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Which Color White Should You Paint Wall Trim? 4 Tips to Consider

By |2021-01-07T00:13:09+00:00January 13th, 2021|Creative, Design, Tips|

You’ve chosen the perfect wall paint color. Now what about sprucing-up the trim, like crown molding, wainscoting, baseboards, and around the doors? Just go for basic white, right? Not exactly. Consider these four tips for choosing a white trim color and finish, and applying the paint. Choose a white trim color that complements your walls [...]

2 Big Home Décor Trends Predicted in 2021

By |2021-01-07T00:11:31+00:00January 10th, 2021|Design, Tips|

The New Year is here and with it comes predictions about which designs and décor will most resonate with homeowners. Here are two design elements forecast to be home runs. Room Dividers The more things change the more they stay the same. Room dividers used to be a thing of the ‘80s, especially in loft-style [...]

3 Reasons a Seller Might Reject Your Offer

By |2020-12-28T04:28:26+00:00January 7th, 2021|Buying|

When you’re buying a home for sale in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek or Anthem, your REALTOR® will write up your offer and present it to the seller’s agent. The seller will then have the chance to accept it as-is or negotiate with you – or to reject it entirely. But what could lead a seller [...]

3 Home-Buying Negotiation Tricks That Can Backfire… Badly

By |2020-12-28T04:27:00+00:00January 4th, 2021|Buying|

If you’re like many people, you know your Phoenix REALTOR® will handle the negotiation part of your real estate transaction for you – but beware of these “tricks” that can do more harm than good. 3 Home-Buying Negotiation Tricks That Can Backfire… Badly Check out the three most common negotiation tricks that backfire on well-intentioned [...]

5 Important Things You Need to Know Before You Buy Homeowners Insurance

By |2020-12-28T04:17:00+00:00January 1st, 2021|Buying|

If you’re like many people buying a home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or a nearby community, your REALTOR® will probably talk to you about buying homeowners insurance. Your lender will most likely require it – and if you’re buying a home with cash, you may want it. But what is homeowners insurance, and what should you [...]

Buyers, Beware: 5 Big Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Dream Home

By |2020-12-28T04:13:07+00:00December 30th, 2020|Buying, Tips|

When you’re looking for a home for sale in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Anthem or Cave Creek – or anywhere else, for that matter – there are five huge mistakes you could make that could end up costing you your dream home. Here’s what you need to know. 5 Big Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Dream [...]

3 Surprising Things You Can Negotiate When You Buy a Home in Phoenix

By |2020-12-28T04:02:17+00:00December 25th, 2020|Buying, Tips|

If you’re like many people buying a home for sale in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Anthem or elsewhere in Arizona, you probably already know that your REALTOR® will handle all the negotiations for you – but what you may not know is that you can negotiate just about anything you’d like into your purchase contract. [...]

Best Places to Donate Household Items, Clothes, and Cars in the Phoenix Area

By |2020-12-23T07:13:21+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Sellers, Things to Do, Tips|

  You’ve sold your home and now it’s time to pare down your possessions for a fresh start in your new residence. There are lots of Phoenix-area charities that could benefit from your contribution. Consider one, or more, of these. Phoenix Rescue Mission Donation Warehouse 3440 W. Lewis Avenue, Bldg. A, Suite G Phoenix, Arizona [...]

3 More Safety Tips to Follow When Decorating for the Holidays

By |2020-12-22T04:51:47+00:00December 20th, 2020|Design, Staging, Tips|

  As you adorn your residence with cheerful décor this holiday season take heed of these three tips to help keep you and your family safe. Avoid tripping hazards with electrical cords. There’s no doubt that decorative lights capture the essence of the holidays. Whether you string them inside your home, outline the exterior of [...]