Gina McKinley's Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Fine Properties



If you are trying to sell your Scottsdale AZ home, consider thinking like a home buyer. Walk around your home, what features do you like? What parts of your home need work? From the color of the paint on your walls to how clean your carpet appears, the details are important and the details are wh...
If you are relocating to Chandler AZ chances are that one of the biggest questions looming in your mind is whether you should buy or rent a home. Of course only you can make that decision but there are some important factors to weigh. How permanent do you feel this relocation is? Do you have to s...
There is encouraging news for homeowners in the Phoenix market.  Home Prices are gradually rising in certain areas.    For the first time since the recession began-in April, 2010 the overall market showed a year-over-year increase, with the average home price increasing by .07% during that month....
Opportunity is knocking! This is a great townhome that has been designed to be the perfect home. The kitchen has lots of cabinet space for your storage needs as well as tile flooring in the kitchen, dining area, and both bathrooms making clean up a breeze. The master bedroom features a ceiling fa...
The home buyer tax credit may be gone but assistance is still out there. Potential first time Phoenix AZ home buyers have options to explore when considering jumping into Arizona real estate. One of the first hurdles when buying a home for the first time is often coming up with a down payment. Ev...
When it comes to Arizona real estate there are many bargains out there and if you are a home buyer this is your time to shine. The benefit of being a AZ home buyer today is that you can afford to be picky, after-all you are in charge. You may be looking at five houses, which one is best for you? ...
With all of the negativity directed towards Arizona, there is a lot of praise for the state as well.  Despite boycotts, depleted government funds, and one of the nation's tougher economic climates, two Valley cities have been named in the top 100 "Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine. While not...
When it comes to Mesa AZ real estate price matters. Most real estate professionals, such as Gina McKinley, will aim to price your home at fair market value at the onset and some sellers are on board, others are not. It has been a rough realization for many to acknowledge that it is a buyers marke...
It is possible to save money at closing. Whether you are buying a new AZ home or refinancing one you already own, closing costs can often make the process more expensive than expected. When refinancing closing costs can actually get in the way of making a change a poor financial decision. What ma...
Buying a Phoenix AZ home is always an investment and choosing the best bang for your buck is important. Whether a home is big or small, choosing the home that will have the best return on your investment is key. Schools, low crime rate, amenities and walk-ability all affect the resale value of a ...

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ABR, CIAS, CDPE, CRS, SFR -Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa
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