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Six Steps to Take Before Buying a Home in Arizona

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Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast (running time 7-11AM)

7am wakeup

Weekend Wake-Up Hour

Rosie on the house Renaissance Dad

Local Blogger "Renaissance Dad" joins us to talk about his fun DIY projects and other Arizona homeowner relatid topics! 

8am grass icon

Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery

Harpers Landscape

Jay Harper of Harper's Nurseries  joins us for for a healthy dose of gardening!

9am DIYhour

DIY Hour - Homeowner's Topic Choice

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!

10am topicoftheweek

Topic of the Week Hour: Six Steps To Take Before Buying A Home.

Realtor Judy Lowe joins us to discuss the the how to's when buying a home in Arizona.

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

Broadcasting on KTAR & KAZM: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 12:17)

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Happy Father's Day from Rosie On The House!

  • We talk about our giveaways for today, including Diamondback tickets and a chance at HexArmor Gloves, a Grillbot & a Briggs & Stratton Power Washer!
  • Rosie talks about the trip he and Jennifer took down to Tucson and what they learned about Arizona History.
  • The history behind Oro Valley and how the town got started, plus great places to see in Southern Arizona.

To help celebrate the day we've invited a listener, Matt Fritzmiller in to share his story:

  • He started a blog called the Renaissance Dad.
  • His full-time job being a teacher and story.

Segment 2 (running time 7:31)

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  • A few projects Matt concluded, including "Before Kids" endeavors.
  • The differences and how to include kids on the projects you're trying to complete.
  • How to get your kids involved & stories from Matt's time painting project.
  • Rosie's painting debacle that stared with good intents, plus Matt has a funny story with his daughter out in the garden.

Segment 3 (running time 14:14)

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  • We have our 1st giveaway for the day!

More with Matt, The Renaissance Dad!

  • How his Dad helped shape him into a good Father.
  • Rosie talks about his Dad and how he influenced him.
  • Matt's "Quote Journal" as his way to appreciate the funny stuff his kids say.
  • Scary moments as a Dad, from injuries to losing them temporarily.

Segment 4 (running time 7:05)

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  • What Matt's looking forward to as a Dad and his goals going forward.
  • Rosie talks about his dad, Dr. Rosie and what made their relationship special.

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Thanks to Matt for joining us today and read his Rennaissance Dad Blog! 

*A special thanks to Matt's parents, owner's of Gold Bar Espresso for bringing us coffee this morning!

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper

Broadcasting on KTAR, KAZM, KNST, KAFF & KGVY: Click the segment links below to listen to the archive or click the iTunes icon to the right to download this hour's Podcast.

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Segment 1 (running time 11:56)

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Record heat this week will stress your plants, so listen as Romey and Jay from Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company give advice on protecting your landscape.

  • Even by Phoenix standards, it will be extremely hot. We talk irrigation and watering during the stress.
  • Plants that are extra sensitive and how to care for them and which ones can handle more heat than others.
  • The importance of properly watering deeply into the soil. Short bursts of a lot of water won't work!

Letters From Listeners:

  • Susan - She has misquitos in her home and around her backyard. What should her plan of attack be to get rid of them?
  • Robert - Is there anything to know about fertilizing when it's this hot and if it's ever too hot to do this?

*Discussing liquid vs. granular fertilizers, plus advice on lawncare.

Segment 2 (running time 6:50)

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Jay shares some of his favorite gift ideas and needs for the dad who loves to garden and Romey talks about an American-Made Version of the product:

  • A quality pair of hand pruners. (Jay loves Corona Tools)
  • Leaf rake. Why we advise fiberglass vs. wood handles.
  • Gloves. We love the Thorn Armor gloves for working on certain plants.
  • Buy a quality spade. (Ames Tools is a quality USA Brand)
  • Proper hat/clothing protecting from the sun.

Segment 3 (running time 13:32)

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After our interview with Kimes Ranch last week, Romey invites Paco Ollerton, president of the Arizona Cotton Growers Association in to discuss the industry:

  • Paco's family history in Arizona starting back in the early 1900's.
  • The percentage of the agriculture income in the state is due to cotton.
  • Growing details and how long it takes to go from seed to harvest & crop size expectations.
  • How pricing is determined and rates this year and where it all ends up.
  • How much cotton is consumed in the US each year.

Segment 4 (running time 6:47)

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  • Jay talks about his family history growing cotton.
  • Discussing chickens and Jay's new position with Hickman Family Farms. We talk fertilizer from the chicken farm in the Valley.
  • Some last minute tips for gardening when it's over 110!

Thanks to Jay and remember to stop in at Harper's Nursery & Landscaping Company!

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Segment 1 (running time 12:00)

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Judy Lowe with the Arizona Department of Real Estate  joins the crew:

  • There is a colorful history behind the first realtors getting people to move to the SW.
  • Judy's history in the industry.
  • The role of the AZ Department of Real Estate and how they requlate the licenses.
  • Credentials required to get a license.
  • What are some of the current issues they are dealing with.

Segment 2 (running time 6:33)

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*We give another prize out from  Grillbot and HexArmor Gloves & Glasses!

  • Discussing the issue of disclosure and what you're legally required to inform buyers of.
  • Some common problems and how to deal with them.
  • Dealing with serial offenders and flipped homes.

Segment 3 (running time 12:52)

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How to Deal with Flipped Homes:

  • What the realtors role is in this situation & how to work with them to remedy it.
  • Rosie talks about investigating the work done at a home you're interested in.
  • Don't be an "emotional buyer"

Caller:

  • Dori - She has issues with inspectors and wants to know if there are guidelines to determine a common way things should be done.

Segment 4 (running time 6:55)

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Discussing the "Seller Beware" element of the real estate industry.

  • It can be a large group looking to flip the home.
  • Many sellers don't read the contract in it's entirety and can be a lowball/unfair offer.
  • GET PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND ATTORNEY ON HAND IF YOU DECIDE TO LOOK INTO THIS!

Thank you Judy for joining us today and educating us!

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 12:07)

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Email From a Listener:

  • Dallas - He is an SRP Customer and has some thoughts on our "Super Cooling" method for him even if he's not an APS customer. We set the record straight.
  • J.D. - He just wanted to thank us for being positive and avoiding the negative political discussions and has a painting questions.

*Romey welcomes Eavenson Electric Company to the network!

Segment 2 (running time 6:47)

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  • We tackle JD's question about painting and backrolling his home.

Callers:

  • Joyce - She wanted to call to say Happy Father's Day to the Mom's who have to do both jobs!
  • Julie - She wants to add a water softner, but she's heard that salt is bad for a septic system. Is that true?

* She can contact All About Water and Water Treatment Technologies and they'll confirm that it's okay and she'll be fine. Technology has improved and that's old news.

Romey's interview with Briggs & Stratton at the National Hardware Show talking about their new power washer:

  • Their electric pressure washer and all it's specs.
  • Benefits of the quiet sound, the power and the accessories that can be used with it.

Segment 3 (running time 13:31)

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  • We give a pressure washer from Briggs & Stratton away!

Caller:

  • Lee - He tried "Super Cooling" for just one night to see if it was something he could be comfortable doing. He has some issues and we talk him through it.
  • With Lee in mind, we talk through all his options and what Rosie's done at his home.
  • If you really want to save big $$$, call Steve at Advanced Home Systems.

Segment 4 (running time 5:47)

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  • Rosie's sister calls in to give him a hard time on Father's Day and some more stories about Dr. Rosiea and the adventures they took and lessons they learned.
  • Upcoming events will be attending and where we'll be this summer.

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