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Video: Buying a New Construction Home? Consider These Upgrades

Buying a New Construction Home? Consider These Upgrades. Whether you’re building or buying a New Construction home, there’s great advice in the video below. But I would add a few climate specific details for folks here in Arizona. Good quality windows are a must! Energy costs soar in the sizzling Arizona Summers. In addition to… Read More

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As a Friend or Family Member, How Can You Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD?

As a Friend or Family Member, How Can You Help Veterans Suffering with PTSD? In the course of my business as a Realtor I’ve had the honor of working with a good many Veterans, and on more than one occasion a Veteran client has informed me that they are suffering from PTSD. In each instance… 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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Infographic, Size Matters: Are You Happy with your Home’s Square Footage?

Square footage isn’t always at the top of the list when you’re buying a home, but as the infographic below illustrates, it probably should be. Trulia conducted a poll surveying folks in several different demographics and the study showed that most people are not content with the size of their home. There are distinct advantages… Read More

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Video: The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property for Your College Student.

Video: The Pros and Cons of Buying a Property for Your College Student. Buying a property for your college can be a good investment but you must go into it with eyes wide open. In addition to the points brought up in the video, there are a few other considerations to keep in mind. You… 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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No Flip-Flop in Home Prices Expected

No Flip-Flop in Home Prices Expected. Nationwide, unemployment is down and new job creation has been rising at a very promising rate, residential rents are increasing in all major metro areas and mortgage interest rates are still low… the perfect storm for a stable Real Estate market. Due in part to a long-term lack of… Read More

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Fed in No Hurry to Raise Rates Again… for Now

Fed in No Hurry to Raise Rates Again… for Now. As of today, mortgage rates are running on average 4.25 – 4.35 for 30-year fixed and 15-year fixed are ranging from 4.313 to 4.445, and though higher than a few weeks back, still remarkably reasonable. A few online banking systems are reporting lower rates however… 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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Plan to Wait for New Construction Homes, Where and Why

Plan to Wait for New Construction Homes, Where and Why. Residential new build homes are not exactly flying off the shelf lately. It’s not because people aren’t buying brand new homes, quite the opposite. As a matter of fact, Phoenix AZ alone forecasts nearly 30,000 new home permits by the end of 2017. That doesn’t… Read More