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Video: Improving Your Credit Score, How and Why

Can you improve your own credit score? The video below offers some advice if you choose to work with a credit counselor and some warnings, but you can actually repair your credit yourself in a few straightforward steps. Check your credit report on annualcreditreport.com. This is the only site authorized by federal law to provide… Read More

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Video: Applying for a Mortgage? Be Prepared.

Video: Applying for a Mortgage? Be Prepared. When you apply for a mortgage, your lender will take a good hard look at the last two years of your life. From names and addresses of employers to child support and alimony payments, everything even remotely related to your personal finances will be an open book. Start… Read More

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12 Year-End Tax Tips Especially for 2017

12 Year-End Tax Tips Especially for 2017 Year end brings the craziness of holiday celebrations, the joy of family visits, the excitement of the coming new year, and looming quietly in the background… another approaching tax season. Are you a recent home buyer? Make sure you are well informed about the deductions and benefits available… Read More

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Here there be Jobs & Salaries in Sync with Rents & Mortgages… namaste

Here there be Jobs & Salaries in Sync with Rents & Mortgages… namaste. It’s not everywhere that you’ll find salaries that are perfect harmony with rents and mortgages, but several major U.S. cities,including Phoenix AZ, can boast that distinction… especially if your field is in one of the ‘in demand’ arenas like Health Care. Phoenix,… 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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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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Congress Considers the Bipartisan ‘New Markets Tax Credit’ Worthy of Permanent Status

Congress Considers the Bipartisan ‘New Markets Tax Credit’ Worthy of Permanent Status. There’s very little to create controversy over in the New Markets Tax Credit. What it aims to do is to shore up the economy and housing markets in financially depressed and outlying rural communities. Positive reports are coming out of Alabama, New Mexico, Florida,… 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

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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: 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