Well, let technology help. You don’t have to be a celebrity or a tech genius to enjoy documenting your travels. You can preserve your travel memories as they happen and keep everyone up-to-date...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Try These Easy Potato Side Dish Recipes
Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash Potatoes go well with almost any main course you serve for dinner, which makes them one of the most common side dish ingredients. If you’re looking for something different to make instead of the usual mashed potatoes or baked potatoes, consider these easy side dish recipes. Roasted Potatoes with Garlic The garlic...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Inspection or No Inspection - What You Need to Know
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay As you move forward with your home purchase, your real estate agent may recommend that you have your home inspected. Sometimes the inspection is required by the lender or insurance company, but sometimes it’s an optional step. Buyers who have the option sometimes consider skipping the inspection to save a little cash....
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Is Remote Home Buying a Good Choice for You?
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay If you're looking to buy a new home, there's no reason you should be limited by your geographic area. In today's digital world, buying a home in another city, another state or even in another country has never been easier or more convenient. Additionally, when you buy a home remotely, you're not limited...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
What to Expect During the Home Selling Journey
Selling a home rarely proves to be a simple, straightforward process. However, if you plan ahead for the house selling journey, you may be better equipped than other sellers to identify and address potential hurdles. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you plan for the home selling journey. 1. Identify Your Home's Strengths and Weaknesses...
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