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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

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Will the 4th Feature Festivals and Fireworks? or Will You Make Your Own Excitement?

Will the 4th Feature Festivals and Fireworks? or Will You Make Your Own Excitement? For many, the 4th of July means pool time, watermelon, cookouts and fireworks. If your heart is set on fireworks you’d be smart to forego the home version and pop over to one of the community sponsored displays (East Valley celebrations… Read More

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Video: Recycle, Upcycle, Freecycle.

Video: Recycle, Upcycle, Freecycle. We’ve been droning on lately about Real Estate market stats, Congress and tax credits, home values and the perils of home buyers ignoring the contents of their contract. Serious and important issues all, but lets take a breather. So on the lighter side, I possess this nagging reluctance to throw things… Read More

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Congress Considers the Bipartisan ‘New Markets Tax Credit’ Worthy of Permanent Status

Congress Considers the Bipartisan ‘New Markets Tax Credit’ Worthy of Permanent Status. There’s very little to create controversy over in the New Markets Tax Credit. What it aims to do is to shore up the economy and housing markets in financially depressed and outlying rural communities. Positive reports are coming out of Alabama, New Mexico, Florida,… Read More

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Video: How Much is Your Home Worth? Here’s How to Get a Spot-On Value.

The video below is correct but it leaves a few things out. I’m sure you know that an Appraiser can give you a fairly precise picture of your home’s value, after all an appraiser, contracted by your mortgage company, was very likely involved when you bought your home. But did you know that you can… Read More

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The Surprisingly Simple Evolution from Renting to Home Buying

The Surprisingly Simple Evolution from Renting to Home Buying. As a long-time tenant you might not expect that you could be comfortable with the home buying process. But in my experience folks who have rented for years are often the most conscientious and well-informed home buyers. After working with several long-time renters-turned-buyers recently, I’ve come… Read More

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Think the final walk-through is a waste of time? Skipping it could cost you!

Think the final walk-through is a waste of time? Skipping it could cost you! I recently had a Home Seller client who was threatened with the loss of a deposit. I say threatened rather than ‘at risk’ because one very important procedure was ignored. Here’s the scenario. The Seller’s home was sold, closed and recorded…. Read More

Another Reason to Live in Sunny AZ

Here’s Another Reason to Live in Sunny AZ. Every so often I feel compelled to advocate for a local business via more than simply the Yelp route. This is one of those times. A few years back our favorite Cajun eatery in Tempe, Arizona closed forever. We were devastated. This was right on the heals… Read More

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What’s the ‘New Black’ in Kitchen and Bath Remodels?

What’s the ‘New Black’ in Kitchen and Bath Remodels? It seems that black is the new black, or at least black with various shades of gray. The complete black to white spectrum is definitely trending among remodeling home owners, especially in back-splashes and flooring. The recent movement toward grays, features flooring in wood-grain tile, gray… 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