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Posted on 07/25/2021
What You Can Build Where: Understanding Land Use Categories
Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels If you’re planning to invest in land, it’s important to understand land use terminology. Land use is a designation that determines what you can build or develop on a specific piece of land. Another definition of the term from Land.com is “the total of arrangements, activities and inputs that people undertake in...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Which Voice-Controlled Devices Should You Consider?
Photo by Andrey Bryzgalov via Shutterstock We’ve learned to use voice controls in our cars for hands-free calling, but what about in our homes? Alexa, Google Assistant, Echo and Siri are for more than simply using your voice to switch on the lights or control the temperature. Here are more ways to control your home with the sound...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Two Home Office Trends That Are Here to Stay
Creating the perfect work environment at home is crucial for helping you stay productive and comfortable in your work life. Your home office also provides a perfect opportunity to design and decorate a space that’s completely your own. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some of the top trends for home office design to help...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
What to Expect at an Open House
Image by Agover from Pixabay Where do you start when you first consider purchasing a home? Buyers who are new to the real estate market may not know exactly what they want in a house or where they want to live. While the dream homes found online, in magazines, and on your favorite television show are great resources...
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Posted on 07/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 9864 E Fortuna Avenue #-, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
Very LOW COST LOT PREP, splendid location near Arizona's PREMIERE GOLF DESTINATION & WATER METER BOX ON SITE saving you ''BIGLY'' on potential Impact Fees. If you can find a cheaper lot of this caliber, BUY IT! Seller portfolio shifted & has asked to unload this NOW. At this price we can expect multiple bids to arrive. When comparing, check out the difference in price of lots WITH & w/out WATER METERs. Put your bid in, seller not greedy & IF you're 1st in line it'll be like ''Winning the Lottery, Striking Gold & Finding the GOLDEN TICKET'' all in the same day! Lots like this are never this cheap, buyers can't find houses,...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Design Tips for Making Your Bedroom Cozy
In the design world, the term cozy is often mistaken for small. While the two characteristics certainly overlap in many cases, it’s still entirely possible for larger, open spaces to be cozy. The key to coziness is a sense of closeness and tactile comfort. By utilizing these two concepts you can make virtually any room in your home...
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Posted on 06/24/2021
Another Property Sold - 9426 E Shangri LA Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Custom beauty tucked into a quiet corner of the private Cabo Del Rio neighborhood of custom homes. Located in Scottsdale's Central Corridor. 5 Bedroom, 3 full Bathroom floorplan in three separate wings. The gorgeous chef's Kitchen is ready to display culinary skills with dark wood, granite, stainless steel appliances and gas cooktop. Kitchen opens to an enormous Family Room with fireplace and a wet bar. 12ft ceilings throughout. Large Master Bedroom features its own cozy fireplace, Master Bathroom with dual sinks, an oversized tub and a spacious walk in closet. Eco friendly upgrades include OWNED solar panels complete with 20 year Net...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
DIY Projects to Add Privacy to Your Outdoor Spaces
Image by summa from Pixabay Adding some privacy to your outdoor spaces doesn’t have to cost a fortune. While you might be tempted to splurge on brand new awning systems or the latest trends, you can accomplish a lot while sticking to your budget. There are also many projects you can DIY easily without taking up more than...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Improve Curb Appeal with a DIY Walkway
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 06/08/2021
Another Property Sold - 659 S Canfield --, Mesa, AZ 85208
FULL REMODEL, New Roof w/Warranty, DOWNSTAIRS MASTER BEDROOM. & Upstairs Master too! Backs to Park w/View Fence, 6BR, 4 BA, GINORMOUS GAME ROOM (could be 2 more BR's), Great Room, Formal Dining & Living, Entertainers Kitchen & Backyard, RV Gate & Located in the Beautiful PARKWOOD RANCH Community w/Parks, Recreation, Trails, Schools, Playgrounds, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball & More. Check out the PICS & discover why this QUALITY home CHECKs ALL YOUR BOXES & will SELL IMMEDIATELY. Close proximity to Fine Dining, US 60 & Loop 202 Freeways, Malls, Airports, ASU & MCC East, Saguaro Lake, Salt River, GOLF,...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Protect Your Garden from Squash Bugs
Image by wagrati_photo from Pixabay If you have pumpkins or winter and summer squash in your garden, there is a chance that squash bugs will find their ways into your planter beds. Squash bugs are pests that can wreak havoc on your vegetables, especially winter squash and pumpkin. Their attacks are not limited to gourds, they also target...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Selling a Home: Tax Considerations
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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