Knowledge Is Power on the Path to Homeownership

Homeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the homebuying process to pre-approval and down payment assistance options, uncertainty along the way can ultimately hold some buyers back. Today, there are over 75 million Millennials and 67 million Gen Z’ers in the U.S., making up a significant number of both...

Key Terms to Know in the Homebuying Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear along the way. The best way to ensure your homebuying process is a positive one is to find a real estate professional who will guide you through every aspect of the transaction...

5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer

Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to know the ins and outs of making a confident and competitive offer. Here are five keys to success for this important stage in the homebuying process.   1. Listen to Your Real Estate Agent A recent article from Freddie Mac...

13 Services You Need to Consult When Selling Your Home

1. Real Estate Attorney - Some states require an attorney to handle the closing of your home. Arizona is not one of them. 2. Appraiser - When financing is involved an appraisal is usually required and contingent to the home closing. If you receive a cash offer, in most cases it is optional. If the buyer wants an appraisal, it should be clearly stipulated in the sales contract. 3. Home Inspector...

Thinking About Buying? Know Your Credit Score

Knowing your credit score or getting a recent copy of your credit report is one of the first steps that you can take toward knowing how ready you are to start the home buying process. Make sure all the information listed on your report is accurate and work to correct any mistakes. The higher your credit score, the more likely you will be to receive a better interest rate for your mortgage, which will...

Science Of Selling a Home – New Seller Program

Need to sell your home?   Our new "Science of Selling a Home Listing" is a 125 Step Program to get your home SOLD! The Science of Selling a Home Listing is the perfect solution for getting your home SOLD for top dollar. Our exclusive Home Program 101 Realtor Partners are experienced in the 6 sciences of selling a home and follow a 125 step process to get your home sold. The 6 Sciences of...

It’s a Seller’s Market! Should I Downsize Now?

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their houses in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market. In a blog, Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, highlighted the advantages of selling your...

The Foreclosure Crisis: 10 years later

CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way through to present day. With a peak in 2010 when nearly 1.2 million homes were foreclosed on, over 7.7 million families lost their homes throughout the entire foreclosure crisis. Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief...

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