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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Home Buying and Maintenance Advice

I totally agree with the tips in this video. In fact I would take the first bit of advice one step further. ‘Scope out the neighborhood’ is something …

Surprise! Tell-Tale Signs That Your Home May be Less Energy Efficient than You Think

Believe it or not, keeping a home warm in Arizona can be almost as much of an issue as keeping it cool. Air Conditioning has gotten so efficient that …

2016 is the Year of the Remodel

Through the economic downturn, appraisers were not considering the worth of many remodeling projects. Updated roofs, structural components and …

Vacation Home Investments

Arizona is a highly desirable vacation spot and second homes are popular here. Of course the weather is the primary factor but golf, baseball spring …

Designer Tips to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Many of the more upscale homes on the market today are minimalist – no frills, sleet surfaces, soft natural pallets with pops of color, and nearly …

Home Gone Green? You May Be Eligible for Tax Credits

Homeowners who have invested in energy-efficient upgrades, such as fuel cells, geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines, solar panels and …

20 Ways to Spring Clean the Natural Way

Clean off the blades of a well-worn can opener with an old toothbrush soaked with vinegar to help remove dirt and grease.<p>Clean your refrigerator’s …

Visual Design Tricks for a Brighter Home

Hanging curtains at ceiling height, hardwood flooring with lines leading away from the door, furniture that doubles as storage, all of these things …

The Top 6 Landscape Design Trends for 2016

Lux lighting and edible arrangements are on the rise this year, according to the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ list of the top …

Moving Day Madness: How to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy throughout the Process

Something to note if you’re moving with a pet. Somewhere right around 50% of Home Buyers are looking for Pet Friendly Neighborhoods. It’s a lot …

Top 5 Home Staging Mistakes

The home staging advice in this video is basic but valuable. These really are some of the most common objections that home buyers have, and each one …

5 Books You Need to Read Before Buying a Home

We research almost everything from electronics to restaurants before making almost any decision, but I wonder if you’ve thought about doing your …

5 Pesky Mistakes New Homeowners Make

From seasonal temperature fluctuations to excess rainfall, pests find any excuse to enter homes. The homes of new homeowners are especially prone to …

For Sale: New Orleans’ Historic and Very Haunted Magnolia Mansion

Selling Real Estate in New Orleans is about 1,500 miles out of my wheelhouse but I would have loved to have listed this awesome property! With a …

Must Haves for the Nursery

As a grandparent I have a couple of my own “must haves” to add to the good advice in the video below. Right from day one, in my humble opinion, one …

Truly in a League of Its Own. Luxury Lake Home in Premier New Hampshire Location

As long-time desert dwellers and lover of all things ‘Lake’ we’re in awe of a fellow Realtor in New Hampshire’s beautiful Lakes Region, who has the …

New Study Suggests Strong Outlook for Green Homes

During the prolonged housing downturn, green homes provided support to the ailing residential market and now promise to be an important element of …

Surprising Ways You Could Save on Taxes This Year

With Tax Day right around the corner, Homeselfe is raising awareness about large tax credits available for those who made energy efficiency upgrades …

50 Days: Due to Federal Regulation, Average Time to Close a Loan Increases

This year started off with the average time to close a loan increasing to 50 total days, according to the latest Origination Insight Report released …

How to Pare Down Your Possessions

<b>Video: How to Pare Down Your Possessions</b><p>Every time you move you find yourself weeding out the unnecessary. Cloths, furniture, bric-a-brac, it all …

Scam Alert: There’s No Such Thing as a Free Energy Audit

Are you looking for ways to reduce your energy expenses? Concerned as you may be, be very careful accepting a free energy audit. Audits billed as …