29 Jan 2018

Headlines Must be True, Right? Wrong!

The world we live in features a lot of noise in the media… there are so many channels to navigate: Web & Social Media, Print, Newspapers & Journals, Television, Radio, etc. This means, there is a very short timeframe to catch someone’s attention, which can lead to some ridiculous and crazy headlines! In Real Estate, […]

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26 Dec 2017

Tax Reform: What Does it Mean for You?

Tax Reform has been talked about in the news, online and around the water cooler for many months now, but what exactly does it mean? Well, I am no CPA or Accountant, but I will highlight a few points about it and how that may impact Arizona Real Estate, specifically  Phoenix Real Estate. First Major […]

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12 Dec 2017

2018 Loan Changes – Down Payment Assistance

Last week I reported that Conventional Financing Loan Limits for 2018 have been raised to $453,100. Well, now we know the new FHA Loan Limit in Maricopa County will be $294,515 for a single unit dwelling. This makes up a large segment of our market and especially helps entry level first-time home buyers. For those […]

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30 Nov 2017

How to Handle the Fear of Home Buying

The photo above was chosen for a reason… everyone would love the ability to see into the future to know things are going to be okay before buying a home. There are so many emotions during the process: excitement, stress, joy, anxiety, frustration, relief and the list goes on. I have felt the same things […]

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29 Nov 2017

2018 Maricopa County Loan Limits Increased

Good news for Arizona Home Buyers in Maricopa County… the loan limit for Conventional Financing in 2018 is scheduled to increase to $453,100. That’s nearly a $30K bump over 2017.   With home prices having continued to rise, this will help many take advantage of 3-5% Down Payment options with a Conventional Loan versus needing […]

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27 Sep 2017

Fall Festivals are Back!

The weather has started to cool down… nights are refreshing and mornings crisp again! That also means various fall events & festivals are back around Phoenix and throughout Arizona. Here are some coming up to be aware of, thanks to visitphoenix.com: SANTAN BREWING OKTOBERFEST Septermber 30 Fans of polka music, German food and craft beer […]

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01 Sep 2017

Multiple Offer Situation FAQ’s

Every real estate market is different and trends cycle from Buyer’s markets to Seller’s markets and anywhere in between. Certain times of year can also impact this. Here in the Phoenix Metro area, it’s definitely not uncommon to see multiple offer scenarios, especially in the lower price points. Therefore, I wanted to write this blog […]

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31 Aug 2017

The Internet Cannot Replace Me

While the title of this blog is a bold claim, I don’t believe real estate technology can 100% replace an actual professional REALTOR®, such as myself. With the ever-changing landscape throughout most industries where web solutions and technology is replacing some of the human element, the Real Estate industry is no different. However, when it […]

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29 Aug 2017

Phoenix Real Estate Report – September 2017

Justin Schlegel of TEAM SCHLEGEL and RE/MAX Preferred Choice has put together another quick video to update everyone on the Phoenix Real Estate market as of September, 2017. Call 623-203-2264 or email Justin at Justin@TeamSchlegel.com for more information or with questions. We are here to help!

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21 Aug 2017

Before, During & After the Transaction

Trust. Honesty. Communication. These are just a few of the traits people should be looking for when hiring a PROFESSIONAL to represent their best interest on the purchase or sale of real property. In today’s business world, not everyone has the same intentions. There are some whom run more of what I like to call […]

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