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What Lenders Require Depending On How You Are Paid
 What will be needed to purchase a home. Below is breakdown of the most common income types and what documentation is required to utilize them.Salary/Hourly- This is ofte...

Average Home Sales Price Is Up
This is a great time to list your home for sale if you are thinking about it! Contact me for a free market analysis.The average sales priceis up +7.9% year-over-yearwhile the year-...

Latest Financial News For Mortgage Rates
 Quiet WeekOverview: The past week was relatively quiet for mortgage rates, with few market-moving events. It was a light week for economic data, and the newly relea...

Top 10 Rules When Applying For A Mortgage
  I. Do not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job II. Do not purchase a new car, truck or van ...

Spring Training Coming Soon As Well As The Waste Management Phoenix Open This Week
Phoenix is known for this beautiful time of the year! Spring brings the outdoors funto The Phoenix Open and Baseball Spring Training Coming soon! For those visitingfrom out of stat...

Mesa Adult Communities Offer Great Golf Courses
Golf, tennis and pickle-ball are just some of the "fun in the sun" offered in Mesa's Adult Communities.  It is a great time of the year to purchase for thosethat are rent...

Active Adult Retirement Communities Mesa AZ
Welcome winter visitors to beautiful Arizona! Mesa is a great place to visit for months at a time or to purchase those homes for part-time or full-time use. Mesa off...

Welcome Winter Visitors
Arizona has the beauty of nature in some of the West's most beautiful areas, finding this State hard to resist! Welcome to a place that is so easy to make friends and enjoy the rel...

Do Black Friday Deals Exist In Real Estate
Holidays could be the right time to ramp up your home shopping — while the crowds are at the stores.Black Friday is the holy grail for deal-seeking shoppers during the holiday se...

Homebuyers
When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighbor...

The Benefits Of A Presale Home Inspection
Home inspections aren’t just for home buyers. Home sellers also gain peace of mind by investing in a thorough certified home inspection prior to putting a house up for sale. The ...

ARMLS STAT SALES PRICES JULY 2016
 Sales prices are up +3.5% year-over-year on average while the year-over-year median is also up +6.1%. List prices of new listings with list dates from 7/1/2016 to 7/31/2016, ...

Home Sales Prices Are Up
Sales prices are up +4.3% year-over-year on average while the year-over-year median is also up +7.0%. ARMLS STAT JUNE 2016 ...

Investors Do Not Expect The Federal Reserve To Raise Rates This Year Or Next
 A surge in US hiring will not be enough to prompt a Federal Reserve interest rate rise this year or next, investors believe, as ripple effects work their way across the Atlan...

Happy Fourth Of July
Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Inde...

15 Reasons Why Home Owners Sell Move
Need a Reason to Sell Your Home?American home owners sell and move, on average, every five to seven years. Why do home owners move? People who have lived in the same home for the p...

Helpful Credit Tip
Never Close an old account. Part of your credit score is based upon how long  you have established credit.  Therefore, if you close an older credit card (p...

PreApproval Is The First Step To Home Buying
 Freddie Mac describes the 4 Cs that help determine the amount you will be qualified to borrow: Capacity:Your current and future ability to make your payments Capital o...

Conventional 3 Percent Down Payment Program
Conventional 3% Down is a Fannie Mae program that requires a minimum down payment of 3% for qualified homebuyers with limited funds. This is a lower down payment than FHA financing...

Memorial Day Weekend Forcast
Memorial Day weekend forecast statistics are hitting the wires ahead of the holiday weekend which begins on May 27. There are expected to be 38 million Americans hitting the roads ...

Now Is A Great Time To Purchase
 If you are a consumer, NOW is a great time to look into a purchase or refinance.The latest report from Freddie Mac shows that the 30-year fixed-rate...

The Heat Is On
Gotta Love Arizona! Today in the beautiful Phoenix area, the temperatures are supposed to reach 100 degrees!We also have a hot market in resale homes!Sales prices are up ...

Rabbits And Geckos And Quail Oh My
Who doesn't love the serene nature of Arizona?  The quiet adult communitiesof Mesa brings this tranquility of nature to life. For those that are looking to purchase in these c...

FHA Escrow Holdback Update
The FHA Escrow Holdback guidelines have recently been updated. Escrow holdbacks are used to hold funds in an escrow account until repairs can be completed. This accommodation allow...

Spring Training Is Starting March 1st
Welcome winter visitors! This is the time of the year, for great weatherand the start of the 2016  Cactus League Spring Training Baseball!For all of those winter vac...

HUD Home At Desert Springs At Alta Mesa Mesa AZ 85215
1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bathroom, 1,484 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Desert Springs at Alta Mesa offered at $150,000. Conveniently located near Bush Elementary School, Shepherd Junior High School an...

Average Longterm US Mortgage Rates Fell This Week Amid Continued Turbulence In Global Stock Markets
     Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week amid continued turbulence in global stock markets.It was the second straight weekly decline for the ra...

Mortgage Rates Fall Back Below 4 Percent
      Mortgage rates were uneven this week as investors scurried toward bonds amid growing global economic concerns.According to the latest data released T...

Phoenix Is Better Market For Home Buyers Than Renters
  Phoenix better market for home buyers than rentersMaricopa County still is one of the best places to make a home purchase, according to new data from RealtyTrac combini...

Federal Reserve Announces Rate Increase
 The Federal Reserve announced today (12-16-15) a federal funds rate hike.  However, it was only 25 basis points (or .25%).  More importantly, rates are no...

HomeReady By Fannie Mae
  HomeReady™ is a Fannie Mae program that provides affordable home financing for low- to moderate-income borrowers, with expanded eligibility for homes in de...

Home In Five Advantage Down Payment Assistance Loan Program
There's a lot of misinformation going around about the changes to the Home-in-Five Advantage (down payment assistance) loan program that went into effect on December 1st.  Tho...

HUD Home At Maryvale Terrace Phoenix AZ 85035
3 Bedroom, 1.75 Bathroom, 1,000 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Maryvale Terrace offered at $135,000. Conveniently located near Peralta School, Estrella Middle School and Trevor Browne High Sc...

HUD Home At Sorrento Maricopa AZ 85138
Price Reduced! 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,530 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Sorrento offered at $112,500. Conveniently located near Maricopa Elementary School and Maricopa High School. Quick a...

HUD Home At Tisdale Terrace Phoenix AZ 85017
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,216 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Tisdale Terrace offered at $120,000. Conveniently located near Heatherbrae School, Phoenix Prep Academy and Alhambra High School. Q...

HUD Home At Paradise Valley Oasis Phoenix AZ 85032
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 840 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Paradise Valley Oasis offered at $116,000. Conveniently located near Indian Bend Elementary, Greenway Middle School and Paradise Vall...

HUD Home Johnson Ranch San Tan Valley AZ 85143
Back on Market! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 1,320 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Johnson Ranch offered at $130,000. Conveniently located near Walker Butte K-8, Poston Butte High School and Arizona...

HUD Home At Alamos East Mesa AZ 85213
5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 2,714 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Alamos East offered at $310,000. Conveniently located near Highland Elementary School, Poston Junior High and Mountain View High ...

Price Reduced HUD Home At Dynamite Mountain Ranch Phoenix AZ 85085
Price Reduced! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 3,581 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Dynamite Mountain Ranch offered at $372,600. Conveniently located near Sunset Ridge Elementary and Barry Goldwater H...

HUD Home At Johnson Ranch San Tan Valley AZ 85143
Back on Market! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 1,320 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Johnson Ranch offered at $130,000. Conveniently located near Walker Butte K-8, Poston Butte High School and Arizona...

HUD Home At Glennwilde Maricopa AZ 85138
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,734 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Glennwilde offered at $122,000. Conveniently located near Maricopa Elementary School, Maricopa Wells Middle School and Maricopa Hig...

HUD Home At Dynamite Mountain Ranch Phoenix AZ 85085
4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 3,581 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Dynamite Mountain Ranch offered at $405,000. Conveniently located near Sunset Ridge Elementary and Barry Goldwater High School. Qui...

HUD Home At Springfield Chandler AZ 85249
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,849 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Springfield offered at $207,000. Adult community. Quick access to SR-87, I-10 and Loop 202. Nearby attractions include Springfield ...


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