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Video: Packing for a Move? Pack Up the Legal Issues First.

One of the most often overlooked moving details is transfer of utilities. It’s right at the top of my list of items to double-check with a client during final walk-through, but I always mention it several times before that. Frequently I receive a surprised look in return and a comment somewhere along the lines of… Read More

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Inadequate Financial Knowledge Delays Many Home Buyers, Study Says.

Inadequate Financial Knowledge Delays Many Home Buyers, Study Says. I’ve worked with countless mortgage lenders over the years and have come to depend on just a handful, to provide me with timely, accurate information, with no drama. I’ve always believed that the home buying process should not be stressful or confusing. But I’ve seen that… Read More

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WooHoo! Homes Values are Rising at a ‘Normal’ Pace

WooHoo! Homes Values are Rising at a ‘Normal’ Pace Homeowners were thrilled in 2005 and early 2006 when prices skyrocketed and sales were faster than the speed of light. By mid 2006 it was evident that the rapid increase in home prices and the pace of home sales was wickedly unnatural and would most definitely… 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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Rising Interest Rates: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Fed? You Probably Shouldn’t Be.

Rising Interest Rates: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Fed? You Probably Shouldn’t Be. According to RISMedia, mortgage rates actually dropped this week after several rounds of rises. But even prior to this moderate dip interest rates still stood very firmly in favorable territory for Home Buyers. Read on to see how the Fed’s decisions… Read More

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Do You Live in an Equity Rich State?

Do You Live in an Equity Rich State? Foreclosures are no longer common, short sales are almost non-existent, and in most areas of the country homeowners have regained, if not exceeded, the equity in their homes that they enjoyed before the ‘bust’. In the mainstream market in most American cities and towns, home prices are… Read More

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Video: Free Energy Audits, are they a Scam or a Steal?

Video: Free Energy Audits, are they a Scam or a Steal? Things are heating up here and this is the time of year when Arizona home owners need to beware those calls, emails and knocks on the door from vendors offering you a Free Energy Audit. It’s worth doing your homework, as the video below… Read More

Have You Seen Sanctuary at Desert Ridge?

Be sure to take a look at the slideshow below of this brand new community. -Sanctuary at Desert Ridge- We’ll be closing We just closed a brand new home in this beautiful North Phoenix neighborhood! My clients specifically sought out Sanctuary at Desert Ridge for its upscale ambiance, ultra-convenience and superb builder. Taylor Morrison is… Read More

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Builder Confidence Grows to Highest Point Since 2005

Builder Confidence Grows to Highest Point Since 2005 Home builders’ confidence in the housing market increased to its highest reading in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) since July 2005, indicating a renewed sense of optimism in the first quarter of the new administration. The Index now reads 70…. Read More