Monthly Archives: August 2015

Five Ways Bargain-hunting Can Backfire On Home Buyers

Good Article for Buyer…We all LOVE a Good Deal! —————————————————– It’s natural to want to save money when you’re making a purchase as large as a home. You want to buy the best home in the best neighborhood at the … Continue reading

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8 Overrated Interior Design Trends

Lately we’ve been seeing more homes with higher-end upgrades outside of the norm for the neighborhood. Before making any changes, we recommend considering the following before spending any money. 1 – Upgrades are for your enjoyment as well as adding … Continue reading

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Solar panels – Lease or Buy?

Recently, I was reading an article from the AZ Assoc. of Realtors about how we should advise clients for pricing their homes to sell when they have installed solar panels.  Let’s start with solar panels that are owned by the … Continue reading

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A Place in the Sun: Google’s Project Sunroof Helps Homeowners Embrace Solar

The concept: plug in your address and the big G estimates how much you could save by going solar, with the help of a few self-set indicators. It’s basically Google Earth, but more sunshine-y. Read More Or Watch the Intro … Continue reading

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The First Glass Bottomed Sky Pool

Fantasy? Nope, Real and Coming soon! Labeled as a ‘world’s first’, a 27 meter-long (90 feet) glass bottomed swimming pool is set to be installed at Nine Elms … More pictures and story.

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How High Might Mortgage Rates Go?

The lowest mortgage rates on record have lured buyers during the last few years, but the Federal Reserve has already given plenty of signals that will soon come to an end. http://www.realtor.com/news/mortgage-rates/how-high-might-mortgage-rates-go/

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Phoenix real estate isn’t making the National Real Estate Lists & it’s OK

We’ve been programmed to believe making the “top” 10 of the lists is a good thing…Not always. I think our Valley real estate is finally finding the balance that it needs to stabilize our home values. Here’s an article from … Continue reading

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Seller Advice – Price Indicator for your Home Listing

Whenever we provide a Seller a recommended list price for their new listing and they are not in a hurry to sell their home/investment property, the majority of them want to “test” the market for a higher list price. Within the first 21-30 days, we can determine how well the list price is being accepted by serious Buyers using the following guidelines: Continue reading

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1-minute Market Update for Maricopa AZ

Market Videos – July 2015 for Maricopa Arizona #MaricopaAZ

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Video – Home Ownership 1967 vs 2015 Very Interesting

Fun video with flashbacks for those of us who remember The Monkees and music from that era…http://thenationalrealestatepost.com/home-ownership-1967-vs-2015-very-interesting/

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