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Home Buyers- How Much do You Know About Smart Home Tech, and How Much do You Want?

Home Buyers- How Much do You Know About Smart Home Tech, and How Much do You Want? What to Look for and What to Consider. It would appear that everyone is in the game of making our homes smarter and Amazon is as always, a major player. Amazon Key in-home delivery attempts to put the… Read More

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Kudos Gilbert, AZ – Most Prosperous City AND the 15th Best Housing Market!

Kudos Gilbert, AZ – Most Prosperous City AND the 15th Best Housing Market! azCentral reports that in a recent study by the Economic Innovation Group, Gilbert, Arizona ranked #1 in the U.S. for Most Prosperous City or Town of its size. Gilbert beat out San Francisco, Seattle and even Austin TX for the coveted distinction…. Read More

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Case Study: Your Home With a Solar Lease. Good or Bad?

Case Study: Your Home With a Solar Lease. Good or Bad? The article below brings up some valid points about leased solar panels. But practical application is often more helpful, so here’s a true-to-life, recent experience in case study format. The home owners have listed their home for sale. It is relatively new, has some… Read More

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Fireplace-Envy: Seasonal, Regional and Generational – Photo Gallery

Have fireplaces become just an artistic addition to our decor? I distinctly remember when a fireplace was the ‘cool’ feature to have in your home. I am aware that the region of the country that you live in plays a major role but I’d be curious nonetheless to know how much use your fireplace actually… Read More

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2017 Spotlight On: Midwest and Southern Real Estate Markets

2017 Spotlight On: Midwest and Southern Real Estate Markets Real Estate markets in the Midwest and Southern states have been in the spotlight for the first half of 2017, establishing a trend for continued moderate home price growth for the remainder of the year. Clear Capital’s recently released Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report notes… Read More

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Video: Recycle, Upcycle, Freecycle.

Video: Recycle, Upcycle, Freecycle. We’ve been droning on lately about Real Estate market stats, Congress and tax credits, home values and the perils of home buyers ignoring the contents of their contract. Serious and important issues all, but lets take a breather. So on the lighter side, I possess this nagging reluctance to throw things… Read More

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Think the final walk-through is a waste of time? Skipping it could cost you!

Think the final walk-through is a waste of time? Skipping it could cost you! I recently had a Home Seller client who was threatened with the loss of a deposit. I say threatened rather than ‘at risk’ because one very important procedure was ignored. Here’s the scenario. The Seller’s home was sold, closed and recorded…. Read More

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Is Real Estate Where Millennials Part with OnLine Engagement?

Millennials are known for being bright, quick to adopt, and intent on exploring online interaction opportunities, but according to a well-known financial fitness website, Millennials prefer a solid, face-to-face relationship when it’s time to purchase a home. Millennials are overwhelmingly choosing local Realtors and Mortgage Lenders over the growing uncertainty of online home buying options…. Read More

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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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And the Winner is… The Number 1 Influence on 2017’s Real Estate Market

And the Winner is… The Number 1 Influence on 2017’s Real Estate Market The facts of financing are undeniably influential but the nuances are really what shape the Real Estate Market. Mortgage interest rates rise and fall regularly, and though we’ve had several interest rate drops in recent weeks, all the news is about rising… Read More