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Home Buying Myths

Buying a house is not something most of us do every day.  You may do it once a decade, or even once in a lifetime. Despite the fact that most of us enter the world of real estate rarely, we all think we know how it works. Maybe it’s based

Are Older Homes Better Built Than New Homes?

When home shopping in the Phoenix area, or just about anywhere for that matter, the biggest factor for most buyers is location.  To get into the best neighborhoods in town, we sometimes sacrifice elsewhere – size, bedrooms, upgrades, etc.  But let’s forget about all that for a second, and talk

Finding the Right Neighborhood

Whether you’re new to the Phoenix area, or you are just looking for a new place to hang your hat, finding the right neighborhood that matches your lifestyle is key. In today’s digital age, it should be easier than ever to find neighborhoods that ticks all your boxes.  In fact,

Buying a home in 2017? Here’s what to expect.

2016 was an interesting year for Real Estate in the Valley and there is some BIG news for 2017.  In 2016 we flirted with historical low interest rates while continuing to see nearly all neighborhoods and price ranges appreciate. To kick off the year interest rates spiked up about half

How to Get a Good Deal When Buying a Home

So you’ve made the decision, your going to purchase a home in 2017, congrats! You know the neighborhoods you like, and you know exactly what features you want it to have – granite counter tops, tile flooring, vaulted ceilings, and of course a pool for some summertime fun. You have done

Does it Stay or Does it Go? (with the house)

Once upon a time, an excited first time home-buyer was scouring the market for the perfect home. Finally, after months of searching he found it – the exact home he dreamt of! He wrote up an offer with his Realtor and the transaction went smoothly. He closed on the house,

Offers Are More Than Price!

Making an offer on a house (or receiving one) is much detailed than you might think! You see, an offer on a property contains so much more than just a price. First time home buyers might be surprised at all these negotiable items you must decide to include in your

30 Years of Real Estate

The world we live in is changing at an exponential rate and real estate is certainly no exception. The real estate market has changed so dramatically in the past 30 years it’s almost unrecognizable.
It’s the summer of 1986, and something BIG was about to happen….my birth! But shortly after that

Top 3 Questions from Home Buyers

When working with home buyers, I’m faced with a plethora of questions.  Everyone has different needs, experiences, backgrounds and knowledge.  However, there are some common themes.  These are the top 3 questions I get when working with Home Buyers.
How do I know I’m not overpaying?
Home prices are determined by “Comparable

Down Payments – How much do you really need?

What Is a Down Payment?
To buy a home, you need to show the lender some level of commitment in the purchase. It is still possible for some to to find a zero down payment mortgage loan in a VA loan, reserved for veterans of the US military. Rather, you’ll want to