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Would-be Sellers almost everywhere are facing tough competition from bank owned homes in their neighborhood. But you can be competitive with foreclosed homes, if your home goes on the market in excellent condition. Why? Because many foreclosed homes have long been vacant and can be in poor shape. In Arizona, vacant homes can be an invitation to scorpions and once they move it, they are tough to evict. Some Buyers worry that more than dust has accumulated while a property sits vacant.
Cosmetic improvements won’t fundamentally alter a home’s value, but they can (1 comments)
phoenix real estate: Buy vs Rent in Phoenix - 08/17/11 03:52 PM
Phoenix ranks among the very top cities in the nation, for being cheaper to buy than rent, according to an analysis by Trulia. Affordable homes, and escalating rents, make the Phoenix area a good place for Home Buyers; and a great place for Investors to add some quality rental properties to their portfolio. The continuation of record Low Mortgage Rates makes this an excellent time to consider Real Estate.
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phoenix real estate: Good News for Phoenix Real Estate - 07/27/11 05:23 PM
Phoenix ranks # 7 out of top 100 places in nation to Buy a Rental PropertyPhoenix’s housing market has created a good place to invest in rental property, according to a recent survey ranking the top 100 cities for such properties in the United States. HomeVestors of America Inc., and Local Market Monitor, ranked Phoenix as the seventh-best market for investing in rental properties. The study found markets that suffered severe hits in the housing crash have become the best rental markets.Phoenix, got good marks for keeping rents relatively stable, with the drop in home prices and the fact that jobs (0 comments)
phoenix real estate: BEFORE you look at homes - talk to a Lender!! - 05/17/11 11:27 PM
Yes, before you even begin to shop for homes, we can't stress enough how important it is to Talk to a Lender! You will save yourself time, energy and possibly heartache.Here are 3 reasons why: *It's important to understand how much home you can truly afford. With today's interest rates it may be more than you think. But if not, it's very discouraging to shop first then pare down your dreams to fit your budget. It will leave you feeling disappointed and less excited abut the home ownership process. Buying a home should be fun so find out how much you (3 comments)
phoenix real estate: Benefits of Home Ownership - 04/08/11 05:48 PM
Benefits of Home OwnershipIn this turbulent economy some question the wisdom of home ownership. Below are some time tested and valuable reasons home ownership is important for our families and neighborhoods. Consider these facts: Crime:Crime is lower in neighborhoods with high owner occupancy rates. Families that grow up in home ownership environments are less likely to commit crimes. Educational AchievementHomeowners are more involved in their children's school. Kids who grow up in owner occupied homes get better grades, stay in school, and eventually do better in their careers. Civic ParticipationHomeowners move less often, and become more involved in their neighborhoods. Homeowners (0 comments)
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