Gina McKinley's Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Fine Properties



Do you have enough storage in your Phoenix home? You may have when you first moved in to your home, but a few years later you may have expanded your family or your interests and accumulated more possessions along the way. To keep your home clutter-free everything needs a place and adding storage ...
When it comes to Arizona real estate there is good news with the bad news. Reports came out this week that showed a significant drop in real estate sales volume. The increase in sales volume due to home buyer tax credits was bound to be followed by a drop, as most surges are. The tax credit was i...
Beautiful Desert Landscaping Presented in the Front and Back Yards. Private Pool in the Back Yard to Enjoy Those Hot Summer Days, and With Three Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, and A Play Area in the Back, It's Perfect for a Small Family Looking for a Beautiful Home to Rent!   Call Gina McKinley, ABR, CR...
If you are selling your Chandler AZ home it is important to remember the basics. Selling Arizona real estate is tougher in a market that has a high inventory and you home needs to have a competitive edge to grab a potential home buyer's eye. One of the most important first steps in readying your ...
While the economic recovery shows ups and downs, the overall picture of the housing market shows more positive data than negative. Looking at real estate data from the second quarter it is evident that home prices are stabilizing in more areas than not and home sales volume is up. The second quar...
Mortgage rates have once again hit record lows in an effort to spur real estate sales nationwide. Poor reports on job creation and high unemployment figures are spurring the lowering of rates, meant to improve the housing sector of our economy. The current average rate for a 30 year fixed rate mo...
We just got the news!  Bank of America is testing a new program that has been targeted toward $2,000.00 prescreened homeowners.  The areas that are being tested are mostly in hard-hit states such as California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona.   The following are some of the details about the program...
There are many improvements that a person can make to a Scottsdale AZ home, many offering more of a return than others. There are some home improvements that can actually hurt a home's investment potential. Some improvements limit the number of future potential home buyers due to the uniqueness o...
Financing for Arizona real estate may be tougher these days, but it is not impossible. When it comes to buying a new home it is more important than ever to be prepared when qualifying for a new loan. Times have changed. The days of securing no-doc loans or loans with no money down are in the past...
If you are buying a Gilbert AZ home there are some important things to think about. While there are people out there who do not believe that a person's primary residence should be looked at as an investment, the reality is that a home is probably one of the most expensive purchases in a person's ...

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