Does it really matter who you choose to do your mortgage? Can't you just go down to any ho-hum bank and get a home loan? Or call that spammy 1-800 number (that is most likely a sex hotline) you got from a quick Google search? Yes, it matters! And it’s a big FLIPPIN’ deal! You might be thinking, “Big Box is the way to go … [Read more...] about Big Box Banks vs. Local Mortgage Banker
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqaWF_e0Qk4?rel=0&w=853&h=480] It's about that time when I like to tantalize all of you with some market statistics! How is the Phoenix real estate market so far in 2016? Well let's take a look... Supply is gradually increasing as it usually does this time of year, but … [Read more...] about First Quarter 2016 – Review of the Phoenix Real Estate Market
https://youtu.be/lfrwDv1DgqY This weekend, I submitted offers in two "bidding wars". OK. They were more like bidding skirmishes, as a bidding war these days usually garners 3-5 offers compared to the 25-40 offers we were seeing a few years ago. Multiple offer situations tend to scare buyers. But guess, what? My clients offers … [Read more...] about Bidding War? Bring It, Baby!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po262Lz8MXA?rel=0&w=640&h=360] Real estate sales typically slow down towards the end of the year here in Phoenix. Buyers are distracted with holidays and take longer to make a decision. Inventory increases, so there are more choices. Advantages the sellers had during the busy … [Read more...] about Can You Really Sell Your House in November (or December!)
Yes, it gets hot here. Really hot. And even when it's not blazing hot, it's more than likely sunny. Really sunny. It only rains about 30 days a year here. So, if you are a weather forecaster, your job is pretty easy. Because we have SO MUCH SUN in Phoenix, it makes sense to consider solar energy. A lot of sense. Solar is … [Read more...] about That Solar Energy Thing – Savings in Downtown Mesa
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHn8Z_-Iu94?rel=0&w=560&h=349] I hate moving! But the worst part of this move was not loading the moving van, packing, unpacking, or even the fact that it's a hot Arizona summer (the season I always move). No, the worst part of this move is turning the house back over to the landlord and … [Read more...] about Landlord! Take My House Please!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBZJW8NC2-I&w=640&h=390] Trust me...the entertainment value of real estate is gravely underestimated!! … [Read more...] about Who Needs Cable When You’ve Got a Real Estate License
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX7ge7j0jxA?rel=0&w=640&h=390] Negotiating real estate deals just ain't the same anymore Is it just me? It just doesn't seem like it's much fun any more to negotiate a real estate transaction. Short sales, REO's and homeowners who have have watched all the equity drain from the homes have … [Read more...] about Real Estate Negotiation 101