Phoenix Living

July 29, 2020

Fireside at Norterra | Walk This Way

The longest walk you’ll ever take is the walk across your backyard in the Summer without flip flops. Your patio or pool deck reaches heat levels that would make your car dashboard jealous. That’s life in Phoenix, for sure! Many Arizona backyards include hardscape such as bricks, pavers, concrete, stone ...

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April 30, 2020

Norterra - CASCO Financial Tips During COVID-19

Rebecca Wyatt of local Norterra company, CASCO Financial chats with Shelley Sakala about managing your personal finances as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Many residents of the Norterra/85085 community have questions about what to do and not do as unemployment is on the rise. Not sure how the economy ...

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April 29, 2020

Norterra Homes - Common Snake Myths Debunked

Everything You Need To Know About Rattlesnakes

 

If you live in Norterra, a quaint community in North Phoenix, or really anywhere in Arizona, you're bound to encounter a snake or two. Yikes! Luckily for us desert dwellers, there are things you can do to "snake proof" your home ...

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Feb. 27, 2020

Fireside at Norterra | Homes with a View

Fireside at Norterra - POINT OF VIEW

 

 

Fireside at Norterra has a feature many Phoenix communities don't offer: fantastic views. The neighboring Sonoran Preserve serves as the backdrop for our desert lifestyle. It's not hard to see why so many homes in our community come with view ...

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Jan. 6, 2020

5 Ways To Make Your Patio Cozy...and Warm

BRINGING THE HEAT

 

This is the time of year when Phoenicians are required to post photos online, gloating about another gloriously mild winter in Arizona (while our friends and relatives back East are bracing for another arctic blast). But with nighttime lows this month in the mid-40s, living your ...

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Dec. 9, 2019

Outdoor Patio Lifestyle in Phoenix

Let's Take It Outside

 

That crispness in the air is Mother Nature’s gentle reminder that we’ve hit peak outdoor living season in Phoenix. Six months of sunny days and cool nights. Time to head outside and soak it all in! The Valley is the perfect setting for the porch & ...

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Dec. 4, 2019

Fireplace Makeovers in Fireside at Norterra

UNSTACKING THE STONE

 

As with many common home features such as faux shutters and carriage lamps,

fireplaces in Phoenix are somewhat of a decorative throwback to houses from years

past. In fact, the practicality of a fireplace in Phoenix may be less significant than its

aesthetic value. But regardless ...

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April 16, 2019

3 Quick Ways to Update Your Home on a Budget

 

It might seem like it was only yesterday that you moved into your home, but a large number of homes in our area were built in 2007. Believe it or not, that was three U.S. Presidents ago. Maroon 5 was just releasing their 2nd album. And the New ...

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Sept. 18, 2017

To Dive or Not Dive into a new Pool....?

Dive in!

 

What’s the most powerful tool you own? The answer: Your mortgage. That pesky payment due every month can actually do much more than just get you a house. As you know, your mortgage can help build your credit score, create long-term wealth, and give you tax benefits ...

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June 22, 2017

My "Deep Sea Dive" Bathroom Remodel

 

It’s an exciting day for you – the day you choose the new paint color for inside your home. Those pesky HOA rules may have stifled your creativity on the outside of your house, but the interior is about to become your own, personal Sistine Chapel. You walk into ...

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