It is pool season and everyone is happy to have something to do outside of the house. You can make sure you are prepared for a safe summer by evaluating these three pool ownership concerns. POOL BARRIERS About 30 children a year are lost to drownings in Arizona. As a result, the State of Arizona … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Stay Pool-Safe During Swim Season
Since your foundation is out of sight, many things can happen behind the scenes that can compromise its stability. It may be the strongest part of your house, but it needs some TLC to ensure that it will continue supporting your house far into the future. Follow these tips to keep your foundation … [Read more...] about Protect Your Home’s Foundation
The two rooms of the house that buyers inspect and judge the most are the kitchen and master bath. If you have plans to remodel or make some upgrades, take into consideration some of the hottest features that sell. Quartz countertops. Granite, quartz, and marble countertops are all great … [Read more...] about 8 Kitchen Features That Sell
During both World Wars, people across the country planted large vegetable and herb gardens and planted fruit trees. The idea was to help supplement rations and to boost morale. Gardeners felt empowered by their contribution and were rewarded with the fresh produce grown. Victory Gardens became part … [Read more...] about Gardening Makes a Comeback
Everyone loves to think about getting organized in the New Year, but few follow an annual home maintenance checklist as part of their organizational plan. Following a checklist allows you to catch potential problems before there is a disaster, such as a leaking faucet in the backyard or a clogged … [Read more...] about Home Maintenance Checklist
When Fountain Hills experienced four major storm bursts in less than 24 hours in October, numerous people who did not live in flood zones found themselves in trouble. Some scrambled to keep water out of their homes by various methods. Some were not so lucky, incurring tens of thousands of dollars in … [Read more...] about Are You Covered for a Flood?
Are the rumors you’ve heard about Freon being phased out true? Yes, it’s true. Freon (or R-22) was limited in 1990 by the “Clean Air Act” because of its harmful effects on the ozone. In 2010, it was prohibited for use in new air conditioning equipment. On January 1, 2020, Freon will be … [Read more...] about How Will the Freon Ban Impact You?
Owning a rental property has many advantages. Especially for people who are looking for ways to build their investment portfolio or to earn income on a home they aren’t ready to live in yet. Being your own property manager does not make this a passive side hustle. Property management is much more … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Successfully Renting Your Property