Gina McKinley's Real Estate Blog

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Arizona real estate is showing strong signs of recovery.  Last month, overall real estate sales were up over 7% for sales of existing homes.  The increase in real estate sales was seen in every region of the United States, due mainly to the first time home buyer tax credit, which was originally s...
Today's real estate market is a buyer's market, which means you should not sell your Mesa AZ home except if you are forced.  The bottom of the market is near, if it has not already occurred, which means now is the time to hang onto your home.  The reason you should not sell your Mesa property rig...
A 1031 Exchange is the process of buying and selling investment AZ real estate, and enabling a deferment of taxes at the same time.  A 1031 exchange involves the selling of a qualified Arizona property and the buying of a qualified property, yet the transactions are seen as an exchange instead of...
When it comes to Phoenix AZ real estate the general sentiment appears to be that of putting 2009 in the past and looking forward to a brighter 2010.  Looking at where we are and where we are headed as far as Phoenix real estate goes will take us from the present into the future.    Currently Pho...
Finding a mortgage before looking for Scottsdale AZ real estate is a smart idea. Getting a mortgage, or rather getting approved for a mortgage, lets a Scottsdale AZ home buyer know what he can expect to afford when looking at property.  It is important for a potential buyer to know how to secure ...
There are many people out there waiting for the bottom to hit in many facets of the economy, including in Chandler AZ real estate.  Perhaps there will be a big announcement one morning across newspaper headlines and across the Internet "THE BOTTOM IS HERE: NOW IS THE EXACT MOMENT TO BUY".  Of cou...
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When considering selling Gilbert AZ real estate the question surfaces, what can I do to improve my Gilbert AZ home and make it more appealing to a prospective buyer?  Looking at your closets might be the answer and may make the difference when trying to sell a Gilbert home.  Closets may be the sm...
Energy efficiency and greener building practices have begun to take hold across the country, especially in Phoenix AZ new homes. More incentives warrant making home improvements to existing homes as well as better practices for building new homes.  Currently President Obama is considering federal...
When it comes to selling an Arizona home the first impression counts, and a beautiful lawn or landscaping can make the difference in your Arizona home's curb appeal.  In a competitive seller's market, where inventory is up and pricing is competitive, first impressions can mean everything.  The ex...

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