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Home Buying: Think That Title Report is Trivial? Then You’ve Never Heard of Lis Pendens

Home Buying: Think That Title Report is Trivial? Then You’ve Never Heard of Lis Pendens. When the Title Company was chosen to handle your Real Estate Transaction you probably didn’t care much who they were. You may have been blissfully unaware of their purpose or their process. In most cases, the first time a Home… 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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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

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Historic Villa Owned and Restored by Ellen DeGeneres, Could be All Yours

Designed and constructed in the 1930’s and beautifully restored, this magnificent home is the sigh-worthy residence of my favorite talk-show host. I would place a substantial amount of money up-front just to walk through it, I can’t even imagine being this property’s commissioned representative. Historic Villa Owned and Restored by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de… Read More

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Do You Live in an Equity Rich State?

Do You Live in an Equity Rich State? Foreclosures are no longer common, short sales are almost non-existent, and in most areas of the country homeowners have regained, if not exceeded, the equity in their homes that they enjoyed before the ‘bust’. In the mainstream market in most American cities and towns, home prices are… Read More

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Building a Home? Do This, Not That

Building a Home? Do This, Not That. Which home designs will yield the best results in terms of lifestyle and value? According to D.C.-area homebuilder, Miller & Smith, the following trends will change the way we occupy our living space. From technology innovations to creative ways to bring the outdoors in, the following do’s and… 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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Cut Costs by Curing These 14 Home Headaches

Cut Costs by Curing These 14 Home Headaches. I’ve spent a lot of time with home inspectors. As a result, I have become the beneficiary of hundreds of bits of home maintenance trivia. I’ve detailed my top four as applies to Real Estate in Arizona, but anyone in any climate would be wise to take… 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