Wise Cabinetry Choices Make Your Kitchen Shine

by Blake Herzog Cabinets can dominate your kitchen to the point of making or breaking it, both in terms of appearance and functionality. So when it’s time to replace them, think about the configuration to take advantage of all the space your floor plan allows, as well as durability of materials and finishes. Consider different … Read More…

Pour Your Personality Into Your Backsplash

by Blake Herzog One thing kitchens don’t usually have a lot of is exposed walls — which can make them a great place to experiment. Between all the appliances and cabinets found in that room, there’s only a little bit of vertical space, set off from the rest of your house, which makes it the … Read More…

Rates Again Fall to Record Low; Phoenix One of Top Markets for Millennials

The National Association of Realtors recently identified the top 10 metropolitan areas with the most favorable conditions for millennial homebuyers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study analyzed several factors, including housing affordability, local employment conditions during the pandemic, the number of millennials in the individual metro areas, and the availability of housing inventory. The top … Read More…

Benefits of Combining Your Insurance with One Company

There are huge advantages to combining your auto and home insurance with a single company. The biggest and most direct benefit is getting a multiple-policy discount. However, it goes beyond that, and the advantages can work in your favor. Let’s look at the numerous variables on why this really works to your benefit. Discount The … Read More…

Dress up your kids’ bedrooms for the new school year

by Blake Herzog We could all use a little pick-me-up right now. One relatively easy way to do that for your child is to give them a bedroom makeover, especially if they’ve gotten bored with theirs during school shutdowns and family quarantines. Affordable décor and furniture changes can be pulled off with revitalized hand-me-downs or … Read More…

Do You Have a Family Emergency Communications Plan?

Disaster doesn’t wait for your family to be together to strike. In fact, it may well happen while children are at school or one or both parents are away at work. Do you have a plan in place to take care of your family until you can reunite? Will you even be able to find … Read More…

Can You Cover Your Share of Liability Above Policy Limits?

Do you have enough liability insurance? If there were a vehicle accident for which you were at fault, and a family breadwinner were disabled or killed, would your auto liability policy offer enough coverage to pay for a lifetime of lost wages due to such an event?  Keep in mind, the legal system holds you … Read More…

Squeezing Your Best Home Office Out of a Maxed-out Floor Plan

by Blake Herzog Working from home has suddenly became the norm for millions of people since social distancing requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 took hold. According to the Brookings Institute, up to half of American workers are now telecommuting, more than double the percentage that did, at least once in a while, two … Read More…

Lesser-Known Drought-Tolerant Plants Can Brighten Your Yard

by Blake Herzog Spring has arrived in the desert, and for many it means it’s time for green-thumbed people to bask in the sunshine of their yard and re-evaluate the plant palette. Even though winter was for the most part mild, there could be a few trees and shrubs that haven’t really made it through, … Read More…