Monthly Archives: March 2018

Top 5 ‘Hidden’ Factors That Influence Home Value

When you’re shopping for (or selling) a home, it’s normal to wonder why one home is priced five or six figures higher or lower than another home on the same block. Some factors that influence a home’s value are obvious, … Continue reading

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Should you sell your home “Fast” with Offerpad.com, OpenDoor.com, or AZBestOffer.com?

We’ve been seeing a large increase of active listings by OpenDoor.com in Maricopa and the Southeast Valley. More homeowners are selling their homes to OpenDoor for a fast sale as opposed to putting it on the market with a REALTOR.  For … Continue reading

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11 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Selling

When you first put your house on the market, you might be hopeful for a quick sale—especially if you’ve put a lot of money into improving the house over the years and if the neighborhood is one that has historically attracted … Continue reading

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Phoenix Metro Market Update – 3/8/18

The Phoenix Metro area includes Maricopa County, Pinal County and a small part of Yavapai county. Our market is doing very well overall. Appreciation is up to 8.7% annually, closed sales are up, and sellers have a higher success rate … Continue reading

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Home sellers now use spycams to gather intel on prospective buyers

As home security becomes more prevalent, its use by home sellers to record touring buyers raises questions.  As homes become smarter, real estate agents and home buyers are increasingly finding there’s an extra set of eyes and ears on them … Continue reading

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Summer is Coming…Energy Saving Tips

Reduce your carbon footprint and increase your savings with these tips from the pros In our eco-conscious (and money-conscious) age, there’s really no excuse for wasting energy at home. There are dozens of extremely easy, small steps you can take … Continue reading

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6 Things Professional Burglars Don’t Want You To Know

Home burglary generally has a pattern; criminals are looking for an easy target they can rob fast. Learn from the pros. Here are six tips from career burglars you can use to defend your home and prevent break-ins.  

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Guide to mortgage closing costs: What average mortgage costs are, and how to keep yours low

Closing costs when you buy or refinance a home First-timers may be shocked at the amount of mortgage closing costs required to buy a home. And those who refinance get another shock, because when you buy a home, you often … Continue reading

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City of Maricopa Market Update & Sales Report for the month ending February 2018

Our city had 97  sales in the month of February. According to Cromfordreport.com , our median, annual appreciation for the city of Maricopa is 10%. To see the most recent sales  in your neighborhood, click one of the links below.   (Note: These … Continue reading

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The True Cost of Home Improvement

Home Improvement Cost – Nationwide Average of 57 Common Projects – Provided by HomeAdvisor.com

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