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Mortgage Closing Costs 101

Mortgage Closing Costs 101. It goes without saying that buying a home is a major financial investment. It is advisable that you understand how much more goes into budgeting for a new home other than monthly mortgage payments. Closing costs are one of those budget entries.  Click to view “Who Pays for What?”. Closing costs… Read More

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Home Buying: Think That Title Report is Trivial? Then You’ve Never Heard of Lis Pendens

Home Buying: Think That Title Report is Trivial? Then You’ve Never Heard of Lis Pendens. When the Title Company was chosen to handle your Real Estate Transaction you probably didn’t care much who they were. You may have been blissfully unaware of their purpose or their process. In most cases, the first time a Home… 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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Video: Recycle, Upcycle, Freecycle.

Video: Recycle, Upcycle, Freecycle. We’ve been droning on lately about Real Estate market stats, Congress and tax credits, home values and the perils of home buyers ignoring the contents of their contract. Serious and important issues all, but lets take a breather. So on the lighter side, I possess this nagging reluctance to throw things… Read More

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Video: How Much is Your Home Worth? Here’s How to Get a Spot-On Value.

The video below is correct but it leaves a few things out. I’m sure you know that an Appraiser can give you a fairly precise picture of your home’s value, after all an appraiser, contracted by your mortgage company, was very likely involved when you bought your home. But did you know that you can… Read More

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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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Is Uncertainty in Other Markets Driving the Home Buyers?

The tangible nature of owning a home may be a contributing factor in your choice of investments. Control is another. The ability to physically improve your investment thereby increasing its value, and the freedom to buy, sell, trade, or repurpose without oversight or penalty… Current low interest rates can’t be ignored…

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Comeback Kitchen: 3 Chic ‘Old Is New Again’ Trends

We’ve seen a lot of variation in the kitchens of homes for sale in the Phoenix area, and many of them, even in New Construction homes, are beginning to adopt a retro look… sleek-surface cabinetry, bright accent colors, polished metal hardware and fixtures. Even lighting has taken on a nostalgic look. Comeback Kitchen: 3 Chic… Read More