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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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Not cool: AC unit ownership costs about to skyrocket

As temperatures soar across the Valley, so is the cost of keeping aging heat pumps working for area homeowners. Regardless of whether homeowners are trying to hang on to their existing heat pump till its...
Air conditioning units

AC advice: Keep costs down as you keep cool

Unlike houses in other parts of the country, virtually every home in Phoenix features built-in air conditioning. People couldn't survive the summer without it. OK, historically that isn't true, but who would even want...
Scam alert

Moving this summer? Don’t fall for these mover scams

Despite the high temperatures — and the real risk of heat stroke during outdoor activities — summer remains the busiest moving season in Phoenix. To avoid the heat, and just to make life easier, some people...
Lazy River

Arizona mansion lets you live in your very own resort

A stay at a tropical resort might be magical, but at some point you need to return home to reality. Unless, of course, you drop $18 million on this mansion in Paradise Valley. According to...
Warpaint home exterior

Gorgeous Phoenix home offers high-tech surprise

The home that Chris and Anette Brown have built on Warpaint Drive in Ahwatukee has a couple claims to fame. It may be the only home in the world that can be operated by...
Paradise Valley

Arizona’s most expensive zip codes revealed

Ask any Valley resident where Arizona's rich people live and Scottsdale probably pops to the top of the list. After all, there are a lot of nice houses and cars over that way. However, real estate...
Baseball house

Home with epic backyard carries an epic price tag

Los Angeles Dodgers star Andre Ethier’s custom-built Gilbert home at 21423 S. 147th St. hits it out of the park – and it can be yours for a cool $5 million. “It’s an absolutely amazing...

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