Category: Real Estate Advice

19 Jul 2016

I want to Sell My Home… Where do I start?

Since people don’t normally buy and sell Real Estate every day, they often forget how the process works and of course it continues to evolve as well. That’s where we are here to be a valuable resource and guide. We want to listen to you, know your goals and together create the best game plan […]

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14 Jul 2016

HOME INSPECTIONS – WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Home Inspections are a good thing! Let me first say that I will mainly be speaking about Arizona Real Estate and specifically in the Phoenix Metro area. There are many regional differences when it comes to a real estate transaction so be sure to ask questions of the REALTOR representing you so you’re well informed. […]

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14 Jul 2016

DISCOUNT HEART SURGEON? I DIDN’T THINK SO…

One of the first questions I’m often asked by a prospective client is “what is your commission rate”? I cringe inside and clench my jaws, but then reply politely with an informative response. It also includes the phrase “you get what you pay for”. That is oh so true in many businesses and my industry isn’t […]

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14 Jul 2016

WHAT DOES HOME WARRANTY MEAN?

This question comes up a lot, especially for first-time home buyers. What is a Home Warranty… and who pays for it? Let’s first talk about what it is. Essentially a Home Warranty is a protection plan, usually purchased a year at a time that covers certain components in and around your home. Plans vary, depending […]

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13 Jul 2016

REAL ESTATE TERMS TO KNOW

For the REALTOR® these may be words used every day, but for the potential buyer or seller, they can be foreign at first so I wanted to share some of the top words we use that aren’t understood initially. 1) COMP – this is short for “comparable”, which means comparable property. We look at the […]

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13 May 2016

Do New Home Builders Negotiate?

Do New Home Builders Negotiate? This is an often asked question when buyers are looking at model homes and new build communities… the answer is YES! Not every home builder, community, or Real Estate market is the same so many variables will come into play when figuring out what could be negotiable. However, I have personally never […]

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13 Dec 2015

WHY USE A REALTOR WHEN BUYING A NEW HOME?

Why use a REALTOR when buying from a builder? Think you will save money by buying directly from the builder… Think again! Most consumers think that when they walk into a new home builder’s office, that sales rep is there to represent them on the purchase. Well, that’s just not true. You see, those sales representatives are […]

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13 Nov 2015

A SELLER HAS OBLIGATIONS… WHAT?

When selling a home in Arizona, the seller has some obligations to abide by when it comes to repairs during the sales process. This is of course, unless an As-Is Addendum is present… that’s a whole different blog itself! These obligations I referred to are called Warranted Items. Back when our market had went through […]

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13 Feb 2015

CONDO VS HOME?

If you’re in the market for a new home, you may be considering the pros and cons of a condominium versus a single-family home. With rates on mortgage loans trending near all-time lows, this is certainly the time to buy any property. Condo purchases are on the rise not only for first time buyers but […]

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