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Health Benefits of Stairs in Your Home
Posted Mon, May 25th 2020 2:10 pm
Jan was talking to a new client about homes in Sedona and asked if stairs bothered him. His response was "Not yet." It reminded me of a quote that I came across which I'll have to paraphrase becaus...

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What I Found While Walking the Dog
Posted Mon, May 11th 2020 4:14 pm
I know I should be blogging more about real estate here, but I came across this while walking Abby on a local trail and I couldn't resist. OK, to make it relevant, here is another good reason to ow...

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Great New Testimonial
Posted Fri, May 8th 2020 3:24 pm
Here is an incredible new testimonial. I know it's too long to put here in its entirety, but I'm going to anyway, because I don't know what I would take out. "Let me begin by saying that I am a pe...

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Spring Time in Northern Arizona
Posted Fri, Apr 24th 2020 5:17 pm
I always look forward to the spectacular flowers that this cactus in our front yard produces every spring. Once again, it did not disappoint. And it looks like it has a lot of other babies on the w...

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Last Installment in our Series
Posted Sun, Apr 19th 2020 4:48 pm
Here is the the last of our list of five good things to do to help our neighbors during these challenging times.  

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Another Way to Help During the Pandemic
Posted Mon, Apr 13th 2020 4:39 pm
Here is idea number 4.

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Inexpensive Ways to Go Green
Posted Fri, Apr 10th 2020 5:26 pm
As you may know, Make Sedona My Home is committed to following environmentally practices. I found this guide below to be a very valuable and practical resource. The human impact on our planet has ...

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The Third in our Series of Ways to Make a Positive impact
Posted Thu, Apr 9th 2020 12:09 pm
Here is another way to help us all get through the lock down. In my opinion, it may be the most important one so far.                                  ...

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Another Way to Have a Positive Impact on Your Community
Posted Tue, Apr 7th 2020 4:05 pm
Here is the second in our list of five                          

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Ways to Have a Positive Impact on your Community
Posted Mon, Apr 6th 2020 6:10 pm
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty came up with these suggestions, and I think they're worth passing on for your contemplation. They suggest five things that will make a difference during the...

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Let's be Like Isaac Newton
Posted Thu, Mar 19th 2020 7:10 pm
Somebody sent this to us, and I don't know if it's true. I do know that I'm not as smart as Isaac Newton, but I think there is a lesson here about how we can use our socially distant time productiv...

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Home Improvements That Might not be a Good Investment
Posted Fri, Jan 17th 2020 11:42 am
I came across an interesting article in Nerdwallet that listed five improvements that you may personally enjoy, but that you should reconsider if you're planning to sell your home in the next few y...

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Another Glowing Testimonial for Jan
Posted Wed, Aug 7th 2019 11:59 am
I've said it before, and it remains true. We take great pride in providing a very high level of service to our clients, and below is another testimonial that a client posted on Zillow. My husband ...

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Sedona in Motion Update
Posted Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 3:35 pm
The Sedona in Motion Plan is a comprehensive initiative that has been exploring ways to alleviate traffic congestion. One of the suggestions was to extend Forest Road in Uptown to connect with Stat...

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Most Recent Testimonial for Jan Bigelow
Posted Thu, Jul 18th 2019 6:50 pm
We are proud of the level of service that we provide to our clients, but this testimonial that a recent client posted on Zillow is so good that it will make her blush when she sees that I have post...

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The Changing Landscape of Real Estate Sales
Posted Thu, Jun 27th 2019 6:21 pm
Online real estate companies are starting to gain some traction in Arizona. I'm talking about companies like Redfin, Opendoor and Zillow that will offer to buy your home, handle all of the paperwor...

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Common Home Selling Mistakes
Posted Thu, Jun 13th 2019 11:21 am
I just came across an very interesting article on Moving.com. It lists eight mistakes that can cost home sellers time and money, and it starts with hiring the right agent to help you avoid these mi...

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Verde Valley Area Wineries Gain Recognition
Posted Sat, May 25th 2019 4:55 pm
The New York Times travel section recently published a fascinating article on local wineries. It focuses primarily on wineries in Page Springs, Cottonwood and Clarkdale. It's nice to see that they ...

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Interest Rates Remain Favorable
Posted Fri, May 17th 2019 1:13 pm
If you've been putting off a real estate transaction because you feel like interest rates are too high, and going higher, you might want to reconsider. Yes, rates are off their historic lows from a...

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What's My House Worth? It Depends on Who You Ask
Posted Thu, May 9th 2019 4:44 pm
One of the challenges in setting a listing price is that owners are sometimes convinced that they know the value of their homes because Zillow told them so. And it may be right, or it may not. Real...

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