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12 habits of genuine people

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested …

Self-improvement

Walkable Urban Locations Continue to Rise in Popularity

<b>Walkable Urban Locations Continue to Rise in Popularity</b><p>The city of Phoenix itself is a bit more spread out than most people on foot are comfortable …

Selling your home? Do you need to hire a Realtor?

Getting a home inspection in advance is something that I often suggest is <i>NOT</i> a good idea for Home Sellers, but there is certainly the rare case or …

Real Estate

Superheros are made, not born. A Thank You Thursday nod to Shannon Weber

If you’re one of Shannon Weber’s Superheroes, it’s likely you’ve been ‘caped’.<p>I first read about Shannon in a blog posted by one of my favorite …

Don’t Let HOA Documents Slow Down Your Sale

The facts below pertain to California law but are equally relevant here in Arizona. It’s the rare Phoenix Valley property that is not located in an …

Sellers: What Every Buyer Wants to Know about Your Home

<b>Sellers: What Every Buyer Wants to Know about Your Home</b><p>Real Estate statistics still indicate a seller’s market. These things cycle constantly, so if …

On the Market: Billy Joel’s Waterfront Mansion in Florida

<b>On the Market: Billy Joel’s Waterfront Mansion in Florida</b><p>I’ve seen a few luxury homes here in Arizona that have nearly the amenities of Billy Joel’s …

Older Americans Ready to Tackle Housing Market, Survey Says

<b>Older Americans Ready to Tackle Housing Market, Survey Says.</b><p>Three out of four homeowners born before 1961 are confident they will have a financially …

Down Payment Assistance Programs Save Qualifying Homebuyers More Than $17,000 on Average over Life of Loan

<b>Down Payment Assistance Programs Save Qualifying Homebuyers More Than $17,000 on Average over Life of Loan</b><p><b>**See below for Down Payment Assistance</b> …

The Importance of Culturally Competent Mortgage Professionals

<b>The Importance of Culturally Competent Mortgage Professionals</b><p>Home Buyers in Phoenix and surrounding suburbs represent an abundantly diverse …

Does Anyone Think About Title Insurance? Why It Matters to You.

<b>Does Anyone Think About Title Insurance? Why It Matters to You.</b><p>After dealing with a title issue for a home we owned many years ago, years of stress, …

Does Your HOA Have a Wildfire Risk Mitigation Plan?

<b>Does Your HOA Have a Wildfire Risk Mitigation Plan?</b><p>Have you ever even thought about this or any sort of community disaster relief? Let me know, I’m …

Wood or Wood-Like Flooring: What’s the Difference?

<b>Wood or Wood-Like Flooring: What’s the Difference?</b><p>In addition to the wood flooring options below, there’s something that I’ve seen a lot of lately in …

Salted Caramel Pie Recipe - Carrie Cusack | Food & Wine

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a food processor, pulse the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter and light brown sugar until the crumbs are …

Recipes

Jumbo chocolate éclair

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.<p>Step 2<p>Place butter and 3/4 cup cold water in a saucepan over …

Eco-friendly Kitchen Features That Won’t Break the Bank

<b>Eco-friendly Kitchen Features That Won’t Break the Bank.</b><p>I’m all for eco-friendly options when remodeling or updating. Depending on the age of your …

Smart Home Wars: Is Google’s Brillo Gaining on Apple’s HomeKit?

Individual electronic home devices, many of which you’ll find in new construction homes, have been available for several years. The trick is to …

Home Purchase Sentiment Rockets to New High

<b>Home Purchase Sentiment Rockets to New High.</b><p>First time buyers are not quite squeezed out of the market yet, but they are beginning to see more …

Luxury Wall Panels Take Home Decor to a Whole New Level

<b>Luxury Wall Panels Take Home Decor to a Whole New Level</b><p>Paneling is back, but it’s not the paneling of old that we remember from our childhood. These …

Low Supply Has Homes Selling Fast

<b>Low Supply Has Homes Selling Fast</b><p>Homes are selling an average of a week faster than they did a year ago, meaning home shoppers should be prepared to …

Save Smart by Increasing Your Home’s Value

Great tips in this video, but let me just add one piece of advice for Arizona residents or anyone living in an area with hard water. One of the …

Mortgage Rates Hover over Historic Lows but Maybe Not for Long

<b>Mortgage Rates Hover over Historic Lows</b><br>Average fixed mortgage rates ticked up slightly across the board but remain near historic lows, according to …

Thanking Teachers Isn’t Just for June – A Thank You Thursday in Advance

It’s been quite a while since back to school was a crazy time around our house. Now our back-to-school thoughts run more along the lines of “How can …

Low Inventory Dictates Direction of Real Estate Market in the Phoenix Valley

The inventory of homes for sale in the Greater Phoenix Valley is paralleling a similarly reduced demand, resulting in a static resale market. Not …

The Top Six Most Useful Kitchen Additions

Welcome to Today’s Home Update, I’m Julia.<p>Modern kitchens are generally built with space and convenience in mind, but if you’re living with an older …

Mortgage Applications Drop 11 Percent

<b>Mortgage Applications Drop 11 Percent</b><p>Mortgage applications decreased 11.2 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers …

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Gentrification: How to Identify Promising Markets

We’ve seen this happening in and around some of the older communities in the Phoenix area lately-urban renewal; small businesses incorporated into …

Great Spaces: Hollywood Home Offers Panoramic Views

Wow, what an amazing property! Set into a hillside overlooking LA, this home’s design is as polished as its location. Sadly, this one sold …

Motivation