rancho santa fe: 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)

rancho santa fe: 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)

rancho santa fe: 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)

rancho santa fe: 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)

rancho santa fe: 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)

rancho santa fe: 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)

rancho santa fe: 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)

rancho santa fe: 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)

rancho santa fe: 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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rancho santa fe: 88 Things That Might Go Wrong During Your Transaction - 06/05/12 05:52 AM
 
 
 

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rancho santa fe: IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED IN OUR NATIONS SERVICE - 05/27/12 11:09 PM
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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rancho santa fe: Mid Month Pricing Update and Forecast for Maricopa/Pinal County - 05/23/12 06:10 AM
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rancho santa fe: 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)

rancho santa fe: FHA Streamline Refinancing Fees Reduced - 04/18/12 12:07 AM
 
FHA Streamline Refinancing Fees Reduced
 
 
A new program could save qualified borrowers $3,000 a year, even those who owe more than their home is worth.
 
The White House recently announced significant changes that will reduce the fees charged for the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Streamline Refinance Program.
 
Beginning June 11, 2012, the Streamline Refinance upfront fee of 1%* will be reduced to 0.01% of the total loan amount. And the annual fee will be lowered from 1.15% to 0.55% of the total loan amount.
 
By refinancing through this streamlined process, the average qualified FHA-insured borrower … (1 comments)

rancho santa fe: Corte Sierra Nearby Sports Facility's , Avondale, Arizona, - 12/29/11 10:26 AM

 
Click On The Sportto go Website Home Page
 
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rancho santa fe: Corte Sierra Commuity nearby Golf Courses, Avondale, Arizona, - 12/29/11 10:26 AM

 Community  For an up to the minute accurate synopsis of what the market is doing and an accurate comparative market analysis of this community please fee free to reach out to me. MLS information provided as a courtesy by John E. Baldovin of Home Smart Local Golf Courses
 
 
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HOMES FOR SALE| HOMES JUST SOLD | ANOTHER LISTING| MONTHLY UPDATE | PAST 6 MONTH SALES | THE GOLF COURSES | TRAILS | HOSPITALS | MAP | THE PARKS &RECREATION MAP … (0 comments)

rancho santa fe: Rancho Santa Fe Commuity Golf Courses, Avondale, Arizona, - 12/19/11 11:51 PM

 
 CommunityFor an up to the minute accurate synopsis of what the market is doing and an accurate comparative market analysis of this community please fee free to reach out to me.  MLS information provided as a courtesy by John E. Baldovin of Home Smart  Local Golf Courses
 
 
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HOMES FOR SALE| HOMES JUST SOLD | ANOTHER LISTING| MONTHLY UPDATEPAST 6 MONTH SALES | THE GOLF COURSES | TRAILS | HOSPITALS | MAP | THE PARKS &RECREATION MAP | THE SUBDIVISIONS … (0 comments)

rancho santa fe: Rancho Santa Fe Commuity Just Sold Homes, Avondale, Arizona, - 12/19/11 11:49 PM

 
Please subscribe to my Monthly Marketing Update as a potential buyer or current resident each month I iwll let you know what is going on in our community so you can tarck the values of homes in our wonderful Rancho Santa Fe 
 Just “SOLD” Homes In Rancho Santa Fe
 
 
Since the Market is changing daily, please e-mail me with the property address or subdivision you would like comps on. I will send you the last 90 days of Available, Pending and closed properties
 
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rancho santa fe: Rancho Santa Fe Commuity Just Listed Homes, Avondale, Arizona, - 12/19/11 11:45 PM

 
Please subscribe to my Monthly Marketing Update as a potential buyer or current resident each month I iwll let you know what is going on in our community so you can tarck the values of homes in our wonderful Rancho Santa Fe
 
 
Just “LISTED” Homes In Rancho Santa Fe
 
Since the Market is changing daily, please e-mail me with the property address or subdivision you would like comps on. I will send you the last 90 days of Available, Pending and closed properties
 
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rancho santa fe: Rancho Santa Fe Parks and Recreation, Avondale, Arizona, - 12/19/11 11:44 PM
 
 
Whether I want walk the dog go to the  golf course, local sports fields or through desert trails winding through near our homes it is a joy to have so much of a varied lifestyle in Avondale
So below I have included the link to download it for your self PARKS AND  RECREATION IN AND NEAR AVONDALE- It is my hope you too will start exploring our awesome community and yes watch out for those Coyotes.
 
Click for Parks and Recreation  Website Page
 

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