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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words…but…

Real Estate listings offer an important first impression, especially when selling upscale homes, but that doesn't mean quality photographs aren't necessary for lower priced homes. In doing real estate now for nearly 20 years, it never ceas...

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Still Room to Grow in 2017

Residential and Commercial Real Estate should see a solid year, despite rising interest rates. "The United States is a growing country, and its economy remains resilient in the face of many challenges," says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yu...

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New Arizona Purchase Contract Takes Effect

The new contract is the most common form in Arizona to transfer resale residential property in our state. The new contract is now 10 pages instead of 9. When attending the new Arizona Purchase Contract class by Jan Steward, Manager, Risk M...

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It doesn’t snow in Arizona!

I can't tell you how many times I have had to have a conversation with folks who live out of state who just can't believe it snows in Arizona. I was recently speaking with my friends at the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce and they have the same p...

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Christmas Theme Sells Home for $240.23 p/foot!

We've all beeen there. You have your listing appointment and the house really is only 768 S/F, but sits on a wonderful lot with beautiful trees and in a quaint neighborhood. The renovationa are amazing on the inside, but due to a job transfer, ...

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TIPS for First-Time Home Buyers

Today, I have yet another closing with first-time home buyers. Many believe that first-time home buyers are young professionals or newly starting out families but that is not always the case. Several of my first-time home buyers have been over...

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Top 10 Changes in Desktop Underwriting

One of my favorite lenders just informed me that the Fannie Mae Desktop Underwriter (DU) Version 10.0 will include several risk factor changes that are likely to change how borrowers qualify. Although it won't start until September 24th, 2016,...

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Words that $ELL a home Faster

Sometimes, I am disappointed to see that a seasoned agent might have 10 listings, but the pictures are sideways, there is no creativity or time put into the listing remarks. That really isn't in the best interest of the client. The Daily R...

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Arizona Foreclosure Market Insights

As a registered Equator Agent, I receive a monthly REO Market Insights Report which provides valuable data on a national level. I thought you might find it interesting to see what is currently going on: For the month of July 2016, Arizona ha...

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Home Inspections In a Nut Shell

SWEET! Remember Home Inspections, although very important, is more of a visual examination of the visible, safety accessible, and readily accessible areas of a home's foundation, structure, roof, and electrical, heating, ventilation, air con...

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