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September 12, 2012 Ms. Michelle Lohman, Realtor United Brokers Group Dear Michelle, First and foremost I want to thank you for agreeing to again list my home in Sun Lakes. I think it was a good idea to take it off the market for the summer and allow my husband and I the opportunity to […]

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Nobody likes paying a dime extra in taxes. Yet when it comes to property tax bills, some homeowners pay too much simply because they aren’t aware of the common property tax exemptions that exist in most communities. Many exemptions aren’t automatic. You’ll need to determine for yourself what they are and whether you qualify. Contact […]

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  Rising from the desert terrain of North Phoenix, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is a significant addition to the worldwide community of museums devoted to music. MIM’s collection is truly global in scope, with 15,000 instruments and artifacts from every country in the world. Each exhibit includes high quality audio/video that allows guests to […]

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Over the past 20 years, reverse mortgages have become an increasingly popular financial tool among older home owners planning their retirement. But they have also been controversial, and there are many misconceptions about if and when they are the right for seniors.

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Fall leaves are beautiful — until they fall in your pool. Then, they’re a nuisance that needs to be removed if you want to extend your swimming season. To keep leaves under control, empty the skimmer and pump baskets, check the filter to ensure it doesn’t get clogged, keep sanitizer levels up, and backwash more […]

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A whopping 79% of us think home ownership is an essential part of the American dream, says a recent LendingTree survey. Additionally, 76% of home owners said they’re confident that when they’re ready to move up to a new home, they’ll be able to sell their current home, obtain a mortgage, and afford a down payment […]

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  Buy Smart – Take some time to think before you buy something — maybe you don’t really need it.  Maybe you can think of an alternative to buying a product, such as renting a dvd in

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Over the last four years, the Center for the Future of Arizona has released two groundbreaking studies that provide the foundation for community action.  The Gallup Arizona Poll (2009) captured the most comprehensive picture of citizen thinking ever compiled in the state.  The study found a surprising amount of consensus among Arizonans on issues, which […]

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If you are looking for a Spring Training Baseball game, check out the schedule for the next two weeks!  For a complete listing or to purchase tickets visit their website at www.cactusleague.com

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If you are looking for family friendly activities that your kids will enjoy, be sure to check out the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The Museum is housed in a historic school that’s known for the [pool] Noodle Forest, their tricycle carwash, and the three-story Climberini among numerous other exhibits. Plan to also head to the […]

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