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New to Real Estate Investing? 3 Tricks for Beginning Home Flippers

If you’ve never flipped a house before there are probably hundreds of things you should be aware of. But let’s assume you’ve done your research, you know a sharp Real Estate agent to help you find the right home, and you’ve got some contractor skills to help you overhaul it. All these things would give… Read More

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Your Real Estate Agent is Your Employee, 5 Important Interview Questions to Ask

How do I find the best Realtor to sell my home? There’s a misconception about the Real Estate world, that the agent is in charge of selling your home while you as the homeowner, sign some paperwork and wait. – What Will My Closing Costs Be? – Your Realtor is in truth, your employee. The… Read More

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Video: Spring is Home Improvement Season, Start Planning Now

Planning Ahead for Home Improvements. Rarely is home renovation a waste of your money. What’s not rare however is that home improvement projects are chock-full of surprises. Successful home repairs and additions rely heavily on exhaustive advance recon and an easily accessed emergency fund. Everything from general facelifts like freshening interior paint to major upgrades… Read More

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Foreclosure, Short Sale or Bankruptcy? Buy Again Faster!

A reader asks: We were told we have to wait 7 years after our Foreclosure to purchase another home. Is there any way we can buy a home sooner? A: Short answer… Yes, you can buy a home faster. Funny you should ask. Just last week I was talking with one of the lenders that… Read More

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How Much Home Can You Buy? Depends on Where You Look

The article below addresses the average size home that $300,000 will buy you in 20 different states, none of which is Arizona so I’ve done a little digging in my own area. $300,000 is higher than the median sales price in several East Valley cities and Phoenix. Gilbert and Chandler median home prices are currently… Read More

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5 Housing Trends for 2018 Include Increased Inventory

When will we see a balanced Real Estate Market? Our market is just beginning to pick up for 2018 after the usual holiday falloff. I haven’t yet seen evidence of increased housing inventory here in Arizona, but I am cautiously optimistic that the experts know what they’re talking about. An extended lack of inventory generally… 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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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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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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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