Home Owners

May 20, 2020

Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? There seems to be a growing consensus that the housing market is positioned to be that ...

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May 20, 2020

Phoenix Valley Real Estate Market Snapshot | May 2020

Month-over-month Active Listings remained the same and the good news is in the 6.1% increase for the Listings that went under contract this last month. Closed sales decreased by 22.1% but this drop was expected due to the forced unemployment and furloughs which resulted in buyers not qualifying ...

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March 24, 2020

Spring 2020 Phoenix Valley Real Estate Market Update

The chart below quickly outlines and compares the general Phoenix valley (Maricopa County) real estate market between 2019 and 2020.  If you have more questions about a specific market, contact Silver Alliance Reatly (602) 615-8470.  We are always available to help our clients. 

Affordability for Buyers has Improved Thanks ...

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Feb. 26, 2020

Four Things to Think About When Selecting a Tax Preparer

It happens every year. Like ants at a picnic, pop-up storefronts for tax-prep firms are suddenly everywhere. The airwaves are saturated with advertisements for the latest tax software and commercials for tax pros promising fantastic returns. Even some car dealerships get in on the frenzy, promising to prepare your tax ...

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Feb. 12, 2020

Glendale, AZ Home Pricing up 6.7% in January 2020

The Median Sales Price in Glendale was $272,000 in January, up 6.7% from $255,000 in Jan’19. Even more impressive is the 38.4% growth over the last 4 years, since $196,500 in Jan’16.


- Chris Butterworth

8 Dollar Farming

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Sept. 27, 2019

Try These Tips to Cozy Up Your Home for Fall

As the season changes and the days grow shorter, family and friends alike will look forward to gathering in the dining room for hot meals and curling up in the living room to watch football. A few simple décor changes will go a long way toward creating a cozy home ...

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Sept. 16, 2019

Which Home Updates Are Worth It?

Never forget the first rule of upgrades, according to Remodeling magazine's Cost vs. Value Report for 2019: "Think like a real-estate broker." That includes focusing heavily on curb appeal and first impressions.

Worth It: A New Garage Door

It ranked first on the magazine’s list of projects, with a ...

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Posted in DIY, Home Owners, Money Tips
Aug. 6, 2019

Deter Insects with Essential Oils

Pesticides are highly toxic and detrimental to humans and pets alike. The next time you see a pest in your home, reach for essential oils instead of the can of insect spray. These recipes for homemade insecticides contain absolutely no dangerous chemicals, are highly effective, and as an added bonus ...

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Aug. 5, 2019

Brighten Up Your Summer Evenings with Outdoor Lighting

Adding lighting to your yard, patio, or garden is a great way to increase both atmosphere and practical illumination. Here are three ideas for doing it with the best effect:

String Lights:

Quick and easy to install, string lights bring an extra sense of magic and romance to a warm ...

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July 22, 2019

2019 Outdoor Living and Design Trends

Blurring of Indoor and Outdoor Areas

Beyond windows and patio doors, home designs are truly blending indoor and outdoor areas thanks to features such as folding walls and collapsible screens. For example, imagine a family room that opens up completely to an outdoor patio for easy entertaining, made possible by ...

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Posted in DIY, Home Decor, Home Owners