Tag Archives: Maricopa

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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First Time Home Buyer: Fannie Mae Student Debt Solutions

Loan-backing giant Fannie Mae issued three new policy changes in May, hoping to encourage more mortgages for Americans with student loan debt. Two of the programs aim to mitigate student debt’s effect on credit scores and debt-to-income (DTI) ratios. The … 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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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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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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In These Markets, You’ll Earn Enough to Cover Rent—and Then Some

Reasonable rent and a solid-paying job? Dream on…right? According to a recent analysis by LinkedIn and Zillow, there are dream markets for renters—if their field of choice is finance, healthcare or technology. The analysis identified markets where renters earn 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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