Working from home? 5 tips to make your home office more efficient

Call it what you will — working from home, remote work or telecommuting – it wasn’t that long ago that it was considered a novelty. In the past month or two, however, working from home has gone mainstream, and not by choice. Gallup has been tracking the remote-work situation since March and as of April 3, they found that 62 percent of “… employed Americans currently say they have worked from...

Staging your home for video tours

We recently shared with you what has been happening in the real estate industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most parts of the process of buying or selling have gone virtual, from showings to closings. Since then, we’ve heard from lots of folks, wanting to know how to prepare their homes to sell in this new real estate environment. It’s a good question, because showings online are a bit different...

Homebuying on a tight budget? Consider a townhome in Sedona

If rapidly rising prices are making you feel squeezed out of the single-family home market, consider downsizing your dream. After all, first homes are rarely forever homes. It’s tempting to put off the purchase of a home in Sedona until either home prices fall or your income rises. Tempting, yes. Smart? Not really. The wise thing to do is to begin building equity now so that you can later use it for...

A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Aging in Place

As real estate agents, it’s only natural that we’d rather you sell your home than remain in it, “aging in place.” The fact is, however, almost 90 percent of baby boomers older than 65 want to remain in their current homes for as long as possible, according to an AARP survey. We completely understand the desire. After all, we, too, have homes that we carefully chose, have been paying off for...

Buying and selling homes in Sedona is alive and well during the pandemic

As a Sedona’s real estate consumer, you need to know that the housing market is currently one of the bright spots in the U.S. economy. Surprised? You’re not alone. Sure, the processes have changed a bit and some lenders have changed their lending standards, but overall, the real estate market looks very much like the pre-pandemic market. If you’re considering buying or selling a home in the...

Easy-care plants that bloom all summer long

Think summer blooming plants are high maintenance? Think again; many plants offer up copious and colorful blooms, asking for little in return. We’ve consulted with the experts to find easy-care plants with dependable summer bloom periods to share with you. Happy planting! Blanket Flower The blanket flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora), a prolific bloomer, is related to the sunflower. And, if...

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