Disclosures When Selling Your Home Print

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Segment 1 (running time 12:06)

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  • Recapping last week's show and Jennifer's family vacation.
  • Ever heard of "Earthing" or "Grounding?" Jennifer talks through what it means and the guys give her a hard time. 
  • Bottom Line....Get outdoors!
  • It's the Payson Book Festival this weekend.

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Segment 2 (running time 7:42)

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Segment 3 (running time 13:50)

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Arizona historian, Marshall Trimble joins us to talk about the Payson Book Festival.

  • It's an annual event, so if you missed it this year, make sure you catch it next summer. It's a great Arizona event and a way to escape the heat if you're in the Valley!
  • Learn about Marshall and his books. Just click here!
  • Future events you can attend and learn about Arizona history.
  • Marshall's involvement in the Memorial Service for theAZ lives lost in the Labor Day Tropical Storm Norma in 1970. It'll  be in Payson, AZ.

Segment 4 (running time 7:28)

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  • Wrapping up our conversation with Marshall Trimble.
  • Previewing the rest of the show and what to expect in the next few weeks.
  • Beware of "home flippers!"

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

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Segment 1 (running time 12:15)

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We're taking questions about your yard with John Eisenhower of Integrity Tree Service and Bill Jenkins, owner of Think Green Irrigation & Landscaping!

  • Bill talks irrigation.....how to discover if it's installed improperly or isn't working. He has a 3-step process - Workmanship, Design & Material Quality. If you have 2 of the 3, you're probably able to fix it. 
  • Ways to correct mistakes in your system (A Professional Band-Aid) Bill likes products from Toro, Hunter & Rainbird.
  • John's "sermon" on trees and tree care. Recapping our discussion on soil conditions and caring for the root system on your trees.
  • When storms are coming, don't over-water! It will make conditions primed for a tree to topple during monsoon season. We discuss sensors you can add to your irrigation system to combat over-watering.
  • Dealing with outdoor work in the middle of the summer heat.

Segment 2 (running time 6:21)

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  • How to get rid of crab grass?

Recommendation - You need to create an environment for a healthy lawn. Water correctly. ( Go to Water Use it Wisely and Download their "Landscape Watering Guides"   To get rid of it, you'll need to use an herbicide and Bill talks through your options.

*We discuss the soil conditions and how to make it great for bermuda grass lawns. Soil prep, watering times and amounts, plus soil ammendments.

  • What to do with a lawn in a shaded area?

Recommendation - It's never a great option, but the most shade tolerant option is a variety called "TifGrand"

 * Jennifer likes the ground cover that she likes at John's house.

Segment 3 (running time 11:35)

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John talks about Palm Trees:

  • It's time to trim them, especially Mexican Fan Palm Trees.
  • Dealing with seed pods and how that determines when to trim.
  • It's a great time to plant palms! Very few trees can do this, but John explains why this is a good time of year.
  • Dealing with Fungus....

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  • Can I grow new palms with the seeds in the seed pods?

Recommendation - John's not sure....try it out! Couldn't hurt to try.

  • Life expectancy of the Queen Palm and other options for your yard. 
  • Irrigation systems for palms and other trees. How much water and the depth it needs to go to. Bill talks through how he engineers a system to get the job done.
  • Adjusting your irrigation system and planning for the future.

Segment 4 (running time 8:12)

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  • Gabions and it's timeless look.
  • How continuing education in the industries are important to helping people.
  • Ways to get into the tree care and landscape industry.

Caller:

  • Estella - Her mulberry tree is dropping leaves and she is watering it, but doesn't know why it's happening.

Recommendation - It doesn't sound good, considering it hasn't happened in the past. It has been exremely hot, but that could be a concern and the water is not getting enough water. She could get a certified arborist to take a look at it.

You can reach John at Integrity Tree Service or Bill at Think Green Irrigation & Landscaping during the week!

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Segment 1 (running time 11:46)

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  • Rosie talks about contractors needed around the state! If you're qualified, look through our Parnter list and give them a call!
  • Why you should choose a Rosie-certified contractor.

Caller:

  • Lori - She wants to move the laundry room in her home and that would require moving plumbing lines into the attic. She's been told that's a bad idea, because they'll never get cold water.

Recommendation - That's basically true.  When the home is built, the plumbing usually goes under the slab, but once they break, it's not economically feasible to do that again. Rosie talks through a few options she can consider.

Segment 2 (running time 6:51)

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Letter From a Listener:

  • Sue Anne - What are the gloves Jennifer uses to pick prickly pear?

Recommendation - They're HexArmor Gloves and we love them! Here's a link to their site and many products.

Caller:

  • Paul - He's hearing a loud boom every time his AC unit starts up. It's waking him up at night and no one can seem to figure it out. 

Recommendation - We'll reach out to a Tucson Air Conditioning Contractor and get back to it later in the show.

  • Peggy - She tried to get a water softner installed, but was told her home wasn't plumbed for that and it would cost $2,000 to get it done. What else can she do besides a traditional water softner in the garage?

Recommendation - It sounds like the good deal she got could be made up by the installation on these lines. Rosie gets into water treatment and the scams out there.  She can reach out to Water Treatment Technologies and All About Water to get a better opinion. 

Segment 3 (running time 13:57)

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Back to Paul and his AC Problem:

Recommendation - We talk with Andrew with Intelligent Design Air Conditioning & Heating to see if he can help out.  He's dealt with this issue before and it's an issue with the compressor.  He can install a "hard start kick" to the system or add a refrigerant additive to lubricate the system.  It may just be a bad compressor that needs to be replaced. 

Letter From a Listener:

  • Dianna - What direction should the ceiling an go in the summer time?

Recommendation - In the summer the air needs to push the air down to make it feel cooler on your skin. In the winter you need to circulate the air up and down circulating the air pushing the warmer air down the walls of the room.

  • Deanna - In April she heard us talking about electronic recycling and wants to know what company she can use to get rid of some of her electronics.

Recommendation - It was Ken Colburn with Data Doctors and he recommended using West Tech Recyclers.

Callers:

  • Alma - Can she leave her hot water heater off in the summer and use that as cold water and just use the standard cold water tab that's coming in hot during the summer heat?

Recommendation - Yes! That's a great trick and leaving it off during the summer won't wreck the water heater. She'll just have to used to using the opposite handles during different parts of the year.

  • John - His AC system won't remove the humidity out of his home. It's stays at around 42%.

Recommendation - That's fine.  Anything between 25-45% is okay.

Segment 4 (running time 6:38)

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  • We welcome a new partner, Aztec Interiors to the network! They're a sister company to Aztec Marble & Granite.
  • What it takes to be a "Rosie-Certified Partner"
  • Reminding you during Monsoon Season to beware of storm chasing contractors. They can be out of state, unlicensed and what are you going to do if they're from out of state and something goes wrong?

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 12:02)

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We discuss Home Disclosures when your selling your home:

  • Radon and the issues surrounding that.
  • Biggest problems with homes in AZ is water damage.
  • When you do have a problem, fix it and keep the documentation! Rememer, there is no perfect house.

Caller:

  • Larry - He heared us talking about protecting your home from lightning and grounding homes. He's a new homeowner and wants us to recap.

Recommendation - Rosie talks through electrical surges, causes and why "whole house surge protection" is a good idea. It's an inexpensive installation to protect all the expensive electronics in your home. To find a good electrician in his area, he can call Tom at Renovations. We then talks through lightning protection.

Segment 2 (running time 6:34)

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*We talk more about the power of lightning.

Caller:

  • David - He just moved here and after his first monsoon, he found a leak and after removing the damaged drywall and insulation, he had some roofing issues and windows fixed and replaced. He still has some water coming through near the windows after all this. He doesn't know what to do.

Recommendation - Rosie investigates and talks about using elastomeric paint to seal openings.

Segment 3 (running time 13:29)

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Letter From a Listener:

  • His architect told him NOT to install lightning protection because it will just attract lightning.

Recommendation - His architect is wrong. It creates a "cone of protection."

Caller:

  • Carrie - She bought a home and after moving in, they discovered a small window had been covered from the inside and not the outside. Should she fill it in with frame and stucco?

Recommendation - There are certain codes that need to be followed and she'd need to be sure it is being followed.  She needs to take some pictures and take it to her city building department and make sure she knows what needs to be done to keep it legal.

Texts From a Listener:

  • Steven - Is it worth installing water pressure regulation valve. He has an outdoor faucet on his irrigation system and will it be a good idea because it keeps leaking over time?

Recommendation - We don't think the faucets are on the irrigation line, but yes the regulation valve is agood idea. Insurance claims won't be honored with too high  of water pressure in your home.  He can buy a pressure test gauge for under 10 bucks to know for sure. We describe how to use it.

  • Randy - He just got a building permit and it says to display it somewhere on the property. What does this mean?

Recommendation - It keeps the building inspectors from coming to your home to investigate. It needs to be visible from the street.

  • Lee - He wants to make his home more efficient. He's heard of home energy audits, but he's leary of them because he's worried they'll just come out and recommend a whole bunch of products.

Recommendation - That's fair. Not all home energy audit companies are the same. If he's skeptical, he can get a 2nd opinion. We discuss his overall options and setting proper expectations.

*Rosie gets on his soapbox about providing something homeowner's need that isn't on the market!

Segment 4 (running time 6:20)

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Caller:

  • Ron - He has a "Load Controller" in his electric box..."What the Heck is that!!!"

Recommendation - A load controller is designed to control  homes with two AC units from kicking on at the same time and then you'd be charged the highest rate for the month by the utility company.  Listen to make sure you understand.

*Rosie talks about the technology that's come around over the last 30 years. New computer technology from Advanced Home Systems manages your home is a great way to save money.

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