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Common Home ‘Improvements’ That May LOWER Your Home’s Value

Common Home ‘Improvements’ That May LOWER Your Home’s Value

The last thing we want to do is devalue our home, especially when we think we are improving it. But there are some common home renovations that homeowners dues that can actually have a negative impact on their value. If you're planning on selling or just don't want to...

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4 Parental Home Buyer Regrets

4 Parental Home Buyer Regrets

Have kids? Looking for a new house? This article is for you. This post, adapted from a Realtor Magazine article, talks about four common regrets that buyers have if they have children. Children definitely bring a whole new set of rules and priorities when it comes to...

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Buying a Vacation Home in Mesa for Christmas?

Buying a Vacation Home in Mesa for Christmas?

Okay, maybe you're not buying home or a piece of real estate for Christmas, but you might be thinking about purchasing in the new year and if you're looking for a seasonal home, vacation property, or just want to get out of the cold this time of year and into the...

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Mesa AZ Real Estate Agent for Out of State Buyers

Mesa AZ Real Estate Agent for Out of State Buyers

I love helping folks find the right home in the Mesa area. AND I love it even more when they are so tickled they offer me a review. These reviews are powerful and I am so grateful for all my clients that took the time to share their experience with the next person....

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Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Children's Museum of Phoenix The Children's Museum of Phoenix is an ever-popular attraction for families, and for good reason. Designed especially for kids from 1-10, this museum is jam-packed with child-friendly activities that will help small ones learn through...

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Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ For more than 70 years, the Desert Botanical Garden has been teaching and inspiring visitors from the local community and around the world, providing research, exhibits and more designed to help the people understand, protect and...

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House Hunting Tips

House Hunting Tips

House Hunting Tips House hunting is exciting.  These house hunting tips will help keep you on track.  There is lots to consider when you are house hunting.  Once you start looking online you can easily be drawn into premature jubilation. A process is actually...

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Wants vs Needs?

Wants vs Needs?

Wants vs Needs? Buyers who try to get everything may end up not getting a home at all! Dividing your desires into the two lists (wants vs needs) will force you to reveal to yourself what is truly the most important quality in a home. This allows you to start your home...

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Improve Your Credit Score

Improve Your Credit Score

Everyone wants a quick credit score fix.  Google--fix bad credit---3,200,000 results!  Unfortunately it takes time to fix a credit score.  In fact, out of all of the ways to improve a credit score, quick-fix efforts are the most likely to backfire, so beware of any...

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Painting Mistakes That’ll Show

Painting Mistakes That’ll Show

  But homeowners can also make a lot of mistakes with this common DIY job. Realtor.com® recently spoke with staging and color experts to find out some of the most obvious mistakes that they see most often. 1. Choosing the wrong finish. Homeowners need to select a...

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger

5 Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger

  5 Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger What can you do to make your home look bigger? Bigger is better.  Ask anyone from Texas.  Compare 2 meals that are the same price. Everyonee wants more from their dollar! This hold true in homes. BUT the feeling of more...

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Leaving California for Affordable Phoenix

Leaving California for Affordable Phoenix

Just not affordable! Leaving California for affordable areas Residents of coastal Southern California are increasingly making the decision to move away to find affordable housing — a trend many economists blame on a housing shortage driving rents and home prices...

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger

DIY or Professional

To DIY or not to DIY? That’s the question on many homeowners’ minds when there’s a repair or home improvement project on their to-do lists. The good news is that you can do plenty of things on your own. But for other projects, you’re better off hiring a licensed...

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More Foreclosures

More Foreclosures

Homeowners associations, the enforcers of neighborhood paint colors, holiday decorations and trash bins, are leading the latest surge in Phoenix-area foreclosures. HOAs foreclosing on hundreds of Phoenix-area homeowners for as little as $1,200 HOAs are foreclosing on...

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Is it Time to Reduce The Price of Your Home

Is it Time to Reduce The Price of Your Home

Sellers always want to get top dollar.  They push for that.  But there are signs that it is time to reduce the price of your home.  I know you don't ant to hear it, but it is true. There are not many showings – If agents are not scheduling showings there is a...

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5 Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger

Bad Habits Buyers Have

You want to buy a house.  You are committed to the process.  You want to be successful in your quest.  And yet many buyers are their own worst enemy.  Here are some bad habits to avoid. Too secretive: You should think of yourself and your Realtor as a team, but the...

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