All Blog Entries by Debbie Drummond

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Tips for Home Buyers Purchasing a Home in Another CountryBuying a home in a foreign country can be challenging! Differences from the Cadence home buying process can make navigating the real estate market in a foreign country difficult. In addition, securing financing in a foreign country is often challenging, because banks are reluctant to loan money to home buyers if they cannot easily recover the money in the event of a default. Home buyers who want to purchase a home in a foreign country can navigate the process more easily by talking to a real estate professional. Here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

1. Do Your Research

Each nation has its own rules and laws

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Maintenance Calendar For HomeownersAs with anything regularly utilized, maintenance is a part of the deal. Homes are certainly no exception. Homeowners are responsible for doing all the maintenance themselves as a DIY project or hiring a third party to handle more intensive tasks. This handy guide is designed to help streamline home maintenance duties throughout the year.

Monthly Home Maintenance

Set aside time each month to perform these small but essential tasks.

Check HVAC System: Inspect air filters in any main units as well as filtered return vents. Replace or clean dirty filters as needed. Those in dusty environments and those with pets or allergies may require monthly air filter replacements.

Check Range Hood Filter: Right above most ovens, there is a hood vent that

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Las Vegas Housing Market Update - February 2020

Las Vegas and Henderson home buyers have 4276 single family homes available today. Condos and town homes provide 1752 options. Total listings available today is 6028. That’s a continued drop from 6709 and 7414 the month before. It’s a big drop from 9455 homes for sale this time last year.   We sold 2387 Single Family Homes in February. We sold 668 condos and town homes. Total homes sold in February was 3055. That’s up 25.7% from 2832 in January but down from 3187 in December. That’s a nice increase from the 2566 homes sold in February 2019.   The median home price has finally surpassed the 2006 peak of $315K. Last month our median home price went to $316,000. That’s…
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Las Vegas High Rise News - February 2020

Today’s high rise buyers have 400 options to select from in our top buildings.  Down slightly from 412 last month.  It’s about the same as the 398 we had this time last year.

We sold 52 condos in our top buildings in February.  Up from 49 in January.  That’s a nice increase from the 38 high rise condos we sold in February 2018. 

Top Sellers in February - Signature at MGM was top seller with 8 condos changing hands.    Turnberry Towers came in second with 7 closings.  Turnberry Place came in 3rd with 6 condos sold. 

Highest Prices - Five residences sold for more than $1 Million in February.  Highest price paid was at Park Towers.  Residence 703 was listed for $2.5M and sold for $2.25M after 251 days

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4 Traits to Avoid When Planting a TreeTrees can be a great way to add life to a yard or garden and boost curb appeal. They provide shade, can flower in the spring, and can even be used to hang birdfeeders or other decorations from. However, not all trees are the same, and homeowners can’t just go to their local garden center and pick one at random. Many trees have traits that can be extremely inconvenient as the tree grows, and they can make themselves annoying to the homeowner or even damage the home. Here are some of the different traits all homeowners should avoid when choosing a new tree for their yard or garden.

How Tall the Tree Will Grow

When a homeowner purchases a tree, it’s not going to be fully grown. It may only be six to eight feet tall at the time of purchase, but it

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5 Ways to Take Care of Your Hardwood FloorsMany homes have hardwood floors installed in them, and many homeowners dream of one day owning hardwood floors. Like all flooring materials, hardwood floors have special requirements to ensure that they’re properly taken care of. If a homeowner takes care of their hardwood floors correctly, they can help ensure that that floor lasts decades. Here are some of the different strategies Painted Desert homeowners can use to care for their hardwood floors.

Clean Spills Quickly

It’s no secret moisture damages wood. If wood is exposed to water for an extended amount of time, the wood can potentially warp. If the planks warp, it can cause them to stick up, which could make them a tripping hazard or cause them to not fit properly together. In order to

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Aging in Place? Useful Changes to Make at HomeAging in place can present challenges for seniors living in their single-family home. As people age, they begin to lose their ability to walk up stairs, get into the bathtub, use kitchen appliances and so on. Slips and falls become common as people get older. If you're a Green Valley homeowner who is planning for the future and who would like to age in place, there are many changes you can make to your house that might make independent living easier. Below are some functional home renovations that make aging in place easier and more realistic for people who want to continue to live at home.

Bathroom Upgrades

The bathroom can be the most dangerous room in the house. Fortunately, there are many things that homeowners can do to make the bathroom

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Tips for a Smooth Experience During Long Distance MovesThe challenges of moving long distance far outweigh those of a local Mountain's Edge home move, especially for those pulling up stakes and starting over in a new, unfamiliar state. Fortunately, these types of moves are eased with the availability of the Internet and more moving service specialists than ever before. Using these long-distance moving tips can streamline the entire process from start to finish.

Downsize as Much as Possible

Before even delving into planning and packing, take time to downsize and get rid of as much as you can. Duplicates of kitchen tools, old tech gadgets, long-forgotten photos and clothing—all should be evaluated for their worthiness in making the cut of what goes to the new home.

Donations, gifting, recycling,

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4 Great Kitchen Flooring OptionsThere are many great flooring types that can be used throughout a Desert Shores home, but homeowners always give extra thought when choosing which flooring material to use in their kitchen. Kitchen floors need to be durable in order to stand up to drops and spills that happen while cooking. There are many great flooring material options that fit well in kitchens, ranging from natural and man-made materials, and they come in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures in order to match nearly any style. Here are some of the best flooring options for any kitchen and what makes them great choices.

Tile Flooring

One of the most popular types of kitchen flooring is tile. Tile can come in many different sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns, so

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Wood Floors Are an Attractive and High-Value Home ChoiceWood flooring is traditional in Centennial Hills homes and throughout the world. In early America, wood flooring was typically of two types: hardwood planks or parquet for formal or public spaces, and humble pine or other local species for bedrooms, kitchens and the second floors of eastern homes, as well as in frontier cabins. Hardwood, often oak, cherry or maple, was invariably stained and polished, while less expensive wood could be painted.

During the war years and continuing through the building boom of the mid-20th Century, wood fell out of favor in many areas, largely because of price, but also because "modern" linoleum and wall-to-wall carpet were introduced as easy-care alternatives. Today, homeowners are rediscovering the appeal of wood,

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