5 Quick Fixes to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Conscientious homeowners keep on top of all the regular maintenance items almost automatically. Once you’ve lived in a place for more than a year or two, you know what to keep an eye on, and when major fixes and updates have to be addressed. When it’s time to sell your home, though, the focus shifts…. continue reading

Buyers Will Bypass a Cluttered Home

One of the secrets to selling your Phoenix-area home isn’t a secret at all: clean up the clutter. While it’s natural to accumulate “stuff” as we go through life, it’s easy to let that stuff take over our living spaces. And while your collection of Beanie Babies, Smurf Glasses and Mickey Mouse memorabilia might mean… continue reading

Applying for a Mortgage: Broker vs. Bank

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… continue reading

“Smart House” Innovations Have Real Estate Applications

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… continue reading

The Phoenix Spring Selling Season Couldn’t Wait…

  Phoenix’s spring selling season is underway! Okay—it’s understandable if that seems like a somewhat premature announcement, but it is verifiable from any number of sources. Never mind that this year, spring doesn’t officially arrive until March 20…but that’s only what astronomers say (and they can’t even decide whether Pluto is a planet). Meteorologists take issue… continue reading

10 Common Title Problems

Buying or selling a home can be stressful, but educating yourself on the various aspects of the process can greatly reduce that stress. We reached out to Maggie Clark at Equity Title to explain the 10 most common title problems that can arise, and why you need title insurance to protect you later.  Here is what Equity… continue reading

Foreign Investors Beware – FIRPTA

If you are a foreign person or non-resident alien purchasing or selling real estate in Arizona you need to be aware of the section of the residential purchase contract that explains your potential tax obligations.

What Condition Do I Have To Leave My Home In When I Sell It?

In Arizona, there is currently no language in the purchase contract that states how clean the home must be left. However, some real estate agents will write into the contract that the home or carpets must be professionally cleaned by the close of escrow date. So, it’s a good idea to check with your REALTOR and review the purchase contract to determine what’s required of you prior to vacating the home.

Tips for Holding a Successful Garage Sale

Well, it is officially spring time and so starts the “cleaning season”. Something that could help with that is a garage sale. There are a lot of good reasons you may want to hold a garage sale. Some of the reasons you may want to consider include:

Getting Your Home Ready for the Home Inspection

What home sellers should do to prepare their home for the home inspection.

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