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Transforming Monday

Transforming Monday

By Platinum Team | Life at Home | October 12, 2015

— This post is part of our Life at Home series. Each month, we explore different thinking, techniques or tools related to the concept of a home and what it means to live well in ours. — Today is another typical Monday. The list of to-dos for the week feels a little daunting. The number […]

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Phoenix Public Market Cafe

Phoenix Public Market Cafe

By Platinum Team | Life at Home in Metro Phoenix | September 28, 2015

Take the comfortable, down-to-earth vibe of an inviting home and a dash of hip local scene and you have Phoenix Public Market Cafe. This gem lies in the heart of Phoenix on Central Avenue. It’s an appealing spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, drinks… you name it. The cafe’s homestyle cooking features quality ingredients sourced […]

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Avoiding Financial Hits for Repairs and Replacement With a Home Warranty

Avoiding Financial Hits for Repairs and Replacement With a Home Warranty

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | September 21, 2015

Your washer breaks down in the middle of a load and floods your basement. Your refrigerator fries, and you’re trying to figure out how to save food before it spoils. A power outage short-circuits your microwave oven, and your range won’t work properly, either. When appliances break down, it’s stressful and inconvenient. That doesn’t even […]

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How do you want to feel at home?

How do you want to feel at home?

By Platinum Team | Life at Home | September 13, 2015

— This post is part of our Life at Home series. Each month, we explore different thinking, techniques or tools related to the concept of a home and what it means to live well in ours. — Have you ever noticed yourself living someone else’s life? Or, at least, not living the one you really […]

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Beyond the Bookstacks: Scottsdale Civic Center Library

Beyond the Bookstacks: Scottsdale Civic Center Library

By Platinum Team | Life at Home in Metro Phoenix | August 24, 2015

— This post is part of our At Home In Metro Phoenix series. Each month, we explore local businesses, attractions, events and people that call our wonderful community home. — If you mentioned the word “summertime” to a group of people and captured the images in their minds, you might come across a good handful […]

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How to Maintain an Energy Efficient Temperature at Home

How to Maintain an Energy Efficient Temperature at Home

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | August 17, 2015

Most people enjoy the Arizona sunshine, but residing in Phoenix in the warmer months doesn’t always send folks cheering. Maintaining a cool temperature at home can be an exceptional challenge for us desert dwellers. It’s hard to find anyone who truly enjoys coming home to a boiling blast of air or the enormous utility bills […]

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Be more present at home by getting away

Be more present at home by getting away

By Platinum Team | Life at Home in Metro Phoenix | August 10, 2015

— This post is part of our Life at Home series. Each month, we explore different thinking, techniques or tools related to the concept of a home and what it means to live well in ours. — It’s safe to say — we’ve all felt it. You are at home with the ones you love, […]

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Helpful Tips for A/C Maintenance

Helpful Tips for A/C Maintenance

By Platinum Team | Homeowner Tips | August 2, 2015

When our air conditioners start working overtime to keep the inside cool, that strain can wreak havoc on the many moving parts of the A/C system. If your system isn’t running at peak efficiency, take the time to do some maintenance. This can be the difference between enjoying cool comfort and sweating a service call. […]

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Benefits to Buying a Home Warranty After Buying a Home

Benefits to Buying a Home Warranty After Buying a Home

By Platinum Team | Home Warranty, Life at Home in Metro Phoenix | July 27, 2015

It is no small decision or investment to purchase a home. Whether you’re a seasoned home buyer or you’re venturing forth on your first quest to acquire a property, understanding the benefits to buying a home warranty after purchasing a home is extremely important. Even when you think you understand everything about the house you […]

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Uptown Farmers Market

Uptown Farmers Market

By Platinum Team | Life at Home in Metro Phoenix | July 20, 2015

— This post is part of our At Home In Metro Phoenix series. Each month, we explore local businesses, attractions, events and people that call our wonderful community home. — During the Valley’s intense summer months, one wouldn’t expect to find a bounty of fresh local eats. Perhaps a few items could be found here […]

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Love Begins At Home

Love Begins At Home

By Platinum Team | Quotes On Home | July 13, 2015

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the action that we do. – Mother Teresa

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

By Platinum Team | Life at Home in Metro Phoenix | July 7, 2015

— This post is part of our Life at Home series. Each month, we explore different thinking, techniques or tools related to the concept of a home and what it means to live well in ours. — You know that feeling AFTER you finish organizing your closet? Amazing, right? The resulting sense of mental white […]

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