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Feature Home: Granite Dells Estates
Exclusive Custom Homesites for Your Dream Home

Enjoy both the allure of a beautiful habitat and the proximity to local conveniences.

November 25, 2021
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I was told by an HVAC company that we needed to install an ERV ventilation system in our home to maintain good air quality. What is wrong with my air quality and why do we need an ERV system? — Walt and Kathy, Prescott

By Sandy Griffis November 25, 2021
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President Joe Biden said Monday, Nov. 22, he is nominating Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, endorsing his stewardship of the economy through a brutal pandemic recession in which the Fed’s ultra-low rate policies helped bolster confidence and revitalize the job market.

By LEE REICH, Associated Press November 25, 2021
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As climate change fuels large-scale natural disasters, the real estate mantra of “location, location, location” is taking on new meaning. In 2021, homeowners have contended with threats including paralyzing cold on the Great Plains, wildfire evacuations in the West and flooding from the South to New York City and New England.

By MATTHEW E. KAHN, For the Courier November 25, 2021
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Gunther the German shepherd spent a recent morning playing with his tennis ball, rolling in the grass, slobbering a little and napping a lot. Later, he had a "meeting" with the real estate agents selling his Miami mansion that his handlers bought from Madonna.

By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press November 19, 2021
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Feature Home: 1277 Los Arcos Drive, Prescott
Spectacular hilltop custom on 5.7 acres!

This home, offered at $1.5 million, is a mountaintop custom nestled in the boulders. It offers unparalleled privacy and panoramic views, with 3,955 square feet, including a detached casita.

November 18, 2021
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Oh my gosh — what a week it has been for phone calls — all I can say is CONTRACT CONTRACT CONTRACT DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS and DO NOT BE INTIMITATED!

By Sandy Griffis November 18, 2021
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Many mountain homes have a side yard that is not only long and narrow but treacherously steep. Good landscape design for such a layout is complicated at best, but when done well, it can tie the entire landscape together in a masterful manner.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier November 18, 2021
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Feature Home: 5247 Sweeping Granite Way, Prescott
Granite Dells Estates model home open

The home is situated in the beautiful master-planned community of The Dells, which includes such amenities as a community center, workout room, large pool, pickleball courts, hiking trails and so much more!

November 11, 2021
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The Thanksgiving holiday, above all others, brings to my mind so many different thoughts. What is this holiday going to look like? In Thanksgivings past, I so remember the feast, the football, the family, the friends, and our faith.

By Sandy Griffis November 11, 2021
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Autumn colors are spectacular. The colors and textures are unique to the four seasons of the Mountain West. As we wrap up the last autumn leaves, the landscape can feel naked and bare.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier November 11, 2021
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Inflation is starting to look like that unexpected — and unwanted — house guest who just won’t leave.

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer November 11, 2021
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This tastefully designed and turnkey single-story is tucked away on an interior cul-de-sac in Prescott Valley’s premiere golf community. As a second residence for both the current and original owners, the home is younger than its years in terms of wear-and-tear.

November 4, 2021
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Greetings Quad-Cities, coming quickly around the bend is Thanksgiving, which is a “heavy lift” holiday for a lot of us, and my in-laws are coming for the holiday week!

By Britt Flores, Courier Columnist November 4, 2021
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We have an asphalt driveway that seems to be losing is “luster.” The home is 12 years old, what can we do to put a “new face” on the driveway — we live in Williamson Valley.

By Sandy Griffis November 4, 2021
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Give a gift that provides beauty, entertainment, and health benefits throughout the year. With the recent increase in people gardening and bird watching, what could be more perfect than a gift that supports both interests?

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier November 4, 2021
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Most perennial hibernate underground through winter. Some are downright ugly after our first hard frost and harbor pest and disease unless cut back by the end of the year. You protect these perennials for the cold months ahead and spark healthier new growth next spring by cutting back these perennials.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier November 4, 2021
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Silflower was among native plants that blanketed the vast North American prairie until settlers developed farms and cities. Nowadays confined largely to roadsides and ditches, the long-stemmed cousin of the sunflower may be poised for a comeback, thanks to solar energy.

By JOHN FLESHER and TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press November 4, 2021
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Energy efficiency — how many times have we talked about those words? We have discovered along the way and have come to the inescapable conclusion there’s so much more to making homes better than just saving energy.

By Sandy Griffis October 28, 2021
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Many mountain trees offer spectacular autumn colors, but glowing fall leaves light up only one of our four seasons. The best landscape trees shine in every growing season.

By Ken Lain, Special to the Courier October 28, 2021
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Give a holiday gift that is guaranteed to bring joy and feelings of well-being. Research by Rutgers University has found the gift of flowers generates a smile, elevates the recipient’s mood, and provides feelings of happiness that last for days.

By Melinda Myers, Special to the Courier October 28, 2021
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The Perfect Pigg, a gift shop owned by Ginger Pigg, is the go-to place for residents of Cumming, Georgia, to pick up gift items like kids toys and home goods. But this year, store shelves might be a little sparse.

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer October 28, 2021
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What type of HVAC air filter should we purchase? How often should we change out filters? We have just relocated to Yavapai County from Idaho, and we did not have a furnace or air conditioner. We visited a local hardware store, to look at filters and there are so many filters to select. Help.

By Sandy Griffis October 21, 2021
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Two millennia ago, the Roman writer Columella described the vintoria falx, a six-part, specialized pruning tool for grapes. What a stir that tool must have caused among Roman grape growers when it was first introduced!

By LEE REICH, Associated Press October 21, 2021
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It’s a shame to lose your tender annual plants each winter. Many are actually warm weather perennials that grow all year if brought indoors. Shade tolerant plants make excellent houseplants since homes have less light. Consider these 10 to shelter inside this winter.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier October 21, 2021

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