Is There a Real Estate Lottery for New Construction Homes in Arizona?

Is There a Real Estate Lottery for New Construction Homes in Arizona?

People are moving… And they are moving to Arizona by the masses. With record-low mortgage rates pushing homebuilders to offer higher sales, the supply of existing homes is low throughout the state. Homebuyers have been using a lottery system to sell a limited supply...

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Advice on Being a Successful Home Buyer

Advice on Being a Successful Home Buyer

So what is a successful home buyer?  That is easy—the person that finds the home of their dreams at a price they can afford.  The next piece is trickier, how was the process?  Were any lives lost during the home buying process?  Did it take 2 years?  As an AZ...

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Downtown Mesa a Happening Place

Downtown Mesa a Happening Place

  Downtown Mesa is a happening place.   With so much going on in Mesa, things are changing all the time. Check out what's happened in the last couple of years and where we're going. Mesa Transit  Mesa has dreamed of transforming its quiet downtown area into a...

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What to Know About Downsizing

What to Know About Downsizing

A lot of people downsize for many different reasons, perhaps your empty-nesters, looking for a little less space, or a change in family status. Whatever the reason for going from a large house to a small house, there are some key points to keep in mind. You want to...

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Mesa Farmers Market Recipes and Events

Mesa Farmers Market Recipes and Events

The Mesa farmers market is a local legend happening at Pioneer Park at 526 E. Main St. every Saturday from 7 AM until 11 AM. You might not think that that's too long, but when it gets hot out here, our fruits and veggies just don't like it so make sure you get up, get...

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How a Buyer can Prepare for Multiple Offers

How a Buyer can Prepare for Multiple Offers

This is an interesting real estate market and even though we're not where we were just ten years ago, inventory is low and because interest rates are also low, it becomes a bidding war for many multiple offer situations. It can also be a very frustrating time for...

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The Proper Home Seller Etiquette

The Proper Home Seller Etiquette

What unwritten etiquette rules should home sellers follow to show their home to potential buyers? Don’t stay for showings. Homeowners who lurk during an open house or showing can unnerve buyers. “Buyers don’t feel as comfortable when the owner is at the home watching...

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Top 5 Neighborhoods in Mesa Arizona

Top 5 Neighborhoods in Mesa Arizona

Top 5 Neighborhoods in Mesa Arizona- The best neighborhood… It's all relative, right? Well, it depends on what you consider to be one of the best neighborhoods. Is it close proximity to family fun, schools, work, easy commute routes, gated, amenities? All of these can...

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Home Buyer Guide: Getting a Loan

Home Buyer Guide: Getting a Loan

"Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius." An Wang So you want to make an offer on a house.  You need to show the seller you can afford to buy the house.  A Pre-approval from a lender is necessary. Why a Pre-approval? Getting a Loan:...

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Buying a Home in Summer and What to Look For

Buying a Home in Summer and What to Look For

  Buying a Home in Summer and What to Look For - The Housing Market is doing surprisingly well given the recent pandemic, and buyers are looking for homes now more than ever. Purchasing a home in the Mesa area will ensure stunning views as well as beautiful...

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6 Steps to Buying a Vacation Home in Mesa

6 Steps to Buying a Vacation Home in Mesa

A lot of people choose to have vacation homes in and around the Arizona, Scottsdale, and Phoenix area but what are the logistics about actually buying a second home? The rules are slightly different than if this was an owner-occupied or primary residency. So here's...

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10 Things to Know if Moving During the Pandemic

10 Things to Know if Moving During the Pandemic

If you have bought or sold a home during this time you're obviously moving so how can you move to keep your family safe and what should you know about moving during the current state of our world right now? Here are 10 things to know if you're moving during the...

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Hidden Discounts for Seniors Starting at 50

Hidden Discounts for Seniors Starting at 50

There are a lot of discounts that senior citizens can start to receive, whether it’s a discount for a movie ticket or a percentage off of your meal at particular restaurants. This is really where age pays. Here are some unique senior discounts that you may not have...

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4 Easy Odor Removal Tricks for a Smelly House

4 Easy Odor Removal Tricks for a Smelly House

Moving can be a fun and exciting new adventure, but what isn’t so fun is moving into your new home to discovering unpleasant odors left behind by the previous owner. Here are some ways to get those undesirable odors to move out so you can move on with enjoying your...

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10 Steps to Creating a Backyard Oasis

10 Steps to Creating a Backyard Oasis

If this is the year to make your backyard the retreat you've always wanted, you're probably doing a little bit of research to find out the best materials, how to go about it, and planning a budget. If you want a gorgeous backyard that's perfect for your family and for...

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7 Characteristics of Move In Ready Homes

7 Characteristics of Move In Ready Homes

When it comes to the words “move-in ready” on a home listing it can mean different things. Sometimes it can be taken that the home is remodeled and up to date. Here are the characteristics of a home that is allowed to be classified as move-in ready when it is listed. ...

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10 Places to Paint Before Listing Your House

10 Places to Paint Before Listing Your House

If you're planning on selling your house this year, you're probably starting to get things ready, prepped him a pact, and all the little details covered. Who knows what the real estate market will really look like over the next few months, but, we are doing a lot of...

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Need to Buy a House but Nervous about COVID-19?

Need to Buy a House but Nervous about COVID-19?

It's almost impossible not to talk about the coronavirus right now. It's everywhere and everyone is talking about it in some form or fashion. Weather is over the dinner table, over text or email with friends and coworkers, or in the workplace… If you can still go...

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3 Things to Do Now if You’re Buying This Spring

3 Things to Do Now if You’re Buying This Spring

3 Things to Do Now if You're Buying This Spring - I've talked to a lot of people that are considering buying in the spring but are not quite there yet. They either want to wait until kids get out of school or they have more choices on the market. Whatever your reason...

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Arizona’s Renaissance Festival 2020

Arizona’s Renaissance Festival 2020

Arizona's Renaissance Festival 2020 - Probably the biggest festival to hit the Mesa Arizona area is currently underway. The 32nd Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival and Market are happening February 8 - March 29th. This unique event is open Saturdays, Sundays, and...

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Mesa Margarita Festival 2020

Mesa Margarita Festival 2020

Get out your line slices and margarita glasses, it's the Mesa Margarita Festival this weekend February 9 from 10 AM until 6 PM at the Mesa Convention Center. Yes, this type of festival does exist and if you're margarita lover, you won't want to miss this fun and...

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Moving? Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes

Moving? Don’t Make These 10 Mistakes

There's no getting around it, moving is stressful but with a little bit of planning and preparation, you can make sure that your relocation is done as smoothly as possible. Here are 10 simple mistakes to avoid when relocating, packing, and moving. Tips and Resources...

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