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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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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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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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