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An educated client is a preferred client. There’s no arguing that. That’s why we’ve gone to town blogging about the market, things that benefit buyers or sellers, real estate news and trends, or upcoming happenings in the local community.

University of Phoenix Stadium hosts 2015 Super Bowl

February 6, 2014 - By Alicia

Get ready football fans because the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX is coming to Arizona in 2015 and, although Seahawk fans might disagree, we just hope it’s a better watch than this years. This will actually be the Phoenix area’s third year to host a Super Bowl, second time in Glendale and Super Bowl XXX was […]

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Why Do I need Title Insurance?

February 4, 2014 - By Scott Johnson

Why Do I need Title Insurance?   While title insurance isn’t a fun subject, one of the most common questions we are asked is, “Why do I need title insurance?”.  Hopefully, you never will, but simply put, it provides peace of mind in knowing that the property you are buying and the investment you are […]

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Top Five Home Loans and Down Payments

February 3, 2014 - By Grant

Navigating through all the information of a home loan can be daunting; so we’ve created this quick reference guide based upon what type of loan you need, if it’s a primary or investment home, how much of a down-payment is recommended, desired credit score, etc. We’ve also included the top 5 purchase loans you may […]

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Tempe Omni Hotel and Resort

January 30, 2014 - By Alicia

Who’s ready for the New Omni Hotel and Resort to open in Tempe? This particular hotel will open as the USA Basketball’s National Headquarters and practice facilities. In 2015, the hotel will feature 330 luxury rooms and 13 floors located on University and Mill Ave right next to Arizona State University. Okay, we know it’s […]

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Real Estate Market Phoenix of 2013 in Review

January 27, 2014 - By Grant

The 2013 Phoenix Real Estate Market started with a new inventory level of 9,835, a sharp 54.9% increase over December, as a sense of optimism for the New Year leads potential sellers to test the market. However, historically speaking, January tends to be sluggish, and 2013 was no exception to the trend; Total sales fell 18.12% […]

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January Market Update

January 15, 2014 - By Grant

January 2014 was off to a slow start, with both lower demand and supply compared to last year. The good news for homeowners is that home prices are up around 16% from this time last year, giving potential sellers added value. However, a significant proportion of this growth came in the first half of 2013; […]

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The Dodd-Frank Act and How It Affects You

January 10, 2014 - By Grant

    The Dodd-Frank Act and the Ability-to-Repay rule   Introduced in June 2009, and signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was a response to the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. In the years leading up to the financial […]

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December Market Update

December 23, 2013 - By Grant

The good news for sellers is that the average price of homes rose 11.14% since December of last year. Furthermore, after dropping 2.58% from October to November, average home prices have since risen 1.61%, from $235,933 to $239,734. However, home prices have been relatively flat in recent months. While the average price of households has […]

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2014 FHA Change Means Less Loan Buyers

December 12, 2013 - By Alicia

The Phoenix Federal Housing Administration loan limits have decreased from $346,250 to $271,050, starting January 1st 2014. This FHA Change gives buyers a decreased $75,200 limit of house they can purchase. So does all of this make the FHA less desirable?     In the beginning of 2013 the FHA already made one big change. […]

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Decorating for the Holidays

December 7, 2013 - By Alicia

Haven’t hung up your decorations yet for the holidays? Not a problem, we go over some of the basics of what to do while decorating your Phoenix home for the holidays. Holiday light decorations are welcoming and draw a lot of attention from others from the road to your front doorstep. Since the first focus […]

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How To: Make An Eas(ier) Move

November 27, 2013 - By resourcephx

How To: Make An Eas(ier) Move   As if packing for your week trip to the beaches of Hawaii wasn’t hard enough, how are you supposed to conservatively pack up your entire house? Well luckily for you, we have all the answers to help you get the job done!   Step One: Start collecting boxes […]

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What Can Go Wrong with Real Estate Transactions

November 20, 2013 - By Jordan

What Can Go Wrong with Real Estate Transactions? “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”  This pessimistic theory applies to many things in life, including real estate transactions.  That being said this should not turn you off from buying a new home, but be a reason to be careful and take more precautions.  When […]

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