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Homeowners, It’s Property Tax Time – Considering an Appeal?

Homeowners, It’s Property Tax Time – Considering an Appeal? I’ve never felt the need to appeal my property taxes but I’ve known quite a few folks who have, some successful, some not so much. For the most part it was the homeowners who discovered inaccuracies in the information specifically about the property, who prevailed. I’m… 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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Earthquake Preparedness – Good Advice Wherever You Live

Earthquake Preparedness – Good Advice Wherever You Live Earthquakes are rarely predictable and not unheard of anywhere in the country. I’ve felt two in the past few years here in Arizona. The USGS, United States Geological Survey estimates that 16 states; Alaska, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee,… Read More

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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