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Before You Buy a Home Investigate the Neighborhood… 4 Questions to Ask

Before You Buy a Home Investigate the Neighborhood… 4 Questions to Ask. I sell homes, I do not sell neighbors. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a closer look at what’s going on around the houses that I’ve shown you to determine the best places for you to live. Actually, one of the first suggestions… Read More

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12 Year-End Tax Tips Especially for 2017

12 Year-End Tax Tips Especially for 2017 Year end brings the craziness of holiday celebrations, the joy of family visits, the excitement of the coming new year, and looming quietly in the background… another approaching tax season. Are you a recent home buyer? Make sure you are well informed about the deductions and benefits available… Read More

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Is Black Friday Your Secret to Success in the Real Estate Market?

Is Black Friday Your ‘Secret to Success’ in the Real Estate Market? ‘Black Friday’ for home buyers generally ends with the dog days of Summer. After giving it a lot of consideration, I think both home sellers and home buyers might want to reevaluate that strategy. From the day after Thanksgiving until a few weeks… Read More

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Home Buyers- How Much do You Know About Smart Home Tech, and How Much do You Want?

Home Buyers- How Much do You Know About Smart Home Tech, and How Much do You Want? What to Look for and What to Consider. It would appear that everyone is in the game of making our homes smarter and Amazon is as always, a major player. Amazon Key in-home delivery attempts to put the… Read More

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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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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