Edna Montijo - Owner's Blog Posts

Edna Montijo - Owner's Blog Posts

Cromford Report Market Summary For The Beginning Of February
Market Summary for the Beginning of FebruaryLet us start with the basic ARMLS numbers for February 1, 2017 and compared with February 1, 2016 for all areas & types: Active Li...

The Impact Of Homeownership On Civic Involvement
 The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled 'Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-...

Attention FirstTime Buyers Heres The Key Stuff You Dont Know About Mortgages
Attention First-Time Buyers: Here's the Key Stuff You Don't Know About Mortgages By Jonathan Smoke | Feb 9, 2017 Andrew Bret Wallis/Getty Images When it c...

Housing Market Report
Report by Ricky KhamisRealtor Report2016 Best Year for Housing in a Decade:Existing-home sales closed out 2016 as the best year in a decade, even as sales declined in December as t...

Market Summary For The Beginning Of 2017
Market Summary for the Beginning of 2017Let us start with the basic ARMLS numbers for January 1, 2017 and compared with January 1, 2016 for all areas & types: Active Listings...

FHA MIP Reduction Coming
 FHA announced today that effective on January 27, 2017, the FHA Monthly Insurance Premium (MIP) Will Be Reduced To .55/.60.  MIP factors for LTV's 95% or less ...

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BUY6 Lousy Habits to Ditch Now If You Hope to Buy a Home in 2017By Cathie Ericson | Dec 30, 2016 DragonImages/iStockIt’s time for our end-of-year new resolutions ...

Cromford Report Market Summary For The Beginning Of December
Market Summary for the Beginning of DecemberLet us start with the basic ARMLS numbers for December 1, 2016 relative to December 1, 2015 for all areas & types: Active Listings...

5 Important Maintenance Tips
To keep your home in its top shape, it requires regular maintenance to be done every year. To reduce energy costs and prevent future costly repair bills, here are 5 important, yet ...

Cromford Report Market Summary For The Beginning Of November
Market Summary for the Beginning of NovemberLet us start with the basic ARMLS numbers for November 1, 2016 relative to November 1, 2015 for all areas & types: Active Listings...

Mortgage Reaction Election Results
Thanks to  Bill Smith of Bank of Arizona. ...

Investor Mortgage Ree Table
Revestor,Revestor launches mortgage rate table, for investors.See link below.http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/revestor-launches-mortgage-rate-table-1611590.htm...

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STAGING YOUR HOME TO SELL FASTIf you are planning to put your house on the market this summer, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible&n...

A Beginners Guide To Buying Rental Property
A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Rental PropertyBy Jamie Wiebe | Oct 28, 2016BURGER/PHANIE/Getty ImagesIf you’re lucky enough to own one home and have cash to spare,...

Fall Decorating While Your Homes On The Market
5 Fall Decor Ideas Anyone Can DoWestend61/Getty ImagesIf you’re like most people, you probably get the decorating itch when the seasons change. If you’re more OMG tha...

Oct 30 2016 27445 1
Helo,The holidays are a great time to list and sell your home.There are buyer's looking for houses. A lot of people won't list during the holidays. They don't want people intruding...

October Market Summary From Cromford Report
Market Summary for the Beginning of OctoberLet us start with the basic ARMLS numbers for October 1, 2016 relative to October 1, 2015 for all areas & types: Active Listings (e...

Oct 2 2016 26569 1
Are you paying too much for rent? Who isn't? If we're paying rent, we're paying someone else's Mortgage and we're paying Too. Much. Rent. Why not buy a home when rates are so low? ...

Market Summary For September
Cromford Report Market Summary for the Beginning of SeptemberJust as we predicted last month, August was a very robust month for sales, up almost 14% from August last year in ...

How To Find Down Payment Can Help Foot The Bill A Home
How Down Payment Assistance Can Help You Foot the Bill for a Home ByCathie Ericson 3:30 pm ET August 8, 2016 maurusone/iStock House-hunting bummer: You’ve found ...

How Much Are Closing Costs What Home Buyers And Sellers Can Expect
How Much Are Closing Costs? What Home Buyers and Sellers Can Expect ByJudy Dutton 6:30 am ET May 18, 2016 STUDIO GRAND OUEST/iStock Closing costs are the fees paid...

Home Maintenance Skills Every Homeowner Should Master
Home Maintenance Skills Every Homeowner Should Master ByLisa Kaplan Gordon 6:30 am ET August 2, 2016 Tetra Images/Getty Images Homes should come with a warning l...

What Is A HalfBath Or A Quarter Bath Or ThreeQuarter Bath For That Matter
Next to the number of bedrooms in a house is a huge selling point. But when perusing home listings, you'll quickly realize that bathroom math isn't so simple. For example, you...

Cromford Report Market Summary For The Beginning Of July
Market Summary for the Beginning of JulyThe market conditions improved a little for sellers during June, with the Cromford® Market Index breaking through the 140 level as we ...

Why Google It
Realtors, Closing Costs Fees, No-Money Down These are all words you are hearing and reading. What does it all mean and what does it take to buy or sell a home?Find out why you nee...

What Sellers Need To Know About Comps
The sales price of neighboring homes is only one part of the equation. Be sure that sellers understand the other factors that affect how their home compares to their neighbors'.Loc...

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How To Buy A Bigger Home For Less Money
How to Buy a Bigger Home for Less MoneyByCathie Ericson 6:00 am ET June 30, 2016 tomeng/iStock; realtor.com Sure, tiny houses have a cult following, but let’s...

Cromford Report Mid Month June Update
Mid Month Pricing Update and ForecastEach month about this time we look back at the previous month, analyze how pricing has behaved and report on how well our forecasting technique...

5 Tips To Help Buyers Save For A Down Payment
Saving for a down payment can pose one of the biggest challenges for potential home buyers. Indeed, “a down payment is often the largest single payment a consumer makes in t...

We Cant Help Everyone But Everyone Can Help Someone
As always I like to start the week off right with some words of motivation!"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." Ronald ReaganWe may not be able to change the wo...

Failure Is The Price Of Legendary
"Failure is the price of Legendary" Robin SharmaWe have been conditioned as a society to perceive failure as a bad thing. We get scared to try new things because if we fail, others...

Jun 22 2016 14116 1
Yesterday, we reported that according to CoreLogic's latest Equity Report, nearly 268,000 homeowners regained equity and are no longer ...

Whats Happening In The Real Estate Market
What's Happening in the Real Estate Market? This is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading economists i...

Jun 20 2016 9467 1
THE FEDS HAVE LEFT THE INTEREST RATE UNCHANGED.   WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU THE BUYER?This means that you can still get a loan with an interest rate in the 3% range if y...

Serious About Home Buying Get PreApproved
In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace w...

Home Prices Up 567 Across The Country
 [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: Across the country, home prices are up by 5.67%. Each state is appreciating at a different rate, however, which is important to realize if...

When Is It A Good Time To Rent Definitely NOT NOW
When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW!People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want ...

If You Are Thinking Of Selling Now Is The Time
If you thought about selling your house this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We w...

Where To Find The Hottest Outdoor Home Features This Summer And What Youll Pay
After a seemingly endless first half of 2016 dominated by stressful discussions of wall building, freakishly small fingers, and errant email servers, Memorial D...

What Is Due Diligence Find Out What To Do Before Buying A Home
Buying a Home ByLisa Kaplan Gordon 12:00 pm ET June 1, 2016 AndreyPopov/iStock Once you make an offer on a home and it’s accepted, there’s a period lasting a...

Unparalleled Trust Necessary Before Listing Your House
You and your family have decided to sell your house. It is now time to choose a real estate professional to help with the process. One of the major attributes this agent must posse...

Metro Phoenix Housing Market Has Best Month In A Decade
April just might have been the best month for metro Phoenix’s housing market in a decade.A look at key indicators and some national rankings show why the Valley’s housing...

Most Affordable Arizona Cities To Live In
Two Valley cities are among the most affordable places to live in Arizona.Maricopa came in at ninth on the list with the average annual mortgage payment of $6,169 and a median ...

Renting VS Buying
Some Highlights:The percentage of income needed to afford a median priced home is almost half the percentage of income needed to afford median rent.Buying costs are significantly l...

All Gave Some Some Gave All
Please take time to Remember and Thank those who have given, so we may live this Beautiful Dream in this Great Country!!...

Are You Killing The Deal
Home buyers who are looking for big discounts on housing nowadays are finding that their lowball offers are no longer sticking with sellers, and that their offers are getting a f...

Just What Is A Smart Home Anyway
Twenty years ago, a porch light timer might have been considered smart home technology. Today, as demand surges for thermostats that "learn" your desired temperature throughout the...

Millennials Are Moving But Mortgages Dont Follow
It is the No. 1 barrier to entry for young, would-be homebuyers: credit. Millennials are the first generation to come of age in a post-almost-apocalyptic housing market, where le...

May 9 2016 14116 1
Gone are the days when a homebuyer could sign his dog's name on the mortgage application and get approved in a day. And that's a good thing. Too many young consumers, however, are ...

With Prices Rising Where Can Buyers Still Afford A Home
eskaylim/iStock Home buyers across the nation—particularly in California—have been holding on to their checkbooks as the cost of becoming a homeowner rises steadily. B...

Your HOA Payments May Now Affect Your Credit Score
Homeowner associations can be great for neighborhood maintenance, settling disputes and enforcing community guidelines, but all of those benefits come with a cost: the association ...

Mortgage Rates Remain At Historic Lows
The latest report from Freddie Mac shows that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.61% last week, slightly down from the week bef...

ZIP Codes With The Biggest Boom Towns
1 / 12 ZIP codes with the biggest boom townsZIP codes with the biggest boomsFollow Link to see Who came in #1In America's younger days, "boom town" was used to describe a...

Surefire Tactics To Getting More Money For Your Home By
All home sellers hope their place will fetch a big, fat price. And while you can’t control everything that determines a house’s market rate—like, say, the stat...

May 9 2016 9467 1
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The Worst Mortgage Advice Home Buyers Actually Believe
Getting a mortgage is a daunting prospect, which explains why so many people seem eager to pat your hand and say, “Let me give you a little advice.” Sure, those pearl...

Chandler AZ Ranks 2nd For Best Cities Raise A Family
Hello!!Where do I move my family to?  Where do I want to start a family?  Is it safe?  Can I trust the schools there?  Who knows?These are some questions buyers...

May 4 2016 14486 1
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April Market Summary And Mid Month Pricing Update Forecast
April Market SummaryThe market conditions remain very diverse with different price ranges in dramatically different situations. We will start with the overall numbers and then brea...

Higher Home Prices Pressing Buyers
First-time home buyers are especially struggling right now. Rapidly rising home prices and tight inventories are making it difficult for them to jump into the housing market, despi...

A Troubling Shortage Of Homes
Inflation may be in check, but the lack of inventory around the country is fueling a sharp rise in housing costs.  MARCH 2016 | BYLAWRENCE YUNThere is no inflation, says ...

Buyer Cheat Sheet For A Sellers Market
Here is a great article from the National Association of Realtors.Know this info people!---------------------------------------------------------------In a seller's market, home bu...

You Can Save For A Down Payment Faster Than You Think
In a study conducted by Builder.com, researchers determined that nationwide, it would take "nearly eight years" for a first-time buyer to save enough for a down pa...

Up To 15K In Down Payment Assistance
Buying your own home in Arizona just got a lot easier. There's nearly $50 million dollars in down payment assistance just waiting for you. State housing officia...

10 Best Restaurants In Scottsdale AZ
So I love food.......LOVE FOOD!!!  Not like the I go to a buffet and they cut me off type of love.  I respect food and those who WOW us with how they do food.  I lov...

Over Half Of Americans Planning On Buying In The Next 5 Years
According to the BMO Harris Bank Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years. Americans surveyed for the report said that the...

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Dont Wait Move Up To Your Dream Home Now
 Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those o...

Staging Your Home To Sell Fast
If you are planning to put your house on the market this summer, it goes without saying that you are hoping to sell your home as quickly as possible and get your asking...

Rent Or Buy Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage
 There are some renters that have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless ...

Apr 4 2016 14486 1
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6 Ways To Explain Low Inventory
Well we made it past the "comical" April Fools Day with little harm.  Tax returns should be in the mail (if you have not joined the 21st century and went digital to get your r...

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6 Things You Need To Know When Buying Home Insurance
  6 Things You Need to Know When Buying Home InsuranceByGina Roberts-Grey 6:30 am ETApril 1, 2016 Westend61/Getty Images Whether you’ve just begun searching for a ...

5 Rookie Mistakes By FirstTime Homebuyers And How To Avoid Them
This is it: The big one.You’ve scoped out the neighborhood, saved for your down payment and found your custom kitchen and perfect bathroom tile.You’re trading the world of rent...

Why Its So Tough To Get A Mortgageand How To Up Your Chances
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10 Home Renovations That Offer the Best (and Worst) Return on Investment ByJudy Dutton 6:00 am ETJanuary 12, 2016 skhoward/iStock.com Remodeling may be a labor of lov...

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Housing Market To “Spring Forward” This Year Housing Market To “Spring Forward” This Year Posted: 09 Ma...

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Mid Month Pricing Update And Forecast March 2016
Mid Month Pricing Update and ForecastEach month about this time we look back at the previous month, analyze how pricing has behaved and report on how well our forecasting technique...

Market Summary For March 2016
Market Summary for the Beginning of MarchIt is getting more and more difficult to describe the market in simple terms because it has split into three major sectors based on price. ...

Yes Home Prices Are Rising No A New Housing Bubble Is NOT Forming
 We recently reported that home prices are continuing to rise across most of the nation. This has created con...

Past Present Future Home Values
In CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last mont...

Pending Sales Indicate The Time Is NOW To Buy Or Sell
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just announced that the February Pending Home Sales Index reached its highest reading since July 2015.What is the&nbs...

Lack Of Inventory Challenging Many Housing Markets
Going into the 2016 spring market, the biggest challenge the real estate industry has is the lack of available housing inventory for sale. Here are a few experts and their thoughts...

Home Sales Up YearOverYear
Some Highlights This is the 48th consecutive month with year-over-year price gains. Lawrence Yun, NAR's Chief Economist says ...

Homes In The US Have Positive Equity
91.5% of Homes in the US have Positive EquityCoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that one million borrowers regained equity in their homes in 2015. The outlo...

Hey Homeowners These LittleKnown Tax Deductions Can Save You Thousands
ByRenee Morad 6:00 am ETFebruary 23, 2016 You probably already know that owning a home comes with some sweet tax benefits, like the mortgage-interest and propert...

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9 Telltale Signs Your Home Is Hopelessly Outdated And How to FIx It!Despite its many flaws, you love your home—outdated wooden baseboards, disco-era living room set, purple exter...

Mar 21 2016 9467 1
6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an AgentIt’s a slow Sunday morning. You’ve just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out t...

The Mortgage Process What You Need To Know
The Mortgage Process: What You Need To Know [INFOGRAPHIC] Friday March 18th, 2016  Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Infographics,&nb...

What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home
As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first-time or repe...

Mar 13 2016 14486 1
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Monday Motivation By Your Realtor Adrianne March 7th
Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend! As always I like to start the week off right with some words of inspiration..."People Who Have Lost Their Dreams Are The Ones Who W...

Mar 7 2016 9467 1
DIDYOU KNOW?...The latest survey from a real estate database said one infour homebuyers in February purchased because their rent was toohigh, up from one in five in November and on...

Home Prices Up Across The Country
Home Prices Up 5.76% Across The Country! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Pri...

2 AZ Cities Lead The Nation In Most Prosperous
The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) came out with the 100 largest US cities rankings.  They used the scale of US cities well being in relation to 7 economic indicators.  ...

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4 Easy Ways To Invest In Real Estate If Your Are Not Donald Trump
4 Easy Ways to Invest in Real Estate If You’re Not Donald TrumpByBeth Braverman 6:30 am ETMarch 1, 2016 STUDIO GRAND OUEST/iStock No, you don’t have to be The Donal...

What Not To Do When Closing On A Home
What NOT to Do When You’re Closing on a Home Kritchanut/iStock The loan is approved, the contract is signed, the title is clean, the closing date is set...

10 Ways Home Buyers Self Sabotage Their Chances At Homeownership
Let’s face it, you need a strong stomach, a large dose of hang-in-there-and-hold-on-tightly, as well as an ounce or two of patience stored away to make it through a real estate t...

Mortgage Rates Again At Historic Lows
Mortgage Rates Again at Historic LowsJust two weeks ago, we posted an article discussing where mortgage interest rates may be heading over the next twelve months. We quoted project...

10 Ways Home Buyers SelfSabotage Their Chances At Home Ownership
10 Ways Home Buyers Self-Sabotage Their Chances At Home ownershipVia bigstockphotoLet’s face it, you need a strong stomach, a large dose of hang-in-there-and-hold-on-ti...

Thinking Of Buying A Home
What Are You Waiting For? Tuesday February 23rd, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers,PricingWith spring right aro...

Future Home Values Where Do The Experts Think They Are Headed
Future Home Values: Where Do The Experts Think They Are Headed? Monday February 22nd, 2016  For Buyers, For Sellers, PricingToday, many real estate convers...

RENTS STILL SKYROCKETING
Rents Still SkyrocketingZillow recently revealed that the 43 million renter households in the US spent $535 billion on rent in 2015. Aggregate numbers like these oft...

Feb 22 2016 9467 1
Tax Season: What to Expect When Selling Your HomeTax season is upon us and if you have a pending or recent home sale, you'll surely want to know: what income taxes will you have to...

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How To Start The Home Buying Process For The First Time
Every current homeowner had to start the home buying process for the first time at some point. We all have to go through it eventually, but it doesn’t always have to be hard. Now...

Feb 18 2016 9467 1
3 STAGING TRICKS FOR THE ROOM BUYERS SECRETLY LOVE ** Did you know the living room is the room that most positively impacts buyers when staged?  Staging this room is...

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home
Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home? You May Be Surprised! Price Appreciation = Good News For HomeownersFrank Nothaft, CoreLogic...

What Do You Actually Need To Get A Mortgage
What Do You Actually Need to Get a Mortgage?Fannie Mae recently released their “What do consumers know about the Mortgage Qualification Criteria?” Study. The stu...

Feb 9 2016 9467 1
Quick Takeaways – Real Estate Across ArizonaJanuary saw lower sales than December, most likely due to seasonal factors. The ups and downs of the last ten years make prediction ri...

ATTENTION BUYERS Why You Want To Meet With Me
Buying a home can be and is a stressful time. This is the largest financial purchase you will make. So why wouldn’t you want to sit down with me your Realtor so I can better unde...

Why Use A REALTOR
Why Use a REALTOR®?All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®....

Top Tips For Buying A Home In 2016
Here is a great article found on Realtor.com for February. http://www.realtor.com/advice/buy/our-economists-top-tips-for-buying-a-home-in-2016/ There’s a lot of tried-a...

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Feb 2 2016 9467 1
5 TAX MISTAKES NEW HOMEOWNERS MAKEFew people look forward to tax season, and when you're a new homeowner, filing can be even more daunting.  Suddenly, you have new forms to fi...

The 5 Worst Things You Can Do Before Buying A Home
Cynics may scoff, but getting under contract on the right home can turn even the most stoic shopper into a bit of a dreamer. From paint colors to planting a garden, picturing yours...

Monday Motivation By Your Realtor Adrianne
Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend! As always I like to start the week off right with some words of inspiration...I saw this quote online and absolutely love it... "T...

FREE Buyer And Seller Guides
Helpful information to get you started, our Guides are free for My Clients. Any questions I am here to help!!  Just reach out to me by Text, Phone or Email.Andrew GrettPh...

Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially
We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic simil...

Stellar Reasons To Buy A Home In 2016
Is it really 2016already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in the new year—or even just trying to—there’s a whole lot to celebrate. Why?...

Market Summary For The Beginning Of 2016
Market Summary for the Beginning of 2016December was a good month for the Greater Phoenix housing market. The initially disruptive effects of TRID have now mostly worn off and so s...

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Knowing you want to buy a home is one thing; knowing what you can pay for is quite another. Too often, dreams and reality collide: You’re yearning for a four-bedro...

Are You Ready To Buy A Homeor Just Window Shopping
Came across this great article on Realtor.com written by Margaret Heidenry.  Margaret tackles the inner question we all have when it comes to shopping for a house.....Are we s...

The Most Appealing Aspects Of Homeownership
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released their first issue of the Housing Opportunities & Market Experience Survey (HOME). In th...

Jan 21 2016 9467 1
HOUSING OUTLOOK FOR 2016This year is projected to be a great year for housing.  Experts say the U.S. housing market will likely grown faster than the overall economy.  Wh...

Valley Metro Light Rail Expansion Into Glendale AZ
With all the events that come with having multiple sports complexes in the rural area of Glendale, Arizona and now a casino, Valley Metro has made a push to take the light rail pro...

Do You Know The Difference Between Cost And Price
Buying A Home? Do You Know The Difference Between Cost & Price?As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next s...

Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home
Are You Wondering What It Takes To Buy Your First Home? There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they sho...

Jan 18 2016 14486 1
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Home Prices Past Present Future
Home Prices: Past, Present & Future CoreLogic released their most current Home Price Index last week. In the report, they reve...

Why Buyers And Sellers Shouldnt Panic
Stocks globally have been off to a bumpy start in the new year, which has spawned news articles showing concern over whether a shaky housing market could be poised for a slowdown a...

Moday Motiviation By Your Realtor Adrianne Lynch
Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend! As always I like to start the week off right with some words of motivation...."A Person Who Never Made a Mistake Never Tried Anythi...

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3 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home
If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be ful...

Jan 6 2016 9467 1
MORTGAGE MYTHS DEBUNKEDBuying your first home is one of the most intimidating and overwhelming purchases that we can make in our adult lives.  The idea of a mortgage can be da...

Resolve To Hire A Real Estate Professional In 2016
Some Highlights:Happy New Year!If you plan to buy your dream home or sell your house in 2016, resolve to use a real estate professional!Real Estate Professionals are there for you ...

Mortgage Rates Edge Higher Signaling Whats To Come In 2016
The rate on the most common mortgage ended the year higher than in 2014, only the third time the rate has increased year-over-year in the past decade. The trend of higher rates is ...

6 Stellar Reasons To Buy A Home In 2016
Is it really 2016 already?  For those of you who happen to be planning on buying a home in the new year—or even just trying to—there’s a whole lot to celebrate...

10 Commandments When Buying A Home
Buying a home is an exciting time but Buyers must remember the following commandments to make the buying process a smooth one.  1. Thou shall not view homes without being...

Mid Month Pricing Update Forecast
Mid Month Pricing Update and ForecastEach month about this time we look back at the previous month, analyze how pricing has behaved and report on how well our forecasting technique...

Home Values Compared To The Peak Is Another Bubble Forming
 After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in ...

The Residential Rental Market Heading Into 2016
 Below are quotes from experts as well as industry reports & articles that cover the residential rental market in the U.S. The experts…Zillow Chie...

Dec 23 2015 9467 1
MORTGAGE DEBT RELIEF ACT EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2016The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 basically provided that no income tax would accrue for the debt relief given to a bo...

Dec 18 2015 9467 1
HOME IN 5 PAYMENT ASSISTANT/GRANT PROGRAMNeed help with your down payment and closing costs?  This program can help you.  Here's how it works.1)  4% down payment ass...

Dec 17 2015 9467 1
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HOW THE RATE HIKE WILL AFFECT YOUR WALLETFor the first time since 2006, the Federal Reserve has announced that it will raise interest rates by 25 ...

Dec 16 2015 14486 1
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Home Values And Interest Rates Projected To Rise
CoreLogic has projected a nationwide 5.2% home value appreciation for the next twelve months. Here is their breakdown by state:Take AwayWith both home values and interest rates pro...

Dec 12 2015 9467 1
Mortgage Momentum Moves Rates HigherThe average 30-year fixed mortgage rate ticked slightly higher on a better than expected November employment report.  The economy added 211...

The Impact Of Higher Interest Rates
 Last week, an article in theWashington Post discussed a new ‘threat’ homebuyers will soon be facing: higher mortgage rates. The article revealed: ...

Get Up To 15000 Dollars Of FREE Money
Are you wanting the American Dream of home ownership, but just can't manage to save enough money for the down payment and closing costs?  Good News!  You may qualify for ...

Do You Know The Difference Your Interest Rate Makes
As we near 2016, it is important to understand how the interest rates impact your monthly payment.  Projections for next year show a slight increase of up to 3/4% by the end o...

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The most recentHousing Pulse Surveyreleased by theNational Association of Realtorsrevealed that the two major reasons Americans prefer owning their own home instead of renting are:...

Less Than 30 Percent Of People Are Approved On The First Try
Did you know that less than 30% of people are approved on the first try?  But, most who don’t qualify at first can be ready in less than a year with some guidance from a goo...

Rent Vs Buy Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage
There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with...

Equity Matters A LOT Just Ask Freddie Mac
Equity Matters A LOT… Just Ask Freddie Mac ...

Prices Mortgage Rates Going Up In 2016
Prices & Mortgage Rates Going Up in 2016 Posted: 03 Dec 2015 04:00 AM PST  The monthly mortgage payment on a home is d...

What Better Gift For The Holidays Than A New Home
Here are some things to keep in mind as you embark on this process during the holiday season:Be mindful of Your Holiday SpendingNow may not be the time to get that new car or a 90-...

Closing The Sale
There is nothing more awesome than taking ownership of your new dream home. But before you do that, you better loosen up your writing hand. Did someone say paperwork?Contact Adrian...

How To Get The Most Money From The Sale Of Your House
 Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize the financial reward when selling their home. But, how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here a...

More Young Adults Live With Their Parents Now Than During The Recession
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Thinking Of Buying A Home Ask Yourself These Questions
 If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be...

RENOVATING WITH YOUR KIDS PROJECTS YOU CAN DO TOGETHER
RENOVATING WITH YOUR KIDS: PROJECTS YOU CAN DO TOGETHER-Renovating your home? Why not make it a family affair, getting the kids involved in projects that can make them feel include...

Nov 30 2015 9467 1
7 Quick Tips to Improve Your Kitchen's LookYour kitchen is the heart of your home and a major selling point.  Given it's importance, you might consider investing in a remodel ...

AZ Residential Real Estate Market Summary November 2015
Market Summary for the Beginning of NovemberThe cooling trend that started gently in August has now developed more momentum. Supply is still growing faster than it did last year wh...

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Make The Offer
Here you are, ready to make an offer on your first home! And since you're about to part with an insane amount of money, it’s time to get close to your REALTOR®.  Contact Ad...

Nov 23 2015 9467 1
If you're serious about purchasing a home, now is the time to do this as the FED's are leaning towards raising the interest rates next month.  Interest rates are still very lo...

Should I Pay A Mortgage Interest Rate Over 4
Mortgage interest rates, as reported byFreddie Mac, have increased over the last several weeks. Along withFreddie Mac,Fannie Mae, theMortgage Bankers Associationand theNational Ass...

Singles Are Falling For Their Dream Home
Some Highlights:  24% of all recent home buyers were single at the time of purchase 47% of single men cite the desire to own a home of their own as the primary reason t...

You Signed A Contract Now What
You've found the home of your dreams!  You've qualified for your home loan!  Now what?!?!  The clock starts when you sign the contract and it's accepted.  You h...

5 Things Your Mortgage Broker Wishes You Knew
AlexRaths/iStock The financial side of home buying can sometimes feel like a nightmare in which you’re stuck in a calculus final that never ends—and you’ve forgot...

The House Search Is On
You're really doing it! You know what you can afford and you’ve got your pre-approval letter. But before you buy the home of your dreams, you've gotta find it first. Now it is ti...

Selling Your Home The Importance Of Using A Real Estate Professional
Selling Your Home? The Importance of Using a Real Estate ProfessionalWhen a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount...

Home Values Where Are They Headed Over The Next 5 Years
Home Values: Where Are They Headed Over The Next 5 Years?Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the H...

FIRE SAFETY TIPS
Fall is the time to fire up the fireplaces, turn on the furnace, and get that space heater out of storage. This can increase the risk of residential fire, so follow the safety tips...

This Is NOT Your Parents 3 Down Payment Plan
In their latestHousing Market Insight & Outlookreport,Freddie Macrevealed that recent low down payment initiatives have raised concerns that we may be returning to the same lax mor...

Why You Should Buy Before Spring
Does the thought of buying a home during the holidays see too stressful? That is how the majority of homebuyers feel. Now step back for a second and think about what a great o...

Homeownership Is Still A Huge Part Of The American Dream
There have been some who have voiced doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part of the “American Dream”. A ...

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed
 This Winter? Next Year?The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That ...

Mortgage Lending 101
Unless you have a boatload of cash under your mattress, buying a home usually costs more money than you currently have. First, you'll need a competitively-priced loan.Finance your ...

Nov 10 2015 9467 1
5 PROS AND 5 CONS OF HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATIONSPROS1. Your neighborhood will look good.  Generally, an HOA establishes rules to ensure the neighborhood looks sharp.  These ...

VA Appraisal Tip
VA Appraisal Tip: Roofing must be adequate and provide reasonable future utility. The roof condition will be closely examined by the VA appraiser. When a defective roof with three ...

Stop Paying Your Landlords Mortgage
 There are some people that have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you a...

Nov 5 2015 9467 1
Whether you need help with small home maintenance projects like cleaning the gutters or larger repairs like fixing a leaky ceiling or faucet, using a handyman can offer huge payoff...

Nov 4 2015 15564 1
The residential housing market has been hot. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their second highest pace since February 2007. Demand remains strong going into the...

2016 Homeowners Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than A Renter
Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and soci...

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City Of Goodyear November Calendar
Considering moving to Goodyear??  In the month of November, the City of Goodyear has many celebrations for it's residents and it's Farmer's Market season!  If you are loo...

Knowing When Your Ready
Buying a home is so grown-up and impressive, but there are a few things you should think about before you start telling everyone how grown up and impressive you are.Ready to take t...

You Are Having An Open House Now What
You Realtor calls and let's you know with excitement that they've scheduled an open house... Fantastic!  An opportunity to show buyers what your home has to offer!  ...

Why You Should Hire A Professional When Buying A Home
Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. ...

Is It Time To Downsize Your Home
A recent study by Edelman Berland revealed that of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future 33% plan to scale down. Let’s look at a few r...

The NUMBER 1 Reason To List Your House TODAY
 If you are debating listing your house for sale this year or even early next year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Hom...

FACTS FOR YOUNG FIRST TIME PROPERTY BUYERS
FACTS FOR YOUNG FIRST TIME PROPERTY BUYERS-Buying a home is not easy. It should be taken seriously, as it’s a “Dream Come True”. It’s the biggest and the most expensive pur...

Open House Hacks 9 Tips For Staging Your Home To Sell
Whipping your place into its most marketable shape might land you a buyer with a dream offer. And it might all spring from a terrific  open house—the kind whe...

Arizona Residential Real Estate Market Summary October 2015
Market Summary for October 2015Following an August in which we saw supply start to stabilize and demand get a little weaker, September developed these cooling trends to t...

Applying For A Mortgage Why So Much Paperwork
We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to kno...

The Difference An Hour Can Make
Every Hour in the US Housing Market:  634 Homes Sell 347 Homes Regain Positive Equity Median Home Values Go Up $1....

Are You Thinking About Buying A Home
Are You Thinking About Buying a Home?The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don't need to go through it alone.You may be wondering if now is a good time...

Downtown Gilbert Comes To Life
Downtown Gilbert’s Heritage District lights up at night. Photo from the Town of GilbertOnce known as the “Hay Shipping Capital of the World,” Gilbert, Arizona spans more...

Oct 28 2015 9467 1
Buying and owning a home is not only an important step in life, it's an area rich with benefits when it comes to filing an annual tax return.  From the special tax credit for ...

Metrocenter Mall May Be The Future Face Of Enclosed Mall Renaissance And Urban Infill
EXCLUSIVE: How this old Phoenix mall could become a model for urban core infill developmentOct 22, 2015, 1:53pm MSTMetrocenter Mall may be the future face of enclosed mall renaissa...

217726 Reasons To Buy A Home Now
 The inaugural Opportunity Cost Report was released recently by realtor.com. The report explained that “with interest rates and home prices expected to c...

Oct 23 2015 9467 1
A vast majority of Americans believe that  buying a home is a solid financial decision and most believe they could sell their home for at least its initial purchase price, acc...

Landlords Will Hike Rents By 8 Percent This Year
The rental market is getting even tougher for tenantsShutterstock.com / Mare Salerno A C D MA MB ...

5 Razones En Como Le Beneficia Comprar Casa Hoy
¿Está usted contemplando comprar una casa? ¿Todavía no ha llegado a una conclusión respeto a que decisión tomar? Aquí encontrara cinco razones por la cual sería mejor com...

Live Work And Play
Greater Phoenix is the place to live, work and play. Greater Phoenix is the place for business. Join us in making Greater Phoenix the place to be. Video provided by GPEC Great...

Selling Your Home Price It Right From The Start
 In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face....

Buying A Home Remains Less Expensive Than Renting
Buying a Home Remains 35% Less Expensive than Renting!In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting w...

Where Will Home Prices Be Next Year
Some interesting facts:25 states are forecasted to achieve higher levels of appreciation in the next 12 months than already achieved in the last year.25 state and the District of C...

Mortgage Rates Lowest Since April Ahead Of Big Jobs Report
www.teammonsen.com  602-456-5297Mortgage rates can seemingly do no wrong this week.  They fell again today--this time making it firmly into territory not s...

Things To Consider When Buying A Home Fall 2015
Things to Consider When Buying a Home (Fall 2015) This “Buyer Guide” will give you powerful materials  to simply and effectively explain the current market o...

2 Out Of 3 Renters Want To Own Whats Stopping Them
 TheFederal Reserve Bank of New York recently released the 2015 SCE Housing Survey. The survey revealed that most current renters would prefer owning and t...

Youre Ready To Buy Your First Home Now What
It’s time… You have decided you no longer want to throw your money away paying for someone else to own a home. Where do you start and how will you pay? These are typical ques...

FIVE WAYS BARGAIN HUNTING CAN BACKFIRE ON HOME BUYERS
FIVE WAYS BARGAIN-HUNTING CAN BACKFIRE ON HOME BUYERS-It's natural to want to save money when you're making a purchase as large as a home. You want to buy the best home in the best...

Where Will Mortgage Rates Be In The Next Few Months
 One of the biggest questions plaguing the current housing market is where mortgage interest rates will be at this time next year. Over the last tw...

Whats Happening In Queen Creek
The excitement of cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes and a spike in listings will have buyers smiling from ear to ear.  Listings spike in October year after year giving buye...

Whats Happening In Gilbert
The excitement of cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes and a spike in listings will have buyers smiling from ear to ear.  Listings spike in October year after year giving buye...

4 Reasons To Buy BEFORE Winter Hits
 It's that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning...

THE HOME IMPROVEMENT PAYOFF KITCHEN OR BATH
When looking to add value to their homes with a remodel, homeowners often ask which room has a better payoff – kitchen or bathroom. While a remodel of a kitchen or bathroom will ...

Dont Spook Your Spectators
Halloween is the quintessential kick-off to the holiday season and a fun, festive time of year. It’s a time to pull out decorations, carve pumpkins, and prepare for an evening of...

Pending Home Sales Remain Steady
The National Association of REALTORS ’just released the results of their latest Pending Home Sales Index, which showed a small 1.4% decline in signed con...

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10 Tricky Ways to Save for a Down PaymentSaving up enough money for a down payment on your first home can seem like an impossible task but it can be done.  You might try using...

70 Halloween Events Around The Valley
BOO!  Looking for something to do this Halloween??  The Arizona Metro area is serving up some scary stuff this spooky holiday!  Check out events like Zombie Arc...

How Quickly Are Homes Selling In Your State
 [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confi...

Are Home Values REALLY At Record Levels
 Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The report announced that the medi...

Oct 5 2015 9467 1
Home Buyers:  Interest Rates are still very low.  The FED's eventual first move is expected to be small around .25% from 0%.  In the world of interest rates, that's ...

The Dos And Donts About TRID
www.teammonsen.com 602-456-5297In today's special edition, we examine hints for successfully coping with TRID (the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosures rules that go into effect t...

Oct 2 2015 9467 1
Now is the time to start getting serious about buying a home before the interest rates go up.  The FED is planning on raising the rates soon and you need to take advantage of ...

Sources For Down Payment Money
Do you make a decent living, have good credit, but still fall short of buying a home? Is the thought of a hefty down payment holding you back?Don’t let that stop you. There are a...

Is Qualifying For A Mortgage Getting Easier
Is Qualifying for a Mortgage Getting Easier?  There has been a lot of talk about how difficult it is to get a home mortgage in today’s len...

Thinking Of Buying A Home Ask Yourself These 3 Questions
Thinking of Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions!  If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice....

NO HOUSING BUBBLE HERE
 There is no doubt that home prices in the vast majority of housing markets across the country are continuing to increase on a month over month basis. The following map (based...

The Cost Of Waiting To Buy A Home
TheNational Association of Realtors(NAR) recently released their July edition of theHousing Affordability Index. The index measures whether or not a typical family earns enough inc...

Why You Should Stop Renting Buy Today
Why You Should Stop Renting & Buy Today! Posted: 15 Sep 2015 04:00 AM PDT  There are many young pe...

Renters May Be Stuck
More Renters May Be StuckDAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2015 Millions of Americans may be unwillingly stuck in rental housing. The nation's home ownership rate has plun...

Should I Wait To Put Down A Bigger Down Payment
Should I Wait to Put Down a Bigger Down Payment?  Some experts are advising that first time and move-up buyers wait until they...

4 Reasons To Buy NOW
 Summer is here! The temperature isn't the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today inst...

Buyer Demand Continues To Outpace Housing Supply
 The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, and the market demand. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their ...

Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed This Fall Next Year
Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed? This Fall? Next Year?  The interest rate you pay on your home mortgag...

When Is It A Good Time To Rent
 Definitely NOT Now!People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that every...

What You Need To Know About The Mortgage Process
Some Highlights: According to Freddie Mac, 40% of buyers are putting less than 10% down, with many putting down as l...

7 Ways Phoenix Residents Cooled Down Before The Invention Of Air Conditioning
7 ways Phoenix residents cooled down before the invention of air conditioningCole Conley, 12 News4:40 p.m. MST August 5, 2015 (Photo: Peter Noyce/LOOP IMAGES)2015CONNECT...

Home Sales Will Remain Hot This Summer
Home Sales Will Remain Hot This Summer People always talk about the “spring buying season” ...

45 Of Homes Sold In Less Than A Month
45% of Homes Sold in Less Than A Month!  [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their Confidence IndexThe REALTORS...

Two Graphs That Scream List Your House Today
Two Graphs That Scream List Your House Today  The spring and summer months have always been known...

Debunking Some Myths About Mortgage Availability
Debunking Some Myths about Mortgage Availability  There seems to be a growing chasm between whatthe public believes to be needed and wh...

One More TimeYou DO NOT Need 20 Down
 A recent survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage...

Mortgage Rates Over The Last 40 Years
Mortgage Rates Over The Last 40 Years [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:30-year mortgage rates are projected to increase by a full percentage point in 2016Rates are still well...

It Is Time To Buy And Sell Real Estate
NOW IS THE TIME......According to many experts, now is one of the best times to buy or sell a home. Home prices are on the rise, supply and demand has also increased...

What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy
 First-time homebuyers are flocking to the housing market in greater numbers than any time in the last few years. Rente...

The Main Reason You Should Not Wait To Buy
The Main Reason You Should Not Wait to Buy… The Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University recently released their 2015 State of the Nation’s Housing repo...

When And Why Should I Get PreApproved For A Mortgage
When & Why It’s Important to Have a Mortgage Pre-Approval!One of the most important steps, and usually the first, during the home buying process is obtaining financing....

New Construction Hear Those Hammers In The Background
 If you are planning on selling your home overthe next two years, now may be the time to act. Demand is high, supply is low and many homeowner...

More Home Buyers Putting Less Down
 A recent post by the National Association of Realtors(NAR) revealed that in the months of December 2014 through February 2015, there was an incr...

Housing Update Demand Up Supply Down Prices Increasing
 Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest quarterly report. T...

What A Seller Should Know
Most homeowners who sell their home have a desired sale price that they would like to get for their home.  Unfortunately, it isn’t always possible for this to be achieved. &...

Do I Need Perfect Credit To Buy A Home
Do I Need Perfect Credit to Buy a Home? Some Highlights:The average FICO score of Approved Conventional Loans was 757 in MayThe average FICO score of Approved FHA&nb...

Attaining The American Dream The 5 Financial Reasons To Buy
 We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own diffe...

Where Are Prices Headed In The Next 5 Years
 Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectatio...

1st Time Buyers Finally Crashing The Real Estate Party
 There has been much conversation regarding the lack of first time home buyers in today’s real estate market. However, three recent reports seem to suggest...

1 Reason To Sell Your House Now
#1 Reason to Sell Your House Now!If you are one of the many homeowners out there who are debating putting their house on the market this year, don’t miss out on the great opportu...

Homeownership Still The American Dream
Some Highlights: Existing Home Sales are 9.2% higher than just one year ago. Home Prices are 7.9% higher than last year this time. The $250-500K price range leads the way with t...

First Time Home Buyer Tips And Advice That Must Be Read
Whether purchasing a car for the first time, a home for the first time, or anything for that matter for the first time, it can come with much confusion, a high level of uncert...

The Ten Commandments Of Buying A Home
Are you jazzed about your upcoming home purchase? Good. But slow down, Turbo! There are a few things you need to know. More specifically, ten things. They’re called “The Ten Co...

10 Things To Expect From Your Real Estate Agent When Selling A Home
10 Things To Expect From Your Real Estate Agent When Selling A HomeSelling a home can be a very stressful experience.  Tasks such as consistently getting and keeping a home re...

Rents Continue Their Steep Climb
Rents continued a steep upward push across the country, with some of the most expensive cities in the U.S. continuing to see some of the biggest increases. Average effective ren...

Dear Millennial Future Home Buyer
This is shaping up as your year! Congratulations. You and your older siblings are jumping into the housing market en masse. And it’s happening for all sorts of reasons, incl...

New Down Payment Grant For Renters Looking To Purchase
New Down Payment Grant for Renters Looking to PurchasePosted on April 30th, 2015New Down Payment Grant for Renters Looking to Purchaseby ARIZONA REALTORS on APRIL 27, 2015Have pote...

Jun 4 2015 Scottsdale Is Growing By 75 Employees With A Software Firm
CLICK HERE to see what company is moving to Scottsdale soon and bringing 75 fresh jobs with them!Great reason why our tech sector is growing....

Do You Need Down Payment Assistance
Text "FHA" to 602-456-5297Visit tyler.xecptionalrealty.com to start your free MLS SearchHOME IN 5 PROGRAMUP TO $15,000 IN HOME LOAN DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCEThe Home in 5 P...

Many Phoenix Cities Ranked Among The Best For Retirees
Anybody in phoenix during the winter knows that our population swells due to retirees and those labelled "snow birds" arriving.  Recently however, the Phoenix Metro Area was r...


Click below to find the most comprehensive and up to date informationabout the Phoenix Metropolitan Real Estate Market -- especially ifyou're a charts, graphs, or numbers person.&n...

Construction Spending Shows That Recovery Is Finally Here
As a nation we are spending more on consctruction than any year since 2008 according to the Census Bureau.  Many industy experts beleive we are at the forefront of constructio...

Arizona Has The Highest Clean Energy Jobs Growth
Arizona saw the largest growth in clean-energy job announcements during the second quarter, reports the Yuma Sun.A new report out from Environmental Entrepreneurs said Arizona busi...

Townhomes Qualify For No Down Payment With HOME IN FIVE
According to Mike Kortas over at NOVA Home Loans, townshomes qualify for Home in Five no down payment loans.  Watch the video and reach out if you are lookign to buy any home ...

PHOTOS Go Inside The Most Expensive Phoenix Area Home Sales Of July
The most expensive home sale the Phoenix Business Journal recorded in July was a $3.4 million Scottsdale mansion.The 5,063-square-foot home sold for $671.53 per square foot. The Fr...

BULK Home Financing Blanket Loans For Investors
Just got an interesting email from a portfolio lender.  If you are an investor, this sounds like a great opportunity..............................................................

A Look At The Numbers For Phoenix Real Estate
Average price per square foot for Phoenix AZ was $123, an increase of 5.1% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Phoenix AZ for May 14 to Aug...

Rent To Own
For consumers who want to live in the home of their choice and secure today’s purchase price while they rebuild their credit, there is a solution that removes the largest roadbl...

Gilbert Tops List Of 100 Best Cities For Working Parents
Gilbert is the best city for working parents, according to NerdWallet.The southeast Valley town's affordability, high median incomes and good schools all helped land it on the top ...

Housing Permits Starts Regain Steam In July
U.S. housing starts and building permits rebounded strongly in July, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track after stalling in the second half of last year.Click H...

ASU Football Adds Copper Color To New Uniforms
College football is known for some famous colors and color schemes, such as Alabama’s Crimson Tide, Notre Dame’s Golden Dome and Michigan’s maize and blue.Copper and anthraci...

Arizonas Largest Businesses Have Recovered From Recession
Consumers might be struggling, but Arizona's largest companies are faring well, with broad profitability and rising stock prices. Giant Freeport-McMoRan leads the way, but several ...

Frankie Muniz Sells Phoenix Mansion To Star Golf Instructor Hank Haney
An ultra-modern home in Phoenix has sold from one celebrity to another. Former "Malcolm in the Middle" star Frankie Muniz sold the home to Henry (Hank) and Suzanne Haney for $2.85 ...

Phoenix Metro Market Report For July
Click below to find the most comprehensive and up to date informationabout the Phoenix Metropolitan Real Estate Market -- especially ifyou're a charts, graphs, or numbers person.&n...

New Development Proposed For Elevation Chandler Site
Eight years after construction of a hotel near Chandler Fashion Center halted abruptly, a proposal to replace the six-story concrete eyesore has been submitted.Like the failed Elev...

Zillow Phoenix Home Prices To Climb
A new survey from Zillow.com is projecting that metro Phoenix home prices will rise 3.6 percent by April 2015. That's not a significant increase compared with the 17 percent rise l...

Friday May 30
Economic news was abundant today to end the week. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that April Personal Spending fell for the first time in a year by -0.1% after...

Luxury Downtown Phoenix Condo Project Planned
Downtown Phoenix is about to get $75 million in new luxury condos as Habitat Metro announced it will begin construction on Phase 2 of its Portland Place condominium community later...

Downpayments Are Overated With Home In Five Advantage
Who needs a down payment? Nobody.. well, almost nobody. There are two deciding factors when it comes to renting a home verse buying a home.   Nobody rents if they hav...


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