Best Hikes for All Ages and Skill Levels in San Tan Valley

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Best Hikes for All Ages and Skill Levels in San Tan Valley

The San Tan Valley and Mesa are surrounded by hiking trails for outdoor lovers of all ages and hiking abilities. It is one of the most beautiful places in the country to enjoy a hike and hiking has the added bonus of being outdoors and easily social distanced from...

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Can You Afford to Live in Two Places Every Year?

Can You Afford to Live in Two Places Every Year?

Can You Afford to Live in Two Places Every Year?  Many people do not enjoy cold weather, they dislike it so much that they choose to live in one area during the summer and another during the winter. The term for people who choose to do this is a snowbird. Most often...

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Go Big And Go Home

Go Big And Go Home

Graphic created by New City Moving. An apartment might be the ideal spot to live when you’re first starting your life on your own. Over time, however, the space might start to feel small and cramped. If your family is growing, if personal belongings start to turn into...

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Condo Life – Is It For You?

Condo Life – Is It For You?

Condo life - Are you ready for a condominium? A condo is a type of home where the real estate property is owned individually in the form of a unit. For instance, if there is a building with 10 condos, each condo is a separate unit. As the owner of the condo, you...

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The 5 C’s of Credit

The 5 C’s of Credit

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” Vince Lombardi The 5 C's of Credit Credit is one of the most confusing and misunderstood aspects of buying a house. Good credit is...

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This is a Great Time to Sell a Vacation Home

This is a Great Time to Sell a Vacation Home

As more and more travel is resuming, many people across the country are beginning to plan those long missed vacations they didn’t get to take just a few months ago. Some buyers are turning their interests to purchasing a vacation home rather than opting to spend money...

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Walk-in Showers Add Value to Your Home

Walk-in Showers Add Value to Your Home

Replacing a bathtub in a master bedroom with a walk-in shower that packs a “wow” can be a strong selling point for a home going on the market. Designed with low or no entry curbs, walk-in showers are easily accessible especially for those who have mobility issues....

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How Big of an Undertaking is Buying a Ranch?

How Big of an Undertaking is Buying a Ranch?

A ranch can be a great place to chase your dreams, start your own business or just get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Though before you start contacting Realtors, you should probably figure out what you are getting yourself into. One thing that you must...

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How to Find a House When There’s Just No Inventory

How to Find a House When There’s Just No Inventory

Have you tried searching for a house to buy in today’s market? If you’re like most buyers in 2021, you’re likely very frustrated with how difficult the process has been. It’s easy to feel like you have no chance of finding your new home anytime soon, but I’d like to...

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7 Things to Look for in a 55+ Community

7 Things to Look for in a 55+ Community

Arizona is known for its retirement communities. There are a plethora of distinct neighborhoods and communities in Apache Junction, Gilbert, Chandler, and San Tan Valley. If you're currently on the market for an active adult community and you just want that low...

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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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