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Is Real Estate Where Millennials Part with OnLine Engagement?

Millennials are known for being bright, quick to adopt, and intent on exploring online interaction opportunities, but according to a well-known financial fitness website, Millennials prefer a solid, face-to-face relationship when it’s time to purchase a home. Millennials are overwhelmingly choosing local Realtors and Mortgage Lenders over the growing uncertainty of online home buying options…. Read More

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Video: Selling your home? Be sure it’s camera-ready.

Photos are the first impression a home buyer will get of your home. As a matter of fact, many potential buyers weed out their options based on the photos they see in MLS so it is critical that those photos present your home in the best possible light. The tips in this video are very… Read More

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Shrinking Inventory Increases Home Values Beyond Predictions

Home values are appreciating faster than experts expected, rising almost 5 percent over the past year, according to Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. There are 3.4 percent fewer homes for sale in the U.S. than there were 12 months ago. Zillow forecasted home values would grow 2 percent from April 2015 to April 2016, and outside housing experts… Read More

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Best Spring Home Buying Season Nationwide in a Decade

Best Spring Home Buying Season Nationwide in a Decade – These are nationwide statistics but the Arizona Real Estate Market overall, is shadowing these numbers very closely.   ~Bill —   —   —   —   — New home sales data released this week showed that sales were 16.6 percent higher than March when comparing the seasonally adjusted annualized… Read More

Surprising Ways You Could Save on Taxes This Year

With Tax Day right around the corner, Homeselfe is raising awareness about large tax credits available for those who made energy efficiency upgrades to their homes in the 2015 tax year. Homeselfe wants to ensure American families receive the maximum refund they are eligible for in their tax returns by keeping up to speed on… Read More

Video: How to Pare Down Your Possessions

Video: How to Pare Down Your Possessions Every time you move you find yourself weeding out the unnecessary. Cloths, furniture, bric-a-brac, it all needs to go. I’ve made a couple major moves of my own, one across the country, and I found the advice in the video below to be constructive, even if you’re not… Read More

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8 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

By Barbara Pronin Improving the look and functionality of your home goes a long way toward boosting its value. But what types of renovation are today’s buyers looking for? If you are thinking of remodeling, a national survey by Consumer Reports reveals the most sought-after amenities: Kitchens top the list – Buyers want a clean,… Read More

Transaction Communication Is Key to a Smooth Closing

Transaction Communication Is Key to a Smooth Closing

I highly agree with the transaction tips below but my biggest concern is not so much a lack of communication as it is a lack of urgency. The dates on your contract are what make it a contract, and they probably more important than the hundreds for words surrounding them.   ~Bill By Deborah Kearns If… Read More

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Property Tax Primer: Is Your Assessment Correct?

By John Voket There are millions of articles out there on the best ways to prepare your home for sale. But what about preparing to stay, and dealing with a reassessment or revaluation that may be inaccurately boosting your local property taxes? For some answers, I turned to Vision Government Solutions, a supplier of land… Read More

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Housing Market Continues to Stabilize

The U.S. housing market continued to slowly stabilize with three additional metro areas entering their outer range of stable housing activity: Charleston, South Carolina; Sarasota, Florida; and Washington, DC. This news is according to Freddie Mac’s recently released  Multi-Indicator Market Index® (MiMi®). “When we observe MiMi’s annual improvement, it’s clear housing markets continue to recover… Read More