JoAnn Cessna's Blog Posts

LDS Temples In Greater Phoenix

Wonderinng where the LDS Temples are located in the greater Phoenix area - click here http://phoenix.about.com/od/religion/fl/LDS-Temples-in-Greater-Phoenix

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Preparing For The Final Walkthrough Of Your Recently Purchased Home

When you are buying a home, the final walkthrough is very important to ensure that any requested repairs have been taken care of by the seller and that everything in the home is in good working

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20 Tips For Sellers To Make Your Home Marketable

1. Odors. Here’s the problem: People who live in the house  don’t smell the house. They’ve become immune to it. They don’t smell cigarette  smoke. They don’t smell the

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Time For A Mailbox Makeover

Add Curb Appeal with a Mailbox MakeoverMay 4, 2016 12:15 pmA simple mailbox makeover can add an instant curb appeal boost to your home! If you are planning to sell your home, your mailbox

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Turn Your Garage Into A Multipurpose Space

Turn Your Garage Into a Multipurpose Spaceimage via mj-garage.comFor most people, a garage is the place where you park your car and store items that may overflow from storage spaces around your.

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Taxes What Will You Do With Yours

Practical Uses for Your Tax RefundApril 15th is the United States tax deadline. Americans with tax refund checks may be starting to wonder how to spend their money. Rather than using your tax

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Spruce Up Your Patio With Concrete StainsSpring is around the corner and that means warmer weather, grilling out and fantastic outdoor entertaining. If your concrete patio has seen better days,

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Ready For Your First Home

Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home?haBuying your first home is an exciting time in your life, but before you take the leap to homeownership, you need to be certain that you are prepared. As a 

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Real Estate Age

Real Estate Agents Are Key to Selling Your HomeJanuary 26, 2016 6:28 pmSelling a home is a combination of market knowledge, excellent marketing, good advice and finding the perfect buyer. Luckily, a

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Flooring Options For Your Home

Flooring Options to Update Your HomeJanuary 27, 2016 2:43 pmWhen investing in a new floor for your home, many homeowners are faced with the choice between hardwoods and laminate. The difference

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Saving For A Down Payment For A Home How To

There are many things you can do to make the process of preparing for your down payment easier. I have a Mortgage Planner who can be a valuable resource in analyzing your finances to

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Home Buying PreApproval And PreQualification The Differences

The Difference Between Pre-Approval and Pre-QualificationJanuary 5, 2016 6:04 pmWhen purchasing a house, your real estate agent may suggest getting “pre-approved”or “pre-qualified”

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Changing Your Home Air Filters

The Importance of Changing Your Home Air FiltersJanuary 6, 2016 2:01 pmDirty filters in your heating and air conditioning unit can diminish the efficiency of the system, lessen the air quality in

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Preparing For A Home Inspection

10 Steps to Prepare Your Home for an InspectionA home inspection is the examination of your property’s interior and exterior condition performed before closing. An inspection is an important part

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Festive Holiday Wreaths For Your Home

Festive Holiday Wreaths for Your HomeDecember 2, 2015 9:36 amIt’s the holiday season, which is all the more reason to liven up your front door with a festive holiday wreath! With a little bit of

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Home With A Fully Paid Solar System In Chandler AZ By Intel

Well maintained home in the Driftwood Ranch Subdivision fully PAID for Solar System. Nothing to assume. Still has a 15 year warranty on the system. Grandfathered in with SRP. Saves approx 1K

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING PRE APPROVED FOR A HOME LOAN

The Importance of Preapproval LettersNovember 9, 2015 3:38 pmWhen you are preparing to buy a house, it is an excellent idea to talk to a Mortgage Planner with Fairway Independent Mortgage&

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November 11 2015 Veterans Day Parades

Looking for some way to honor our veterans? Why not attend a parade - there's one in Phoenix and one in Mesa on November 11 both starting at 11 am. Weather you live in the east valley or the phoenix

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Credit Scores Explained

Credit Scores ExplainedOctober 29, 2015 5:17 pmA credit score is a three-digit number that determines your creditworthiness and measures how likely you are to repay a loan on time. Your credit score

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Solar In Arizona

Check out this home in Arizona with a fully paid for solar system. Saves approx 1k in annual utility costs. Nothing to assume, Grandfathered in with Salt River Project. Solar has been on the home

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SafetyTips For Halloween

Help keep the kids safe by following some simple

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How To Paint Your Front Door

How to Paint Your Front DoorNothing makes a bolder statement on the front of a house like the front door, as it the one of the first things that people see when then arrive at a home. Adding a

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First Time Homebuyers

Don't let purchasing a home be as scary as Halloween. Purchasing a home is a huge financial decision and the best decisions are always made with careful consideration, research and planning.

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Autumn Planting

Autumn Potted Flowers & PlantsAutumn colors and cooler temperatures combine for lovely, seasonable flowers and plants. Now is an excellent time to increase your curb appeal and decorate your front

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Five Quick Tips To Build Your Credit

Five Quick Tips to Build Your CreditSeptember 29, 2015 5:36 pmBuilding and maintaining good credit is one of the key components to being able to borrow money for large items such as a home or a car.

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Replacing Windows Could Save You Money

Replacing Windows to Save MoneySeptember 29, 2015 7:22 pmIf the windows in your home are more than 15 years old, it could be time to consider replacing them. Even if they seem to be functioning

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Mental Illness And You October 17 2015 State Capitol

It's breast cancer month, its domestic violence, its prostate and so many other organizations month to raise money. And why not, especially here in Arizona when our temps next week are going to dip

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FINAL COUNTDOWN TO THE NAMI WALK

Okay folks so we are one month away from the NAMI Walk here in the Valley. Let's get together and show some support and love for everyone that suffers from mental illness. Let's show them that with

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2 Months Until NAMI Walk

Another reminder we're 2 months from the NAMI walk - won't you provide support by going to www.namiwalks.org/valleywalk and either donate, join my team or create your own team - its a lot of

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Tips Back To School

Parents are you ready - here's some great tips to help you and your children get through the school year.http://www.rootsofaction.com/55-best-back-to-school-articles-for/

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3 Months NAMI Walk

Just an FYI the NAMI Walk is 3 months away - get your team together, join a team or make a donation to help support those who suffer - sometimes in silence. Let's show that we care!  go to 

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Taking Care Of Fossil Creek

Visiting Fossil Creek soon? Know what you're getting into Every weekend, hundreds of people arrive at both ends of Fossil Creek, about 80 miles northeast of Phoenix, in cars not quite up to the

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Plant Benefits

If you want to clean up the air inside your home, try adding a few plants to your decor. A study done at the University of Georgia (US) revealed that plants can improve indoor air quality by

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Homes For Sale In Chandler Just Listed

Check out these homes recently listed in Chandler here http://joann.luxreaz.com/index.php?advanced=1&display=Chandler&custombox=&types%5B%5D=1&min=200000&max=400000&beds=3&baths=2&minfootage

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Countdown To NAMI Walk In October

4 months and we'll be walking to support, honor and remember those who suffer from mental illness. Go to www.namiwalks.org/valleywalk if you'd like to join our team - team name - UNBREAKABLES

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Fathers Day History June 14 2015

Father's Day HistoryLike Mother's Day, Father's Day has a modern origin. The idea came to Mrs. John Dodd as she sat listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Her father, William Smart, had raised

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The Rose Garden At Mesa Community College

What a great place to visit and why not visit this weekend before it gets too hot?  I've had the privilege of being a deadheader at the gardens and although I don't always have time, I do love

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Getting Married

Check out the bridal show and wedding service expo being held on Sunday, June 7th at the Phoenix Convention CenterArizona Bridal ShowSunday, June 7, 2015  •  9:00 - 3:00Phoenix

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FREE JUNE 5 2015 PHOENIX CHILDRENS MUSEUM

If you've never taken the kids here they will love it so you should!Some tips for visiting when it's a free event - GO EARLY - they open at 5 pm and close at 9pmPack a light dinner (sandwiches) as

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MOTORCYCLES ON MAIN June 5 2015

Motorcycles on Main The first Friday of every month between September and June is bike night in Downtown Mesa! Join over 3,000 motorcycle enthusiasts on Main Street for a Sturgis

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Flag Day June 14 2015

Flag Day in United StatesPeople across the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. On the same day, the United

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FOSSIL CREEK

We love the outdoors, hiking, camping, biking, boating but we are disappointed to know that the road is closed between Fossil Springs Trailhead and the waterfall trailhead until further notice so if

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Did You Know Memorial Day First Was Called Decoration Day

Memorial Day HistoryThree years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a

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Mental Health Walk In October

There's never a right or wrong time to talk about mental illness -it affects all of us one way or another. October 17, 2015 is NAMI's walk - won't you join a team, make a donation or create your own

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National Alliance On Mental Illness Walk 10 17 15 Saturday

It's a few months away but as quickly as this year is going it's never to early to plan. NAMI is having their annual walk in Phoenix to raise funds for those who suffer from mental illness which;

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Friday Night Out

Looking for something to do this weekend. Check out Mesa's 2nd Friday Night Out - take advantage of the cooler weather and go be entertainedhttp://phoenix.about.com/od/outdoorfestivals/ss/2nd-friday

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Homes With Pools In Mesa AZ

http://joann.luxreaz.com/blog/Mesa+Arizona+Homes+With+A+Pool+For

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Performing And Visual Arts Events

Check out the top 15 performance and visual art events happening around the Valley during the month of Mayhttp://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/arts/2015/04/30/top-arts-events-may/26329903

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Maricopa County Home Show 4 24 Thru 4 26 2015

It's going to be a great weekend to go and take advantage of getting all the cool ideas for your home and your yard at the Maricopa County Home Show - April 24 thru April 26, 2015.Check it! &

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Natl Alliance On Mental Illness WALK OCTOBER 17 2015

Want to be part of something big and help others that may be struggling? The NAMI Walk is coming up. It's being held on Saturday, October 17th in Phoenix. The time to form your team and start the

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The Eastmark Awesome Festival

Saturday, April 18, 2015 ONE NIGHT ONLY 5 pm to 10 pmfree admission10100 E. Ray Road, MesaEast of the Ray and Ellsworth IntersectionEastmarkawesomefest

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Considering Purchasing A New Build

Don't go alone to visit a new build an agent such as myself can help you with the numerous documents that are neededand also negotiate on your behalf. Give me a call - JoAnn Cessna, Realtor Keller

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Want To Increase The Value Of Your Home

Check out these 30 great tips http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/maintenance-and-repair/repairing/30-tips-for-increasing-your-homes-valueJoAnn Cessna, 480-570-4818www.joanncessna

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Mesa Home For Sale 214K

Home sweet home! All ready for a new owner to come fall in love. New carpet and pad in all the bedrooms. Tile in bathrooms, less than a year old. Bay windows in living room and master. Walk in,

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Just Listed In Gilbert Gorgeous Low Maintenance Move In Ready Home

 This is a beautiful, like new home, in cooley station. This home has many upgrades including a beautiful kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, upgraded kitchen

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Buying A Home

If you are thinking about buying a home the time is now and if you are a first time homebuyer there are a lot of programs out there than can help you get into your first home with very little out of

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Easter Egg Hunts In The Valley

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this Easter -post this URL into your browser to check out the Easter Egg Hunts that are happening around the valley.http://www

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