The Case for ARMs

April 21st, 2017

The following article was originally published on Aaron Lending, LLC’s website. We decided to share it with you because it’s full of helpful information about adjustable rate mortgages as well as several real world scenarios. I will admit that as a borrower, Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) always scared me a little. I didn’t like the uncertainty that came with a rate, and thus a payment, … Continue reading…

Applying for a Mortgage: Broker vs. Bank

April 19th, 2017

Today’s post from Aaron Lending, LLC addresses the topic of applying for a mortgage and whether you should consider a broker or a bank (e.g., credit union, national bank, online bank, etc.). When shopping for a home mortgage or looking to refinance you have a lot of options. You could go through a local credit union, select a large national bank, choose a brick and … Continue reading…

Phoenix Housing Market Update – April 14, 2017

April 14th, 2017

Here below is a Concise Market Snapshot from The Cromford Report and our own short commentary afterward. For a frame of reference on today’s numbers, the snapshot also shows you the numbers for last month, last quarter, last year, and two years ago. Pretty helpful, right? Average Home Sales Price It’s no secret that our home prices usually start to move more significantly in the … Continue reading…

Best Ways to Avoid Paying Mortgage Insurance

April 11th, 2017

Mortgage insurance. Just another scary, necessary part of buying a home, right? For some, it may be necessary at first. But it doesn’t have to be scary. Aaron Lending recently published an article about mortgage insurance, which does an excellent job of explaining the different forms of mortgage insurance – MIP vs. PMI – and how you can either avoid paying it altogether or remove … Continue reading…

“Smart House” Innovations Have Real Estate Applications

April 7th, 2017

A number of “smart house” products are making headway in 2017, so let’s review which ones promise to have significant real estate applications. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in the Phoenix area anytime soon, you might want to become familiar with some of these technologies. It’s safe to say that the whole notion of household management gadgets that connect to the … Continue reading…

3 Advanced Tips That Will Help Your Home Sell Faster

April 6th, 2017

If you’ve ever sold your home before…or watched HGTV…you’ve likely heard about the most popular ways to get your home ready for prospective buyers. Instead, here are three advanced tips that will help you take your home to the next level! Closets You already know how important it is for closets to be neat and organized: shoes lined up, drawers closed, shelves decluttered, etc. Our … Continue reading…

What You Should Know Before Moving to Phoenix [Infographic]

March 31st, 2017

Phoenix is a vibrant, sun-kissed city nestled in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert amid several mountain ranges, including the McDowell Mountains and White Tank Range. Originally occupied by the Hohokam native people and later settled as a farming community, it wasn’t until after World War II that this fertile Valley saw explosive growth. In 1940, Phoenix was little more than a town, with … Continue reading…

How to Sell a Home With Pets

March 28th, 2017

According to a Gallup poll in 2016, more Americans say real estate is the best long-term investment over stocks, mutual funds, and bonds! To help you maximize your investment, we’ve written numerous articles over the years with home selling tips. See here, here, and here. Today, we’re going to talk about tips you should consider when selling a house with pets. First, whether the house you’re … Continue reading…