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Buying or selling a home is an exciting process — a new adventure. But unfortunately in order to start that adventure, we have to deal with the dreaded moving process.
The days are getting longer and warmer — a sure indication of the arrival of spring. Another sign of the season may be the urge you get to do some spring cleaning. But you might not have realized that some of the same spring-cleaning techniques that can be used on your home can also apply to your investments and your overall financial strategy.
On weekends and evenings, you can find Ken and Jennifer Marlin volunteering at their church or serving on committees for their kids’ schools. What you won’t find them doing is walking to their mailbox as often as they used to.
When Amy retired a few years ago from a long career in the Army, she had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. With no family, limited income and failing health, she settled in a little trailer in a Mesa mobile home park.
With the New Year, many people jump on board with the latest celebrity diet, cleanses, liquid detox diets and extreme fasting, which can be dangerous to your health.
The holidays are over, the calendar has turned a new page and, like many people, you find yourself with a renewed enthusiasm for self-improvement. According to statistics from the University of Scranton, nearly half of Americans regularly make New Year’s resolutions, with weight loss, organization and improved finances ranking among their top three goals.
Dear Claudia: Every room in my house seems to be an area for clutter. Please share some organizing secrets!
It doesn’t take rocket science to make the case for happiness, but a law degree from Yale sure doesn’t hurt — at least, it didn’t in the case of Gretchen Rubin, author of “The Happiness Project” and a guest columnist for Good Housekeeping magazine. In contrast to other self-help writers, Rubin addresses the ephemeral idea of happiness systematically, arguing that life’s felicities are concrete and often intuitive.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, to deck the halls and to buy presents for family and friends. But, did you know the holidays are also considered by some experts to be a good time to buy or sell a home?
Four years ago, I entered into a whole new chapter of my life through my role at Mountain View Lutheran Church. Since then, I’ve reflected many times on my experiences – both the good and the “what was I thinking” moments. Admittedly, I came into my role with a bit of arrogance. You know – the “I don’t have much experience, but I’ve read a few books about it” type of raw talent that doesn’t fool many for long. Little did I know that a humbling four years was knocking on the door.
Ripped from headlines that still feel wet, "The Fifth Estate" dramatizes the fast, controversial rise of anonymous-whistleblower website WikiLeaks and its figurehead, Julian Assange.
Washing clothes in the bedroom. Sending email from the laundry room.
Some urban hotels, restaurants and gas stations could soon get a perk now available only to their rural counterparts.
Our family room in the summer time is the No. 1 focal point for all gatherings and activities, from special to mundane. It’s our favorite place to hang out, hide out, and chill out from the humid summer monsoon. It’s the gathering place for the family, it’s the casual place for entertaining friends, it’s the kids homework and play space, it’s TV central and it’s definitely the coolest retreat and the most utilized room of the house.
When did everything become so complicated?
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Rose Newcomer always knew she wanted to help people through any trails or tribulations they’re experiencing in their everyday lives.
The Arizona summertime, with those 100-degree temperatures, are a perfect time to explore our interiors. Since we’ll be spending more time inside we can look around and make some choice improvements from large to small, in different rooms and with different budgets. There’s going to be plenty of suggestions to change, do, undo, to add and subtract all kinds of things in your interiors, it’s up to you as to how much and where you want to make those changes.
Right now Ahwatukee has a sellers market, according to real estate professionals, but to make sure your home sells quickly there are some quick tips that don’t take a lot of money.
Summer is here, and along with the warmer weather, it means a lot of us will be headed away from the office to take a week or two of vacation with the family. Having a break with your loved ones, or at least away from the daily grind, can be a great thing, but only if you plan ahead. Otherwise, it can easily become a couple of weeks of working almost as much as you normally do, but without the tools and resources you’re used to having on hand.
Spring is in the air. And if you’re like many people, you may be looking forward to doing some spring cleaning around your house and yard. But this year, why not go beyond your physical environment and do some “sprucing up” of your financial situation?
Does your outfit blend into the woodwork?
Selling season is upon us — does your home have its best foot forward? Or, do you still need to be convinced that now is finally the time to place your home on the market?