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sellers: Have You Updated Your Credit Report Recently? - 10/13/10 06:06 PM
I suspect most of us have heard about the opportunity to obtain a “free” credit report from the three major reporting agencies every year allowing each of us to challenge any negative reporting, and then access our report for seven days after. You will be given a special report number – be sure and write it down – and you will need that in order to access any updates. I had one item on mine that was clearly bogus, and I challenged it as being untrue. I received an updated report that indicated it was removed. In addition to checking (20 comments)
sellers: Sunland Springs, a 55+ Retirement Community located in Mesa, Arizona. - 12/22/09 11:22 PM
Sunland Springs, a 55+ Retirement Community located in Mesa, Arizona. In Mesa, Arizona, especially East Mesa as well as Apache Junction and Gold Canyon there are a plethora of retirement communities. Many of our winter visitors come here for a visit and then end up purchasing their winter home returning year after year to enjoy our wonderful Arizona weather. The retirement community of Sunland Springs Village is located on the far eastern edge of Mesa, just south of Baseline and east of Signal Butte, and is very popular with our winter visitors. Sunland Springs is complete with a club house, swimming pool, tennis (1 comments)
sellers: Help Is On the Way for Homeowners - Short Sales instead of Foreclosures? - 12/04/09 11:52 PM
Help is on the way for homeowners!!! Maybe? Could it be? Great news on the horizon for homeowners struggling to go the short sale route. I've included the entire article I am referencing below, but have included the link as well. I suspect many of the real estate professionals are aware that this option HAS been available since last year, but MUST go into affect in April 2010. So many homeowners are calling and calling and calling their lenders, and are given so much bogus information that they don't know just what to do. The lenders have dragged and dragged their (12 comments)
sellers: Arizona! Phoenix Valley! Home Buyers and Sellers! Be Warned That There ARE Fissures Throughout Valley! Be Informed! - 08/18/09 09:00 PM
I posted a blog a year ago about fissures "appearing in and around Maricopa and Pinal County" and surrounding areas, including Queen Creek, Arizona!!! It appears as though problems are still occurring, so buyers and sellers - please be aware. Check out my blog from last year in order to grab the links to the information you might need. As a Realtor, IF we are aware of fissures in locations throughout the valley, we have a DUTY to inform our potential buyers. ABOVE ALL, BE SURE to provide a Buyer Advisory to each buyer that you represent. That document (27 comments)
After we had finished with our introductions, he told me he had a client that had a home in Mesa, Arizona, and they wanted to find someone to list it for them. As I began to question him on the circumstances of the sale, he said that the sellers just “needed” it listed. I prodded him further asking if they had taken out a (139 comments)
sellers: More Twists and Turns Selling Real Estate These Days! What Will Be Next? - 05/26/09 11:10 PM
The real estate market in the Phoenix, Arizona and Mesa, Arizona valley is going through more twists and turns as more short sales and foreclosed homes come onto the market. Unfortunately, many buyers are competing against cash buyers – and losing. The old saying, “cash is king” is true in this competitive real estate market. Recently one of my buyers made an offer on a foreclosed property. Over asking price, very clean, and a desirable offer to any potential seller. However, the buyer lost out to a cash buyer even though the cash buyer offered less. Even the REO agent wanted (18 comments)
sellers: Buyers! Phoenix, Arizona MLS Stats as of April 10, 2009! - 04/10/09 06:28 PM
I am going to share our Phoenix, Arizona MLS market stats weekly because it is changing so quickly. I am also working at making it clear and easy to understand to give my readers information on our market in Phoenix. Inventory stats of all listings in our MLS are as follows: March 19 Active: 48,837 Pending: 10,869 April 3 Active: 45,694 Pending: 11,896 April 10 Active: 44,348 Pending: 12,963 Listed below are the comparisons for the cities and for the zip codes indicated. Note that I am only including Single Family Residences and not townhomes, apartment homes, etc.
Mesa, Arizona (12 comments)
sellers: Active Rain is about Building Relationships Through Blogging!! - 04/05/09 04:44 PM
Active Rain is About Building Relationships through Blogging!!! I think of a relationship as being between two or more people. When I write a blog post - especially on Active Rain - I know I have an audience including other real estate professionals, buyers, sellers, or just blog readers. Yesterday, I received a call from an agent that I knew six plus year's ago. He noticed that I had started my own company, and had lately been wondering why he was writing a check to the brokerage for whom he worked. He was thinking about going out on his own. I gave (76 comments)
sellers: Phoenix Valley and Mesa, Arizona - MLS Stats for Maricopa County and Pinal County, Arizona! - 04/03/09 10:44 PM
I think it’s important to watch our market and to pay attention to how many active listings and how many homes are under contract or pending. As of today, April 3, 2009, there were 45,694 Active and 11,896 Pending Listings in our MLS. On March 19 - 15 days ago - our inventory of active listings across the board (including Single Family, townhomes, condos, mobile homes, etc.) was 48,837 – down 3,143 - active listings! AND we had 10,869 – up just over 1,000 - pending or under contract. I have listed below the numbers representing ONLY the Single Family Residents - (12 comments)
sellers: Phoenix, Arizona Valley - Buyers and Sellers! Do you Listen to the Advice of Your Realtor? - 03/24/09 11:08 PM
Sometimes I feel as if my buyers and/or sellers do not “hear” me. Okay, most of the time I feel that way! They hire me to do a job, but - after speaking with their friends, with neighbors, with, who knows? they suddenly are experts at “my” job. In today’s Phoenix, Arizona market – now, especially – sellers and buyers MUST pay attention to the advice and counsel offered by their Realtors. The Realtor, after all, is the one that has the education, the knowledge of the market, and the wherewith all to give that counsel and advice. “They” are the (19 comments)
sellers: First Time Home Buyer's Tax Credit! Is it $7,500 or is it $8,000??? - 03/09/09 11:37 PM
I think we’ve all heard about two different numbers when it comes to housing tax credits. Many home buyers are confused as to how this works. The condensed version? The first housing credit is $7,500, and it has to be repaid; the second one is $8,000 and doesn’t have to be repaid. BIG SAVINGS OPPORTUNITY FOR HOME BUYERS! In order to clear up this confusion, I logged on to the website for the IRS at IRS.gov. Here’s the story, in very simple terms: Both tax credits are for first time home buyers and only for primary residences: If you (20 comments)
sellers: Mesa, Arizona Temple Easter Pageant - April 1-2 and 7-11! - 03/03/09 03:45 PM
I’m already starting to see that the information for the Mesa Temple Easter Pageant is needed. Though I prepared much of this post last year, I’m updating it here. The Easter Pageant information is as follows: English: April 1-2 and 7-11 at 8:00 p.m. Spanish: April 2-4 at 8:00 p.m. The Pageant lasts about an hour. Be sure to allow time to tour the Visitor’s Center as well - very special! For more information about the Temple, about the Pageant, or about Mesa and what it offers to the homeowner, just give me a call at: 480.216-3334.
The Mesa Arizona (5 comments)
sellers: Credit-Card Companies Offering Help? HELP WITH MY CREDIT CAMPAIGN! - 02/21/09 02:25 PM
Apparently credit card companies are realizing that they're the first to go when it comes to paying off bills for income-challenged consumers. Since so many consumers are struggling, there is a new "Help With My Credit" campaign along with a website and toll-free number to deal with the mounting losses from defaults on credit-card payments. Several of the credit-card companies are on board. They want people to understand "the assistance and options that are available," said a spokesman for Help With My Credit. Callers to 866.941-1030 might be able to negotiate lower fees, extended payment plans or make other agreements. The (18 comments)
sellers: Mesa, Arizona and the Phoenix, Valley - House Swapping? Is it a Good Idea? Or Not? - 01/12/09 09:14 PM
A few months back, I posted a blog about a house swap that my client and another seller/buyer had consummated here in Mesa, Arizona. It was a wonderful experience. There were no problems, and the other agent and I worked seamlessly with one another. As in many instances, my client was looking for a larger home, and the other a smaller home. They loved each other's homes, financed through their own lenders, and closed on time. Last night I heard on the news that many homeowners are swapping homes, that it's the new rage! Could it be they are swapping homes (14 comments)
sellers: Tips on Easing Our Anxiety In December! - 12/02/08 04:31 PM
There are many end-of-year wrap-up duties which collide mightly with what should be pleasurable and personal activities. Soon it feels as if everything will never get done. Anyone ever feel like that? I've put together a rather simple group of tips to help each of us navigate our "personal" obligations: 1. Aim for "good enough." STOP striving for perfection. ;-) You'll only drive yourself - and anyone else in your orbit -- nuts!! You cannot make everything ideal. No tree is perfect; cookies don't have to be made from scratch (NOW isn't THAT a concept). Just DO your best, and then (24 comments)
sellers: Queen Creek, Arizona proposed freeway - 12/01/08 09:52 PM
More than 60,000 residents now live in the community of Queen Creek, Arizona in Pinal county. The actual City of Queen Creek is bordered on the west by Power Road and is located in Maricopa County, and the community of Queen Creek, or County area, continues east to Florence - or thereabouts. Several options have been discussed as to where the freeway would be routed. Two out of the three would have gone over existing homes and created complete disharmony among the homeowners. Today's East Valley Tribune posted a detailed article, and I've included the link and a map below. The (6 comments)
sellers: Mesa, Arizona Real Estate - Marketing Your Home For Sale During the Holidays! - 11/09/08 05:36 PM
Each year, I am asked the question about the advisability of listing a home during the holidays! My answer is always a resounding 'YES'. During this period of time, we have many coming to Phoenix and Mesa to visit their loved ones or to get warm-er for the holidays. Many decide they love the climate and surroundings, decide to go and visit open houses, and/or preview homes, and decide to either purchase a winter home or a permanent home. Another good reason to list a home during the holidays is: many sellers and their agents feel that they'd like to (16 comments)
sellers: Phoenix, Arizona Valley - Tenants being evicted due to Landlords Not Paying the Mortgage! - 11/07/08 10:00 PM
You all KNOW that I love you, and I know I've been seriously missing in action; however, I've been busy, busy, busy. It seems that once I stopped being obsessed with Active Rain and missed a day here and there, that it just became easier and easier to put it off. Today, I have a rant I want to share. I don't know how to stop this, or even to protect the consumer, but here goes: In just the past few weeks, in our Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona valley, I have heard of two instances where a tenant signs a lease, (23 comments)
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