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Gilbert owes its beginnings to William "Bobby" Gilbert, who provided land to the Arizona Eastern Railway in 1902 to construct a rail line between Phoenix and Florence, Arizona. Ayer's Grocery Store, the first store in Gilbert, opened in 1910 and became the location of...
Scottsdale Early History The area that would become Scottsdale was originally inhabited by the Hohokam, from approximately 300 BC to 1450 AD. This ancient civilization farmed the area and developed a complex network of canals for irrigation which was unsurpassed in...
TEMPE’S EARLY HISTORY: The Hohokam lived in this area and built canals to support their agriculture. They abandoned their settlements during the 15th century, with a few individuals and families remaining nearby. Following the establishment of Fort McDowell...
The History Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, is as colorful as the ancient peoples, immigrants and settlers who mold it. The Ho Ho Kam people inhabited what is now Greater Phoenix until about 1450 A.D. They created the first major urban civilization in the Salt River...
Written by: Karl KennedyAdding smart features to your home can do more than increase its salability. When you install the right ones for your family, you can dramatically improve the comfort, ease, and enjoyment you get from your home. In fact, once you’ve added them,...
Written by: Karl KennedyWhen the time has come to place your home on the market, your hope is that the home will sell quickly and for top dollar. If your home sells to the first or second person that tours it, it will be because the home has the appeal of a real...
If you are thinking of selling your home, you probably already know that the local Phoenix metro area market is very competitive, and it's a strong seller's market. So you may think that putting up a "for sale sign" is all you have to do to get your home sold....
Whether you are contemplating divorce, in the middle of a divorce or have recently finished with a divorce, there are several things you may want to consider. Common Scenarios If you have not filed for divorce and neither you nor your spouse want to be awarded the...
Our heart goes out to all those whose lives have been severely affected by the Covid-19 virus. We would like to thank all doctors and nurses that are tirelessly working to help all patients in need of care, and also to the essential workers who are still working every...
As 2020 quickly approaches, we thought we give you the scoop on what home design and decor experts are expecting to be a big hit this new year. From wall color to new furniture styles and some comebacks from the past, continue reading to find out more.
With the recent historical low mortgage rates that the nation has seen, many questions often arise. How does it affect homebuyers and homeowners? Should you consider refinancing, and how will that affect my current mortgage loan? So we decided to answer some of those...
When selling your home, one of the most important questions that come up is; how much can I sell my home for? In this blog, we will discuss standard practices used by real estate agents and appraisers to determine the value of your home. We will also discuss what factors, directly and indirectly, impact the value of your home.
Selling or buying a home is not extremely difficult, but like anything, there are always obstacles that could present themselves. Today we want to talk about TERMITES and how these pesky tiny creatures can wreak havoc on your home. Whether you are selling or buying a home, we are going to walk you through on how to spot termites, and what you can do to prevent them from ruining the sale of your home.
In this blog, we will discuss pro-active actions that home sellers can take to avoid any surprises that can potentially jeopardize the sale of their home.
You can make money in real estate without having to buy multiple rental homes or commercial real estate. There is a simpler way that almost anyone can do and have access to. Read on to Learn more
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Your home windows can cause your serious problems and money during the home inspection process when you are selling your home. Find out why and what options you may have to avoid these issues.
Moving can be one of the most stressful situations people go through, so here are the in’s and out’s of moving and what you need to know to make your next move successful and stress-free!
Many who have purchased a home through a mortgage financing have likely heard the term Homeowner’s Insurance. However, many still fail to understand their coverages and how crucial it is to choose the right insurance company
The housing market is shifting and if you are considering putting your home on the market, pricing your right home has never been more crucial.
One of the most dreaded home repairs and expenses many homeowners will have to invest in is the roof, read what different variables that you as a home seller will encounter and what options you may have in regards to your roof.
How to stage your home ready for sale in 5 easy steps and why staging your home is an advantage to getting your home sold fast and at value.
In this blog, we will discuss some of the most critical aspects of selling your home with solar panels and what proactive actions you can take before putting your home on the market to ensure a smoother transaction.
Selling your home is never an easy task, and there are many things to consider before putting your home on the market. In this blog, we will discuss why it’s not necessary to wait for the holiday season to be over to sell your home, and what are the benefits of selling your home during the holidays.
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- The Ultimate Deal-Breaker Checklist for Homebuyerson January 17, 2021 at 7:00 am
How many times have you heard the story about people who move into their dream home only to find out that theres a huge plumbing issue or noisy neighbors next door? Learn from their mistakes, and reconsider certain factors before signing […]
- The Fiduciary Rule Explainedon January 16, 2021 at 7:00 am
Asking a financial expert if theyre working in your best interest when giving you advice on your retirement account seems like a simple enough question. That question is now getting a little more complicated.Known as the fiduciary rule and […]
- What You Need to Know About Flood Insuranceon January 16, 2021 at 7:00 am
In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the latest storms to devastate thousands of American homes, homeowners may find themselves wondering whether to consider flood insurance.For those in areas perceived as vulnerable, it’s no […]
- How 'Letting Go' Can Improve Your Listing's Stagingon January 11, 2021 at 9:20 pm
How 'Letting Go' Can Improve Your Listing's Staging You may not be able to bring a property's best features to the forefront if your clients aren't willing to move on emotionally. By: Patti Stern Staging
- 5 Hot Home Design Trends for 2021on January 6, 2021 at 4:40 pm
5 Hot Home Design Trends for 2021 From cozy vibes to statement lighting, find out what's trending in the new year. Design Trends
- 8 Tips to Sell in the Dead of Winteron December 24, 2020 at 4:02 pm
8 Tips to Sell in the Dead of Winter Offer your clients a list of important ways to prepare their home for a winter showing. Working With Sellers, Staging
- The cost difference between California and Texas explainedby Kathryn Hardison on January 18, 2021 at 10:03 pm
"Every company with a major presence in California right now — it's not even an overstatement to say this — their […]
- Severyn Development's $48 million bet on Muir Woodsby James Fink on January 18, 2021 at 8:36 pm
Sawyer's Landing brings 202 residential units and commercial space to Muir Woods.
- Citrus Heights selling Sylvan property to Woodside Homesby Ben van der Meer on January 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm
After being the only interested party, Woodside Homes has the go-ahead to buy 11 undeveloped acres from the city of […]