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Vintage is Nothing New… Bring Back the Good Old Days in Your Brand New Kitchen

Vintage is Nothing New… Bring Back the Good Old Days in Your Brand New Kitchen. Bringing back the ‘Good ol’ Days’ has been a popular approach to remodeling for as long as I can remember. Back in the late 80’s when we were building our new home, the depression era, farm-country kitchen was the vintage… Read More

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Homeowners “Ready to Move On” NAR Says

Homeowners “Ready to Move On” NAR Says New property listings have come in fits and starts this home buying season. From late Winter into the beginning of Summer the Real Estate market sprinted ahead at a rapid pace, with homes priced at $220,000 and under flying off the shelf. It wasn’t unusual this past Spring,… Read More

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How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market

How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market. *continuation of yesterday’s blog Why Are Existing Home Sales Tanking? We all know the equation: low inventory plus higher prices equals a tight market. This setting can be a challenge for buyers who are competing for their dream home. According to the National Association of REALTORS® … Read More

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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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20 Percent Down is Nice, but NOT Mandatory

20 Percent Down is Nice, but NOT Mandatory Due to misunderstood government regulations instituted in the past two or three years that were meant to stabilize the housing market, many folks are under the impression that they must have 20% down to buy a home. This is categorically untrue. Not only do 3.5% down FHA… Read More

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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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August 24, 2016 – Fast 15 for Chandler, Arizona

15 newest homes for sale in Chandler includes 6943 S Ruby Dr., a lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath, single level Sun Groves home built in 2005. Lots of tasteful custom features inside, and a back yard meant for entertaining with pergolas extending the covered patio. It’s number 2 on today’s list of 15 new homes… Read More

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Low Inventory Dictates Direction of Real Estate Market in the Phoenix Valley

The inventory of homes for sale in the Greater Phoenix Valley is paralleling a similarly reduced demand, resulting in a static resale market. Not really surprising considering the beginning of the new school year. If history is a predictor, the real estate market will pick up briefly before the holidays and resume ‘normal’ activity sometime… Read More

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The Importance of Culturally Competent Mortgage Professionals

The Importance of Culturally Competent Mortgage Professionals Home Buyers in Phoenix and surrounding suburbs represent an abundantly diverse population, and I believe there is no business that supports diversity better than the real estate and mortgage industry. According to the statistics in this article, much of the increase in home ownership over the past year,… Read More

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Video: Staging Secrets of Model Homes

Video: Staging Secrets of Model Homes. You’re living in your home while it’s on the market. You may feel that only empty homes need staging, but there are some small, subtle changes that will have a big impact on how your home appears to Home Buyers. Look around… If a buyer had the choice between… Read More