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Posted on 06/28/2020
What Home Buyers Want in 2020
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Energy Efficiency As home buyers become younger and younger, energy-efficient structures become more popular. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the most sought-after green features in a home include: Energy-Star rated windows and appliances. Toilets that conserve water. Tankless water heaters. Solar panels. Extra insulation. Triple-paned glass in windows and...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Is Your Home Underpriced?
As a home seller, you likely want to set a "fair" initial asking price for your residence. Because if you fail to do so, you risk pricing your home outside of your target buyer's price range. Perhaps even worse, you risk pricing your house too low – something that may cause you to miss out on the opportunity to...
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Posted on 06/16/2020
Another Property Sold - 41305 W Rio Bravo Drive, Maricopa, AZ 85138
CONSIDER THIS NEWER 2017 MOVE-IN READY MERITAGE RESIDENCE in the destination lake/golf master plan of Rancho El Dorado. Checking every box on the list... Scenic Mountain/Palm Tree & Waterway Community Views, Huge Green Belt Park/Playground just down the street, Excelling Local School Options, Distinctive Meritage Home Craftsmanship, Functional San Carlos Great Room floor plan w/today's must-have efficiencies & tech, Home Interior modeling $40,000 in like-new builder/owner upgrades & finishes, Well-appointed Kitchen w/staggered cabinetry & Modern Quartz Counters, designer grey/beige color scheme & finally an ultra low...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
How to Use Native Stones for a Rustic Walkway
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Tips on Maintaining Your Home Inside and Out
In many ways, the quality of your life is determined by the condition of your home. If it feels like your home is in disrepair, messy, or cluttered, you're not going to feel comfortable or satisfied with your living situation. While perfection is an unattainable standard, there are a lot of simple things you can do to keep your...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Buying Investment Property: How to Make Quick ROIs
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via Pixabay Buying property is a long-term investment. If you’re looking to make quick income from property, the only way is to buy low and sell high with minimal input for remodeling, upgrades, or even paint. However, if you intend to keep your property as a rental here are a few of the basics...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Jumbo Loans: How Conforming Loan Limit Increase Affects the Jumbo Market
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay If you bought a house that was over $484,350 prior to 2020, you had to get a jumbo loan, which is a non-conforming loan. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) increased the limit on conforming loans to $510,400 in most areas. The FHFA also increased the loan limit to $765,600 in some...
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Posted on 05/17/2020
Loan Options for Luxury Home Buyers
Photo by Vincent Rivaud from Pexels When you buy a luxury home, you have several options when it comes to paying for the home. While some luxury buyers invest fully in the home and purchase outright, most find that opting for a mortgage of some type keeps options open and reserves capital for other things. Mortgages can be...
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Posted on 05/10/2020
Condo vs. Townhouse: What's the Difference?
Photo by Pixabay via Pexels When it comes to home ownership, you have many options beyond buying a single-family home. A condominium and a townhouse are two such options. Before you consider making one of these your permanent home, it's important to understand the differences between them. Condo Ownership When you purchase a condo, you own the entire...
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Posted on 05/03/2020
Should I Invest in a REIT?
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via PixabayWould you like to invest in real estate? To buy thousands of income-producing properties, from apartments to office buildings to industrial parks, all over the country or the world? It you’re wealthy, you might dispatch someone to travel far and wide and do just that, but even if you’re not rich you can...
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Posted on 04/30/2020
Another Property Sold - 41713 W Warren Lane, Maricopa, AZ 85138
Move in ready home now available in the golf course community of Rancho Eldorado in Maricopa. This single story 3 bedroom with den two bath features split floorplan, vaulted ceilings, 18'' tile in main areas and carpet in the bedrooms. The master also has vaulted ceiling with fan, barn door to en suite and walk in closet. The kitchen boasts an open concept with designer painted cabinets, recessed lighting, an island and dining area. The front and backyard have low maintenance plants and plenty of space to further design your very own...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Crucial Project Management Skills for a Successful Flip
Photo by TeroVesalainen via Pixabay Flipping a house successfully means keeping your ducks in a row during the rehab process--and that typically means communicating with several vendors to coordinate work, making sure everyone is on the same page, and dealing with delays when they (inevitably) occur. It's worth your while to build a project management strategy and skill...
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