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Will Environmental Hazards Have an Impact on Your Home Value?

Will Environmental Hazards Have an Impact on Your Home Value? The factors most people consider when determining their home’s value include size, condition and location, but have you considered the impact of possible environmental hazards? In areas where they are most pronounced—environmental hazards such as poor air quality can and do have an effect on… Read More

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What’s your take on using an IRA to purchase Real Estate?

Interest rates on IRAs plummeted during the economic downturn but for the most part, they’re back. I’ve never been sure whether or not it’s a good idea to pull funds out of an IRA for the purpose of investing elsewhere. Having said that, you’ve got to live somewhere and I’ve always been opposed to paying… Read More

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Anticipate a Promising Outlook for Home Sellers in 2017

Anticipate a Promising Outlook for Home Sellers in 2017. Home prices continued their climb in September, up 6.3 percent year-over-year and 1.1 percent month-to-month, according to CoreLogic®’s recently released Home Price Index (HPI™) and HPI Forecast. The Forecast projected a 5.2 percent price increase from September 2016 to September 2017, generating $1 trillion in homeowner… Read More

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What Is a Home Warranty and Why Would I Need One?

What Is a Home Warranty and Why Would I Need One? I can personally attest to the value of a Home Warranty. Ours has consistently paid for itself year after year. I generally recommend a Home Warranty for both buyers and sellers but I’m not sure that it’s cost effective in every situation. On the… Read More

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Video: Renew Your Home’s Aura with Color and Texture

Video: Renew Your Home’s Aura with Color and Texture For your convenience there is a transcript directly below the video. Video Transcript: Renew Your Home’s Aura with Color and Texture Welcome to Today’s Home Update, I’m Brandon. When decorating a room remember that color and texture help bring new emotion to a living space. Here… Read More

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Video: Take the Stress Out of Your Move

Video: Take the Stress Out of Your Move In addition to the practical advice in this video, there are a few bits of advice I always give my clients for moving day. Be sure the utilities have been turned on in your new home, and off at your old one. If you’re using a moving… Read More

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Video: How to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Video: How to Prepare for a Home Inspection I don’t often recommend that home sellers employ a home inspector before putting their house on the market, unless it’s obvious that the home has not been well maintained. On the other hand, if you’re not handy at all or generally unable to perform any kind of… Read More

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Video: Give Your Home a Fresh Face for Fall

Video: Give your home a fresh face for Fall. Fall can be a time of indifference for home owners. The Summer growing season, taking care of lawns and gardens, can be a busy time and as we prepare for Winter and the holidays, sometimes our home’s exterior looks neglected. It doesn’t take much to give… Read More

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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

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HUD Awards $46.5 Million to Make Thousands of Homes Safe from Lead

HUD Awards $46.5 Million to Make Thousands of Homes Safe from Lead. It seems we don’t have as much trouble with lead paint here in Arizona as perhaps in other areas of the country. Homes here tend to be newer. Having said that, each town has it’s outlying and historic zones and it’s entirely possible… Read More