Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled PBS program in the drab, grey fields of irrational paranoia, fear and anarchy, but I have an important message for you: IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD. WE ARE NOT IN A HOUSING CRISIS. We are not about to be in one either! I know what you're thinking, "Oh, but Kristin, you're a REAL ESTATE … [Read more...] about Are We Headed For Another Real Estate Bubble?
How to Buy A House...in a Nutshell! A simple Step-By-Step process for buying a house...it's not so hard...OK it's really harder than it looks but that's why they invented real estate agents! But seriously, there are 5 basic stages to buying a home here in Arizona: Get yourself a purchase contract Open escrow Do your … [Read more...] about How To Buy A House (In A Nutshell)
What the HUD Property Condition Report Does Not Tell You Let me just start off my saying that I think the folks at MCB do a great job managing these properties that are offered on the market by the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD). But here is on problem that could be handled better... One of my clients has a HUD … [Read more...] about Hey HUD!! Most Buyers Expect Power & Water When They Buy a Home!
Still wondering if you should spring for that home inspection? If this story doesn't convince you, nothing will...although termites are generally a very treatable problem here in Arizona, in this case, there was a perfect storm of conditions to create a huge termite problem. It was a beautiful home and we never imagined it had … [Read more...] about Termites! A Horror Story…
In this episode of Phoenix Real Estate FAQ's Dean Ouellette and I ponder the answer these questions: * What's a better value...resale or new build? * When do I get the keys to my new house? * How many houses should I look at before I put in an offer? * Who should be present at a home inspection? Thanks to Sasha Lopez for … [Read more...] about Phoenix Real Estate FAQs – 3-26-2010
Dean Ouellette, the Tempe Short Sale Guy , joins me as we ponder the answers to: * Is it a good time to buy a house? * Do I need a home inspection if I am buying As-Is? * Can my Realtor give me the lockbox codes so I can check out a house? * Why do short sales take so long? Thanks, Sasha (Speilberg) Lopez for keeping us on … [Read more...] about Phoenix Real Estate FAQs – 3-12-2010
A professional home inspector should be one of the first people you call when your offer to purchase a home has been accepted. A home inspector will go over your home with a fine tooth comb and provide a detailed report on the condition of the home. He will check the condition of your roof, your AC unit, your electrical and … [Read more...] about When Should You Get A Home Inspection? Always!