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The Mesa AZ Real Estate Market is HOT

The Mesa AZ Real Estate Market is HOT

The Mesa Arizona housing market is very competitive and is extremely hot for buyers and sellers right now. The average home price went up nearly 11% since this time last year for an average sale price of about $280,000 the average per square footage, which also went...

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5 Ways to Buy a Home Without a Mortgage

5 Ways to Buy a Home Without a Mortgage

Is it even possible to buy a house without a mortgage? I mean, you can always pay cash and then you don't have to worry about it but did you know that 88% of homebuyers finance the majority of their home purchase? That means only 12% of the population out there is...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Vacant Land

The Do’s and Don’ts of Vacant Land

Finding your own little piece of land to build your dream home definitely sounds like a great accomplishment yet the undertaking can be quite overwhelming. But learning as much is you can add ahead of time and be educated on the do's and don'ts, pros and cons of...

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Are We Obsessed with Big Homes?

Are We Obsessed with Big Homes?

We Americans often think that bigger is better unless of course, you're trying to lose weight. But were always looking for the next big thing, and sometimes we literally mean the size of it. Did you know that the United States is in the top tier of house sizes...

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10 Things Never To Leave Out During an Open House

10 Things Never To Leave Out During an Open House

Planning on having an open house to encourage buyers to browse your property? Open houses have gotten a bad rap over the years and some agents feel that they are not necessary. I feel that for the first week, an open house will get buyers interested, get the word out,...

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5 Things to Know Before Buying a Home with a Pool

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Home with a Pool

Pools can be fun and in our hot Arizona whether they are a relief most sunny afternoons, but buying a home with a pool might not be as glamorous as it sounds. There are some things to consider when touring and looking at homes with swimming pools. Here are five things...

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7 HOA Rules To Avoid Violating

7 HOA Rules To Avoid Violating

Living in the Scottsdale and Mesa Arizona area you'll find a lot of homeowner associations. Whether it's townhome associations, condominiums, or associations that manage gated or non-gated single-family home communities, HOAs are fairly common, especially in newer...

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Comedy in Mesa Arizona

Comedy in Mesa Arizona

Did you know that we have some of the best comedy shows an improv theaters in the state of Arizona? Let's see what's happening just this month with comedy in Mesa Arizona. July 22 through September 14 is the level 1 Beginning Improv Workshop at the National Comedy...

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What is an iBuyer?

What is an iBuyer?

Confused about how to sell your home? What the Heck is an IBuyer? And Should I Sell Them My Home?   There is only one certainty in life… change, and the home buying/selling process is changing.  Here in the Phoenix-metro area, we are at ground zero because...

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How to Know Which Offer to Accept

How to Know Which Offer to Accept

While this might not be the dilemma for a lot of homeowners listing their property, in today's hot market, especially around the Mesa area, we are seeing a lot of multiple offer situations and it can get overwhelming for homeowners/sellers. Just this past week one of...

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When to Lower Your Home’s Price

When to Lower Your Home’s Price

"When should we lower or reduce the price of our listed home?" This is a very common question especially in saturated markets or buying markets and because the market fluctuates and ebbs and flows, it can be a tricky situation to decide when to lower and reduce the...

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5 Ways Not to Lose Your Mortgage

5 Ways Not to Lose Your Mortgage

The last thing you want after being approved for a home loan is to find out your financing has fallen through. Once you are approved for a home loan you should basically freeze your finances and not do anything more until you close on your home loan. Too many...

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5 Easy Steps to Getting Started as a Landlord

5 Easy Steps to Getting Started as a Landlord

Choosing to be a landlord may not be an easy one but it can be a lucrative one if done correctly. If you're planning on buying a vacation home or property in the Mesa or Scottsdale area for cash flow income, or even a multi-family property, doing your research ahead...

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Arizona Renaissance Festival 2019

Arizona Renaissance Festival 2019

The 31st annual Arizona Renaissance Festival is currently going on through March 31 at 12601 E. US Highway 60 in Gold Canyon. Admission is just $28 and $18 for children five through 12. It reoccurs weekly on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This unique...

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Should We Really Have an Open House?

Should We Really Have an Open House?

Are open houses even a thing anymore? Do they really sell a house? Are they just setups for nosy neighbors and burglars? These are just some of the questions I often get asked when it comes to open houses, so let's break this down. Open houses were really a way to...

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How to Sell a Tenant Occupied Property in Mesa

How to Sell a Tenant Occupied Property in Mesa

We have a lot of homeowners around the Mesa area that rent their homes various people throughout the year or even on a seasonal basis. So, how do you sell a home that already has tenants? This can be one of the biggest challenges in figuring out how to sell this...

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Fun Mesa Events for March 2019

Fun Mesa Events for March 2019

From Farmers Market to kid events, there's a lot of stuff going on this March. Here's a list of fun events happening around Mesa Arizona for March 2019. Motorcycles on Main – happening at 1 N. McDonald Street in downtown Mesa, get ready for a parade of motorcycles...

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