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Feature Home: 1351 N Wide Open Trail, Prescott Valley
Exceptional Living in a tranquil setting, with unparalleled mountain views!

This 3,922 square-foot four-bedroom, 3.5-bath home located on a nearly half-acre premium home site, features a three-car garage, and offers added privacy with open common area across and to one side, as well as open space and ranch land beyond your backyard.

December 30, 2021
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Good grief, after a short period of stabilization, lumber prices are on the rise again. Lumber prices have caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by more than $18,600, according to estimates by the National Association of Home Builders.

By Sandy Griffis January 13, 2022
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There is a good reason those fiddle leaf figs are flying off the shelves. Houseplants are a boon for your mental health, especially during these socially-deprived and tumultuous times amidst COVID, civil unrest and divisive politics.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier January 13, 2022
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As smoke poured through a New York City high-rise on Sunday, killing 17 people in the Bronx, tenants were faced with a life-or-death decision: Should they stay put or try to escape?

By TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press January 13, 2022
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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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OK. Now is the time. Now is the season and now is the reason. Does your chimney need a check-up? There is never a wrong time!

By Sandy Griffis January 6, 2022
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January isn’t thought of as a prime gardening month in Northern Arizona. Gardeners in Southern Arizona know it’s the perfect time for cool-season vegetables and flowers. It is warm enough to direct sow much of your garden, but keep your row covers handy.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier January 6, 2022
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Brian Gawthrop has waited over six months to remodel his home. The Washington state-based certified financial planner and his wife have a long enough wish list to keep a contractor busy.

By ANNIE MILLERBERND, NerdWallet January 6, 2022
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While the construction industry has weathered the coronavirus pandemic better than other industries, such as retail and hospitality, it has not been smooth sailing either.

By Sandy Griffis December 30, 2021
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Happy New Year — and a prosperous new start! There has been a 29% increase in gardeners helped here at Watters Garden Center since the pandemic, and the trend is growing. The significant increase represents more than growth. We are helping many people new to gardening all together. It’s inspiring!

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier December 30, 2021
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The New Year is filled with resolutions that usually involve dieting and exercise. Gardening is a great way to help accomplish these two resolutions, while also improving your mood, reducing blood pressure, maintaining flexibility, burning calories and much more.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier December 30, 2021
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U.S. home prices surged again in October as the housing market continues to boom in the wake of last year’s coronavirus recession.

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer December 30, 2021
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The lyrics from the classic 1945 melody, “Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!” romanticize the magic of soft, white flakes that glisten as they fall across the landscape. The beauty of this snowy blanket fades, however, when people must confront the white accumulation on driveways and sidewalks.

By Sandy Griffis December 22, 2021
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Today’s ultra-efficient homes seal outside air from penetrating their interiors, thus recirculating inside air without added freshness.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier December 22, 2021
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Save money and indoor space used for starting seeds indoors with winter sowing. This easy technique allows you to start transplants from seeds outdoors without a greenhouse or cold frame.

By MELINDA MYERS, Special to the Courier December 22, 2021
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Feature Home: 5 Parcels on Broken Horn Trail
Stunning Acreage — Five Parcels in Williamson Valley

These parcels, just north of Granite Mountain, offer expansive views in every direction. Mature vegetation and fantastic outcroppings create a private oasis only minutes away from downtown Prescott.

December 16, 2021
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While I am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking, I also realize that it has been an extremely tough year for many Americans, and our own community of families and friends and dreams are fading.

By Sandy Griffis December 16, 2021
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Mountain landscapes are difficult for plants, especially if you want to keep them low maintenance. Ground-hugging plants are the perfect solutions in an arid climate where rock lawns are the norm and growing conditions challenging.

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier December 16, 2021
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Feature Home: 7474 E Beaver Valley Rd., Prescott Valley, AZ
Views, views & views with this premium Stoneridge home!

Offered at $699,000, this gorgeous highly desired three-car garage Picacho plan is set in a nice quiet location on a cul-de-sac next to a walking trail with golf course and mountain views.

December 9, 2021
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You have decided to remodel the shower and bathroom in the master bedroom of your recently purchased 12-year-old home.

By Sandy Griffis December 9, 2021
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Gardeners are some “tough customers” on our annual gift lists; it’s hard to know what they like or need. Here are a couple of suggestions...

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier December 9, 2021
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Feature Home: 6881 Claret Dr.
New Phase in Westwood at Deep Well Ranch

A new phase of lots has just been released in Prescott’s premiere new home community. Westwood is a charming neighborhood is the ideal place to plant roots in your dream home.

December 2, 2021
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It happened. Three emergency calls to the YCCA over the Thanksgiving holiday. Five in 2020 and five in 2019. “Sandy, our garbage disposal is clogged,” is how the phone call starts.

By Sandy Griffis December 2, 2021
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How do you keep a Christmas tree alive outside in the winter? Can you put a cut Christmas tree in soil? When should you plant your Christmas tree?

By KEN LAIN, Special to the Courier December 2, 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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