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

Phoenix Housing Market Update – April 14, 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… 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

3 Advanced Tips That Will Help Your Home Sell Faster

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… continue reading

How to Sell a Home With Pets

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… continue reading

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Rental Property

Congratulations! You’ve decided to sell your rental property! After all those months spent collecting rent and repairing leaky faucets, maybe now you’re going to use the profit to buy a larger home for yourself. Or maybe you want to put your money to work in other ways. Whatever the reason, you want to make sure… 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.

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