Category Archives: For Homeowners

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Extended Through 2013

Fiscal Cliff Bill 2013

The “fiscal cliff” bill that was passed and signed into law earlier this month included two very important real estate related provisions for homeowners who are considering selling their homes as a short sale and homeowners who pay a monthly mortgage insurance premium. Continue reading…

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Seminar for Underwater Homeowners in Phoenix Area

Underwater Homeowners

Next week, The Hill Group will be participating in a community outreach seminar for underwater mortgage holders, and we want you to know about it in case you or someone you know wants to attend. Continue reading…

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What Title 44 Did to the Cost of Owning a Pool in Arizona

Owning a Pool

Title 44, the subject of today’s article, was recently passed by the Arizona Legislature and went into effect on January 1, 2012. It requires new energy-efficient standards for residential pool pumps and motors, and portable electric spas. Continue reading…

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What to Do If Phoenix Home Builder Refuses to Make a Repair After Closing Escrow

Phoenix Home Builder

When we’re working with buyers who are interested in new house construction, we are often asked how good certain builders are about warranting their homes after they’ve finished construction on them. Continue reading…

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Pool School – Drain Covers & Pool Lights [Video]

While I was attending this home inspection review near Old Town Scottsdale for a client of ours, Larry Swanson with Advantage Inspection Service showed me two of the pool safety features he always looks for. Watch this video and find out what they are so you can check to see if your back yard pool has them! Continue reading…

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FHA Changes Up Front MIP & Monthly MIP Rates

FHA Changes

The up front MIP (mortgage insurance premium) and monthly MIP rates charged on a new FHA loan are about to change, beginning April 9, 2012. If you are planning to purchase a home with an FHA loan, and you aren’t in escrow on a home yet, this post is for you. Continue reading…

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Your Two Story House Needs These Two Features to Prevent Water Overflows

In this video, Larry Swanson with Advantage Inspection Service showed me two of the features he looks for when he’s inspecting a two story house. Watch and find out what they are so you can check to see if your two story house has them! Continue reading…

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5 Steps to Making Your Own Man Cave

Many new homes come with bonus rooms that most people aren’t quite sure what to do with right away. They could always turn it into another spare bedroom, or a home office, or a den… But usually it just sits there, filling up with knick-knacks that never seem to fit anywhere else. Men, don’t let this happen to your home! Continue reading…

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