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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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Bad Habits Buyers Have

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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Do you really want to sell your home?

Do you really want to sell your home?

Do you really want to sell your home? When a home listed for sale expires off of the market without so much as an offer there are a number of common reasons as to why that happened.  Some of the causes of having an unsold home are the responsibility of the real estate...

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Home Buying Tips

Home Buying Tips

  Home shoppers are increasingly facing steep competition for the limited number of homes for sale.  Follow these buying tips.   1. Stick to a budget. Have buyers get preapproved by one or more lenders to ensure eligibility. Be sure to also take into account...

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Community amenities

Community amenities

The Community amenities can increase the value of your home. Sure home upgrades — the kitchen and master bathroom in particular — will increase the value of your home. But some community features are so attractive to buyers that they can increase your home’s value...

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What is APR vs Interest Rate

What is APR vs Interest Rate

Understanding the difference between annual percentage rate, or APR, and interest rate could save you thousands of dollars on your mortgage. But if you're like most homebuyers, you probably don't know that the interest rate and the APR measure 2 important, but...

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Why Don’t We Build Energy Efficient Houses?

Why Don’t We Build Energy Efficient Houses?

Although we know how to build energy efficient, healthy, comfortable, durable homes, mostly we don’t ...but not because it’s too expensive.  So why is that? A lot of work has been done in the past 20 years to improve the way we build houses. Thanks to the EPA’s Energy...

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Quick Fix Credit Repair

Quick Fix Credit Repair

Try this google search--quick fix credit repair (599,000 results) or fast credit repair ( 17,000,000 results)...you get the idea.  People want to fix their credit and they want to do it fast, now, today.  That's why you are here...right?  You messed it up fast so you...

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Prepare to buy a house

Prepare to buy a house

So you want to buy a house! As everyone knows, a house is not an impulse purchase; you can't just waltz in and declare "I'll take it!" Preparation is important.  Here is a list of things you can do to prepare. Find a real estate agent There's no reason to go it...

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Are you covered? Home Owners Insurance

Are you covered? Home Owners Insurance

Fifty-six percent of consumers recently surveyed believe that a standard homeowner’s policy covers flood damage. But they’re mistaken, and their assumption could be a costly mistake. The survey by insuranceQuotes of about 1,000 consumers shows a lot of...

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Mesa Elliot Technology Park

Mesa Elliot Technology Park

We are watching and waiting for development at the Mesa Elliot Technology park.  Development will mean more good quality jobs. Jobs are good news for everyone! Mesa – Sunbelt Investment Holdings Inc. in San Diego, Calif.  has expanded Mesa Elliot Technology Park by...

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4 ways to furnish your new home for less

4 ways to furnish your new home for less

Congrats you bought a house.  Between the down payment and the closing costs for the mortgage, movers to pay, appliances to purchase and fixes to perform.you aren’t left with a whole lot of money. But you need to furnish your new home. So, how will you furnish the new...

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How to work with your housecleaner

How to work with your housecleaner

  Do you crave a housecleaner?  Who doesn't?  There are a few simple things you need to know before you take the plunge. Hate cleaning your house? No one could blame you: There’s precious little fun in scrubbing toilets. Or wiping down grime-streaked windows to...

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Should You Downsize Your Home?

Should You Downsize Your Home?

Should You Downsize Your Home? Wow is that a loaded question!  It is entirely up to you.  This is  case where heart and mind collide.  I can provide some 'mind' reasons to downsize. 1. Have the kids moved out of the house? Family is the main reason we buy big homes....

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Are Garageless Homes the Future?

Are Garageless Homes the Future?

  Are Garageless Homes the Future? Self-autonomous vehicles are expected to be available commercially within the next five years, and by 2030, driverless cars could make up as much as 60 percent of U.S. auto sales, according to estimates from Goldman Sachs. WOW...

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De cluttering your Home

De cluttering your Home

  De cluttering your Home   Have you seen the TV show Hoarders?  They say there are 10 degrees of hoarders....where do you fall.  De cluttering your home is the first step. If you are contemplating selling your home it is an important step. If you're...

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10 Tax Breaks for Home Owners

10 Tax Breaks for Home Owners

10 Tax Breaks for Home Owners The US government has created numerous tax deductions specifically designed for home owners to lower the payments you’ll have to make during tax season. You should be to learn as much about them as possible. This article is for...

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Do You Need Title Insurance for your Home??

Do You Need Title Insurance for your Home??

What Exactly Is Title Insurance? Many people already know that insurance protects them from loss or liability for things like your home, your cars, your business, your career and more.  Title insurance protects you from a claim against the title of your home.  In...

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When You Go From Being a Renter to Home Owner

When You Go From Being a Renter to Home Owner

5 Things to Remember When You Go From Being a Renter to Home Owner Congratulations! You going from renter to home owner.  You want to change your life. Instead of making those rent payments  (paying a mortgage for your landlord), you want to earn equity each month and...

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Why Realtors are NOT Obsolete

Why Realtors are NOT Obsolete

People say that the internet gives the common man the ability to do ANYTHING!!  And when it comes to home buying Realtors are obsolete.  People think they can do it all alone. No need for a Realtor. In certain situations it’s important to have the expertise of a...

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4 Questions Your Agent Might Not Answer—and Why

4 Questions Your Agent Might Not Answer—and Why

Want to know how old the roof is on a house, or whether it uses gas or electrical heat? Your trusty real estate agent can tell you pretty much anything you need to know about a home you’re hoping to buy (or at least find answers for you). Yet if you ask your agent...

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Should You Sell Your Home ‘AS-IS’

Should You Sell Your Home ‘AS-IS’

I often run into home sellers who state up front they want to sell their house as-is. Is it a good idea to list your home as-is? There is a time and place to sell your home as-is.   Keep in mind there is a legal definition to as-is and a buyer’s perception of as-is...

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Buy Local

Buy Local

  I originally posted this in 2011...I still think it is a great Christmas idea but also a way of life all year long. There are a few movements to buy local. This helps our community. The original post focused on avoiding foreign made. I want to expand that idea....

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Tiny Houses Made Legal

Tiny Houses Made Legal

Who watches HGTV Tiny houses. Who wants tiny houses made legal?  Me too!!!  This article address the current status of tiny houses...by By Andrew Morrison Nov 02, 2016.  Great info!! The popularity of tiny houses has continued to expand in recent years. As more and...

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