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Homeowner Q&A: What are PEX pipes?

Q: I'm looking at an older home that was flipped. The seller says the house was replumbed with PEX. Is that good?

A: Cross-linked polyethylene, commonly known as PEX, is an increasingly popular plastic residential plumbing material. Beginning in the 2000s, PEX began to replace copper and poly plumbing in homes.

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Homeowner How-To: Clean a Glass Stove Top Without Harsh Chemicals

Cooked on, burned on stains are notoriously hard to remove from glass stove tops, especially when trying to avoid scratching the smooth surface.

This cleaning method uses baking soda and hot, soapy water to remove most burned on stains from the glass, particularly staining from boiled-over pasta water and the like.

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Overlooked Cleaning Tricks to Make Your House Look Brand New

There's nothing like the feeling of walking into a model home. They're invariably bright, airy, and SO CLEAN.

You don't need to buy a new home to recapture that model home feeling, though. Target a few frequently overlooked cleaning projects and you'll be amazed by the difference.

Bookmark these tips for the upcoming holidays, and especially if you're starting to think of selling your home!

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How Long Will Your Appliances Last?

At a recent Keller Williams team meeting, we were treated to a presentation on appliance life expectancy by Craig Garfield, a Tucson home inspector with Pillar To Post.

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Baseboards: The Eyebrows of Your House

Now that Tucson has had temperatures in the 80s for weeks, it’s time to think seriously about spring cleaning.


So let’s talk about baseboards.


We like to say that baseboards are like eyebrows: They can change everything about the way your face looks, but most people wouldn’t be able to point at your eyebrows and say “THAT’S what’s different.”

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