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How to Choose the Right Hot Water System for Home

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Choosing the right hot water system for your home is no easy task. Hence, it’s a buying decision you don’t want to make at the last minute. You have to consider lots of factors such as the number of people in the house, area of installation, fuel or energy source, your budget, energy efficiency rating… Read More →

Silverleaf Realty Closes $5.7M Home in Silverleaf

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Spring in the Sonoran desert always brings more traffic to Scottsdale and Silverleaf has seen a strong uptick in visits to this golf community in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains.  Last week, Silverleaf Realty sold one of the most exclusive listings in North Scottsdale’s Silverleaf community, an 8,761 foot residence for $5.77 million ($658.45… Read More →

How Green Does Your Garden Grow? Tips to sow.

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Going green is an important trend spreading across Arizona, the nation and the world. But how can you make gardening more green? Easy. Here are three areas to help your garden — and the environment — thrive. Natural pesticides: Pesticides are a controversial treatment because of their potential effect on the environment and your health.… Read More →

The Dish: Infused Oils

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Flavor infused oils make a great gift for the holidays or any time of year. They’re perfect for a house warming party when you don’t feel like giving yet another bottle of wine. Use a plain olive oil, peanut oil or vegetable oil for making infusions. They’re flavorless, keep for a long time, and heat… Read More →

New Luxury Homes Break Ground at Sterling at Silverleaf

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November 21, 2013 by in Home | Scottsdale News

Cypress Development broke ground on the second phase of Sterling at Silverleaf, bringing 12 luxury estate villas priced from $2.2 million to the private golf community of Silverleaf. The new $27.6 million second phase will be built to the same gold-level LEED certified standards as the sold-out first phase of 16 villas. Sterling at Silverleaf… Read More →

Mix-and-Match Point: How to Get a Pinterest-Perfect Home

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November 19, 2013 by in Design | DIY | Handcrafted | Home | Interior Design | Trending

We have all seen those adorable Pinterest-perfect rooms. A lot of the decor doesn’t match, but somehow everything looks perfect together. Owner of Adobe Fine Living Catherine Crandall has the secret to mixing and matching the latest home trends. “I think one of the dangers when you try to start mixing and matching things is… Read More →

Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

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September 10, 2013 by in DIY | Home

With summer wrapping up, now is the perfect time to prepare your home for the fall. These 10 simple tips will help you make quick fixes around the house to ensure your home is ready for the cooler season. Preparing both inside and outside will make your home feel clean and organized for the fall.… Read More →

Six Tips to Liven Up Your Laundry Room

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September 9, 2013 by in Home | Remodeling

With the average American family doing more than 400 loads of laundry each year, it’s no wonder the laundry room has become one of the most popular remodeling projects in the house. Often out of sight and out of mind, most laundry rooms are designed like closets rather than efficient utility rooms. According to decorator… Read More →

Apartments on Thomas Win Top Design Award From American Society of Interior Designers

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Deco Communities’ Cabana on Thomas project has won the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Arizona North Chapter’s prestigious Adaptive Use award, a top design industry award honoring excellence in interior design. Cabana on Thomas is one of Deco Communities’ apartment renovation projects in which infill buildings are revamped and given a new vibrant life.… Read More →

Back-to-School Dorm Room Essentials

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In September, parents will see their children off to college. Two things that most dorm rooms have in common is their limited space and less-than-appealing furniture. To give those grungy dorm sofas a new, more colorful look, Sure Fit has designed brightly colored suede sofa covers. First Class Travel Iron and the Ultrasteam Steambrush, designed by Rowenta, are compact and… Read More →

Organization, Your Way – Quick Tips for the Scatterbrained

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I’m like every one of you. I’m organized, but then I’m not. I’ve got 50+ pairs of shoes (I also have weaknesses, apparently) and I don’t know where to put them (weaknesses, too). I have a skinny closet and I’m not sure if my hangers are too fat (delusional, I must also be) or if… Read More →

The Best Of Scottsdale – Rock the Vote!

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The Scottsdale woman. She owns a proper tweed jacket fit for Kate Middleton but pairs it with a bronze glow of which the duchess dreams. She knows confidence is her best feature and best friends are better than therapy. She loves  a solid cocktail but always keeps a few more wits about her than the… Read More →

Give a Little, Get a Lot at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale Thrift Shop

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It’s not often a store has something for everybody. But between the shelves of fine antique crystals, the display of vintage handbags and racks of dog-eared books, you’d be hard pressed not to find something that tickles your fancy at the seemingly small thrift shop just South of Thomas on Scottsdale Road. Once you step… Read More →

10 Tips for the Home Before Going on Vacation

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Planning extended summer vacations can often be stressful because of all the preparations and limited time to get it all done. For homeowners this can be even more nerve wracking because they have the added responsibility of making sure the home is left secure so there’s little need to worry while being away. Doing so… Read More →