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Housing Starts Take a Nose-Dive After Months of Promising Development

Housing Starts Take a Nose-Dive After Months of Promising Development. Activity in the Residential New Construction arena has been disappointing of late. With residential resale inventory down and rental prices up, the real estate industry relies heavily on new construction to fill housing gaps. New construction completions are slow, due in part to a lack… Read More

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Video: Looking to Save When You Buy a Home? It’s Easier Than You Think!

Video: Looking to Save When You Buy a Home? It’s Easier Than You Think! What’s the first thing you think about when shopping for a home? Is it getting the best deal? Finding the lowest mortgage interest rate? Decreasing your closing costs? Consider this scenario: You make an offer on a home that is $10,000… Read More

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Making the Big Move: Get Help or Go it Alone?

Infographic – Making the Big Move: Get Help or Go it Alone? When we moved across country we had some help. Indeed, we undertook almost none of it on our own. Movers packed all but the most personal or delicate items, loaded it all on a truck, stored it until we were prepared, unloaded, unpacked… Read More

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New Construction Permits Up After a Slow Start in 2017

New Construction Permits Up After a Slow Start in 2017 Home-building overall stalled in January, but more permits indicate construction will pick up in the months ahead. Single-family construction rose 1.9 percent in January to a rate of 823,000, up from 808,000 in December, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing… Read More

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Price Check: Housing Affordability Still Positive

Price Check: Housing Affordability Still Positive All of the cities on the ‘least affordable list below’ are located in California. This is not news, California as a whole has always lead the pack in rising home prices. The report and complete Index Listings are available here.  In Arizona, Siera Vista and Tucson rank fairly high… Read More

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8 steps to guarantee that your location will suit your lifestyle.

You might think that when you make the decision to become a Home Owner, your first logical step might be to shop for a home. After all, that is the fun part, right? Actually, home shopping should be your third step. Imagine finding exactly the home you’re looking for, then being told that it’s way… Read More

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Know Before You Buy: A Guide to Multi-Unit Developments

Know Before You Buy: A Guide to Multi-Unit Developments Townhomes, Condominiums and Planned Unit Developments were at one time very popular among first-time buyers. That’s a thing of the past. The issue with multi-unit developments is not with the development itself, but with current financing regulations. During the Real Estate down-turn, FHA financing tightened on… Read More

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Discovered: Geographical Sweet Spots for Homeownership

The article below mentions what I believe is the biggest obstacle renters encounter when thinking about buying a home… down payment. Here in Arizona there are several fantastic options for down payment assistance, sometimes covering the whole thing. There’s also the zero down VA loan for Veterans or Active Military members. Combine any of these… Read More

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Tim McGraw is giving away 36 mortgage-free homes to Veterans – Video

Tim McGraw thanks our Veterans, and we thank Tim McGraw… a great man with a humble purpose. LOS ANGELES, (UPI) — Country music star Tim McGraw is working with Operation Homefront and Chase to give mortgage-free homes to 36 veterans this summer. During the three years that McGraw has collaborated with the organization and bank,… Read More

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Do you need an agent when you buy a New Construction home?

I’m not sure why you would even consider buying New Construction without an agent to represent you. There are so many questions that will not be answered by anyone else. Who is negotiating on your behalf? Is the price fair? Are there incentives that might be overlooked? In comparison, what are other builders doing, where,… Read More