The Broker-Inspector Relationship

Hire a Team You Can Trust We’re excited to welcome our friend Steve von Ehrenkrook from White Glove Home Inspections, who contributed to this blog. Things just got real. That’s how a home inspection can feel. The buyer is ready to move forward. The seller is eager to get that “Sold” sign up. And now… Read more »

Home Inspections

Having A Home Inspection Can Unearth DIY Mistakes Some home sellers seem surprised when a buyer unveils a home inspection report that lists minor, or possibly more serious, repair issues that need to be addressed as part of the sale. When the time comes for negotiation between buyer and seller, haggling over these issues can… Read more »

Desert Living: Tips for Choosing Patio Furniture

One of the best things about living in Arizona is getting to enjoy the outdoors. Unlike living in Chicago or New York, Arizonans don’t have to winterize their patio every year, but the unique climate in the southwest can be better suited for certain outdoor furniture materials. Here are a few tips to keep in… Read more »

Refacing kitchen cabinets

What’s the remedy for kitchen cabinets that are beginning to look a little down and out? Well, a new face of course. So how do you go about getting your cabinets a new face? Refacing means covering the exposed cabinet frames (or boxes) with a veneer of real wood or plastic laminate. Doors and drawer… Read more »

Spotlight on Jonathan Brown, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

Desert Heritage: How did you get started in your industry? Jonathan: After separating active duty with the US Air Force in 2004, I was attending school full time while delivering pizza full time for Pizza Hut in Austin, TX.  I came across a job posting that stated “NEW HOME SALES.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.”  I responded… Read more »

Do I really need a Home Inspection?

The answer is always YES, even if you are a super hero with special powers to see through walls! You need to know what you are getting into before you sign on the dotted line. There can be issues that your seller is unaware of. There may be problems you will want fixed prior to purchasing… Read more »

Garbage Disposal Tips

Courtesy of White Glove Home Inspections A garbage disposal can be a handy appliance that can make cleaning up the kitchen quicker and easier. But when poorly maintained (or not maintained at all) a garbage disposal is prone to drain clogs and breaking. So what are some best practices when it comes to using a… Read more »

Landlord revival

Today’s move-up buyers are confident and considering all options when they decide to buy a new home, including becoming a landlord and renting out their current home. While this choice is not for everyone, a survey conducted by a major real estate firm revealed that a third of survey respondents answered that they are willing… Read more »

Tip from White Glove Home Inspections

Ceiling fans are not a necessity, but can be useful in circulating air throughout a room. While a ceiling fan will not actually reduce the temperature, in summer, circulated air can make a room feel five to seven degrees cooler. In winter, a ceiling fan will force warm air downwards and make a room feel… Read more »

In the Spotlight: Jim Passamonte, Primary Residential Mortgage

This year, Desert Heritage Real Estate launched a unique business association with several industry leaders with its Affiliate Partner Program (APP). This program was designed to bring together our agents with people who are closely related to real estate, and that are knowledgeable, trustworthy and reliable.     In the Spotlight: Jim Passamonte, Primary Residential… Read more »