Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona. This Saturday's guest will be local author Roger Naylor! Join us to chat about his latest book and travels.
Outdoor Living Hour - With Jay Harper
Jay Harper of The Farm's Choice is in studio this weekend talking about how to get your vegetable garden growing this Fall.
We will also have special guest Joyce Rychener, Edicutation Coordinator for Oro Valley Historical Society and Heritage Gardener at Steam Pump Ranch.
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions!
Homeowner Topic: Need A Mortgage To Buy A House? Hoping To Refinance?
Join us this Saturday to chat with Harold Perkins of Galaxy Lending Group about all things you need to know about a home mortgage or a home refinance.
Arizona arthor Roger Naylor joins Rosie to talk about his new book 'The Amazing Kolb Brothers Of Grand Canyon'.
His other books on hiking, traveling and good eats in Arizona can be found HERE!
Best places for pie on Route 66.
Roger talks about his favorite hiking boots, socks, and trail snacks.
Roger's books include Rosie's favorite 'Boots And Burger'
Details on Roger's new book 'The Amazing Kolb Brothers Of Grand Canyon' The first photographers of the Grand Canyon.
Stories of The Kolb Brothers that Roger called 'knuckleheads'. Some of the 'firsts' and crazy things they did.
More on The Kolb Brothers' personalities and how they ended up at the Grand Canyon.
The entire history and scenery is written and seen in Arizona State Parks And Trails.
State Parks mentioned:
Buckskin (best in the fall)
McFarland Courthouse. Find birdhouses and chimes made from license plates.
River Island (near Buckskin)
San Rafael State Natural Area
Outdoors with Jay Harper answers questions to lawn, garden, trees and plants.
Joyce Rychener/Heritage Gardner At Steam Pump Ranch from the Oro Valley Historical Society.
Story of 'The Three Sister Garden'. And facts about each ear of corn on the cob you likely never knew about.
Caller asked about Romero Ranch Ruins (No relation to Rosie ) In Catalina State Park.
Discussion of the archaeological sites in Oro Valley & Steam Pump Ranch. Including Las Copas and Honey Bee Village.
CALLER: Ficus bengamina tree growing under patio is too tall. Trim question.
CALLER: Gardenia plant not growing.
CALLER: Mesquite tree bottom foot of bark eaten by rabbits.
Suggestions on what to do or plant in your vegetable garden now.
More history on the Heritage Garden from Joyce.
Director Jeff Fleetham of The Arizona Registrar Of Contractors
Discussion of The Construction Career Days to show high school kids what a career in construction sciences could be like.
Nomadic Organized Crime Groups. Great weather means a target for construction scams, especially for the elderly.
Interview with The Marana Earth Festival today.
Arizona Management System Governor Ducey’s vision to modernize and streamline state government begins with transforming the way Arizona government operates. His goal is to make Arizona the number one state to live, work, play, recreate, retire, visit, do business and get an education. This can only happen with a results driven government that works at the speed of business. Soon, state agencies will be tracking their results on scorecards so that everyone in Arizona can easily see the results of these dramatic transformations. To create better, faster and more efficient outcomes for the state.
David Byrnes of Green ID Integrated Design talks about a Whole House Energy Audit.
Green ID's Energy Audit includes:
More on changing design trends and the bigger A/C unit myth.
A/C over air conditioning 90% of the house.
Harold Perkins of Galaxy Lending Group
Trend of using equity to move up to a larger home or current home improvement.
Trend of new construction and existing homes.
Current look at federal interest rates, mortgage rates, and re-financing.
Discussion of reverse mortgages. Not for everybody, just one more option if it suits your financial situation.
Story of a client who used a reverse mortgage to fix a financial issue.
CALLER: Can you combined home equity loan and mortgage?
Are you limited to working with a bank who issued your line of credit?
Limited financing for modular homes?
Don't feel pushed into any mortgage or loan.
The 20% downpayment on a loan isn't the only option.
Seeing nontraditional ways to get things done.