26 Jun 2017

CARS 3 ~ Client Appreciation Movie Event

Another Client Appreciation Event Success! Last Thursday we had just over 100 people in attendance for our special showing of “CARS 3″. It was a fun night with everyone receiving popcorn, candy and a drink plus several raffle prizes were given away, including a set of four Diamondbacks’ tickets for row 1 club level seats!        […]

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08 Jun 2017

Qualifying for a Home Loan is Getting Easier!

Good news out of Fannie Mae… the debt-to-income ratio when qualifying for a Conventional Home Loan is being raised from the current 45% to 50% come July 29th, 2017. This could mean additional buyers now qualify for a Conventional Loan versus having to go FHA. The main benefit of Conventional is a lower ongoing Mortgage […]

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01 Jun 2017

It’s Your Money, Don’t Give it Away!

With the rise in Investment Companies buying homes from the general public, in a more publicized format, I wanted to shed some light on the topic. I’m sure you’ve heard on the radio, seen online ads or watched commercials on TV where a company will  send you a cash offer for your home in less […]

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31 May 2017

The Future of Arizona Water

Yesterday I was able to attend a class that featured speakers from the Central Arizona Project and City of Avondale, talking about Water in Arizona. This was an overview, but not entirely over AZ, since SRP (Salt River Project) wasn’t represented, but there were some good takeaways none the less. If you’re unfamiliar, Central Arizona […]

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28 Apr 2017

25 Steps to Selling your Home

Thinking about Selling a Home, but not sure what’s involved or where to begin? Here is a quick checklist showing the usual 25 Home Selling Steps to make it happen: Choose your Realtor (me). Schedule a “Pre-Move Consultation” together. Repairs, Improvements & Touch-Ups. Deep Cleaning & Staging. Complete the Listing Forms. Schedule Videography & Photography. Install Yard Sign […]

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27 Apr 2017

25 Steps to Buying a Home

Thinking about Buying a Home, but not sure what’s involved? Here is a quick checklist showing the usual 25 Home Buying Steps to get you there. Choose your Realtor (me). Schedule a Pre-Move Consultation together. Get Pre-Qualified for Financing. Search for Homes. View Homes. Submit Offer(s). Seller Accepts your Offer. Open up Escrow and Deposit […]

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25 Apr 2017

Global Influence on Arizona Real Estate

Arizona is perennially a top 5 state in the nation when it comes to foreigners buying real estate and about 50% of all foreign real estate purchases are made with cash. Nationwide, $235B in Real Estate was purchased by foreign buyers… $103B of that was residential. On average, foreign buyers spent almost double what U.S. […]

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03 Mar 2017

Why are New Home Prices on the Rise?

1) There is a Trade Shortage. Across the country and not just here in Phoenix, there are not as many skilled construction workers. We are seeing a shortage of available plumbers, electricians, framers, etc. This has been a growing trend the past several years as many left the business after the market recession in 2008 […]

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16 Feb 2017

2017 Spring Training Baseball – Cactus League

It’s that time of year again… Spring Training Baseball in Arizona! The beautiful weather is sure to be attracting visitors from all across the country and many will get to watch their favorite teams while in town. Arizona is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas […]

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15 Feb 2017

Date Your Home

In honor of Valentine’s Day… I thought this would be a cool topic to write about. Well… being completely honest, I am borrowing the idea from my office manager, Tiffany. However, all content is 100% mine! It’s true… at first, many Buyers fall in love with their homes and really start the relationship strong with […]

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