First Time Home Buyers

Sept. 26, 2019

Five Ways to Buy a House with Little or No Money Down

Many people believe that you must have a huge down payment saved up to get your foot on the property ladder. However, this is not the case. There are a number of programs in place that will allow you to buy a home with little or no money down.

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Aug. 16, 2019

iBuyers: Is Convenience Worth the Cost?

 

On average, sellers are likely to make 13% - 15% LESS with an iBuyer versus a traditional broker (source: Sklarz & Miller, 2019).  While technology has influenced and in a lot of ways improved the real estate industry, the iBuyer phenomenon (such as Open Door, Zillow Offers, OfferPad, etc.) might need ...

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July 25, 2019

Questions to Keep in Mind When Searching for Your Ideal Home

When purchasing a home, you can rely on the inspector to answer questions about the condition of the roof, foundation, and plumbing, but there are other important questions the inspector’s report can’t answer because the answers depend on a homebuyer’s preference. Here are some great questions to ask as you ...

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July 12, 2019

July 2019 Real Estate Review

The seasonality in the Maricopa County real estate market couldn’t be more obvious, or consistent. Lots of sales in April, May and June; not as many in December, January and February.

The highs have risen slightly higher each year, but the lows have gotten lower as well. Overall volume per ...

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July 12, 2019

Housing Inventory Increases as House Prices Moderate

After years of an inventory shortage in the housing market, conditions are finally improving. This all adds up to buyers having more choices when looking for homes. Yet sellers will also have to adapt to the new market conditions, as an increase in inventory often leads to a slowdown in ...

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June 18, 2019

Anticipating a Move? Read These Seven Tips

Moving is a chore that everyone loves to hate. It is time-consuming, fraught with difficult decisions, and physically demanding. But it’s also unavoidable.

Here are some great tips to make your move more efficient and less stressful:

1. Weed Out the Clutter.

Before you start packing, honestly survey your belongings ...

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April 30, 2019

Don't Buy Into These Homebuying Myths

Buying a new home is exciting, but many buyers also find it overwhelming. There are a lot of myths about buying a home that buyers need to be aware of. Here are two common home-buying myths.

You Need a 20 Percent Down Payment

Many potential home buyers cite saving for ...

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April 25, 2019

Positive Signs for the National Housing Market

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), sales of existing homes climbed in February; what’s more, month-over-month sales recorded the highest increase since December 2005. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the NAR, several factors led to the impressive rise in sales including “a powerful combination of lower ...

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April 19, 2019

Six Ways a Mortgage Preapproval Reduces Homebuyer Heartache

There’s plenty to think about when you’re searching for a new home, and arranging a mortgage might not be at the top of your list. However, it’s important not to leave this task to the last minute.

Receiving a mortgage preapproval before you even begin house hunting has many advantages ...

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Dec. 18, 2018

National Sales Are Down, but First-Time Buyers See Opportunity

September marked the 79th month in a row of year-overyear home price increases. The median existing- home price climbed 4.2 percent to $258,100. This price increase is partly because of a supply decrease; inventory levels—especially levels for affordable homes—continue to hover near record lows. While price gains are ...

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