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Sept. 5, 2017

Energy Efficient Home Hacks to Complete Before End of Summer

 

Energy Efficient Home Hacks to Complete Before End of Summer

 

The soaring temperatures of the time come with sky-high energy bills. If you’re looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency as your HVAC kicks into overdrive, consider adding these energy efficient home hacks to your weekend warrior to-do list.

Increase Insulation

Air leakages can occur anywhere in your home, resulting in your AC unit having to work that much harder to keep your home comfortable. Adding a new layer of insulation is one of the most cost-effective ways to make a home more energy efficient. Best of all, you can do this easy hack yourself! Before laying any new insulation, be sure to plug up any large openings and seal off small cracks, especially around attic hatches, window frames, and electrical outlets.

Smart Home Automation

It seems like almost every electronic device now has a smart alternative on the market. Though it’s easy to write off this technology as a luxury, most of these devices can actually go a long way in helping to reduce your energy usage each month. Whether it’s a thermostat that learns your family’s habits or a dishwasher that only runs during off-peak energy hours, smart home appliances and devices can go a long way in helping curb your family’s energy demands.

 

 

Close Your Blinds

Sometimes the best hacks are also the easiest—and cheapest! By simply closing your blinds, especially for south- and west-facing windows, you have the potential to save upwards of seven percent off your energy bill, as well as lowering the ambient temperature by up to 20 degrees. Considering that almost 30 percent of unwanted humid summer heat comes in from your windows, it makes sense to drop the shades on the afternoon sun. Better yet, if it’s in your budget, replace those worn-out windows altogether. Energy Star has found that most homeowners can expect to see an average 12 percent drop in their home’s energy consumption after replacing single-pane windows with Energy Star qualified alternatives.

Landscape to Lower Energy

Think of landscaping as your exterior blinds, and plant a few trees along the south side of your home to help block direct sunlight from ever making it to your windows. Ensure that any tree you plant is a leafy variety, rather than an evergreen, so that you can get exceptional shade in the summer and plenty of warming sun in the leafless winter months. Similarly, plant evergreen shrubs around your home’s foundation to add year-round insulation.

 

Cooking Counts

Summer is virtually synonymous with grilling, but did you ever consider just how much energy you can save by sparking up some charcoal instead of your oven? Not only will you be sparing yourself any operating costs, but you’ll also prevent your HVAC from having to combat the added heat your culinary masterpiece is likely to create.

The best way to make your home as energy-efficient as possible is to have a professional perform an energy audit. The typical audit usually only takes a couple hours of your time, but it has the potential to save you thousands of dollars in reduced energy expenses year round.

With a little planning ahead and a few upgrades, you’ll be saving energy daily!

 

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Posted in Know-How
Aug. 8, 2017

LISTING! 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

LISTING! 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358


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MLS #: 5631080

5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS | 3200 SQ FT

For additional information or to request a private showing on 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets:  US 60 and Mountain View

Directions:  North on Mountain View to Southern, east to Geronimo, north to 14th Ave. Continue to the end of 14th, home on south side.

Description:  Cars! Views! Trails! Private Casita! Serenity! Entertaining Spaces! No HOA! This lovely home has all these and more. Covered patios on all sides to take advantage of shady spaces. Central kitchen open to the family room with gas fireplace, eating nook, breakfast bar and formal dining. Split guest bedrooms & master with exquisite views of the Superstitions. His/Hers closets, spacious master bath, large shower double shower heads, tub with jets, double vanities. Main house has large 3-car garage. Separate Casita with gorgeous Mountain views, covered patio, great room, kitchen w pantry, bedroom, 2-sided fireplace and laundry. Fenced back yard with synthetic grass, large Ramada with fireplace, shady spaces and paver walkways, built-in BBQ with Cooler and burner, large spa.


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Aug. 4, 2017

REDUCED! 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048 in Lakewood | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

REDUCED! 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048 in Lakewood | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

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MLS #: 5636071

5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS | 2621 SQ FT

For additional information or to request a private showing on 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048, please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form. Do you have a home to sell similar to this one? It might be worth more than you think. Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets: 40th St / Chandler Blvd

Directions: South on 40th. Right on Briarwood Terrace. Right on Lakewook Pkwy. Right on Frye. Right on Wildwood. House is on Right.

Description: UPDATED 5 LARGE Bedroom Home + Den and 3 Full Baths w/ Pool & HUGE YARD in Lakewood in Ahwatukee! NO HOMES BEHIND! Master and Other Bedroom DOWNSTAIRS! TONS OF NATURAL LIGHT & UPDATED EVERYTHING!!! NEW KITCHEN Cabinets and Corian Countertops 2005, newer AC'S, ALL 3 Baths Remodeled with New Cabinets and Countertops with Under-mount sinks and Brushed Nickel Hardware in 2016, ROOF Underlayment Replaced with industrial grade membrane in 2014, REPLACED ALL WINDOWS with Dual Pane, Low E Windows in 2012, 20 in Tile Added in 2016, Replaced Baseboard throughout in 2015, Added R-15 INSULATION in Attic in 2011, POOL Filter & Pump Replaced within the last 5 years and POOL VAC in 2017, Newer HW Heater, 18 Tons of 1in Rock added in 2017 & Yard Watering system replaced and upgrade to PVC with timer


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Posted in Listings
July 24, 2017

NEW LISTING! 2146 E County Down Dr, Chandler, AZ 85249 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

NEW LISTING! 2146 E County Down Dr, Chandler, AZ 85249 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

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MLS #: 5636485

5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS | 3800 SQ FT


For additional information or to request a private showing on 2146 E County Down Dr Chandler AZ 85249please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Address: 2146 E County Down Dr, Chandler, AZ 85249

Cross Streets: Cooper & Riggs

Directions: East on Riggs, south on Cooper, east on Westchester, south on Eucalyptus, east on Westchester, south on Salt Cedar to home on corner of County Down and Salt Cedar.

Description: You will LOVE this SPACIOUS OPEN FLOORPLAN in Cooper Commons. This beautiful one owner home offers 3800sf of living space on a HUGE 10,000+sf LOT. An entertainers dream w/vaulted ceiling as you enter & 3 sided gas fireplace leading you into the immense GreatRoom. Enjoy the Chefs Kitchen w/breakfast bar, island, walk-in pantry, double ovens, gas cooktop & more. Private First floor Office/Den away from 2nd floor bedrooms where you have a HUGE master & 4 generously sized secondary bedrooms. The ''Pink'' room would make a great teen/movie room. The entertaining does not end inside as you make your way outside to the GORGEOUS backyard w/Heated Pool & Spa, Extended Patio, Built-in BBQ Island, Sport Court. Convenient access to I10 & Loop202 SanTan. Enjoy all Chandler living has to offer


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July 21, 2017

NEW LISTING! 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048 in Lakewood | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

NEW LISTING! 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048 in Lakewood | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

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MLS #: 5636071

5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS | 2621 SQ FT

For additional information or to request a private showing on 3925 E Wildwood Dr Phoenix AZ 85048please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets: 40th St / Chandler Blvd

Directions: South on 40th. Right on Briarwood Terrace. Right on Lakewook Pkwy. Right on Frye. Right on Wildwood. House is on Right.

Description: UPDATED 5 LARGE Bedroom Home + Den and 3 Full Baths w/ Pool & HUGE YARD in Lakewood in Ahwatukee! NO HOMES BEHIND! Master and Other Bedroom DOWNSTAIRS! TONS OF NATURAL LIGHT & UPDATED EVERYTHING!!! NEW KITCHEN Cabinets and Corian Countertops 2005, newer AC'S, ALL 3 Baths Remodeled with New Cabinets and Countertops with Under-mount sinks and Brushed Nickel Hardware in 2016, ROOF Underlayment Replaced with industrial grade membrane in 2014, REPLACED ALL WINDOWS with Dual Pane, Low E Windows in 2012, 20 in Tile Added in 2016, Replaced Baseboard throughout in 2015, Added R-15 INSULATION in Attic in 2011, POOL Filter & Pump Replaced within the last 5 years and POOL VAC in 2017, Newer HW Heater, 18 Tons of 1in Rock added in 2017 & Yard Watering system replaced and upgrade to PVC with timer


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Posted in Listings
July 14, 2017

NEW LISTING! 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358

NEW LISTING! 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions 480-422-5358


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MLS #: 5631080

5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS | 3200 SQ FT

For additional information or to request a private showing on 6357 E 14th Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85119please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets:  US 60 and Mountain View

Directions:  North on Mountain View to Southern, east to Geronimo, north to 14th Ave. Continue to the end of 14th, home on south side.

Description:  Cars! Views! Trails! Private Casita! Serenity! Entertaining Spaces! No HOA! This lovely home has all these and more. Covered patios on all sides to take advantage of shady spaces. Central kitchen open to the family room with gas fireplace, eating nook, breakfast bar and formal dining. Split guest bedrooms & master with exquisite views of the Superstitions. His/Hers closets, spacious master bath, large shower double shower heads, tub with jets, double vanities. Main house has large 3-car garage. Separate Casita with gorgeous Mountain views, covered patio, great room, kitchen w pantry, bedroom, 2-sided fireplace and laundry. Fenced back yard with synthetic grass, large Ramada with fireplace, shady spaces and paver walkways, built-in BBQ with Cooler and burner, large spa.


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Posted in Listings
May 26, 2017

NEW LISTING! 3382 E Packard Dr Gilbert AZ 85298 Exclusively Listed by Signature Realty Solutions (480) 422-5358

Packard Kitchen

Packard Master Bathroom
Packard Backyard and Patio

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MLS #: 5610000

4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS | 1664 SQ FT

 

For additional information or to request a private showing on 3382 E Packard Drplease call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator

 

Cross Streets: Higley and Queen Creek

Directions:  Higley South to Palmer, East to Bridal Veil, North to Packard. House is on the left.

Description: JUST REMODELED and UPDATED over $20K in Upgrades! NOT A FLIP! NEW PAINT INSIDE/OUT! Single Level home in popular Seville! NORTH/SOUTH FACING. 4 Bedrooms! 4th Bedroom is Den (no closet) with Door and 2 Full Baths. RV GATE! No Maintenance Front/Backyards! Backyard has brand new synthetic grass installed! HUGE kitchen with Pantry! White Cabinets with GRANITE Counters! TONS of Counter and Cabinets space! Brand NEW Fridge, Washer/Dryer Included! Lots of Windows let in TONS of Natural Light! OPEN FLOORPLAN to Dining and Living Room. Master Suite has Dual Sinks with GRANITE counter tops and Shower Tub side by side with HUGE Closet! Minutes from the 202, Auxier Elementary, Casteel High and San Tan Mall. Golf and Clubhouse has separate membership with Gym, Swimming Pools, Lagoon and more!

 

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Posted in Our Listings
April 20, 2017

NEW LISTING! 4126 E CITRINE RD in Copper Basin | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions (480) 422-5358

NEW LISTING! 4126 E CITRINE RD in Copper Basin | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions (480) 422-5358

SEE MORE PHOTOS AND CURRENT PRICE OF 4126 E CITRINE RD San Tan Valley AZ 85143

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MLS #: 5591694

4 BEDROOMS | 2.5 BATHROOMS | 2185 SQ FT


For additional information or to request a private showing on 4126 E CITRINE RD San Tan Valley AZ 85143please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets: Hunt Highway and Copper Mine Road

Directions:  From Hunt Hwy East on Copper Mine Rd, North on Prospector Lane, East on Beryl, North on Lazurite, East in Citrine to property.

Description: BEAUTIFUL 4 Bedrooms PLUS LOFT & DEN and 2.5 Baths in POPULAR COPPER BASIN! Walking distance to the Community Pool! LOW MAINTENANCE ROCK FRONT AND BACKYARD. NORTH/SOUTH FACING. Upgraded Maple Cabinets in Kitchen with TONS of Counter space. STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN Appliances. Downstairs has LARGE DEN and half bath. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms PLUS HUGE LOFT. Neutral beige paint throughout. LOTS of STORAGE/CLOSET SPACE. HUGE Master Luxury Suite has HUGE OVERSIZE closet. Includes WASHER & DRYER UPSTAIRS! Ceiling fans and Blinds throughout for energy efficiency! This one is a must see!!


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Posted in New Listing
March 27, 2017

NEW LISTING! 1353 E Leslie Ave in Pecan Creek South | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions (480) 422-5358

NEW LISTING! 1353 E Leslie Ave in Pecan Creek South | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions (480) 422-5358

SEE MORE PHOTOS AND CURRENT PRICE OF 1353 E Leslie Ave San Tan Valley 85140

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MLS #: 5580641

3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS | 1472 SQ FT


For additional information or to request a private showing on 1353 E Leslie Aveplease call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets: Combs & Gantzel

Directions: East on Combs, Left on Pecan Creek Dr., Left on Pryor, Right on Dena, Left on Leslie to home

Description: This GORGEOUS 3 BEDROOM PLUS DEN SINGLE LEVEL Home in the desirable Pecan Creek South neighborhood is MOVE-IN READY! Great curb appeal. You will enter a HUGE Great Room with Freshly Cleaned Neutral Carpet and oversized Tile! The kitchen is beautiful, with GRANITE COUNTERS, TRAVERTINE BACKSPLASH, & STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES! OVERSIZED 20 inch TILE in all the right places. The split floorplan offers 3 LARGE bedrooms PLUS a DEN. Oversized backyard is ready for entertaining. Walking distance to JO Combs Elementary School and neighborhood parks. This home is centrally located to Banner Ironwood hospital, Queen Creek Marketplace, Shopping, San Tan Mall and Award Winning Queen Creek Schools. Do not miss out on this wonderful home.


 

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Posted in New Listing
March 17, 2017

PRICE REDUCED! 637 W Gary Dr Chandler AZ 85225 in College Park | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions (480) 422-5358

PRICE REDUCED! 637 W Gary Dr Chandler AZ 85225 in College Park | Exclusively listed by Signature Realty Solutions (480) 422-5358

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MLS #: 5561978

4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS | 1812 SQ FT


For additional information or to request a private showing on 637 W Gary Dr, Chandler, AZ 85225please call (480) 422-5358 or fill out the Request More Information form.  Do you have a home to sell similar to this one?  It might be worth more than you think.  Call me to discuss or use our 15 second home value estimator.


Cross Streets: Alma School & Ray

Directions:  Alma School East to Hartford, North on Hartford to Gary, Gary west to to property

Description: CHARMING UPGRADED Single Level Home in Chandler’s Highly Desirable Neighborhood of College Park. NO HOA - RV GATE- HUGE LOT. This CLEAN & UPDATED 4 bedroom 2 bath open concept home has two SPACIOUS living areas and has been RECENTLY UPDATED with Large Kitchen with Granite Counters, BRAND NEW WINDOWS, ADDED INSULATION, and Oversized TILE throughout. NEW INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINT. Front and Backyard is beautifully landscaped with NEW SOD & PLANTS, and CUTE NEW WHITE PICKET FENCE. Oversized lot and RV Gate allows for Large RV or Toy Storage PLUS plenty of space for entertaining! Close to everything - Restaurants and Shopping at the Chandler Mall, Easy access to the 101 and 202 with Intel, Microchip, Wells Fargo, Paypal and Bank of America. Walking distance to award winning Chandler Schools!


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