Current Events

July 28, 2020

Public vs. Private Schools

Homebuyers know that the quality of the local schools is a critical component of their home search. Nothing is more important to parents than making sure their children receive quality education. Competition for college admission has increased to a fevered pitch over the past few decades, and parents want to ...

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Dec. 28, 2018

New Spot For Good Food and Good Times

Getting Social in the NW Valley

If you are anything like me, when you discover a gem restaurant/hangout spot you want to shout it from the rooftop and let everyone know! After all, who doesn't appreciate quality food in a clean and comfortable atmosphere? If this has piqued ...

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Oct. 21, 2018

Trick Or Treat Tour: Haunted House or Hayride?

Which Fall Favorite Will You Choose?

There are so many fun things associated with the Fall season, it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming deciding what to do, what to buy, where to go and who to go with. Below, you'll find a map highlighting the top haunted houses ...

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June 8, 2017

Renting vs. Buying

Have you ever thought, "I wonder if now is a good time to rent?". No, I am sorry it is not! It never is a good time to rent! Rents have steadily increased throughout the years, and does not seem to be slowing down. Did you also know that buying ...

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May 23, 2017

Is Your Credit Keeping You From Buying a House?

The three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are revisiting their systems of how they report Tax Liens and Judgments. According to the Wall Street Journal, starting July 1st 2017, the three credit reporting agencies will be removing tax liens as well as civil judgments from the reports ...

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Dec. 16, 2016

Say Goodbye to those Low Mortgage Interest Rates!

The Federal Reserve finally raised interest rates this past week, something that we have been anticipating for a few years. Many of you are wondering how does this affect me when buying a home? Well, there is a lot of misunderstanding regarding how the Fed interest rate affects homebuyers. First ...
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Nov. 28, 2016

Holiday Volunteers Needed!

Military Assistance Mission (MAM) is looking for Operation Holiday Open House. The mission of this organization is:

To provide financial and morale aid to our current Arizona active military, their families, and wounded warriors regardless of overseas deployment status.

This is an organization that I personally support and I ...

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Nov. 15, 2016

How President-Elect Donald Trump is Affecting Mortgage Interest Rates

Now that things have settled a little bit since the election, we have an idea about how Trump’s victory will have an impact economically. 

Current Rates

The estimates below are based on someone with a credit score of 740.

FHA 30 year fixed: 3.75% - 3.875%

Conventional Financing ...

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Nov. 8, 2016

The Time to List is Now!

Recent National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports are indicating that now is a great time to sell! We all know the basics - it is best to sell when supply is low and demand is high - and the recent NAR reports indicate just that. Taking a look at the Pending Home Sales ...

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Oct. 31, 2016

Monthly Market Update

As we close out the month of October and usher in November, it's time to take a look at how the pricing across the valley has been behaving.

Predictions vs Reality

The Cromford Report predicted that we would be seeing a price per square foot ($/sqft) of $139.37 ...

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