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Are There Any Downsides to an Active Adult Community?

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Are There Any Downsides to an Active Adult Community?

Of course and going to tell you how amazing our 55+ an active adult communities are around the Mesa area, but I would be doing you a disservice if I didn't tell you about any disadvantages that these communities have. While one person's advantage might be another...

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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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January Purge – What to Toss in 2020

January Purge – What to Toss in 2020

Out with the old and onto the new, right? It's 2020 and if you're slowly putting decorations and items away it may be time for a purge. Here are 6 things to toss at the start of a new year. January Purge - What to Toss in 2020 #1. Clothes you haven't worn in a year....

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Tricks to Help Your Bathroom Sell Your House

Tricks to Help Your Bathroom Sell Your House

The kitchen and the master bath are two major selling features when it comes to selling.  You can do a lot with a little to sell your house.  You may not have a 'spa' bathroom but simple things like towels, flower accessories create an atmosphere that will sell your...

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Mesa Arizona Real Estate Foreclosures

Mesa Arizona Real Estate Foreclosures

We'll see as many foreclosures and short sales as we did about 10 years ago. They have since tapered off, which is a good thing for the economy, but there are investors out there still looking for them and when a good deal hits the market it won't be on the market for...

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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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