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Here are a few things to think about as you start your home search. Educate yourself on today’s issues before making any offers. Knowledge you gain today can save you headaches down the road!


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With an investment as large as a home there are many things to consider. Market trends, area information and government programs should all play a role in the decision to buy. Use this video to learn why Judi Monday, a top producing RE/MAX agent, is uniquely qualified to help you identify your ideal place. Read more…

7 Tips For Improving Your Credit Before Buying Your Dream Home In Green Valley Arizona Home Buying Tip


Here’s how to clean up your credit so you get the least expensive loan possible. … Read more…

Home Insurance Home Buying Tip


When purchasing a home, you will need to acquire homeowners insurance. In fact, all lenders will require a policy be in force prior to funding the loan. If you are selling or buying a home in Green Valley, call one of Green Valley Arizona’s top producing agents, Judi Monday, at 520-241-7780 and put her boundless energy to work for you today! … Read more…

Home Heating Sources Home Buying Tip


Heating and cooling systems are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make in your home. Heating and cooling accounts for 44% of your home’s energy use … Read more…

Insulation “R” Values Home Buying Tip


The most important thing to be aware of with insulation, other than the safety issues of urea formaldehyde and asbestos (covered elsewhere), is the R value, or the insulating factor. The higher the number, the better the insulator … Read more…

Lead Paint Home Buying Tip


All sellers with homes built prior to 1978 are required to fill out a lead-based paint disclosure form and provide you, the buyer, with a lead-based paint educational booklet in any sale … Read more…

Plumbing Alert Home Buying Tip


You will spot several different types of plumbing systems in any housing market, including your own. Copper, galvanized, rigid plastic, polybutylene, and soft plastic are but a few. Certain systems are more prone to having certain problems … Read more…

Lap Siding Home Buying Tip


When you are checking out homes, there are several items in our market you need to be aware of – including man-made siding. A lot has been said about … Read more…

Thinking Of Stucco? Home Buying Tip


This is a terrific product, as it adds insulation value to the home, not to mention classy looks. However, it can also be a serious and very expensive repair if it isn’t installed correctly … Read more…

Energy Efficient Windows Home Buying Tip


Single pane, double pane, thermo pane, triple pane windows, plain glass, leaded glass, low “e” glass, wired glass, and tempered glass, too. WOW – There’s a lot to know … Read more…

Home Wiring Home Buying Tip


The type of wiring in residential homes generally depends on when the home was built, where it was built and if it has been updated. In the older homes, knob and tube type wiring was the norm … Read more…

Asbestos Concerns Home Buying Tip


Many sales agreements mention asbestos by saying “the buyer is aware asbestos may be used in the construction of this home.” This can be a little unsettling. Asbestos is a known carcinogen … Read more…

Plumbing Information

Understanding Your Septic System

Septic System

Learn about your septic system so you can prolong its life and avoid costly breakdowns. Read more…

Do You Need to Replace Your Plumbing?


What to look for and consider to determine if you should replace plumbing and deteriorating pipes. Read more…

Caring for Your Plumbing System

Old Plumber

Care for your pipes so they’ll last longer—and prevent a costly plumbing disaster later. Read more…

Low-Flow Toilets: How to Choose


Replacing an old water-guzzler with a new low-flow toilet can shave as much as $90 off your annual utility bill and send thousands fewer gallons of water down the drain. Read more…

Low-Flow Showerheads: How to Choose


Thanks to innovative new technology, today’s super-efficient low-flow showerheads save water, reduce your energy bills, and still feel good to use. Read more…

Repair Or Replace?

Do You Need to Replace Your Plumbing?


What to look for and consider to determine if you should replace plumbing and deteriorating pipes. Read more…

Heating Equipment: Repair or Replace?


The decision to repair or replace heating equipment depends on its age, the cost of repair, and how much money a more efficient system will save you. Read more…

Roofing: Repair or Replace?


Deciding whether to repair or replace roofing is largely an exercise in timing—you don’t want to reroof too soon and waste money, but you don’t want to wait too long either. Read more…

Water Heaters: Repair or Replace?

Water Heater

When deciding whether to repair or replace a water heater, consider its age, the severity of the problem, and how much money a new energy-efficient unit will save. Read more…

When to Repair or Replace Large Appliances


When deciding to repair or replace appliances, consider age, repair cost, pricing, energy efficiency, and whether to modify your kitchen to accommodate a new unit. Read more…

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