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Are you considering having solar power installed on your home? Do you buy it out right or do you sign a lease? How long will the lease be good for? Is it a graduated lease? These are just a few of the questions you need to ask before you make that final decision. As a homeowner, we want to do improvements on our homes that will either increase the value of our homes or at the least help to maintain it's value. Solar is one of those items that is becoming (2 comments)
cave creek: 5 Bedroom 3.5 Bathroom Home in Tramonto - 04/02/13 02:15 PM
Stunning Courtland built 5 Bedroom 3.5 Bathroom home in Tramonto located on a premium lot with expansive mountain views. From the minute you arrive at the front door you will notice the meticulously maintained front yard. Step through the elegant glass front door to the grand entry with soaring ceilings and beautiful tile floors. The 5 Bedroom 3.5 Bathroom Home in Tramonto features a formal living room with views of the private patio with spa and fountain. As you continue through the home you will find a large exquisite formal dining room with inlaid tile floors and chandelier. The gourmet kitchen has all (2 comments)
Every Year I hear stories of pets that have been bitten by a rattlesnake. Some survive and some don't. Well, this year is no different. Except, that it seems to be starting earlier than usual. I recently read a post from my veterinarian that they already have several snake bite victims in the hospital. This is leading them to believe that this is going to be a bad year for snake bites. Dr Cliff Faver of Animal Heal Services has written a blog on rattlesnake fallacies. •Rattlesnake bites are always fatal •Baby rattlesnakes (4 comments)
A couple months ago I wrote an article called the "Phoenix Market is Hot Again." Inventory was declining at an incredible rate and demand was high. The truth is that demand has been high. Nobody really noticed it because our inventory had been so high for so long. Cash Buyers and Investors have been very busy buying up properties and turning them into rentals. Rental properties have been in high demand because of all the people that have lost their homes to Short Sales or Foreclosure. Here we are three months later. Inventory (5 comments)
Summer vacation is here. Are you thinking about taking your pets with you? Have you thought about where they will ride? The recent roll over car accident of a well known Dog Agility trainer, who lost two of her dogs in the accident, has brought this issue to light. Do you wear seatbelts? Do your kids wear seatbelts? What about your pets? Seatbelts have been known to save lives. So why do we put our kid’s in seatbelts and not our pet’s. Pet’s are part of our family’s, right? Wouldn’t you and your family (5 comments)
Well, actually a little bit of both. They are offering $2,500 to $30,000 in relocation assistance. However, there are a couple of criteria to determine if you are eligible and this is a limited time offer.
1st. Your Realtor must initiate a Short Sale without an offer. 2nd You must participate in one of the preapproved price Short Sale programs, such as HAFA (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives) or Bank of America’s proprietary program.
There are a couple things you should know. 1st The relocation (5 comments)
I recently read an article that helped me to really understand what it is all about. Things like, it was originally called Decoration day and that the North and South originally celebrated separate Memorial Days. How about the fact that at 3 PM on Memorial Day is the “National Moment of Remembrance. And that the 21-gun Salute Doesn’t come from adding up the numbers 1-7-7-6.
It is a wonderful article, that I would encourage everyone to read it 10 Things you didn't know about Memorial Day.
Lost Our Home Pet Foundation was started by Jodi Polanski. She kept running into Realtors that found abandoned pets inside foreclosed homes. These pets belonged to people that have had to foreclose on their homes or had to give up their pets because of financial challenges. They have grown over the years and have rescued over 2,000 pets and over 8,000 have been fed.
They started out as a primary resource for Real Estate professionals and other members of the community who discover an abandoned pet, and to provide options for pet owners faced with difficult economic (3 comments)
I am buying a "NEW" Home. Should I do a home inspection.
That is a really good question. At the very least you should have the building inspected before the application of the drywall. This enables the inspector to examine the details of the structure, items that would then be hidden by the drywall. Item’s such as framework, support beams, electrical and plumbing rough out and roof venting just to name a few. If a deficiency is noted, it can be repaired prior to the drywall being installed.
Some common deficiencies might be defective lumber, improperly (30 comments)
cave creek: Tatum Ranch Market Report February 2012 - 04/11/12 12:15 PM
Tatum Ranch Market Report February 2012 Tatum Ranch is a master-planned community of 3,400 homes and five commercial sites in the northeast corner of Phoenix, where North Tatum Boulevard and Cave Creek Road meet.Tatum Ranch is within the Upland Sonoran Desert life zone, with seven washes or arroyos, trending northeast to southwest. It is home to some of the most beautiful native Sonoran Desert vegetation and wildlife in the entire Southwest. Residents enjoy the quiet beauty and serenity of the Desert. Because of its distance from the center of the metropolitan area (22 air miles) and its proximity to the New (0 comments)
Wow have things changed over the last year and even more so over the last 6 months as you will see by the statistics below. Our inventory has dropped more than 50% in the last 12 months. Multiple offers and homes selling for more than list price seems to be common.
Comparing March of 2011 to March of 2012 (all areas and types)
Active Listings (excluding AWC): 14,175 versus 30,230 last year - down 53% Active Listings (including AWC): 21,841 versus 37,246 last year - down 41% Pending Listings: 11,964 (0 comments)
cave creek: Desert Hills February 2012 Market Report - 04/04/12 04:06 PM
Desert Hills February 2012 Market Report Desert Hills, an area just North of Phoenix offers mountains views, fresh air and cooler temperatures than the concrete laden downtown Phoenix. The city has its value-but if you love open spaces, beautiful views and being outdoors, then this is the place for you. Desert Hills offers extraordinary sunsets and sunrises, an amazing array of wildlife from Humming birds to Hawks, Coyotes to Havalina and Roadrunners to Woodpeckers. Nature at its best.
There were a total of 22 sales for the month of February. Average List Price: $268,527 up from (0 comments)
I know there is a little bit of Irish in me. OK maybe more than a little. My Dad was Irish. But it wasn’t until today that I thought I would look into the real meaning. So here are a few interesting tidbits I found in the San Diego news. It is in honor of the most regularly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, St. Patrick, and his role in bringing Christianity to Ireland. Not a whole lot is known about St. Patrick. One estimate has him living from AD 387-461, but no (8 comments)
cave creek: Desert Hills January 2012 Market Report - 03/15/12 10:55 AM
Desert Hills January 2012 Market Report Desert Hills, an area just North of Phoenix offers mountains views, fresh air and cooler temperatures than the concrete laden downtown Phoenix. The city has its value-but if you love open spaces, beautiful views and being outdoors, then this is the place for you. Desert Hills offers extraordinary sunsets and sunrises, an amazing array of wildlife from Humming birds to Hawks, Coyotes to Havalina and Roadrunners to Woodpeckers. Nature at its best.
There were a total of 15 sales for the month of January. Average List Price: $267,600 down from $290,052 in (1 comments)
cave creek: Tatum Ranch January 2012 Market Report - 03/14/12 01:17 PM
Tatum Ranch January 2012 Market Report Tatum Ranch is a master-planned community of 3,400 homes and five commercial sites in the northeast corner of Phoenix, where North Tatum Boulevard and Cave Creek Road meet.Tatum Ranch is within the Upland Sonoran Desert life zone, with seven washes or arroyos, trending northeast to southwest. It is home to some of the most beautiful native Sonoran Desert vegetation and wildlife in the entire Southwest. Residents enjoy the quiet beauty and serenity of the Desert. Because of its distance from the center of the metropolitan area (22 air miles) and its proximity to the (0 comments)
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