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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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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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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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Infographic: Does the Gender Pay-Gap Price Single Females Out of the Home Buying Market?

Infographic: Does the Gender Pay-Gap Price Single Females Out of the Home Buying Market? Of the single home-buyers I’ve dealt with over the past several years, I would estimate that 80% were female. My personal statistics do not square with the national average. On the other hand, Real Estate is still very reasonably priced in… 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

Meeting the Housing Needs of a Growing Active Adult Population

Meeting the Housing Needs of a Growing Active Adult Population. The U.S. has been aware for some time now, that our population is aging. There has been intense debate about Medicare, Social Security, Emergency Services and the capacity of Medical Facilities, and perhaps most obvious, Housing. Active Adult communities are plentiful here in Arizona but… Read More

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Video: Add Value Not Debt With These Home Updates

Video: Add Value Not Debt With These Home Updates It’s not unusual to find homes for sale that are in need of some updating. Indeed they are a large segment of the market and just what many home buyers are looking for. Design is a matter of taste, and while one buyer may love the… 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

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Renter’s Dilemma… Accept Rising Rents or Save for a Down Payment?

Renter’s Dilemma… Accept Rising Rents or Save for a Down Payment? I’ve demonstrated to several rental clients recently, that owning a home will likely cost them less each month than renting. As a matter of fact, hundreds less for two new Renters-Turned-Home Buyers. There seems to be a misconception (perpetuated all over the web and… Read More