Category Archives: Interesting Stuff

How to pick a home-security system you can monitor from your smartphone or tablet

We have been with a home security monitoring service for years. The average cost has been about $25/month ($300 year!) After looking at the costs to install a DIY home security system, it looks like a great way to go! … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Solar Roof Panels

We get asked about a lot of things in this business and one of the latest hot topics are the Tesla’s new solar roof tiles. Here’s a few sites to answer any burning questions: What are solar roof tiles? Tesla … Continue reading

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Dreamport Villages: Developer proposes $4B amusement park over 1,500 acres in Casa Grande

CASA GRANDE, AZ – Will Arizona finally play host to a major amusement park? Another proposal and concept has made its way to the drawing board.  Slide Show Developers with The Blocks Sports Company, a Florida-based company, have filed a … Continue reading

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Mayor Price Talks Education in Maricopa on ABC 15

Mayor Christian Price was featured ABC15 Arizona talking about education in Maricopa and the benefits of blended learning. To view, click here: http://bit.ly/2bjvpHU

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Found On Trulia: Quirky Oregon Estate Fit For The Iron Throne

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Looking for a kingdom of your own? Head on over to Ashland, Ore., where a quirky 8,881 square-foot castle awaits. Overlooking a pristine 700 acres, this mini-realm—called the Shining Hand Ranch—takes “nature inspired” … Continue reading

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These 15 features sell homes the fastest and at the best price

It turns out homebuyers are really into barn doors. When Zillow looked at design features that sell homes at the best price and with the shortest listing time, that feature topped the list. In the Phoenix Valley, we are seeing … Continue reading

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The Best States for Retirement

No. 9: Arizona Retirees who want to relax in a warm climate will be drawn to Arizona’s desert land. The state scored among the highest in the country for pleasant weather, and it comes as no surprise that there’s rarely … Continue reading

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Fun Things to do in November Across the Phoenix Valley

Our Fall weather is officially here and the holidays are around the corner!  Here’s one of my favorite websites for things to do across the Valley. November 2015

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How Do Homeowners Accumulate Wealth

Great article from Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors.  The differences between buying and renting are massive. According to the Federal Reserve, a typical homeowner’s net worth was $195,400, while that of renter’s was $5,400. …Read More

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Canadians on the move…Can you say Ka-Ching?

Canadian homebuyers are retreating from metro Phoenix. It’s “for sure.” At the recent exchange rates, the loonie is trading at about 77 cents to the U.S. dollar. Canadians are cashing in. Article

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