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Slide Show: Top 20 Best Cities for Veterans 2017

Slide show: Top 20 Best Cities for Veterans 2017 The results of Wallet Hub’s newest study of the best and worst places for Veterans, shows two Phoenix area cities in the top 20. That’s remarkable considering 100 of the nations largest cities were included in the original research. Gilbert, Arizona came in at #19 and… Read More

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Consumer Confidence Up: As Goes Arizona, So Goes the Nation

Consumer Confidence Up: As Goes Arizona, So Goes the Nation. Consumer confidence kept improving in August, posting a 122.9 reading in the latest Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. The Expectations reading of the Index rose to 104.0, while the Present Situation reading rose to 151.2. July’s reading was 120.0. As of September 1,… Read More

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Video: Your Cozy Home Fireplace – Delightful or Dangerous?

In most parts of the country, this is the time of year when thoughts turn to curling up by a cozy fireplace with hot chocolate and a good book. Some homes are heated entirely through the use of a wood-burning contraption, for others it’s simply ambiance. But whatever the capacity of your fireplace or wood… Read More

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Mountain Views, in Today’s Gilbert Fast 15

Our list of 15 of the newest listings in Gilbert AZ includes a gorgeous Mountain View home on a Half Acre cu-de-sac lot with pool and spa. With 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a remarkable greatroom floor plan and guest quarters in the Casita there’s plenty of space for entertaining. Check out number 9 on today’s… Read More

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Softened Market Sees Heightened Investor Action in the Real Estate Sector

Softened Market Sees Heightened Investor Action in the Real Estate Sector The rental market may be experiencing a seasonal slowing but is looking strong long term. Rental prices have not taken a dip in quite some time, as a matter of fact they’ve been on a steady rise. Investors may be seeing a lull in… Read More

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By Popular Demand, Fast 15 is Back!

Today’s Fast 15 Features Gilbert AZ‘s 15 newest homes for sale. Of the 15 newest homes for sale in Gilbert, Arizona for 8/23/16, our pick for ‘New Listing of the Day’ is 21805 S 158TH ST. The single-level home sits on over an acre and has beautiful and durable wood-grain tile flooring, a fantastic stone… Read More

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Great News for Home Buyers… The Market is Cooling.

… market activity in general has been moderate. Great news for home buyers? I would say so. Ridiculously low interest rates coupled with lateral or even downward migration of home prices, factor in less competition, and the result is ‘The Perfect Storm’ for Home Buyers!

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Designing the Houses Today’s Buyers Want

By Alan J. Heavens (TNS)—Informality, especially increased outdoor living space, is one of the key trends in home design being reported by the nation’s architects. That’s the word from the American Institute of Architects’ chief economist, Kermit Baker, who says 600 architects surveyed earlier this year also noted a greater emphasis on wireless technology, the… Read More

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Chinese Residential Purchasing Power Pushes over $150 Billion into U.S. Real Estate

Chinese Residential Purchasing Power Pushes over $150 Billion into U.S. Real Estate Foreign Nationals who are investing in Real Estate in the US should be aware of government regulations such as FIRPTA. There is a link to the IRS.gov here. In addition to the government web site, an excellent source of information is a local… Read More

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Common Decorating Mistakes That are Easy to Fix

Some would say there are no decorating mistakes—that what you like in your home is what counts. But the very hip home designers at Home and Garden Television (HGTV) believe a number of common but tired decorating traditions are long overdue for an update. Here are seven of the easy-to-fix practices they recommend for every… Read More