surprise arizona real estate: A Snapshot of the Verrado Rental Market: Buckeye, Arizona - 01/22/12 11:33 AM
A Snapshot of the Verrado Rental Market: Buckeye, Arizona
Verrado, Arizona is a community located in the West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona.  Situated in the Sonoran Desert, 25 miles west of downtown Phoenix, Verrado boasts beautiful mountain views, the Raven Golf Club, shopping and dining, such as Bashas'and Grazie Pizzeria and Winebar and some unique educational facilities.  It is a prime location for individuals working both in downtown Phoenix, or in the surrounding West Valley communities. Here is a snapshot of the current rental market for January, 2012.
Number of current active rentals: 13
From 1,531 - 5,037 square feet From $1, 195 - $3,350/month … (0 comments)

surprise arizona real estate: Tick-Tick-Tick: Mortgage Debt Relief Act is About to Expire - 01/18/12 01:53 PM
Tick-Tick-Tick: Mortgage Debt Relief Act is About to Expire
We've recently housed the debate. Is it plausible, reputable, even financially feasible to foreclose on your home?  We debated both sides of Arizona's current real estate debate in our recent post Phoenix Real Estate: Is it Okay to Foreclose on Your Home? 
Did you know, however, that time is ticking?
Regardless of on which side of the debate you currently stand, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act is expiring on December 31, 2012. Those of you who have been on the fence as to whether or not to attempt a short sale, … (3 comments)

surprise arizona real estate: How Safe is Living in Surprise? - 01/17/12 11:53 AM
How Safe is Living in Surprise?
According to Surprise Police statistics, Surprise is one of the Valley's safest cities.
Being aware is half of the battle in the fight against crime. It not only makes you a more knowledgeable home-buyer, but it also makes you a safer citizen in general. Knowing where and what type of crime is currently occurring in your community will help you take the steps necessary to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Here is a breakdown of current crime trends in Surprise, AZ:
Vandalism: 34 reports/28% of overall crime reports
Disturbig the peace: 29 reports/24% … (0 comments)

surprise arizona real estate: Mortgage Rates Hit Record Low in the Second Week of 2012 - 01/16/12 11:19 AM
Mortgage Rates Hit Record Low in the Second Week of 2012
Buying a new home on your list of Things to do in 2012?
Now certainly could be a great time to buy, according to Freddie Mac.  Reporting last week in its weekly market survey, mortgage rates fell for the 6th consecutive week, and dropped below 4% for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages - the most popular mortgage choice amongst today homebuyers. 
Although overall unemployment rates remained high in 2011, the economy added 1.6 million jobs throughout a 365-day period - the highest since 2006. 
For further information on rates for other mortgage … (2 comments)

surprise arizona real estate: Phoenix Real Estate: Is it Okay to Foreclose on Your Home? Part II - 01/10/12 12:36 PM
Phoenix Real Estate: Is it Okay to Foreclose on Your Home? Part II
Yesterday, we began to talk about the great Arizona real estate debate of the moment, Phoenix Real Estate: Is it Okay to Foreclose on Your Home? Part I.  In the first post, we argued for the side of the argument that says "Yes! Foreclose away!". (With some good research and first consulting a tax advisor, of course.) Today , we will investigate the side of the argument that says, "Never. As homeowners, we have a financial obligation to fulfill."
Side 2: Make Good with your Financial Obligations
Just … (0 comments)

surprise arizona real estate: Phoenix Real Estate: Is it Okay to Foreclose on Your Home? - 01/09/12 11:53 AM
Phoenix Real Estate: Is it Okay to Foreclose on Your Home?
It's a hot debate, and there are certainly two sides to it given today's crummy economy. It's no secret that Arizona families are struggling with pay cuts, layoffs, and flat out financial distress. But is it okay to foreclose on your home?
 
Side 1: Put Your Personal and Emotional Well-Being Above the Bank
The fact of the matter is this. Some people in today's economy are strategically defaulting on their homes.  In other words, they have purposefully stopped paying their mortgage payments with the intention of starting the short … (0 comments)

surprise arizona real estate: Hip, Hip, Hooray for HAFA! - 02/10/11 04:21 AM
Hip, Hip Horray for HAFA, Phoenix Arizona!
You put your right arm in, you put your right arm out,
Put your right arm in and shake it all about.
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about!
If you're trying to sell your home in a short sale, you probably are familiar with doing a little dance to you're bank's theme song: The Short Sale Hokey Pokey.
First, you need to dig through a supply of months and years of filed paperwork, seeking out rumbled tax returns and coffee-stained pay stubs.
Then … (1 comments)

surprise arizona real estate: Maricopa County Title Compliance Scam - 01/30/11 02:46 PM
Maricopa County Title Compliance Scam
Residents of Maricopa county began receiving letters this month from a company claiming that homeowners are in need of a copy of their property deed.
Received in the form of an official-looking document, this private company claims that residents can receive a copy of their property deed by sending a payment of $157.00 to the company, listed as having a P.O. Box address in Phoenix.
THIS IS A SCAM!!!
You can receive a copy of your property deed for FREE by contacting your title company.
If you would like a certified copy of your deed, you can … (2 comments)

surprise arizona real estate: Fantastic Surprise Steal! - 01/19/11 08:33 AM
Pre-Approved Short Sale in Surprise! … (2 comments)

 
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