General Real Estate Information

Nov. 30, 2020

Home Issues That Shouldn't Be Deal Breakers - and a Few That Are!

Finding the right home can sometimes feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack. Unless you're buying brand-new construction, every home has some drawbacks, whether it's style or real maintenance issues. If you're looking for your next home, understanding the difference between minor issues and true ...

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Nov. 18, 2020

Tight Seller's Market? Consider New Construction

Most of the country is experiencing a very tight real estate market. Inventory  levels are historically low, perhaps owing to the concern of strangers traipsing through the home during this time. Additionally, because most people are staying home, they have been able to focus on their property and how it ...

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Nov. 3, 2020

Downsizing? What to Do with Your Stuff

Whether you call it downsizing or rightsizing, the bottom line is you're moving into a smaller space and have no idea what to do with all the stuff you've collected over the years. Many people consider moving from a larger home to a smaller home at some point ...

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Oct. 19, 2020

Are You Mistakenly Letting Creepy Crawlies In Your Home?

None of us want to give much thought to the creepy crawlies and rodents that can make their way into our home and find a place to hide.

Despite our best efforts at sealing and sanitizing, most of us unknowingly share our living space with bugs, mice and countless other ...

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Oct. 6, 2020

Working From Home? What Home Buyers Are Looking for Now

With major employers now stating that their employees will be working from home for the foreseeable future, many homebuyers have adjusted their list of desirables in their next home. Some not only need to plan for a home office space, but also need to accommodate the homeschooling or distance learning ...

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Sept. 29, 2020

7 Things That Affect What You Pay For Homeowner's Insurance

Homeowner's insurance is non-negotiable. Not only does it protect you in the event the home is damaged, but it also includes liability insurance in the event someone is injured at your home. When evaluating the policy, insurance companies consider multiple items to determine their risk - and your cost. Here ...

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Sept. 15, 2020

Getting Outbid? Strategies to Make Your Offer Stand Out and Get Accepted

Summer is traditionally a busy time for buyers and sellers. This year has been no exception -  and with lower interest rates, many homebuyers are finding the competitive environment challenging. With multiple buyers competing for properties, even terrific offers are often being outbid. 

Fortunately, there are some things you ...

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Aug. 13, 2020

Rental Property Owner Preservation Fund

Are you a rental property owner who has experienced loss of income or financial hardship due to COVID-19? If so, you may be eligible to receive assistance through the Rental Property Owner Preservation Fund created August 4, 2020. This fund was created due to the advocacy efforts of the Arizona REALTORS® ...

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Aug. 5, 2020

Real Estate Home Inspections and Appraisals in the New Normal

Even during the COVID-19 outbreak, real estate transactions go on. Buyers and sellers still need to move, and the industry is looking for new ways to accommodate both the needs of the transaction and, of course, the safety of everyone.

Many traditional real estate activities can be performed virtually. While ...

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July 15, 2020

How to Set Up Your First Home Office

Working from home is not a new concept, but recent events have created a mass shift in the American workforce and more people than ever before are working from home. While simply placing a laptop on the kitchen table is one way to work from home, having a designated home ...

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