4 Things to Know About Living in a Desert Home

4 Things to Know About Living in a Desert Home

If you’re thinking about moving into a house in the desert, there are a number of things to keep in mind when making this transition. Sure, you obviously need to find a home, in general, to live in; however, finding the right home that can help protect against the...

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7 Tips on Being a Successful Home Buyer

7 Tips on Being a Successful Home Buyer

Advice on Being a Successful Home Buyer So what is a successful homebuyer?  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?...

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The Return of First Time Home Buyers

The Return of First Time Home Buyers

Millennials, first-time home buyers, have been the topic of conversations in the housing industry all year.  Most talk was about the first-time home buyer lack of presence.  They were not stepping up and buying.  Now the powers that be are predicting that first-time...

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Home Buyer Guide: Where Do You Want to Live?

Home Buyer Guide: Where Do You Want to Live?

Home Buyer Guide: Where Do You Want to Live? “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” Albert Einstein Making the decision to buy a home is not a decision that is made lightly. It can be an exciting time but also often scattered with nerves,...

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Buyers Guide: Why Use a Realtor

Buyers Guide: Why Use a Realtor

“When you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are.” Henry Ford How will a Realtor Help me In a world full of go getter’s and I can do it attitudes, oftentimes people think that they can forego using a realtor when purchasing a...

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Moving an Aging Loved One

Moving an Aging Loved One

Moving is tough; ask any 10-year-old coming to grips with the first move from his or her childhood home, or a 60-year-old baby boomer pondering the thought of moving his or her aging parent or loved one to a senior living community. A recent survey commissioned by...

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Is Wallpaper Making a Comeback?

Is Wallpaper Making a Comeback?

If the word “wallpaper” conjures images of tiny pastel flowers covering your grandmother’s bedroom or dining-room walls, think again. In 2020, wallpaper in many colors and materials has become a decorative accent in any room in a home. Trends for today’s wallpaper...

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Facts About Credit Scoring and a Home Loan

Facts About Credit Scoring and a Home Loan

The way credit companies score a potential borrower seems to change year-by-year and the three big guys, Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax are technically all the same company with various scoring methods. If you research online, you'll find hundreds of different...

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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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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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Radon Makes for an Uninvited House Guest

Radon Makes for an Uninvited House Guest

Radon Makes for an Uninvited House Guest - This was written about the West Valley....but people in the east valley should take note. A ghost may be haunting your West Valley home –– and your family’s health. You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but if it’s...

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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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