Loans & Financing

May 2, 2020

What now? Phoenix Real Estate in a COVID-19 World

It took much longer than I wanted to address the impact of COVID-19. Beyond real estate, it impacted me, everyone I knew & the whole world. I'm not often speechless, but this was one of those rare occasions.

I created this presentation to give my friends & clients a look ...

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Nov. 18, 2019

Nov. 2019 in Phoenix Metro: to Rent or to Buy?

A LOT of buyers (not naming names...) get frustrated by their limited options in Metro Phoenix.

It's a seller's market. Has been for years! From Arcadia, to DC Ranch, North Central Phoenix to Downtown, our market is tight- no question.

Their next line of thought sometimes baffles me ...

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Aug. 22, 2019

How to Be a Recession-proof Buyer

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Have you heard the grumblings about *EEK* a recession. Don't say it too loud. People get very anxious when they hear that word.

Real estate is hyper-local. Even if other cities start to deteriorate, Phoenix may not be affected or it could be worse. If there is one around ...

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June 23, 2018

5 "MUST DO's" to Get Top Value for Your Home Appraisal

Appraisal ScaleOver the years, I've had friends, family & colleagues coming to me asking about appraisals.  Usually, it's to say that they just got one and the appraiser "clearly must have been smoking something"...  A lot of folks are looking to take advantage of the low interest ...

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May 8, 2017

Real Estate Wire Fraud- The Struggle is REAL!!

This video is 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 been swiped and slightly altered so the phone number was off ...

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March 23, 2017

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 Rate") or the money banks pay to borrow money ...

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March 8, 2017

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 been swiped and slightly altered so the phone number was ...

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Jan. 3, 2017

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...

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Sellers:

Frequently, frustrated sellers with homes to sell find themselves with a willing tenant throwing the "lease-option" or "lease-to-own" plan into their ...

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Dec. 21, 2016

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

On 1/1/2017, buyers 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; min 3.5% down required ...

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Oct. 4, 2016

Endangered Species: Cheap Houses in Metro Phoenix

Looking for a cheap house to buy in Metro Phoenix? Better get one while you can...

 

Active Listings by Price in Metro Phoenix 10/1/16- Active Listings by Price Range In Metro Phoenix

 

There are thousands of homes to buy, but the days of $50K, $60K, or $75K homes are all but gone. In ...

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