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Real Estate Agent - Century 21 Arizona Foothills - AZDRE# SA579060000
If it shows better, it will probably sell faster and maybe for more money. Once your home is on the market, it's time to look at it like a commodity and through the eyes of potential buyers. In all likelihood, you'll need to take care of these items eventually, so do them now to help it sell soo...
Underwater Homeowners Breathe a Sigh of Relief as Congress Renews Mortgage Debt Relief Act!     On January 1, 2013, Congress passed an extension of the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act. This extension of this act, which has saved homeowners more than $1 billion dollars in taxes[1], is great n...
Luxury Housing Market Beginning to Surge by The KCM Crew on November 27, 2012 · 0 comments 35inShare inShare35 The National Association of Realtors (NAR) in their last Existing Home Sales Report revealed that sales of homes over $1 million dollars in the country increased 44.1% over the same peri...
What A Deal ! A 30 year fixed-rate mortgage hasn't always been the standard. As part of FDR's New Deal in 1934, the Federal Housing Administration was created to help Americans purchase homes with affordable terms. Prior to then, many loans had an amount due at the end of the term called a balloo...
Excellent source of information on how to use Google + and why you should use this social media site for your business. Good Google Juice!Using Google+ For Your Real Estate Business Ok I am going to start this article with a little rant. Like most everyone who regularly uses Active Rain I am sure...
Job Growth in Arizona Tops the Nation Tuesday, October 02, 2012 10:33:13 AM   The crash of 2008 took its toll on the entire nation, but job loss was not evenly spread amongst the states. Before the recession, Arizona was the second fastest growing state for jobs. After, 10 percent of jobs were lo...
Occasionally, you hear about an important recall on a product you have and you take care of it immediately. However, if you were to miss such a notice, it could put you or your family in jeopardy. You can subscribe to the U.S. government's service to notify the public when recalls are made on veh...
If I'd Only Bought   We've probably all said or at least thought "if I knew then, what I know now, I would have done things differently." We should have stayed in school longer. We should have listened to our parents. We should have bought Apple stock in 2002 for $8.50 or gold in 2000 for $300. Y...
The Right Size Home   Work hard, buy a home, start a family and continue to upgrade your home until everyone has enough room. This has been the blueprint for lots of homeowners for the last fifty years but there is certainly a shift in thinking that could change all of that. Interestingly, Americ...
Which Value Do You Use?   What your home is worth depends on why you ask the question. It could be one value based on a purchase or sale and an entirely different value for insurance purposes. Fair market value is the price a buyer and seller can agree upon assuming both are knowledgeable, willin...

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