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Chapter One – Finding Our Dream Home

Chapter One – Finding Our Dream Home

My husband is a saint for putting up with me and my crazy ideas.  Let me start by saying that being married to a realtor has its pros and cons.   Pros?  Limitless access to the MLS – being able to check out a house “just because” even if we’re only 5% actually looking.  Cons? […]

Décor Tips for a More Sophisticated Look

Décor Tips for a More Sophisticated Look

So, you bought a beautiful home – you have the space, but now it’s time to decorate. You want sophistication, but don’t want to blow your budget. Well, here are a few tips to help add that extra hint of elegance without breaking the bank.   LARGE CANVAS PRINTS Add interest to an otherwise neutral space […]

Are You Prepared?

Are You Prepared?

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching! Whether you are rooting for the New England Patriots or the Philadelphia Eagles, will you be prepared to host an awesome viewing party come February 4th?   Here are some tips to ensure your party makes everyone feel like a winner, no matter which team loses.   GET YOUR […]

Subterranean Homes That Will Rock Your World

Subterranean Homes That Will Rock Your World

Subterranean homes are anything but ordinary – but before we go scratching our heads in disbelief, consider this: living in an underground home offers these subterrestrials a way of living that is more personal, private, and comfortable. They can also offer a sense of safety that is unmatched, and permits the opportunity for respite from […]

The Tempe Public Market Is Here!

The Tempe Public Market Is Here!

After months of anticipation, many residents of Tempe and the surrounding area are excited to pay a visit to the Tempe Public Market during their grand opening on Friday, January 12th! For a little added incentive, and to truly thank the community for a “warm Tempe welcome,” they will be giving each customer a FREE […]

The Top 4 Resale Killers

The Top 4 Resale Killers

There are few things worse than having your home on the market for a lengthy amount of time. The truth is, certain home design features make it harder to sell… Is your home at risk? Here are some of the most commonly unwanted features in a home:   1. Too Few Bathrooms There should always […]

The Top 15 Home Sales of 2017

The Top 15 Home Sales of 2017

Between January and November, roughly two dozen homes sold for over $4 million each, and 10 homes that sold for over $5 million. Needless to say, the residential real estate market flourished for high-end homes in 2017. Below is a look at the top 15 home sales for the year…totaling in $90 million: $8.65 million […]

8 Questions to Ask Your Future Contractor

8 Questions to Ask Your Future Contractor

Whether it’s to make the appropriate repairs for the sake of selling your home, or simply to help with a home improvement project, at some point you will probably need to hire a contractor. Here are 8 guiding questions to help you do so with confidence:   1. Are you a licensed contractor? To help […]

The Truth About Zestimates

The Truth About Zestimates

Debunking Zillow’s Algorithm Despite society’s continued reliance on Zillow to determine their sale price, the Zestimates are generally inaccurate – Here’s why: While Zillow pulls a lot of data, it pulls too much data. In addition to the regular sales in your community, Zillow also pulls data from short sales and foreclosures. They then compile an […]

Earnest Money Frequently Asked Questions

Earnest Money Frequently Asked Questions

Whenever I write up an offer for a buyer, invariably the one thing that generates the most questions is earnest money. What is it, why do I need it, how much should it be, how will I lose it – these questions almost always require a lot of discussion and education.   What is earnest […]