Household Tip – Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide is a dangerous, and potentially even deadly, odorless gas. Because it’s colorless and tasteless too it’s often been dubbed the silent killer. The gas inhibits the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen and symptoms of exposure to carbon monoxide include dizziness, severe headaches, nausea, sleepiness, fatigue or weakness, and disorientation. Within our homes this […]

Tangerine Road Expansion

Continued growth throughout the Marana & Oro Valley communities in neighborhoods like Maracay’s Center Pointe Vistoso and Pulte’s Casa Sevilla do bring along with it increased traffic volume. One stretch of road in particular which has become increasingly crowded is Tangerine Road. While Oro Valley had previously expanded much of its portion between Oracle & […]

5th Annual Move Across 2 Ranges

One of the greatest draws to Arizona for many people is the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy nature throughout so much of the year. The Move Across 2 Ranges event coming up in Marana & Oro Valley on Saturday, March 26th gives residents just that chance. This is the 5th Annual year of the […]

Redoing Your Tile Grout for Best Results

Another one of those neglected household maintenance items that many of us have put off time and time again is grout touch up. This can be grout between tile in your shower, on your bathroom counters, kitchen counters, or of course your floor tile as well. Not only is old, cracked grout an eyesore, […]

Home Maintenance – Wrapping Your Exterior Plumbing

With winter almost at our doorstep we’d like to remind everyone to prepare your homes for our occasional cold Tucson nights. Even though we are blessed with many days of sunshine, our evening temperatures can pose a hazard several times a year to our home’s plumbing systems. Protect your home by either temporarily wrapping your […]

Creating A Compost Pile

Composting is the process of taking organic material that is generated around households and turning it into usable, nutrient rich soil that can boost the performance of soil in your garden. Another benefit of composting is keeping these organic materials, which comprise approximately 20 to 30 percent of what is typically thrown away in households, […]

Home Maintenance - Caulking Windows

Part of maintaining an energy efficient home is ensuring your windows are properly sealed. Eliminating air leaks can help you save money on utility bills and prevents the intrusion of moisture as well. Over time the caulking around windows can crack or chip away, as seen in the picture to the right. Periodic maintenance is […]

Oro Valley AquaHawk Alerting

Oro Valley Water Utility clients can now sign up for the FREE AquaHawk Alerting service. Once registered this program allows you to monitor your household water usage & receive alerts via email, text, or phone if your use exceeds your self-identified threshold. The benefits include:

Receive Timely Leak Alerts – You specify how you want […]

New Closing Guidelines Simplified - TILA/RESPA

The coming changes to the real estate closing process for financed transactions have been trumpeted by some as ominous or potentially disastrous for the real estate market. Exaggerations and misunderstandings have led to this sense of impending doom, but the reality is that these changes are beneficial for consumers and won’t markedly delay the vast […]

Refinancing: When Does It Make Sense?

Interest rates have been extremely low for many years now, and quite a few homeowners with mortgages have refinanced. However, many people feel uncomfortable with refinancing as they aren’t sure if it’s in their best interests. So when does it make sense to refinance? The answer is: it depends. Not quite the easy answer most […]