Category Archives: For Homeowners

Foreign Investors Beware – FIRPTA

W-7 Form

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. Continue reading…

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

Clean House

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. Continue reading…

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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: Continue reading…

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Getting Your Home Ready for the Home Inspection

Garage ready for inspection

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

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Renting Your Home for the Super Bowl

University of Phoenix Stadium

Super Bowl XLIX is right around the corner and lots of people will be thinking about renting their home in the Phoenix metro area to make a little money. Actually, a lot of money. Continue reading…

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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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