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White Walls are Back With a Vengeance, How to Choose the Perfect White

White Walls are Back With a Vengeance, How to Choose the Perfect White. Home builders routinely lean toward all white interiors mainly for convenience. Many homeowners are doing the same but in the name of style rather than ease. After many years playing the part of the ugly step sister, white is quickly becoming the… Read More

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How Not to Sell Your Home

How Not to Sell Your Home. This sounds like it might be a comical post, something fun to read. I can at least verify that it’s good to know. Personally, I don’t have a problem telling a client what might help sell their home or what’s stopping their home from selling. It’s my job. Things… Read More

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Survey Says: Income, Spending and Housing Confidence on the Rise

Survey Says: Income, Spending and Housing Confidence on the Rise Consumers are a bit more optimistic about their household finances, expecting not only household incomes to grow, but also their household spending, according to the results of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data Survey of Consumer Expectations (SCE) for 2017…. Read More

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Show of Hands… Would You Buy a Haunted House?

Show of Hands… Would You Buy a Haunted House? Strangely enough the subject of haunted houses comes up frequently in Real Estate continuing ed classes. Personally, though I’ve never encountered one (at lease not that I know of), I don’t think selling a haunted house would be any more dubious than selling a house with… Read More

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Thank You Thursday Recognizes Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb

Thank You, Sheriff Lamb for thoughtfully honoring Veterans that the rest of us may have missed! Pinal County Sheriff is Helping Veterans Find Their Way Home. The calm, articulate presence of Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb is impressive, his compassion even more so. Sheriff Lamb traveled across the country recently to research his new plan… Read More

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Video: Hiring a Landscaper, a Few Tips for Homeowners

Video: Hiring a Landscaper, a Few Tips for Homeowners. HOAs are much more commonplace in Arizona than not, and most are very particular about the condition of your yard. That’s likely why you can’t throw a cat around here without hitting a landscaper. A good many more than half of the homeowners I speak with… Read More

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Case Study: Your Home With a Solar Lease. Good or Bad?

Case Study: Your Home With a Solar Lease. Good or Bad? The article below brings up some valid points about leased solar panels. But practical application is often more helpful, so here’s a true-to-life, recent experience in case study format. The home owners have listed their home for sale. It is relatively new, has some… Read More

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Video: Home Sellers, this Listing Presentation is All Yours, Ask Questions!

Video: Home Sellers, this Listing Presentation is All Yours, Ask Questions! This video offers great advice for Home Sellers getting ready for their Agent’s Listing Presentation. I only take issue with one very small item. In her introduction Kelly mentions that Listing Presentations can be overwhelming. I disagree. If your agent is doing their job… Read More

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Cost vs Value: The 4 Best and 4 of the Worst Remodeling Projects

Cost vs Value: The 4 Best and 4 of the Worst Remodeling Projects To begin with, I have just a couple notes of caution for you regarding cost vs value in a home remodel. Always consider not only the value of your own home but the value of all properties surrounding it. Research what buyers… Read More

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Homeowners “Ready to Move On” NAR Says

Homeowners “Ready to Move On” NAR Says New property listings have come in fits and starts this home buying season. From late Winter into the beginning of Summer the Real Estate market sprinted ahead at a rapid pace, with homes priced at $220,000 and under flying off the shelf. It wasn’t unusual this past Spring,… Read More