litchfield park: Buying a Home Is Cheaper than Renting, Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear - 04/12/13 03:04 AM
 
Buying a Home Is Cheaper than Renting
 
Buying a home is 44% cheaper than renting in America’s 100 largest metro areas, according to a recent study by Trulia.
 
The savings accrued when buying as opposed to renting varied upon location. Buying is less than half the cost of renting in 46 of the 100 largest metros. The lower saving rates were in California and New York and the highest were in the Midwest. The savings varied from 19% in San Francisco to 70% in Detroit.
 
Those areas with a higher savings rate include Memphis (62%), Kansas City … (1 comments)

litchfield park: 5 Quick Tips for Sprucing Up Your Home for Spring - 03/15/13 07:33 PM
 
5 Quick Tips for Sprucing Up Your Home for Spring
 
1. Start Up Front
Turn a front yard from "Blah" to "Ah" with a few key changes. Trim up bushes, plant new, colorful flowers, paint the garage door or lay new gravel in the driveway.
 
2. Extreme Cleaning
Steam clean carpets, tile and grout, power wash windows, and remove extra dust bunnies. By taking it one room at a time, the job will not seem so daunting.
 
3. Out with the Old, In with the New
Remove old, unused, unnecessary junk from the house. … (3 comments)

litchfield park: How to Protect Your Frost Sensitive Trees and Plants - 01/14/13 10:05 PM
   
How To Protect Your Frost Sensitive Trees and Plants
 
1. Know which plants in your garden are frost sensitive. Most common are Bougainvillea, Hibiscus, Natal Plum, Cape Honeysuckle and Red Bird of Paradise.  
2. Plant sensitive plants in places that minimize frost. Favorable planting spots include south or west sides of property, near the pool, close to block walls, rocks or concrete, under roof overhangs or patio extensions.
 
3. Protect plants from frost damage by covering with sheets, light blankets or burlap. Do not place heavy blankets or plastic as these may damage the plant. … (1 comments)

litchfield park: Sage Creek Community Avondale Arizona Homes A Great place to Live - 12/11/12 05:28 AM
Sage Creek Community Real Estate Avondale Arizona Homes (edit/delete)  

Sage Creek, Avondale, Arizona {Discover the beautiful spanish style homes with their Tile roofs and Stucco exterior. Sage Creek Avondale,Arizona is perfectly situated in the heart of Avondale. Arizona's premier desert community, with comfort and convenience in mind.
The Community of Sage Creek, Avondale, Arizona consists of approximately 447 single and multi story homes 2 to 4 bedrooms with several floor plans, some with 3 car garages and RV gates. Built in the mid-to-late 90's, offers affordable living with homes, ranging from 1,300 square feet to2 ,800 square feet, priced … (0 comments)

litchfield park: Corte Sierra Commuity, Avondale, Arizona What a Great Place to Live - 12/11/12 05:19 AM
Corte Sierra Commuity, Avondale, Arizona, (edit/delete)
Corte Sierra, Avondale, Arizona, Homes for sale. Discover the beautiful homes at Corte Sierra . Perfectly situated in the heart of Avondale, Arizona's premier desert community, with comfort and convenience in mind. The Community of Corte Sierra, Avondale, Arizona consists of approximately 813 single and multi story homes 2 to 4 bedrooms and several floor plans some with 3 car garages and RV gates. Built in the early to mid 2000 offers affordable living with homes, ranging from 1100 to 3500 square feet, priced from the $90,000 to $190,000. It is a family orientated … (0 comments)

litchfield park: Las Palmeras West Community Avondale Arizona a Great Place to Live! - 12/11/12 05:10 AM
Las Palmeras West Community Avondale Arizona real Estate (edit/delete)  

Las Palmeras West Homes West for sale. Discover the beautiful homes at Las Palmeras Homes WestPerfectly situated in the heart of Avondale, Arizona's premier desert community, with comfort and convenience in mind. The Community of Las Palmeras West Homes West Avondale, Arizona consists of approximately 272 single and multi story homes 2 to 4 bedrooms and several floor plans some with 3 car garages and RV gates. Built in the early to mid 2000 offers affordable living with homes, ranging from 1100 to 2100 square feet, priced from the $90,000 … (1 comments)

litchfield park: Rancho Santa Fe Commuity Arizona What a great place to live - 12/11/12 04:58 AM
Rancho Santa Fe homes for sale Avondale, Arizona (edit/delete)
Rancho Santa Fe, Avondale, Arizona, Discover the beautiful spanish style homes with their Tile roofs and Stucco exterior. Rancho Santa Fe, Avondale,Arizona is perfectly situated in the heart of Avondale. Arizona's premier desert community, with comfort and convenience in mind.
 
 
The Community of Rancho Santa Fe, Avondale, Arizona consists of approximately 2,900 single and multi story homes 2 to 4 bedrooms with several floor plans, some with 3 car garages and RV gates. Built in the mid-to-late 90's, offers affordable living with homes, ranging from 1,100 square feet to … (0 comments)

litchfield park: Home decorating avondale goodyear litchfield park verrado san rafel - 11/01/12 02:43 AM
Home Decor Tip #23
 
8 Best Places to Add an Area Rug
 
A rug is more than just a place to wipe your feet; the right rug can add color, style, safety and functionality to every room in your home.
 
1. Front Door
Say "Welcome" with a colorful weather-resistant rug, which not only creates visual interest, but also gives your guests a place to wipe their shoes before entering your home.
 
2. Foyer
Show off your decorating style by laying a rug that fits the space appropriately and complements the wall color, art and accessories in the … (0 comments)

litchfield park: Decorating tips Home Decor Tip #21 - 09/04/12 04:45 AM
Home Decor Tip #21
 
5 Tips For Moving      
1. Take Notes
Keep a notebook to track important dates and times relevant to your move, including utility shut off and start-up dates. Keep a tally of your moving expenses and keep copies of all your receipts.
 
2. Make Contacts
Call your local Utility Companies, Insurance Agents, Schools, Healthcare Professionals and Post Office to notify them of your change of address.
 
3. Keep Records
Make a detailed list of all your valuables (cash, jewelery, important documents and photo albums). Try to transport these items yourself rather … (2 comments)

litchfield park: 5 Tips For Home Renovations, Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear Litchfield Pk - 08/17/12 03:19 AM
5 Tips For Home Renovations  
1. Get Everything in Writing
Make sure the details of the work to be completed are clearly documented. Any changes to the original proposal should be documented as well.
 
2. Keep Paint for Touch-Ups and Document
Always have your painter leave leftover paint for touch ups. Don't forget to document not only your paint color, but also the type of paint: eggshell, flat, semi-gloss, etc.
 
3. Request the Contractor to Clean Up Mess Everyday
Ask your Contractor to clean daily. You won't want to have dust circulating through your heating … (0 comments)

litchfield park: Interest Rates Hover at Record Lows Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear - 08/17/12 01:03 AM
Interest Rates Hover at Record Lows
Concerns about the strength of the economy have recently taken Treasury yields to new lows. This, in turn, is causing fixed-rate mortgages to remain low.
Homeowners are taking advantage of the low interest rates. The refinance index recently reached a three-year high. Also, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) projects to receive 630,000 refinance applications for fiscal year 2012, a 23% increase from the previous 12 months.
The vast majority of refinancing is going into fixed-rate mortgages. The adjustable-rate share of mortgage activity recently fell to 4.1% of all mortgage applications.
At the same time, home … (0 comments)

litchfield park: The Hottest Landscaping Trend is Foodscaping - 07/28/12 08:29 AM
The Hottest Landscaping Trend is Foodscaping
More households are growing their own fruits and vegetables. While lawn and garden sales have declined since 2008, food gardening sales nationwide have risen 20%, according to the National Gardening Association. The trend is referred to as foodscaping, or ediblescaping, and involves integrating edible plants into yards, lawns and open areas in a low-maintenance and toxic-free manner.
Almost one third of American households are now growing some kind of food at home. Factors contributing to this trend include reducing the cost of groceries, the desire to eat more healthy foods, and the preferred taste of … (3 comments)

litchfield park: Short Sale Assistance for Miltary Homeowners - 06/29/12 10:43 PM
 
Federal Housing Finance Agency
 
Federal Housing Finance Agency
 
Fact Sheet:
FHFAShort Sale Assistance for MilitaryHomeowners with Fannie Mae andFreddie Mac Loans
Overview :
 
The Federal Housing Finance Agency is announcing changes to short sale policies that will make it easier for military homeowners with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages to honor their financial commitments when they are issued a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) order.
 
Currently, military homeowners with PCS orders are required to move to a new duty station under short, strict timelines. However, service members still remain bound to their … (1 comments)

litchfield park: Housing Affordability Index Reaches Record High,Avondale, Goodyear - 06/29/12 10:17 PM
Housing Affordability Index Reaches Record High
The Housing Affordability Index rose to a record high of 205.9 in the first quarter of 2012, breaking the 200 mark for the first time since recordkeeping began in 1970.
According to NAR, a household earning the median family income of just under $61,000 could afford a home costing $325,500 in the first quarter. That's remarkable purchasing power when you consider that the median cost of an existing home nationwide is $158,100.
Currently, the median monthly mortgage principal and interest payment for a median-priced home would take only 13.5% of gross income.
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litchfield park: 88 Things That Might Go Wrong During Your Transaction - 06/05/12 05:52 AM
 
 
 

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litchfield park: Mid Month Pricing Update and Forecast for Maricopa/Pinal County - 05/23/12 06:10 AM
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litchfield park: Get a Cool Roof - 05/22/12 09:27 AM
Get a Cool Roof
With traditional dark-colored roofs, light is not reflected and the roof absorbs heat. This heat then penetrates through to the interior building, increasing cooling costs.
Dark roofs absorb and hold more than 80% of solar energy, while white roofs can reflect 75% of solar energy. That makes a white-roofed building cooler and cheaper to air-condition.
With advances in roofing materials, cool roofs no longer need to be white. New technologies in cool roofing have two important physical properties: Solar reflectance and thermal emittance. Solar reflectance is a measure of the solar radiation that is immediately reflected off … (1 comments)

litchfield park: Maricopa & Pinal County Real Estate Commentary - 05/16/12 04:21 AM
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