02 Aug 2017

Kensington at Verrado by Meritage

I have started to spotlight a New Home community each week throughout the Valley and this week I went to Verrado, a master planned community in Buckeye. The builder I chose was Meritage and the neighborhood, “Kensington“. Verrado has a lot to offer and that’s why it made the top-50 selling master planned communities in […]

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31 Jul 2017

August is the Month of Miracles

We are proud to say we have donated to the Children’s Miracle Network since 1998. Fred started to donate a portion of every commission that year and I followed in the tradition since my business inception in 2003. Over the course of that time, we have personally given back thousands of dollars to children in […]

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26 Jul 2017

Top Selling Master Planned Communities – 2017

A recent study and article was put out about the 50 Top-Selling Master Planned Communities from across the United States. We are in Arizona so that’s where we will focus. There were 4 from Metro Phoenix to make the list and 3 from the West Valley. On the Eastside in far East Mesa, “Eastmark” was ranked […]

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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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