Category Archives: Seller Advice

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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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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How accurate is a Zestimate on Zillow?

On Zillow’s website, they answer this question for us. Data Coverage and Zestimate Accuracy Over the years, Zillow has become the most visited real estate website. When we meet with a seller to list their home for sale, the topic … Continue reading

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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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How to Hire a REALTOR – 3 Core Requirements

  Where do you begin??? We have 82,000+ licensed REALTORS in Arizona as of June 1, 2017. How do you decide? Many times buyers and sellers will hire the first person they interview or simply go with a recommendation by … 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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City of Maricopa Real Estate Market Update for July 2017

We’ve had a very busy selling season this summer! Our city had 153 sales in the month of July with an estimated annual appreciation rate of 6.7%. Here is the complete list of the sales by subdivision. I’ve added a … Continue reading

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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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