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2008 

Superhero Night, free movie downtown May 30Come to historic downtown Chandler at 6 p.m. Sat. May 30 dressed as your favorite superhero - Spider-Man, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man - or create your own superhero and later watch "Spider-Man 3." Children ages 5 to 8 who want to participate can take ...
05/24/2008
All real estate investors will tell you a foreclosed home that is priced-to-sell could become the deal of a lifetime.  That's especially true right now because there is an over-abundance of distressed properties on the market. We are still seeing more foreclosures added to the market and there is...
05/24/2008
The Phoenix real estate market is beginning to show signs of life again. Jay Butler, director of Realty Studies in the Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness at Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus, says as the prices have dipped to 2005 levels, April sales responded with the fir...
05/24/2008
After four weeks in an upward trajectory, Freddie Mac reports that long-term mortgage rates are falling again. The average interest on a 30-year fixed loan settled at 5.98 percent this week, down 0.03 percent from the prior week. Rates on 15-year fixed mortgages, meanwhile, slipped 0.5 percent fo...
05/24/2008
These are skills every home owner should master to save lots of money over the years. Most can be tackled without fancy tools, although it helps to have a variable-speed power drill. Replace a door lock. Change furnace and air conditioning filters. Find a stud in wall. Learn to install wall ancho...
05/24/2008
This beautiful home is Move-In Ready. The Homes Features 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Beehive Fireplace in Great room & an Over-sized Well Manicured Yard with an RV Gate & Parking.  The Application is listed on my web page at www.LocateArizonaHomes.com. Please review our application process and complete...
05/21/2008
Fannie Mae will no longer require borrowers to put up an extra 5 percent down payment when purchasing homes in areas deemed "declining markets," the country's largest secondary mortgage market company said Friday. Fannie Mae had been hearing concerns from REALTORS® and others for months that its ...
05/16/2008
In a market where home must drop their prices in order to sell, many wonder if it would be better to lease out their home instead of selling their home at a reduced price.  However, it would be better to sell your home instead of renting it out, due to many unforseen costs that the leasing proces...
05/16/2008
Real estate practitioners who leave their global positioning systems (GPS) attached to car windows and dashboards while they aren't in their vehicles are enticing thieves, police departments say."The offenders want whatever is hot," says Orland Park, Ill., Police Sgt. John Keating. "It used to be...
05/09/2008
Ed Taylor, Tribune May 7, 2008 - 9:55PM A metropolitan region is emerging that stretches from the Mexican border at Nogales, through Tucson and Phoenix, to the Prescott area - a region that will double in population to 10 million in the next 30 years. A study released this week by the Morrison In...
05/09/2008
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