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A Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Memories of an Unassuming Sailor

A Pearl Harbor Remembrance, Memories of an Unassuming Sailor. The article below ‘How a Piece of Shrapnel Changed My Father’s Life‘ by John Stark, was first printed in 2013 and republished last year on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. We posted it on our blog several years ago but I came… Read More

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Renting? Consider These 10 Things Before You Sign the Lease

Renting? Consider These 10 Things Before You Sign the Lease. I always give potential Renters a walk-through check list and carefully walk them through the home they’re considering renting. The list includes among other things, overall condition, systems and appliances. If anything is unsatisfactory or simply needs to be noted, a report goes directly to… Read More

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Rent vs Buy at the Tipping Point, 65 Percent into the Buy Zone

Rent vs Buy at the Tipping Point, 65 Percent into the Buy Zone. In several instances recently I’ve helped put folks into a home of their own for far less in monthly mortgage payments, than the cost of rental homes they were looking at or living in. In each case the homes they purchased were… Read More

Meeting the Housing Needs of a Growing Active Adult Population

Meeting the Housing Needs of a Growing Active Adult Population. The U.S. has been aware for some time now, that our population is aging. There has been intense debate about Medicare, Social Security, Emergency Services and the capacity of Medical Facilities, and perhaps most obvious, Housing. Active Adult communities are plentiful here in Arizona but… 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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Video: Add Value Not Debt With These Home Updates

Video: Add Value Not Debt With These Home Updates It’s not unusual to find homes for sale that are in need of some updating. Indeed they are a large segment of the market and just what many home buyers are looking for. Design is a matter of taste, and while one buyer may love the… Read More

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NAR Statistics Confirm that HOME Really is Where the Heart Is

Infographic: NAR Statistics Confirm that HOME Really is Where the Heart Is I can corroborate the National Association of Realtors findings. A substantial portion of home buyers and sellers cite being closer to family as their main motivation for relocating. I’m currently working with a Dad whose son and daughter moved closer to each other… Read More

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Video: Retirement Options Close But Not too Close to the Big City

Video: Retirement Options Close But Not too Close to the Big City. Of course, in my humble opinion, there is no place like Arizona for the ultimate retirement oasis. The greater Phoenix Valley has some incredible Active Adult Communities; Solera, a high-end Chandler gated AZ community, Sun Bird Golf Resort, a more affordable and conveniently… Read More

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Video: Think of Buying a Home? Do Your Groundwork

Video: Think of Buying a Home? Do Your Groundwork. The only thing I really take issue with in the video below is the statement that home buying can be complicated. You’ve heard me say it over and over again… If your Realtor is doing their job, buying a home should never be “scary”, intimidating, complicated… Read More

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Renter’s Dilemma… Accept Rising Rents or Save for a Down Payment?

Renter’s Dilemma… Accept Rising Rents or Save for a Down Payment? I’ve demonstrated to several rental clients recently, that owning a home will likely cost them less each month than renting. As a matter of fact, hundreds less for two new Renters-Turned-Home Buyers. There seems to be a misconception (perpetuated all over the web and… Read More