Category Archives: Investor-Landlord

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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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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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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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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What Buyers want in a new home: Fixer-Upper vs. Move-in Ready

According to the Bank of America Home Insights Report, more buyers want a move-in ready home versus a home that they need to make repairs. We’ve noticed this as a very strong trend during our entire 2017 buying season. Sellers … Continue reading

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Maricopa to build in three new areas, but no timeline set

We have lived in Maricopa since 2003 and we still get excited when we see new things coming to town. We’ve seen Maricopa grow from 4,000 people to just under 50,000. When we first moved here there was only Rancho … Continue reading

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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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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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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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