Monthly Archives: July 2017

How to pick a home-security system you can monitor from your smartphone or tablet

We have been with a home security monitoring service for years. The average cost has been about $25/month ($300 year!) After looking at the costs to install a DIY home security system, it looks like a great way to go! … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Solar Roof Panels

We get asked about a lot of things in this business and one of the latest hot topics are the Tesla’s new solar roof tiles. Here’s a few sites to answer any burning questions: What are solar roof tiles? Tesla … Continue reading

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How Much Home Can You Afford?

How does a loan officer determine what you can afford? Here’s a quick breakdown of how they calculate your future house payment.

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Why is our home inventory so low?

The Selling Dilemma by Bay Equity Mortgage Record demand for housing means windfall cash gains for today’s home sellers. Today’s sellers are averaging record returns of $44,000 over what they paid, an increase of 24 percent – and much more … Continue reading

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First Time Home Buyer: Fannie Mae Student Debt Solutions

Loan-backing giant Fannie Mae issued three new policy changes in May, hoping to encourage more mortgages for Americans with student loan debt. Two of the programs aim to mitigate student debt’s effect on credit scores and debt-to-income (DTI) ratios. The … Continue reading

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5 Most Common Home Buyer Regrets

Half of recent home buyers say that if they could repeat the home buying process, they’d do something differently, according to a survey by financial website NerdWallet.com. Respondents indicate that their biggest source of regret when buying a home was not … Continue reading

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City of Maricopa Real Estate Market Update for May & June 2017

We continue to have a very busy selling season this year! Our city had 398 sales over the last two month period with an estimated annual appreciation rate of 7.4%. Here are all the sales in the City of Maricopa … Continue reading

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