17 Apr 2018

Can I Afford to Buy a Home?

This question (“how much house can I afford?”) crosses everyone’s mind at some point in their life… in many studies, it’s “home” that people find most valuable, even more so than food often times. Having a place to go at the end of the day is nearly priceless. However, there’s a price tag attached to […]

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13 Apr 2018

Solar in Real Estate: Good or Bad?

We live in a desert… Phoenix, one of the largest Metro Areas at the same time. That means in today’s world, Solar is a huge topic. However, when it comes to Real Estate, what are we seeing? Well, I plan to answer that in this blog. First of all, a little disclaimer… I am no […]

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10 Apr 2018

2018 Phoenix Real Estate – 1st Quarter Wrap-Up

It’s hard to believe, we are are already beyond the 1st quarter of this year and 10-days into the second. The older you get, the faster time seems to pass us by. The local Real Estate Market has kept a torrid pace. Let’s look at some numbers from our MLS: Total Active Properties (in Maricopa […]

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30 Mar 2018

April, 2018 Festivals & Events

The weather is warm, but not hot so it’s time for Phoenix Festivals & Events… here’s a look at a few coming up this next month: Scottsdale Culinary Festival Phoenix Pride Festival Bike Night @ Westgate Cavalia Horse Show Phoenix Film Festival Phoenix Lights Music Fest Maricopa County Fair There are plenty more to see […]

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27 Mar 2018

Technology: For Better or Worse?

We live in a time where the laptop, phone or other device you buy today is seemingly outdated tomorrow. There are constant “newer, better” versions being released, but is that really the case? Technology spans more than just communication… it’s in Solar Systems, Vehicles, Online Shopping, Marketing & Advertising, Concierge Services and so much more. […]

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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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