2012 Willo Home Tour

One of the highlights of the downtown housing areas is the Willo Historic District. It is a popular destination to just drive through and see the homes. The annual 2012 Willo Historic District Home Tour attracts thousands of people each year because of this love affair with cool homes in this awesome downtown Phoenix location.

The Willo home tour is a self guided tour and lets you peek into some of the best houses as well as see the tree lined streets and there are also shuttle busses as well.

There will be 13 homes on the tour and the historic firehouse at 13th and Jewel will also be available for a tour. In addition to touring the homes, there is a LOT of excitement around the Willo street fair that will have food, artisans, music and more. Its a great way to spend a Sunday.

2012 Willo Home Tour:

Date: Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Time: Tour open 10am-4pm ( pick up will call tickets starting at 9am)
Place: Willo! ( McDowell to Thomas 1st Ave to 7th Ave
Tickets: You can BUY TICKETS for $15.75 before the tour, $18.00 day of tour
Parking: Free parking at 1st Ave and Holly ( just north of Chateau )

If you don’t already live in downtown Phoenix, here is an idea – TAKE LIGHT RAIL! Just a hunch, but I think it might just make the parking situation slightly better for you and your family.

Here is a video that gives a great overview of what to expect at the Willo home tour:

The Willo home tour is a family friendly way to see plenty of homes in the historic Willo district in a fun way. Maybe that is why many people come back for the Willo home tour year after year!

Trimming Your Trees in Phoenix

Trimming Your Trees in Phoenix

When it comes to trimming your trees in Phoenix, fighting the heat isn’t the only thing you need to worry about: trimming trees correctly requires knowledge, skill and experience. We recommend Tree Doctors Inc for all of your tree trimming needs in the Phoenix area.

Condition of the Tree

Trees that are sick or decayed can be tricky to remove, so finding a Phoenix tree removal professional is critical to keeping your family, pets and home safe. How can you decide if your tree needs to come down or if it just needs trimmingLook carefully at your tree for these signs. Are the leaves wilted or discolored? Are there any cracks in the truck or limbs? Are funguses or mushrooms growing near the trunk and along the roots at the base of the tree? Can you see ants or sawdust at the base of the tree indicating insect infestation? Is the tree lopsided from human damage? These are signs the tree is severely damaged and probably dying which process is irreversible. A Phoenix tree trimming company can try to save the tree and will if it is possible.

Trimming

Crown trimming is needed when the tree has too many limbs and leaves to allow the light into the tree. Not only does this cause decay it blocks wind so when the monsoons come, the rain-heavy tree blocks the wind and falls.Crown raising involves removing branches that are too low to the ground preventing people walking under or blocking the line of vision to your home.Crown reduction refers to the trimming of the tops of the trees. This is especially necessary so utility lines are free from potential damage.

Mulch

Besides trimming, the most important thing you can do to have healthy trees is to mulch. Use hardwood grinding, bark chips or pine straw, 2-4 inches deep under the drip line of your tree (wherever the sun would shine if there was no tree) but staying 5 inches away from the trunk. Mulch will keep moisture in the ground, condition the soil and protect the tree’s roots from damage.

You Get What You Give

If you want to have healthy trees you are going to have to give them the attention they need. It is difficult to maintain plants in the Valley of the Sun, so you will have to be ready to either put the work in to your trees or pay for professionals to do so.

Have more questions? Be sure to contact Tree Doctors Inc for help.

Strategic Default In Arizona: Is It Wrong?

In Arizona, many people are faced with a situation where they owe more on a home than it is worth and have “negative equity” in their home. Deciding to default on a loan when you can afford the monthly mortgage payment has become known as “strategic default” and is currently a hot topic with the media.

Is strategic default wrong? Does doing a strategic default mean that you just simply “walk away” from the home? Is there a right and a wrong way to strategically default on your mortgage?

Kevin Hardin is a local short sale, loan modification and bankruptcy expert in Phoenix and answers just a few of the questions about people have regarding strategic defaults in this short video.

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