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    Protecting Your Home: Crime Prevention Tips | State 48 Homeowner Podcast Ep. 142

    By Scott Kooiman | April 22, 2024

    In this episode of the State 48 Homeowner Podcast, crime prevention officer Dawn Blake from the Mesa Police Department shares valuable insights and real-life anecdotes about home security. From the dangers of leaving garage doors open to the importance of locking up firearms, learn practical tips to keep your home safe. Discover how simple measures... Read More

    Pest Control: Secrets of the Pros: State 48 Homeowner Episode 140

    By Scott Kooiman | April 8, 2024

    Join host Scott Kooiman and special guest Dave Burns, CEO of Burns Pest Elimination, in this eye-opening episode of the State 48 Homeowner Podcast. Discover the insider tips and cutting-edge technologies used by professionals to tackle pesky rodents and insects like never before. In this episode, Dave Burns delves into the intricacies of pest control,... Read More

    Talking to Your Kids About Substance Abuse – State 48 Homeowner Podcast Ep 139

    By Scott Kooiman | April 1, 2024

    In this episode of the State 48 Homeowner podcast, we sit down with Ashley Fortune, a social worker from Gilbert Public Schools, to discuss a pressing concern for many parents: substance use among children and teens. As societal norms shift, so do the challenges faced by parents in addressing drug education and prevention. Ashley shares... Read More

    Stay Safe From Scams: Protecting Your Property from Title Fraud | Episode 138

    By Scott Kooiman | March 25, 2024

    In this episode of the State 48 Homeowner Podcast, we dive deep into the alarming rise of title fraud in Arizona with guest Alysia Moore from Fidelity National Title. From targeting vacant lots to sophisticated schemes involving absentee owners, we uncover the tactics used by fraudsters to deceive homeowners, while diving in to other types... Read More

    What does $600k Buy in the East Valley? | State 48 Homeowner Podcast Episode 137

    By Scott Kooiman | March 18, 2024

    Join Klaus Team real estate agents Kraig Klaus, Ty Lusk, Twila Edwards, and Scott Kooiman as they delve into the current landscape of home affordability in the East Valley of Phoenix Metro, Arizona, in 2024. In this episode, we explore what $600,000 can buy in Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek, highlighting three properties in each... Read More

    Conquering the Home Budget – State 48 Homeowner Podcast Episode 136

    By Scott Kooiman | March 11, 2024

    In this episode of the State 48 Homeowner podcast, host Scott Kooiman dives deep into the world of home budgeting alongside guests Christine Matthews from the Klaus Team and financial coach Caroline Kelly. Together, they share personal stories, practical tips, and invaluable insights on how to make smart financial decisions and achieve long-term success with... Read More

    Creepy Crawlies: A Guide to Arizona’s Pests | State 48 Homeowner Podcast Episode 135

    By Scott Kooiman | March 4, 2024

    Join host Scott Kooiman and special guest Dave Burns from Burns Pest Elimination as they delve into the fascinating world of bugs and critters in Arizona. With over 41 years of experience, Dave shares invaluable insights into common pests like ants, crickets, spiders, scorpions, Sonoran Desert Toads, and the notorious roof rats. Discover the signs... Read More

    6 Things People Leave in Their Unlocked Cars – State 48 Homeowner Podcast Episode 134

    By Scott Kooiman | February 26, 2024

    In this episode of the State 48 Homeowner Podcast, host Scott Kooiman sits down with Dawn Blake, Crime Prevention Officer for the Mesa Police Department to discuss a critical issue: the dangers of leaving valuables in unlocked cars. Dawn shares insights into the alarming trends she’s observed, including the prevalence of stolen firearms, purses, garage... Read More

    Busting 10 Myths About Reverse Mortgage | State 48 Homeowner Podcast Ep. 133

    By Scott Kooiman | February 19, 2024

    In this episode, Scott Kooiman chats with Steve Farrington from Unity Home Loans, debunking myths and shedding light on the true workings of reverse mortgages. From the misconceptions surrounding ownership to credit requirements and inheritance, they unravel the complexities of this financial product, aiming to provide a comprehensive understanding. With insights, anecdotes, and industry expertise,... Read More

    Is My Equity Safe? – State 48 Homeowner Podcast Episode 132

    By Scott Kooiman | February 12, 2024

    Welcome back to another insightful episode of the State 48 Homeowner Podcast! In this episode, host Scott Kooiman, alongside real estate expert Kraig Klaus and financial and lending specialist Steve Farrington, delves into the burning question on every homeowner’s mind: Is My Equity Safe? Tune in as they analyze the current real estate landscape, discuss... Read More