Andrea Ortega's Blog Posts

Selling Your Home Heres 2 Ways To Get The Best Price

  Selling Your Home? Here’s 2 Ways to Get the Best Price! Every homeowner wants to make sure that they maximize their financial reward when selling their home, but how do you guarantee

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  Millennials Are Skipping Starter Homes for Their Dream Homes A new trend has begun to emerge. With home prices skyrocketing in the starter home category, many first-time homebuyers are

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NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You A Lot Of Money

  Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as

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 Competition is Coming, Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home? The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise

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Downpayment Strategies What Is The Best Option For You

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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 Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space,

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  Buying A Home Is More Affordable Than Renting  According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ 2018 Rental Affordability Report, “buying a median-priced home is more affordable than

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YOUR PRIORITY MOVE IN TO DO LIST

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should

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Buying A Home Can Be Scary Know The Facts

 Buying a Home Can Be Scary... Know the Facts!! Some Highlights: 36% of Americans think they need a 20% down payment to buy a home. 44% of Millennials who purchased a home this year have

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How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

                                    How Historically Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing

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3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying Your Dream Home If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your

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4 Reasons To Buy This Fall

 4 Reasons to Buy This FallIt’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them come thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who

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New Construction Numbers Now Versus 2005

 New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005There is some thinking that the pace of the housing recovery is unsustainable and that we may be heading for another housing bubble. However, Jonathan

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Homes Started In 2015 Have More Bedrooms

 New Single-Family Homes Started in 2015 Have More BedroomsBY CARMEL FORD on SEPTEMBER 8, 2016• (0)Recently released data from the US Census’ Survey of Construction )

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Is The Current Pace Of Home Sales Sustainable

There are some experts questioning whether the current pace of residential home sales is sustainable. Are too many people buying homes like in 2004-2006? Are we headed for another housing crisis?

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Slaying Myths About Home Buying

 Slaying Myths About Home Buying Some Highlights: Interest Rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent in the last 12 months! Credit score

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Rents Skyrocket At Highest Rate In Almost A Decade

Rents Skyrocket at Highest Rate in almost a DecadeThe Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released by the Labor Department last week. An analysis by Market Watch revealed 

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3 Crucial Questions

 3 Crucial Questions Most Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To...DO YOU? Whether you are considering the purchase of your first home or trading up to the home your family frequently

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4 Reasons To Buy This Summer

4 Reasons to Buy This Summer!!!Summer is here! The temperature isn't the only thing heating up right now, so too is the housing market in many areas of the country! Here are four great reasons to

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Serious About Home Buying

Serious About Home Buying? Get Pre-Approved!!In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to

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Sell NOW Before Competition Hits The Market

In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts and investment &

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Warren Buffett There Is No Housing Bubble

                                   Warren Buffett: There is No Housing Bubble Thursday May 5th,

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3 Charts That Scream List Your Home Today

 3 Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’ Tuesday March 22nd, 2016  For Sellers, Housing Market UpdatesIn school we all learned the Theory of Supply and

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Should I Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year

 Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac

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Home Prices Up Across The Country

 Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

 Home Is Where The Heart Is Thursday March 3rd, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up BuyersYesterday, we discussed the reasons why homeownership

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One More Time Real Estate Is A Great Investment

 One More Time, Real Estate is a Great Investment Wednesday March 2nd, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up BuyersIn a recent blog post on 

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14986 Homes Sold Yesterday Did Yours

 14,986 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours? Tuesday March 1st, 2016  For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, PricingThere are some homeowners that have been waiting for

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How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House

 How To Get The Most Money When Selling Your House Monday February 29th, 2016  For Sellers, FSBO's, PricingEvery homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their

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Mortgage Rates Again At Historic Lows

 Mortgage Rates Again at Historic Lows Wednesday February 24th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up BuyersShorten URLJust two weeks ago, we posted an

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Are The Kids Finally Moving Out

 Are the Kids Moving Out?Thursday February 18th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Millennials During the recession, many young

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 How To Create Real Family Wealth [INFOGRAPHIC] Friday February 19th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers,Infographics, Move-Up BuyersSome Highlights: Buying a

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Future Home Values Where Do The Experts Think They Are Headed

Future Home Values: Where Do The Experts Think They Are Headed? Monday February 22nd, 2016  For Buyers, For Sellers, PricingToday, many real estate conversations center on

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Homeowners Net Worth Is 45x Greater Than A Renters

 Homeowner’s Net Worth is 45x Greater Than a Renter’s Monday February 15th, 2016  For Buyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-Up BuyersEvery three years the 

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Homes Selling Quickly Across The Country

 Homes Selling Quickly Across The Country Monday February 8th, 2016  For Sellers, Housing Market UpdatesAccording to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 

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Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home You May Be Surprised

 Do You Know How Much Equity You Have In Your Home? You May Be Surprised! Wednesday February 10th, 2016  For Sellers, Move-Up BuyersCoreLogic’s latest Equity

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Final 2015 Housing Numbers Now In

 Thursday February 11th, 2016  For Buyers, For Sellers, Housing Market UpdatesMany have questioned the stability of certain sectors of the U.S. Economy, one section in

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A Million Boomerang Buyers About To Enter Market

 A Million+ Boomerang Buyers about to Enter Market!!TransUnion recently released the results of a new study titled “The Bubble, the Burst and Now - What Happened to the?

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Will Appraisals Continue To Be A Challenge In 2016

 Will Appraisals Continue to be a Challenge in 2016? Wednesday February 3rd, 2016  For Sellers, Housing Market Updates, PricingFirst American Title issues a

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Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially

  Harvard: Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially Monday February 1st, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For BuyersWe have reported many times that the

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Top Reason to List Your House For Sale Now! Monday January 4th, 2016  For Sellers, Housing Market UpdatesIf you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1

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Rents Still Skyrocketing Wednesday January 20th, 2016  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Housing Market UpdatesZillow recently revealed that the 43 million

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HUD Home At Lake Park Villas Tempe AZ 85283

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1,050 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Lake Park Villas offered at $102,500. Conveniently located near Rover Elementary School, Marcos De Niza High School and Arizona State University.

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Buying A Home

Buying A Home? Do You Know The Difference Between Cost & Price?As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As a

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HUD Home At Eagle Glen Gilbert AZ 85297

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 3,122 Sq. Ft. HUD Home at Eagle Glen offered at $340,000. Conveniently located near Haley Elementary School, San Tan Elementary School, Perry High School and Arizona State

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HUD Home At Anthem At Merrill Ranch Florence AZ 85132

6 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 2,892 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Mirage at Magic Ranch offered at $155,000. Conveniently located near Anthem Elementary School and Florence High School. Quick access to SR-79, SR

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Back On Market HUD Home At Dynamite Mountain Ranch Phoenix AZ 85085

Back on Market! 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 3,581 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Dynamite Mountain Ranch offered at $353,970. Conveniently located near Sunset Ridge Elementary and Barry Goldwater High School. Quick

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HUD Home At Greenbrier East Phoenix AZ 85032

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2,486 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Greenbrier East offered at $380,000. Conveniently located near Whispering Wind Academy and Paradise Valley High School. Quick access to US-51 Loop

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HUD Home Queen Creek AZ 85142

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,638 Sq. Ft. HUD home offered at $110,000. Conveniently located near Queen Creek Elementary  School, Queen Creek Middle School and Queen Creek High School. Quick access

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HUD Home At Northglen Phoenix AZ 85043

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,461 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Northglen offered at $120,000.Conveniently located near Fowler Elementary School and La Joya Community High School. Quick access to I-10, Loop 101

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HUD Home At Copper Basin San Tan Valley AZ 85143

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,406 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Copper Basin offered at $112,500. Conveniently located near Copper Basin, Florence High School and Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus. Quick

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HUD Home At Victory Acres Tempe AZ 85281

Back on Market! 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,888 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Victory Acres offered at $170,000. Conveniently located near Flora Thew Elementary School, Connolly Middle School, McClintock High

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HUD Home At Ironwood Estates Apache Junction AZ 85120

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 1,573 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Ironwood Estates offered at $150,000. Conveniently located near Superstition Mountain Elementary School, Cactus Canyon Junior High and Apache

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HUD Home At Pinnacle At Desert Peak Condominiums Phoenix AZ 85024

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, 1,092 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Pinnacle at Desert Peak Condominiums offered at $130,000. Conveniently located near Boulder Creek Elementary School, Mountain Trail Middle School

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HUD Home At Union Hills Estates Phoenix AZ 85053

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,173 Sq. Ft. HUD home at Union Hills Estates offered at $128,000. Conveniently located near Sunrise Elementary School, Desert Sky Middle School, Deer Valley High School and

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HUD Home Phoenix AZ 85086

4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1,980 Sq. Ft. HUD home offered at $116,582. Conveniently located near New River Elementary School and Barry Goldwater High School. Quick access to I-17, SR-74 and Loop 303.

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