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home : features : real estate August 20, 2014


Fall decor trend set in stone
Along with grainy woods, metallics and other textural elements, rock and mineral-themed decor is part of a fall trend toward nature and natural elements.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Feature home: Views from the San Francisco Peaks to Quartz Mountain
Enjoy the Arizona sunsets over Thumb Butte and Granite Mountain from the deck at this home off Cathedral Pines.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Model plants set unrealistic standards for beauty
Have you ever noticed that when you walk into a nursery, the first thing you see is a big beautiful display of flowers and flowering plants?
Friday, August 15, 2014

Column: Termite-free home needs maintenance to stay that way
I heard a termite inspector tell a homebuyer "the good news is the termites are all holding hands." And once I heard a termite inspector tell a seller the firewood stacked against the home was full of termites. The seller replied, "No problem; when they get done with that I'll buy them another cord of firewood."
Friday, August 15, 2014

Column: Insurance may cover repairs to storm-damaged solar panels
During monsoon season, the winds scream and rain comes down in buckets. At times, hail bounces off the ground, and our roofs take a severe beating.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Grime on the house? Pros and cons of power washing
It's not just national monuments like Mount Rushmore than could benefit from a good power wash every now and then. Is there grime on your siding that good old-fashioned elbow grease won't take away? Stains on your concrete driveway? Is the deck looking dirty?
Friday, August 15, 2014

Column: 'Know What's Below': Call 811 before digging
If you plan to excavate either on private or public property, you must call at least two working days before you plan to dig (10 working days for work being done in apartment communities or mobile home parks), excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.
Friday, August 08, 2014

Column: Prevent heat, monsoons from harming your garden
Check out some tips to avoid a summer lawn disaster, including battling mushrooms, keeping summer gardens looking fresh and destroying weeds.
Friday, August 08, 2014

Tips for living in a small space
Juggling a small room's living, dining and sleeping spaces requires creativity. Find vertical space, think small and light and, when in doubt, do without, Meg Volk said.


Friday, August 08, 2014

Alta Vista Garden Club Garden of the Month: 'An acre of heaven'
The Alta Vista Garden Club has named the garden at the Chino Valley home of Verna and Peter Higson its Garden of the Month for August.
Friday, August 08, 2014

Feature home: Elegant, immaculate Granville home on corner lot
A large master suite offers access to the covered back patio, while a large walk-in closet, double vanities with striking vessel sinks, upgraded lighting, a Jacuzzi tub, a separate walk-in glass shower and beautiful custom marble tile work on the countertops and tub complete the on-suite bathroom.
Friday, August 08, 2014

BloomTree sprouts on real estate scene
BloomTree plans to underscore "customer service as a mission" by moving from the every-agent-for-himself traditional model to a true team philosophy.
Friday, August 08, 2014

Real estate market stats for July 22 through Aug. 4
This information is based on data from the Prescott Area Association of Realtors MLS.
Friday, August 08, 2014

How to deter unwelcome wildlife from your landscape
Wildlife-watching can be fun and fascinating in natural settings, but when wildlife venture into our gardens, orchards, landscapes and homes, it can cause conflict.
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Friday, August 01, 2014

Feature Home: Live in this Quality New Home for less than $185,000!
Looking for value and quality in a new home? Look no further! This "Monarch" model by local builder Garrett-Walker Homes in Chino Valley's Brightstar subdivision offers extremely well thought out, split, 3 bedroom 2 bath plan, open & spacious great room concept.
Friday, August 01, 2014

Ask the contractor: Construction warranties have many components
Q: We hear conflicting information about the length of construction warranties.
Friday, August 01, 2014

Simulation gives caregivers insight, compassion
More than a dozen hospice volunteers from the Prescott area and beyond on Friday put on earphones that gave them distorted sounds, goggles with nickel-sized dots in the center, bulky gloves and shoes with prickly inserts, and came away with a deeper insight into what a person with dementia copes with.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

'Ten Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector': Excellent advice from HUD
I have been critical of the government many times in this column. This includes the city, state and (especially) the federal government.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Feature Home
Brand new construction by Garrett-Walker Homes in Chino Valley's Bright Star subdivision!
Friday, July 25, 2014

Prescott's future depends on 'WaterSense' building
Water is the most precious resource in Arizona. We have seen numerous articles and letters on the subject during the past few months, but it seems there are a number of different positions being taken by the various authorities and concerned water advocates.
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Friday, July 25, 2014


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