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The Surprisingly Simple Evolution from Renting to Home Buying

The Surprisingly Simple Evolution from Renting to Home Buying. As a long-time tenant you might not expect that you could be comfortable with the home buying process. But in my experience folks who have rented for years are often the most conscientious and well-informed home buyers. After working with several long-time renters-turned-buyers recently, I’ve come… 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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What’s the ‘New Black’ in Kitchen and Bath Remodels?

What’s the ‘New Black’ in Kitchen and Bath Remodels? It seems that black is the new black, or at least black with various shades of gray. The complete black to white spectrum is definitely trending among remodeling home owners, especially in back-splashes and flooring. The recent movement toward grays, features flooring in wood-grain tile, gray… Read More

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Inadequate Financial Knowledge Delays Many Home Buyers, Study Says.

Inadequate Financial Knowledge Delays Many Home Buyers, Study Says. I’ve worked with countless mortgage lenders over the years and have come to depend on just a handful, to provide me with timely, accurate information, with no drama. I’ve always believed that the home buying process should not be stressful or confusing. But I’ve seen that… Read More

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WooHoo! Homes Values are Rising at a ‘Normal’ Pace

WooHoo! Homes Values are Rising at a ‘Normal’ Pace Homeowners were thrilled in 2005 and early 2006 when prices skyrocketed and sales were faster than the speed of light. By mid 2006 it was evident that the rapid increase in home prices and the pace of home sales was wickedly unnatural and would most definitely… Read More

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Video: Looking to Save When You Buy a Home? It’s Easier Than You Think!

Video: Looking to Save When You Buy a Home? It’s Easier Than You Think! What’s the first thing you think about when shopping for a home? Is it getting the best deal? Finding the lowest mortgage interest rate? Decreasing your closing costs? Consider this scenario: You make an offer on a home that is $10,000… Read More

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Video: Buying a Home? Step One… Lower Your Home Owners Insurance

Just a little heads up… these tips are great for homeowners but you’re wise to pay attention to the tips in this video even if you do not yet own a home, but simply if you plan to. When you’re getting pre-qualified to buy a home, one of the questions your mortgage lender will ask… Read More

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Video: 5 Creative Ideas to Help Home Buyers in a Competitive Market

Video: 5 Creative Ideas to Help Home Buyers in a Competitive Market. In a competitive Real Estate market it’s easy to be apprehensive, or to feel that you might over pay for a home. Keep in mind that if you are getting a mortgage, it’s nearly impossible to overpay unless you want to. The property… 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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Fast 15 – 15 of the Newest Property Listings in Gilbert, Arizona

Popping up among the newest homes for sale in Gilbert, Arizona is one that I’d consider an incredible buy… it’s located on the golf course in Western Skies Golf Community. In its single level, split-floorplan of 2,740 square feet, are 4 bedrooms plus an office, 3 baths, formal living and dining areas, separate greatroom with… Read More