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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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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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Homeowners, It’s Property Tax Time – Considering an Appeal?

Homeowners, It’s Property Tax Time – Considering an Appeal? I’ve never felt the need to appeal my property taxes but I’ve known quite a few folks who have, some successful, some not so much. For the most part it was the homeowners who discovered inaccuracies in the information specifically about the property, who prevailed. I’m… Read More

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Video: Don’t Let Home Repairs Catch You by Surprise

Video: Don’t Let Home Repairs Catch You by Surprise. Seasoned homeowners are intimately acquainted with emergency home repairs and necessary renovations. For the first-time home owner these thing might come as an unpleasant surprise. Your lender has factored in all of the home related costs that matter to them. But the minute you move in… Read More

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Why Are Existing Home Sales Tanking?

Why Are Existing Home Sales Tanking? *check in tomorrow, for How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market. I wouldn’t exactly call it a plummet, but there’s been a definite, noticeable decrease in existing home sales. This is not to say that home buyers are disappearing, not even close, it’s to replay my mantra… Read More

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Housing Industry Growth Unclear as the Nation Awaits Policy Decisions

Housing Industry Growth Unclear as the Nation Awaits Policy Decisions. Housing affordability, as in any market, is controlled by supply and demand. Currently, at least in the affordable housing sector, demand is exceeding supply. This news isn’t all bad however. Home Sellers are experiencing the advantage known as ‘Seller’s Market’ for the first time in… Read More

Study: Comfort, Safety and Value Motivate Choice of Smart Home Technology

Study: Comfort, Safety and Value Motivate Choice of Smart Home Technologyy There are lots of folks quick to adopt new technology because it’s exciting and amusing; switching phones with every new version, bigger and better TVs, the latest laptops and tablets. But when it comes to smart home tech, homeowners preferences favor security and well-being…. Read More

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Singles Now Recognizing the Value of FHA Home Loans

Singles Now Recognizing the Value of FHA Home Loans I’ve long been a fan of FHA loans. They do exactly what they were intended to do – ensure that homeownership is not out of reach for the average American, and stabilize the country’s Real Estate Market. Contrary to popular belief, an FHA home loan is… Read More

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Video: Is Spring Really ‘Home Improvement Season’? Most People Think So.

It’s not too late to get those Spring projects done before Summer vacation time arrives. In fact the majority of people planning home improvement projects choose spring to do so. Home improvement and hardware stores are booming. Are you anticipating Spring home repairs or renovations? If so, what do you foresee these projects costing you?… 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