Programmable Thermostat

When we bought our current home our cheap skate builder put in  non-programmable thermostats. One day at Home Depot I was in the plumbing department and came across their programmable thermostat section. I decided to buy one and give it a try. Guess what it is really cool. The one we bought was Honeywell and it’s a honey. Really easy to install and if you can read you can program it yourself. At first there was a technical glitch and I had to call their support and BTW their support was very responsive and hardly a wait. I gave them the code that I believe was the mac address, they reset it and bingo it’s up and running. Once it’s connected to the internet by WiFi you can login from any internet connection and set start and stop times, set alerts that go to your email, temperatures and so on.

I like Home Depot because they still give veterans a 10% discount. Lowes used to but last time I was there I was told that they discontinued it, so either that or the clerk I talked to was misinformed. In any case the hundred something dollars I spent was well worth it. Look at our energy use chart below, 2013 is before and 2014 is after. In June and July it’s getting into the 100′s .

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So if you want to lower your energy bill I highly recommend getting a programmable thermostat, that is if you don’t already have one.

I’ll be getting another one soon to replace the one upstairs.




Real Estate “Market Action Reports”

I’ve added Real Estate “MARKET ACTION REPORTS” for anyone interested in selling or buying a home in the area. The menu item is on the left side bar under the label “MARKET ACTION REPORTS”.  The reports are a useful barometer for what’s happening in the local real estate market including inventory, pricing, sales and more.

They are updated monthly and if you don’t see your city let me know and I’ll add it for you. All you have to do is leave a comment or call me at 623 344-1003 x3071. Let me know and I’ll set it up for delivery right to your inbox absolutely free and no spam.




REALTORS® Price Expectations by State

Has your homes value climbed? Want to find out? Contact Andy Bennett at 623 344-1003 x3071 for a free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).

Or if you’re upside down and want to find out about a State of Arizona principal reduction program (up to $100,000) for Arizona residents contact me at 623 344-1003 x3071.

I also have information for assistance if you’re faced with a short sale for up to $25,000 in assistance.

REALTORS® generally expect home prices to increase in all states and the District of Columbia over the next 12 months, according to the May 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index. The median expected price increase is 4.0 percent (same as in Feb-April 2014) [1].

Read the rest and see the map here:


 REALTORS® Price Expectations by State