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Chandlers History In 1891, Dr. Alexander John Chandler, the first veterinary surgeon in Arizona Territory, settled on a ranch south of Mesa, studying irrigation engineering. By 1900, he had acquired 18,000 acres of land and began drawing up plans for a townsite on...
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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- Choose Mortgage Over Rent and Own a Homeon March 2, 2021 at 7:00 am
House prices come with a lot of digits, but that shouldn’t scare you away from buying a home. A mortgage"as opposed to rent"allows you to slowly purchase your home over time. So, instead of paying rent and helping somebody else pay their […]
- Options You May Not Know About When Shopping for a Mortgageon March 1, 2021 at 7:00 am
Shopping for a mortgage can be overwhelming. Even if youve owned a few homes and have had a few home loans, chances are there are some mortgage options you dont know about.Here are four to ask a mortgage expert about:A 20 percent down […]
- Some Home-Closing Costs Are Worth Negotiatingon February 28, 2021 at 7:00 am
Closing costs are 2-5 percent of the purchase price of a home, resulting in an average of $3,700 in fees for paperwork required to buy a house. Thats a lot of money to come up with when you may have already put everything toward a down […]
- Pull Off '70s Chic With a Modern Edgeon February 18, 2021 at 4:24 pm
Pull Off '70s Chic With a Modern Edge See how designer Esther Dormer harnessed nostalgic trends in modern ways. By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Design Trends
- Hot Home Trend: Wicker Maniaon February 12, 2021 at 5:01 pm
Hot Home Trend: Wicker Mania Designers are moving this trend, once favored for outdoor styles, indoors. By: Melissa Dittmann Tracey Design Trends
- Highlight Home Storage in Your Stagingon February 3, 2021 at 7:51 pm
Highlight Home Storage in Your Staging Keep items in neatly stacked containers, and clear out the clutter to show off extra storage space. Staging
- Harbor Group acquires four Triad apartment communities for $142 millionby John Brasier on March 2, 2021 at 5:17 am
One Greensboro community sells for $58.6 million.
- Townhome development in the works near Louisville mallby Marty Finley on March 1, 2021 at 10:05 pm
The project has been in the works for a few years now, and the development’s density and unit type has changed in […]
- Osceola County and Birdsong to build apartments for the homelessby Alex Soderstrom on March 1, 2021 at 10:04 pm
Construction is expected to begin January 2022.