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2017 

I have heard all the excuses, none better than "Millennials do not want to own homes" however I find that not to be true. When did you buy your first house? Where you 18, 20, 25? The average first time US home buyer is age 29.  The Millennials are currently between 13 and 32 years old. The fact i...
01/27/2017
Your home is the key to retirement.  A few months back I wrote about the three legged stool. It was mainly about how the 401K has almost eliminated the pension plan when it was designed to be a third leg to a retirement stool. Ted Benna had envisioned that retirement would be comprised of social ...
01/26/2017
In Arizona, our contracting laws are fairly strict. The Arizona Registrar of Contractors requires anyone who performs work in excess of $1,500 (materials, labor and tax included) to be licensed.In addition to avoiding the legal ramifications of hiring (or aiding and abetting) an unlicensed contra...
01/26/2017
I am often asked a quick, cheap way to drastically improve the look of a kitchen, my first response in a back splash.A back splash is a cost effective way to change the entire look of a kitchen. The work is very easy to do and can make an okay kitchen into a must have kitchen. Installing a back s...
01/25/2017
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I am fairly new to Facebook, I only joined as my marketing guy forced me to do it. Most of my friends on there are from High School, I was the Saguaro High School Class of 1991. A few years back the quarterback of my HS Football team passed away, as I heard of the news from another friend it caus...
01/25/2017
Stone veneer (picture above) can create a sharp look to a home and is very easy to install. All that is required is some adhesive (construction glue works great) and a 4 inch grinder with a cutting wheel.With just a little bit of time and some patience, you can create an entirely different look t...
01/24/2017
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I will admit that when I first saw a barn door in an office building I thought it was the coolest door I had ever seen. As I do a lot of flips and remodels, I can tell you these doors are easy to install, can be very inexpensive and add value to a house instantly.The door I have pictured in this ...
01/24/2017
Installing pendant lighting over a counter can increase the sale price of your home and reduce the over all days on market. Pendant lights give a feeling of a higher end home and can easily be installed at a fraction of what you will reap in returns.In the average home with an attic, pendant ligh...
01/23/2017
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I recently reread the "Little Red Book of Selling" by Jeffery Gitomer and it reminded me that I was suppose to (sometime back), resign my position as "Manager of the Universe". My official resignation took place last week sometime, since then I have accomplished a great deal and thought I would s...
01/23/2017
In your home there are three basic types of circuit breakers for three specific types of purpose. The thermo magnetic trip breaker, the GFCI breaker and the ARC Fault Breaker.Thermo Magnetic trip breakers have been around for almost 100 years. They are designed to measure the current inrush throu...
01/22/2017
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