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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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Trulia Report: Homes in the First Time Buyer Range in Short Supply.

Trulia Report: Homes in the First Time Buyer Range in Short Supply. As a rule I’m not impressed with Trulia. Their home values are skewed by incomplete and vague information, and often the availability of a specific property is inaccurate i.e. not corresponding to the MLS data from which it is borrowed. Having said that,… Read More

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Price Check: Housing Affordability Still Positive

Price Check: Housing Affordability Still Positive All of the cities on the ‘least affordable list below’ are located in California. This is not news, California as a whole has always lead the pack in rising home prices. The report and complete Index Listings are available here.  In Arizona, Siera Vista and Tucson rank fairly high… Read More

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Video: News About Credit, It’s Not all Bad – 5 Things That Won’t Ding your Credit

Most of us try to keep tabs on our credit score. Seems we’re always talking about credit, I guess because our credit scores affect practically everything we do from getting a low interest rate when we buy a home, to finding insurance or getting a job. There are a few things however, that you might… Read More

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Gen X, the Next Big Wave of Home Buyers

Gen X, the Next Big Wave of Home Buyers Staying above the curve in the home buying market is not easy these days. The curve is firmly balanced on the shoulders of the Baby Boomer generation and has been for some time, ever since they were in their 20’s. That’s a good run! Though Boomers… Read More

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Video: How to Buy a House, the k.i.s.s. method

Contrary to popular belief, buying a home should never be complicated, confusing, stressful, or frustrating, and if your Realtor is doing their job, it won’t be. With the proper systems in place your transaction can be smooth, exciting and even fun. There really are lenders who won’t lecture you, home inspectors who won’t alarm you,… Read More

Puzzle pieces forming a house - Home Sellers, Home Buyers, Mortgage Regulation, Title and Escrow - Bill Salvatore, Realty Excellence East Valley - Arizona Elite Properties 602-999-0952

Video: 3 Home Buying Tips for Today’s Market

3 Home Buying Tips To Keep in Mind Interest rates remaining at historical lows is may be one of the few factors still favoring home buyers. With real estate inventory numbers flat and home sellers still in a ‘seller’s market’ mindset, an efficient and well-informed home buying strategy is crucial to your success. It’s important… Read More

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Positive Trends in Housing Confidence

Positive Trends in Housing Confidence. Though the Real Estate market is quieter than in recent months, there is still a slight upward trend, though I’m not sure how long this will last. I believe low interest rates will remain but the historic lows we’re seeing right now may soon be a thing of the past…. 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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Video: Don’t be Left Behind. All the Reasons That Home Affordability is Here!

Any potential home buyer who’s been wondering “When will it be the right time?”, should be made aware that the right time is very likely now. There are 4 major factors that favor home buyers at this moment…