Money Tips

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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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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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 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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July 8, 2019

Save on Summer Cooling Costs

Turn Up the Thermostat. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78 degrees when you are home and even higher when you’re away. If this sounds too balmy for you, try setting it one or two degrees higher than normal and work up from there. You ...

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