real estate: Kingswood - 1812 W Windy Walk Lane Prescott, AZ 86305 - 02/04/13 06:14 AM
By Cody Anne Yarnes
Kingswood Estates, 1812 W Windy Walk Lane Prescott, AZ 86305 is a beautiful custom home for sale in the prestigious community of Kingswood in Prescott, Arizona.  
This is the builders own custom home.  Construction was completed in 2005, it is 2,665 sq', it is a 4 bedroom, 3 full bath home with an office that could be an additional bedroom and a 2 car attached garage.
The main floor of this custom home allows for the ability to live on one level. The open great room features: a dual fuel fireplace, living room, dining area and an … (4 comments)

real estate: HOME SELLING TIPS! - 05/23/12 06:57 AM
 
Upon listing a home for sale some agent take for granted that the Sellers know what to do when it comes to getting the home ready for showings.  Here are some helpful tips on staging the home for showings:
 
1)       LIGHTEN THINGS UP!  Open the shades and drapes, let the natural light in.  This could have a great reflection to the Buyer that if the home is light without using electricity, they will save money.  It makes the home appear more cheery and not depressing as if it was dark in the home.
 
2)      CHECK OUT THE COMPETITION!  … (7 comments)

real estate: BACKYARD SAFETY - SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT! - 05/16/12 06:14 AM
 
There are many potential outdoor safety hazards around your home that we may not normally think about. Here is a list of some items to be aware of:
 
1) Playground Equipment -
 
Checking for rusted, rotted, loose or damaged areas or sharp edges is very important to prevent injuries. Playground Equipment should be age appropriate and be well supervised when being used. The area around the playground equipment should be hazard free and extend out at least 6 feet and be at least 9 inches thick. Check for any gapping or areas where clothing can be caught … (0 comments)

real estate: AGING PARENTS - HOW CAN YOU HELP? - 05/08/12 04:18 AM
 
10 Home Improvements That May Help Your Parents Age In Place
 
The home is often a symbol of comfort and freedom for older adults, but as people age, hazards around the house can lead to accidental injury and even death.
 
 
 - Widen doorways to 32-36 inches and hallways to 36-42 inches to improve accessibility for parents using mobility aids such as walkers or wheelchairs.
 - Decorate with contrasting colors and finishes to help improve depth perception for seniors with poor vision.
 - Replace a standard toilet with a taller model that's 16-18 inches in height.
- Reinforce … (2 comments)

real estate: IS THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME IMPORTANT? - 04/13/12 05:12 AM
 
A home’s exterior is the first impression that can beckon buyers to the front door. Attractiveness aside, the siding materials used also can serve as an important detail in judging upkeep and extra costs down the road. Here are some of the most common home exteriors and the pros and cons associated with each.
 
Stucco Siding
 
Stucco siding can be spotted on Spanish- and Mediterranean-style homes. You can identify it by its flat, smooth, concrete look. It’s composed of cement, water, and materials such as sand and lime. Many homes built after the 1950s use a lighter synthetic … (4 comments)

real estate: DO YOU SEE WHAT SHE SEES? THE WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE IN BUYING - 04/09/12 07:06 AM
What are the female clients looking for in a home?  Well, there are several things that will help you to connect your women clients with the perfect home.  What kind of personality does the house have?  I know, silly huh?  Does a house REALLY have a personality?  Sure, why not!
MEET LISA – House A!
Lisa is unique. She has modern design and is clean.  She may have unusual shapes such as contoured shaped kitchen islands as opposed to your traditional square or rectangular island.   She likes edgy, maybe European flares.  A work area, library or sun room is desirable.   This … (0 comments)

real estate: WHAT DOES YOUR HOUSE SMELL LIKE? YIKES! - 03/29/12 05:55 AM
 
Research shows that the smell of a home can affect the person’s mood as well as create an impression of a home when it is being shown by prospective buyer.
 
A light floral fragrance can put people in a more pleasant mood.  A citrus scent such as lemon can have an energizing effect.  Vanilla is one scent that is universal and people around the globe find it comforting and relaxing.
 
When adding smells to your home it can be enjoyable but it could also be viewed as an attempt to cover up a bad odor.  However; if you … (3 comments)

real estate: WHAT’S ON YOUR ROOF? - 03/14/12 08:33 AM
The overall look of your home including the roofs pitch and shape is important.  What is just as important is what is ON your roof.  Roofing materials can attribute to your homes character but it can also dictate how long your roof will last.  When purchasing a home it is important to have the roof checked by a professional roofing company.  They will be able to help you with condition, how long the roof will last, what materials are best for your home and of course the cost of repair or replacement if needed.
Let’s take a look at some roofing … (0 comments)

real estate: SAFETY FIRST - IT JUST MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE! - 03/02/12 03:15 AM
 
As Realtors, we are placed in situations that could end up being harmful.  About 42% of female and about 18% male professionals have been in situations that make them feel uncomfortable.    Showing vacant properties and holding open houses are upon the top concerns among real estate professionals.
 
Here are some ways to take proactive steps to make safety a priority:
 
SPEAK UP!  If you have been involved in an incident that was scary, report it.  You can contact the local authorities or even your Realtor Association so they can post warnings to other agents.  Most likely, you have … (3 comments)

real estate: SHOWING TIPS FOR THE SELLERS... - 02/28/12 06:03 AM
Upon listing a home for sale some agent take for granted that the Sellers know what to do when it comes to getting the home ready for showings.  Here are some helpful tips on staging the home for showings:
1)       LIGHTEN THINGS UP!  Open the shades and drapes, let the natural light in.  This could have a great reflection to the Buyer that if the home is light without using electricity, they will save money.  It makes the home appear more cheery and not depressing as if it was dark in the home.
2)      CHECK OUT THE COMPETITION!  Who doesn’t love … (0 comments)

real estate: DO YOU WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH US? - 02/24/12 03:36 AM
Here is why....
 
There was a poll done in 2009 showing what professional qualities that make customers want to do business with you again and again.
 
Here is what most of them had to say:
 
1)       YOU REPRESENT THEIR BEST INTEREST!  When your clients are pinned against a situation where other parties in the transaction are difficult to deal with, people want to know you have their best interest in mind.  They want someone who will go to bat for them when necessary. 
 
2)      LOVE YOUR JOB?  SHOW IT!   Presenting yourself as if you love what … (2 comments)

real estate: SAVING MONEY TIPS....WHY NOT? - 12/20/11 03:58 AM
Now that Christmas is coming to a close and the New Year resolutions are coming....why not figure out how to save some money this next year?  Here are some tips to help:
 
1.     Cook at home often: Cooking at home is just as easy as the time you spend to go pick up something to eat and it will definitely save you money.  Make a commitment to start out with 1-2 times per week and increase as you see your savings.  
                                                  
2.     Make your own coffee:  Crazy I know….we all love our Starbucks.  If you add up the … (5 comments)

real estate: ARIZONA STATE FACTS....HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THEM? - 12/01/11 08:17 AM
Here are some firsts, facts and trivia about Arizona.  This was a great update from when we learned it in school.    Enjoy!
State Colors - Blue and Gold
State Song – “Arizona”
State official neck wear – The bola tie
State Tree – Palo Verde (AKA… Green Stick)
State Flower – Saguaro Cactus Bloom
State Mineral – Copper
State Bird – Cactus Wren
State Fish – Apache Trout
State Mammal – Ring Tail Cat
State Reptile – Arizona Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake
State Fossil – Petrified Wood
State Butterfly – Two-tailed Swallowtail
State Amphibian – Noble Arizona Tree Frog
State Gem – Turquoise
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real estate: ARE YOU MAKING A DIFFERENCE? - 11/15/11 05:37 AM
With Veterans Day just passing, it seems appropriate to continue to remind everyone what we have in a soldier.  Men and women have risked everything....their lives, their families, their securtity, their own safety and they have done it all unselfishly for you and me.  Why do we forget what is happening in other parts of the world just because it is not directly effecting us?  I will get off my soap box, but ever so often, I think about the sacrifice made so that I can live in a place of freedom to come and go as I please and to … (2 comments)

real estate: 7972 E. Crimsonfire – Stone Ridge – Prescott Valley, AZ **REDUCED** - 11/01/11 08:40 AM
**PRICE REDUCED **  Motivated Seller!
 
Move in ready!  Popular Monterra floorplan.  3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1539 square feet, built in 2004, single level home in Stone Ridge, Prescott Valley, AZ.   This home has been reduced to $159,900 for a quick sale.  7972 E. Crimsonfire – Stone Ridge – Prescott Valley, AZ is located in a golfing community which offers a community clubhouse, weight room, BBQ areas, swimming pool, children’s play areas, tennis, basketball and much more.   There is community golfing with restaurant and pro-shop.   7972 E. Crimsonfire – Stone Ridge – Prescott Valley, AZ has more….eat-in kitchen, lots of tile … (1 comments)

real estate: BENEFITS OF HOMEOWNERSHIP - 10/24/11 09:28 AM
Can we agree being a homeowner makes you happy?  In a survey done it was found that homeowners are happier and healthier than non-owners.  Homeowners are also more satisified with their personal situation when compared to renters; and studies have discovered that daughters of homeowners have a lower rate of teenage pregnancy.
The report relates stable housing to the fact that homeowners will move less often than renters.  This in turn creates a sense of responsiblity and care for their home and community.  Homeowners tend to have more social ties than renters and will create lasting relationships.  They become more involved … (0 comments)

real estate: Eat your water! foods to keep you hydrated - 10/20/11 11:57 AM
 
I know how important it is to stay hydrated and I try to sip water all day, but sometimes I fall behind. So I also try to eat foods, such as cucumbers or strawberries, that can contribute to my fluid intake, helping to prevent the headaches and sluggishness caused by dehydration. Another good reason to eat water? Research shows that eating foods that are full of water helps keep you satisfied on fewer calories. (Interestingly enough, drinking water alongside foods doesn’t have the same effect.) This includes soup, of course, and also juicy fruits and vegetables. These are four of … (3 comments)

real estate: HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR WOOD? - 10/12/11 07:16 AM
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real estate: SAFETY LESSONS….THEY JUST MIGHT SAVE YOUR LIFE! - 10/07/11 06:38 AM
As Realtors, we are placed in situations that could end up being harmful.  About 42% of female and about 18% male professionals have been in situations that make them feel uncomfortable.    Showing vacant properties and holding open houses are upon the top concerns among real estate professionals.
Here are some ways to take proactive steps to make safety a priority:
SPEAK UP!  If you have been involved in an incident that was scary, report it.  You can contact the local authorities or even your Realtor Association so they can post warnings to other agents.  Most likely, you have not been the … (1 comments)

real estate: WATCH OUT FOR THAT DEER…... - 10/04/11 06:24 AM
 
Deer mating season can be a dangerous time for drivers.  According to the Insurance Information Institute, 1.6 million deer-vehicle collisions occur each year, resulting in 200 fatalities, tens of thousands of injuries and over $3.6 billion in vehicle damage.
 
Being prepared can help prevent you from adding to these statistics.  When driving this fall…..Here are 7 ways to prevent a collision with a deer:
 
1)       WATCH FOR THE REST OF THE GANG - Deer travels in packs, they are rarely alone.  If a deer crosses in front of you, chances are there are more nearby.  Slow down and … (2 comments)

 
Cody Anne Yarnes, The CODY ANNE Team (Realty Executives Northern Arizona)

Cody Anne Yarnes

The CODY ANNE Team

Prescott, AZ

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