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About Farhat and Associates Real Estate

Professional - Our early careers were in Accounting, Property Management, and Technology fields. Both Aziz and I found our passion for real estate as we started in the industry as Investors. Since 2004, we have devoted ourselves to this business on a full-time basis and have sold 100s of homes for our clients. Personal - Our passions are our family, our dogs, outdoor activities, reading, photography, golfing, and discovering new foods/restaurants.

Maricopa Real Estate Market Update & October 2017 Home Sales.

Our city had 161 sales in the month of October. According to Cromfordreport.com , our median, annual appreciation for the city of Maricopa is 8.9% Here is the complete list of sales in two files that you may view and/or download from … Continue reading

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From realtor.com: How to figure out your home’s value

Ever curious how much your home is worth? Zillow, Redfin, and many other sites have an automated algorithm that may or may not be accurate. Here’s an article to give you a general idea on how an experienced REALTOR evaluates … Continue reading

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8 Frightening Things in Sellers’ Homes That Can Scare Buyers Silly

No matter how gorgeous your home is, it could contain an item or two that happens to scare the pants off anyone who walks through your door. That might not be a problem if you don’t like guests, but it could very well be … Continue reading

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Arizona Contracts – Buyer-Seller – The Process and Flowchart

Our clients often ask why does it takes so long for a buyer to close on the home and obtain a loan. The contract brings in many participants to successfully close a transaction. The REALTORS for the Buyer and Seller … Continue reading

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5 (Totally Legal) Tricks to Boost Your Credit Score Fast

So, you’ve decided next year is the year you’re finally going to buy a house. Congrats! But now you’re a little panicked because your credit score isn’t exactly going to make lenders swoon. You’re not alone. The national average credit score is 695, while only half … Continue reading

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Tour de Force: Don’t Make These 10 Huge House-Hunting Mistakes

You’ve been thinking about settling down and buying a home for a while now, and you finally think you’re ready. It’s time to tour some digs! But hold up—you need a game plan. House hunting is about more than popping into a few … Continue reading

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When to adjust your Homeowner’s insurance

Here’s a great article from a fellow REALTOR: Homes often grow and change alongside the people living in them. If you’ve added expensive furnishings or made substantial upgrades, it’s important to re-evaluate your homeowners insurance and make sure your policy reflects those … Continue reading

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City of Maricopa Real Estate Sales for August & September 2017

Maricpa Real Estate Market Update for August & September Home Sales. Our city has had over 300 sales in the last two months. According to Cromfordreport.com , our median, annual appreciation for the city of Maricopa is 9.1% Here is the complete … Continue reading

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From the National Association of Realtors: Millions of Middle-Income Homeowners Stand to Lose Under “Big 6” Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON (September 27, 2017) – A group of legislators and administration leaders known as the “Big 6” today released an outline for comprehensive tax reform that if enacted, according to the National Association of Realtors®, could lead to a tax … Continue reading

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Illuminating the murky business of Phoenix-area HOA foreclosures

Most of us who live in the City of Maricopa live in a community managed by a Home Owners Association. Please check out this article from USA TODAY: Illuminating the murky business of Phoenix-area HOA foreclosures http://azc.cc/2xIfvG5

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