mortgage: A Sign of a GREAT Lender. . . - 09/25/09 12:42 PM
. . .is someone who keeps you well informed of the ever changing mortgage incentives that the powers on high giveth and taketh away.  Bob Wasieko with Security Mortgage updated this morning the situation with the USDA Rural Housing loan program which has been available in the rural counties of Arizona.  This program has been an affective tool in stabalizing our rural economies.  For all those who are affected by the discontinuance of this program, here is the latest. . .
The Congress has failed to re-authorize funds for the USDA Rural Housing loan program....yet.  Thus, when the federal fiscal year ends … (0 comments)

mortgage: Seller Concessions - What's you Favorite Flavor? - 11/02/07 09:37 AM
I am always trying to keep up on the latest real estate marketing strategies.  My Managing Broker and I are working on a listing proposal that includes a Seller Concession being made with a full price offer up front as part as of the public remarks on the MLS profile sheet.  I have seen some of these promoted on the MLS in the Phoenix metro area as incentives to attract buyers.  They come in a variety of flavors.  Maybe the seller will pay the first year of HOA fees,  possibly the first few months mortgage payments or 3% towards closing costs. Sellers are willing to consent to … (4 comments)

mortgage: Candy Reels Them In! . . . The Rest of the Story! - 10/28/07 04:10 PM
I held an Open House today in a condominium complex in an highly trafficed upscale neighborhood of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Thinking Sunday afternoon was prime time, I had high expectations of drawing a crowd. To my dissmal dissappointment I only had one neighbor stop by.  He was one of the original owners, mind you these units were built in 1964.  Every neighborhood has one of these guys.  He stopped by to chew the fat, eat all the candy out of my candydish and clue me in on the real estate market trends.  First off, I had the property priced way to high (the seller dropped … (6 comments)

Barb Merrill, GRI, Associate Broker (Cactus Mountain Properties, LLC)

Barb Merrill

GRI, Associate Broker

Tempe, AZ

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Cactus Mountain Properties, LLC

Address: Tempe, AZ, 85284

Office: (480) 570-5263

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Keeping well-educated on current market trends and issues is the best service I can give my clients. Whether a 1st time home buyer, a life change relocation, a 2nd home purchase or a seller which deserves the very best in negotiating skills enhanced by the information gained through blogging. The thriving economic enviroment of Arizona along with affordable housing is a welcoming home for everyone. This is what motivates me to provide excellence in the residential real estate field.



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