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5 Home Automation Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

It’s 2018. Home automation has come a long way from uber expensive systems that took lots of wiring and money to harness. It’s easy to implement some of these tools for under $20. This video gives a brief overview of

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Home Decor… for looks & living

When was the last time you asked “how are you” and didn’t hear a response involving the word “busy”?? We’re all wrapped up in the minutia of doing more with less, the endless imbalance of work/life & trying to achieve

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The Schmoopier Side of Real Estate

The “Schmoopier” Side of Real Estate

You remember that pet name on “Seinfeld” right? It doesn’t even MEAN ANYTHING, but we all got it. It’s a little too emotional. A little irrational and kind of annoying… Believe it or not, “Schmoopie” kind of goes hand in hand

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April 2017 Phoenix Real Estate Market Recap

In a nutshell, here’s a market recap of how real estate went down in April… “Seller Concessions Have Risen Despite Buyer Frenzy For Buyers: Buyers continue to find themselves in a frenzy of competition for homes as March recorded the highest

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Camille Swanson: Vlog- Wire Fraud

Real Estate Wire Fraud- The Struggle is REAL!!

Here’s a quick video about wire fraud- what it is & how it can affect you. QUICK NOTE: As I prepared to do this vlog, I received an email from an escrow officer in Las Vegas whose email signature had

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What “Mortgage Rates Are Trending UP…” means for you in Spring 2017

“Mortgage rates are going up!” Yeah…….. I hear that a lot. But what does that mean and how does it affect you? Is the sky falling?? The short answer is “a little”. The Federal Reserve lowered it’s interest rate (“Fed Funds

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Thinking about a “Lease Option”- Think twice…

There are 2 sides to this story- one for Sellers & one for Buyers. There are pros and a whole lot of cons. Let’s take a look… Sellers: Frequently, frustrated sellers with homes to sell find themselves with a willing

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UP in 2017: Home Purchase Power & Mortgage Rates

UP in 2017 Real Estate: Buyer Purchase Power & Mortgage Rates

On 1/1/2017, buyer get a bump to their purchase power when they finance a home loan. The conventional (AKA “conforming”) loan limit increases to $424,100 (from $417K; min 3% down required) and the FHA loan limit increases to $275,665 (from $271,050;

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How are Contemporary and Modern Architecture Different?

Do you know the difference between “contemporary” and “modern” architecture? Which principles and/or elements specifically make them different?? I thought I knew. We see new styles of architecture all around Phoenix & Scottsdale as new residents with more appreciation and affinity

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Real Estate Opportunities in Metro Phoenix- October 2016

There are opportunities in EVERY market. Think everyone lost during the Great Recession? Think again. Hedge funds and small-budget investors made out like bandits, even as many people lost the shirts off their backs. That said, there are opportunities to

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Camille Swanson, REALTOR®
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