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Real Estate Agent Testimonial: Peggy Roberts

Real Estate Agent Testimonial: Peggy Roberts How long have you been in real estate?  Since 2007, after a 25 year career in writing and business communications. What is your favorite thing about this career path? No two days are ever …


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How to Create a Gallery Wall in Your Home

Everyone wants to put a personal touch on their home.  It is fun to accentuate your personal style, while enhancing the decor of your home.  You may have seen your friends incorporate beautiful gallery walls into their home, or perhaps …


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The Impact of Landscaping on Home Value

When a person wants to sell their home, they often look for projects to do and improvements to make to increase home value. They may make improvements in the kitchen, or touch up any paint that needs attention, they may …


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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

May is almost here and that means it’s time ensure your home is all in order for the hotter months of summer that are just around the corner.  There are a few home maintenance items you’ll definitely want to take …


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Increasing Your Home’s Value By Going Green

The green movement has quickly gained popularity and momentum as energy costs and the cost of living continue to increase.  Many homeowners choose to go green to decrease their environmental footprint while others primarily to increase home value.   Whatever the …


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Going To The Housing Market

Even though it may not seem like it, the housing market is slowly but surely making a recovery from its initial crash back in 2007. Even though home sales have dropped in recent months, the numbers have been some of …


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Phoenix Home Values Up 20%

                Phoenix was hit incredibly hard when the housing market crashed. The metro Phoenix area struggled for so long in the fledgling economy but has slowly and surely been recovering. In many reports of various housing market recovery topics, Phoenix …


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Phoenix Homeowners Still Underwater

We have been seeing positive signs of economic and housing market recovery both nationally and in the Phoenix area. Home prices are on the rise, people are rejoining the work force and getting back into home ownership and Phoenix has …


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Voters Pass Proposition 117, What Does it Mean?

                Now that election season is over, we all have to prepare for what changes are to come and how they will affect us.  In the real estate world, Proposition 117 was a much discussed proposition on the ballot.  Many …


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How Much Do Foreclosures Hurt Neighborhood and Economy

                When the economy crashed and the housing market took a nose dive, many homeowners were left underwater. Many homeowners were left with huge mortgages on homes that were worth half the value of the mortgage with no foreseeable end …