Dean Ouellette joins me to as we answer your real estate questions straight from the trenches of the Phoenix real estate market....in only 30 seconds. Here we are answering some frequently asked questions about purchasing bank-owned properties...namely: Where can you find REO listings? Can I offer below the asking price on a … [Read more...] about Phoenix Real Estate FAQ’s – REO’s
Time and time again, I have had clients who where told they were "pre-qualified" but then were denied the loan. Why does this happen? Here is a look at what happens behind the scenes to qualify you for a mortgage loan, and some tips on how the right loan officer can better your odds for qualification. … [Read more...] about The Inside Scoop on Qualifying for a Mortgage Loan
Dean Ouellette and Kristin LaVanway talk about tips to help Buyers in their home search, including how to choose a lender, where to find the best deals, and how to make the most fo your shopping trip! … [Read more...] about Talking Shop Episode #2 – Tips for Home Buyers
I headed down to the courthouse steps today to introduce one my investor clients to Pam Mullavey and Brad Kelley of Infoclosure.com. He had a couple of interesting questions about how the trustee sales work and if there is a way to avoid that whole process... And, yes...it was raining which explains the frizzy hair! ***Note: … [Read more...] about Trustee Sales – Can You Work Around Them?
Welcome to my online search tool that puts you in the driver's seat for your online home search. Here's a little introduction: ...And here are some how-to tutorials (for best results, view in HD, full screen): #1 The Basics - Getting Started with Your Home Search #2 Advanced Search Techniques - How to Narrow It Down … [Read more...] about Ready To Do Some Online House Shopping…Here Are Some Tips!
A recent opinion piece on SFGATE.com continues the chorus of those who think that Realtors are grossly overcompensated. I am not sure why, because, as Jay Thompson explains, most are living well below the poverty level...30% actually lost money! Maybe it is time that we changed the way Realtors get paid...here are some … [Read more...] about What If Realtors Got Paid By The Hour?
The Arizona Department of Real Estate and the Arizona Association of Realtors have teamed to create a great resource for distressed property owners or any homeowner or wants to understand what happens when you are in default on your mortgage or contemplating a short sale. The Advisory contains links to online resoures to … [Read more...] about Introducing the AZ Short Sale Seller’s Advisory
Two recent news stories have highlighted to me how out-of-whack things have gotten with respect to the actions being taken to "improve the economy". I knew it was bad, I just didn't think it was this bad... AIG execs are partying it up while school teachers are paying the price...that might improve the economy for some people, … [Read more...] about The Gloves Are Off, Folks…Watch Your Back
With the deadline for the First Time Buyer Tax Credit just around the corner, it may be now or never for many first time home buyers. Unfortunately, many home buyers do not realize how difficult it is to compete in this market at the lower price ranges. A look at some recent sales activity in Queen Creek, a popular area for … [Read more...] about Sorry First Time Homebuyers – This Isn’t Going To Be Easy…
After working as both a rocket scientist and a Realtor, I cannot help but notice the remarkable similarity between the two professions. So why is one field among the most respected on the planet, and the one of the least respected? Beats me! I'd love to hear your thoughts on this! Leave a comment below or email me at … [Read more...] about Why Realtors are Like Rocket Scientists