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5 Things to know about HOAs in Arizona

About half of Valley homeowners live in homeowners associations, but many don’t realize the responsibilities that come along with that. If you live in an HOA, or are considering buying into one, make sure you know these five basic things to … Continue reading

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Realtor.com® 2018 National Housing Forecast

Inventory constraints that have fueled a sharp rise in home prices and made it difficult for buyers to gain a foothold in the market will begin to ease next year as part of broad and continued market improvements. The easing … 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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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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5 Most Common Home Buyer Regrets

Half of recent home buyers say that if they could repeat the home buying process, they’d do something differently, according to a survey by financial website NerdWallet.com. Respondents indicate that their biggest source of regret when buying a home was not … 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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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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