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Smart Ways Homeowners Can Cut Cooling and Heating Costs

By Dena Plane | February 7, 2024

If one household expense can leave you hot under the collar or chilled to the bone, it’s the cost of keeping your home at a comfortable temperature. Air conditioning and heating costs are a significant part of your utility bills, but they don’t have to break the bank. Whether you want to save money or […]

WARNING Inspect Lipstick Flips Before Buying

By Dena Plane | January 11, 2024

It is hard to miss all of the Flip/House Makeover shows on television.  Some transformations are incredible, but some seem ‘too good to be true.’  Okay, maybe they are ‘true,’ but are the makeovers good enough to last long-term? When inventory is tight and newly renovated homes are wooing prospective buyers, you must take a […]

How Property Taxes Can Impact Your Mortgage Payment

By Dena Plane | December 11, 2023

When you become a homeowner, you are also responsible for paying property taxes. These taxes can take a significant chunk out of your finances, and it’s essential to understand their impact on your mortgage payment. Property tax is a recurring expense and can affect the affordability of your home, especially if you’re purchasing in an […]

Prescott is Home to Incredible Bakeries!

By Dena Plane | November 15, 2023

Prescott, Arizona, is home to some of the finest bakeries in the country. Whether you live here or are just visiting, it’s worth taking time out of your day to explore what these local spots have to offer. With each bakery boasting something different – from specialty baked goods and cakes for any occasion – […]

How to Lower Your Heating Bill

By Dena Plane | October 11, 2023

Prescott, Arizona, covered in a blanket of snow, is breathtaking! Match that with Christmas lights, making it the most magical time of year. You may notice an unwelcome increase in your heating bill with the temperature drop. Here are some tips on how to lower your heating bill and still stay cozy this winter: Weather […]

Smartphone Tips To Keep You Safe

By Dena Plane | September 5, 2023

4 Mobile Phone Safety Tips The convenience of mobile devices also comes with risk. As you check in, text, share photos, and increasingly run your life on the go, you may inadvertently expose private information or make yourself more likely to be a victim of a crime. Here are four things you should be aware […]

Non-Profit Spotlight: Agape House of Prescott

By Dena Plane | August 8, 2023

Homeless Services in Prescott Families who find themselves in economic despair, and living in crisis, find hope at The Agape House of Prescott. Agape House is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides long-term transitional housing for families without a residence. They work to rebuild and transform families’ lives and prepare them for an independent and […]

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Top Home Searching Tips

By Dena Plane | July 12, 2023

In today’s housing market, low inventory dominates many conversations in Prescott and many areas of the country. With less inventory available, this increases the need for preparation for homebuyers when a house becomes available. Without preparation, you may miss out on a great opportunity. To help out, we have summarized five tips from Realtor.com’s article, “How to […]

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Is a Home Warranty Right for You?

By Dena Plane | June 7, 2023

Home Warranty Pros and Cons A home warranty offers some peace of mind regarding inevitable repairs and maintenance on your property. These contracts can cover various things, from electrical and plumbing work to appliances and HVAC repairs. However, finding the right policy can be overwhelming, particularly if you are a first-time homeowner. According to the […]