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Vintage is Nothing New… Bring Back the Good Old Days in Your Brand New Kitchen

Vintage is Nothing New… Bring Back the Good Old Days in Your Brand New Kitchen. Bringing back the ‘Good ol’ Days’ has been a popular approach to remodeling for as long as I can remember. Back in the late 80’s when we were building our new home, the depression era, farm-country kitchen was the vintage… Read More

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Rising Interest Rates: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Fed? You Probably Shouldn’t Be.

Rising Interest Rates: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Fed? You Probably Shouldn’t Be. According to RISMedia, mortgage rates actually dropped this week after several rounds of rises. But even prior to this moderate dip interest rates still stood very firmly in favorable territory for Home Buyers. Read on to see how the Fed’s decisions… Read More

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Video: Free Energy Audits, are they a Scam or a Steal?

Video: Free Energy Audits, are they a Scam or a Steal? Things are heating up here and this is the time of year when Arizona home owners need to beware those calls, emails and knocks on the door from vendors offering you a Free Energy Audit. It’s worth doing your homework, as the video below… Read More

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After You Determine the ‘Why’ to Sell Your Home, Next Comes the ‘When’?

Is There a Right Time to Sell Your Home? From my vantage point it’s all about the ‘when’. The increase in home buyer activity from the last quarter of the year (any year) to the first quarter, is not only remarkable but predictable. I think a combination of cabin fever and post-holiday momentum cause a bump… Read More

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Video: Doing Upgrades to Sell Your Home? Say NO to Excess.

A fresh coat of paint and new, moderately priced, carpeting can do wonders when you’re preparing to sell your home. You’ll almost always see a jump in sales price for a home that’s obviously well cared for. And a good, top-to-bottom cleaning ensures that your fairly priced home will spend much less time on the… Read More

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Video: Selling your home? Be sure it’s camera-ready.

Photos are the first impression a home buyer will get of your home. As a matter of fact, many potential buyers weed out their options based on the photos they see in MLS so it is critical that those photos present your home in the best possible light. The tips in this video are very… Read More

Harry Potter and Hedwig have flown the coop. Now 4 Privet Drive could be yours!

Harry Potter and Hedwig have flown the coop. Now 4 Privet Drive could be yours! Much more stylish and smart than the notorious home of the Dursley’s that Harry Potter couldn’t wait to escape, 4 Privet Drive is a contemporary delight that any child, wizard or muggle, would be happy to grow up in. And… Read More

How to Get Out of Helping Your Friends Move

How to Get Out of Helping Your Friends Move. Haha!! What a concept, both fun and funny. This works for almost any scenario, not just your home buying or selling friends and family 🙂 By Nick Caruso Moving to a new home is one of the most exciting life experiences there is. For you. But… 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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Low Inventory Dictates Direction of Real Estate Market in the Phoenix Valley

The inventory of homes for sale in the Greater Phoenix Valley is paralleling a similarly reduced demand, resulting in a static resale market. Not really surprising considering the beginning of the new school year. If history is a predictor, the real estate market will pick up briefly before the holidays and resume ‘normal’ activity sometime… Read More