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foundation scams

Avoid foundation scams after wet summer

By Bob Brown   After a record-breaking summer of monsoon rains, subsidence (sinking land) and swelling clay soil, the Phoenix area has taken a beating.   Now, with summer ending and the soil drying out, the signs...
Falling in love with the right home

The Dealmakers/Falling in love with the right home

By Jim Belfiore and Jordan Rose   People have been moving this year—literally. More Arizonians have purchased homes this year than during any year since 2007. Phoenix and its suburbs, alone, will have recorded nearly 100,000...
Monsoon season

Monsoon season means extra wear on foundations

By Bob Brown   It is a pattern that Phoenix homeowners know all too well. Beginning in July, the Arizona monsoon season begins with an increase in thunderstorms and heavy rainfall typically lasting until mid-September. While...
down payment

Raising a down payment can be easily done

By Stacey Lykins   You can make the next 12 months the year of the down payment. It’s easy. Cut a few things from your budget in the next year and you can have the down payment...
rental scammers

Study finds millennials easy prey for rental scammers

Phoenix.org News Staff   Phoenix-area renters apparently are savvier than many Americans when it comes to rental scams. Apartmentlist.com reported that while 41.5 percent of Phoenix renters “have encountered a listing they suspected was fraudulent,” only 2.4...
Renting 101

Renting 101: Everything you need to know about your next place to live

By Alexis Andreopoulos   Moving out. These are two very scary words when you’re a college student who is used to living in the dorms and eating at the dining hall every day. Moving into your...
air conditioner’s warning signs

Heed an air conditioner’s warning signs

The 100-plus degree days have arrived, marking the beginning of air conditioning season. Air conditioners can fail at any time. “Some of the warning signs are fairly obvious, while others are subtler,” explained Bryce Heffelfinger,...
buying a home

5 things not to do when buying a home

One of the first things you want to do before looking for a house is get pre-qualified by a mortgage lender. However, getting pre-approved for a mortgage and even under contract does not guarantee approval....

Technology makes cooling down a little easier

By Sherry Jackson It’s pool season here in the East Valley. So, whether you’re buying a new home equipped with a pool, having one constructed or upgrading a pool, there are many technological advances to...
Smart home

The smart way to build your smart home

By Justin Ferris   You’ve got your trusty smartphone, your too-big-for-the-room smart TV and maybe a smart thermostat. So why not take the leap and smart-ify your entire home? The only obstacles are the cost and...

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