Category Archives: Buyer Advice

Zillow.com Sued Over Zestimate

It was a matter of time. Some buyers take the home value estimate seriously, known as the “zestimate”, and use this value when writing an offer on a home. We have found “zestimates” tend to be inaccurate when the home is … Continue reading

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How much house can you afford?

Ready to buy a house? Before you spend a day drooling over homes you may not be able to afford, the first step is to determine your budget, which means it’s time to calculate your debt-to-income ratio.  DTI is used … 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 … Continue reading

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Only a Few Bubble Signs Brewing

From our friends at John Burns Consulting, who have been very diligent in their reporting of market conditions over the years: Once again, we have completed our annual housing bubble check-in. Assessing the criteria that 73 industry executives identified in … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Mark of 2017

  MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Apr 13, 2017) – Freddie Mac (FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year mortgage rate dropping for the fourth consecutive week and hitting a new low for 2017. … Continue reading

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Which Type of Lender Is Right for You?

There was a time when most homebuyers obtained their mortgage loans through their banks or credit unions. Today, however, there are a number of additional home-financing providers. Which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at the options. … Continue reading

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Home Prices Up in the Valley

2017 is shaping up to be another good year for real estate prices in the valley. Video from AzCentral.com Full Article on AzCentral.com      

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Maricopa AZ Real Estate Market Update for the month ending February 2017

While our inventory of available homes for sale remains at a 2 year low, our buyer activity remains very strong in the area. We have 246 active homes for sale  on the MLS  with 259 homes having an accepted contract … Continue reading

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Dreamport Villages: Developer proposes $4B amusement park over 1,500 acres in Casa Grande

CASA GRANDE, AZ – Will Arizona finally play host to a major amusement park? Another proposal and concept has made its way to the drawing board.  Slide Show Developers with The Blocks Sports Company, a Florida-based company, have filed a … Continue reading

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Advice to all Sellers – Double-check your listing on the MLS for errors!

We were doing a market analysis for a rural property this morning and discovered a very sad fact for a previous owner of the property. The previous owner/seller was unable to sell their home because the listing agent failed at … Continue reading

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