Category Archives: Seller Advice

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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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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