Build to Rent Communities

We talk about a very strange experience that Diane hasn’t seen in all her years in real estate. She and Diva found a frustrating experience last Friday night with a place required a vaccination card to get in. It was strange to see that in Arizona! They’ll talk about where it was and the dilemma we were faced with. Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty shares things she learned on TikTok including in the world of design (is Burlwood back?) Check out our Instagram for a cool video of Burlwood

We’ve got a great episode for you! We are welcoming the wonderful appraiser, Jay Josephs from Josephs Appraisal Group.  Diane Brennan, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty hosts and shares some things she learned on TikTok, including food safety, a way to “fake” a Ginger Ale flavor in a pinch, and you won’t believe how many dollars per pound an NFL player could get fined for being overweight! Diane also shares a great article from CNBC written by Kathy and Ross Petras about phrases to avoid saying in order to

Bees in Mesa, Trips to Italy, and Inflation Effects

Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty and host of the show starts with a crazy story about a home she was trying to show the client, she talks about a really cool thing to know about in demand items at Costco and how to avoid the line. Diva tells a very funny story about an item she found at Goodwill that involved our friend of the show, Jen the Builder! She also shares a fun thing to do in the Valley at the Italian Pizza & Wine Festival. It’s going

Inflation Effects on Real Estate and Fighting Against Abuse

Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty talks with Tom and Diva about the state of the real estate markets, and Tom Ross with Bay Equity jumps into some important points about inflation, refinancing, costs of materials and labor, and it’s affect on debt. They talk about debt consolidation as part of a refinance structure, and Diane covers some really cool alternatives for shops to go to! Here are some examples; Instead of Restoration Hardware – try Four Hands Century as an alternative to Pottery Barn Not Ballard Designs but Uttermost

AZ Real Estate and Helping AZ Foster Care

A very special episode where we feature one of the kindest and coolest non-profits and ask the founder to sit down with us!  Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty jumps right into some news about why she wasn’t able to host the last episode. She talks about getting COVID despite having had her vaccination, and the craziness that followed.  “Diva” Danielle Williams, our Social Community Director jumps in with her response – buying an AIR FRYER! The group talks about how amazing their cooking experiences are and share some fun

AZ Real Estate and U-Haul to the Rescue!

Diane Brennan, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty and Tom Ross with Bay Equity Home Loans jump in with talk about Diane’s experiences the previous week in Vermont. She shared a funny story about the transportation they ended up with, and more funny stories.  Diva Danielle and Diane shared a story about the people they meet on planes and other public places – with very different experiences! Diane talked about a crazy situation at DC Ranch with Sissoo trees and the millions of dollars in damage that have resulted. Brian,

What Does a Normal Market Feel Like?

Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty and Tom Ross with Bay Equity Home Loans talk in depth about a real estate market that should be looked at with a different perspective. It is slowing down, but that should not be looked at as an alarm of things to come. We have experienced some unprecedented growth and the easing off of that does not necessarily mean that there are signs of trouble. Thanks of course to Tina Tamboer of the Cromford Report for a lot of the data included in the

Where the New Homes Are

On this episode we talk about a new spa in town, and how much we love massages, pedicures, and more. We talk about cash out refi’s, desktop appraisals, and more. We also take a deep look at new builds. If you’re looking for a place to live, we’ll help you find out where the new builds are. We talk about the still heavy demand, but we’ll help you find some spots in We’ll talk about Meritage and Lansea breaking new ground and a new development in Vistancia. Tom Ross with

Tips for a Timeless Remodel

It is exhausting keeping up with trends! So we looked to Designer Maria Killam who we love here on the show. Did you know the color grey has been out for over three years? What?!?! Designer Maria Killam says it was over even before the pandemic!! She says buying grey is over!! We’ll talk about where grey is being used primarily, what’s trending now, and some specific items and colors to buy to contrast it. She says the good news is that these tones will warm up all the grey

Buying and Selling a Home

Diane Brennan with Coldwell Banker Realty, Tina Tamboer with the Cromford Report, and Tom Ross of Bay Equity Home Loans talk about how easy it is to get a license to be a realtor in the State of Arizona, and some of the stories about new agents. Tom Ross talks about the buying and selling process as well as some pitfalls to be aware of. Diva Danielle talks about a fun thing to do in the Valley as well as a volunteer opportunity! D Squared Homes needs volunteers to help

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