mesa homes for sale: We Are Dedicated to our Community (Mesa, Arizona) - 05/05/14 06:58 AM
 
As Realtors living in Mesa, Arizona, Bruce and I are proud to be involved in our community. The photo below shows the members of my quilting group donating sixty-five handmade pillowcases and purchased pillows to a Mesa, Arizona organization, "Save the Family." (I am the second one on the left.)  Each member of our group purchased fabric and made fun, funky pillowcases. "Save the Family Foundation" works with homeless families to make them become self-sufficient. They do this through providing housing, education, children's art activities, career development services and so much more. Many families come into their program with nothing … (1 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Buy a Home with your Tax Refund?? - 04/19/14 06:39 AM
 
Your Tax Refund Could Mean a New Home 
  
Do you remember what you spent last
year's income tax refund on? 
 
 
Neither do I.  
 
Instead of spending it on something frivolous, why not put it towards something that matters, something that you and your family will appreciate for years to come ~ a home!
 There is no greater feeling than owning your own home; and by using your tax refund for your home down payment, you eliminate a big hurdle! 
Combining a down payment assistance program with an FHA first mortgage could lead to little or no money out of pocket. Additionally, there are other … (1 comments)

mesa homes for sale: NEW Options For Homeowners To Buy After Foreclosure or Short Sale - 03/22/14 04:53 AM

 
We have worked with hundreds of people in the past few years who we have assisted with a short sale of their home. The most frequent question we receive from these wonderful people is, "When am I eligible for another home loan? I'm tired of renting!"One of the first steps to home ownership (besides finding a Realtor who is focused on YOUR needs) is obtaining a home loan.  When it comes to purchasing a home after the foreclosure or a short sale of a previous home, there are generally standard waiting periods for each of the major home loan programs. However, new loan programs … (1 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Have You Fallen in Love Lately? - 02/07/14 05:22 AM
You must see the new homes at Eastmark in Mesa, Arizona. You will fall in love!
Eastmark is near Ray & Ellsworth in Mesa. It is a new community in the East Valley where everything you need to live the life you’ve always imagined is coming together.

Eastmark is destined to be one of the most thoughtfully planned, innovative communities in the country. Eastmark, a new 3200-acre community, features new homes from eight builders with a total of 52 floor plans. With tree-lined roads and sidewalks, walking and biking pathways are inviting, connecting neighborhoods.
Apple Corporation is moving its manufacturing … (0 comments)

mesa homes for sale: What Are Today's Buyers Looking for in a Home? - 01/30/14 03:50 AM
Each individual or family has their particular needs, but most buyers in the Phoenix metropolitan area are looking for:
 
1. Quality of the neighborhood - of course, this varies by household. We recently worked with a multi-generational family. Cindy Orman, a mother of three, lives with her aging parents. We sold their home in Augusta Ranch in Mesa, Arizona that was two stories, and the stairs were difficult for the parents. They wanted a newer home with one level, over 3000 square feet with five bedrooms or more. The neighborhood was important to them and they purchased a new, 3500 square foot … (0 comments)

mesa homes for sale: What is the Wait Time to Buy a Home after a Short Sale or Foreclosure? - 12/19/12 05:55 AM
Have you had a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy and want to purchase a home in the southeast valley of the Phoenix metro area...Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Queen Creek or San Tan Valley? See the chart below to find out how long you need to wait to qualify for a new home loan.
 
                               
                Conventional Loan:                                FHA Loan:
 
 
Call us today and we can discuss your homes needs and help you find a lender. Buy a home in 2013 and experience the American dream of home ownership!
 
Bruce & Sheila Pulford, Solutions Real Estate, 602-363-8581
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mesa homes for sale: Can Holidays Pose a Danger to Your Pet? - 12/02/12 06:52 AM
We were showing homes to a local move-up buyer in the $300,000-$350,000 range in north Mesa and we saw some beautiful homes last week. Some of the homes were occupied and friendly dogs greeted us. Since I am very fond of dogs, we thought we would share some dangers for your pet this holiday season.

Holiday plants - Poinsettias, mistletoe, holly and Christmas rose are poisonous and should be kept out of your pet's reach.
Holiday decor - Tinsel, ribbon, glass ornaments, gift wrap and other tree decor may entice mischievous puppies and kittens but if ingested, these items could cause … (0 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Wow! Beautiful Home in Gated Community in Mesa, Arizona - 08/24/11 08:26 AM
Would you like to purchase a home in Mesa, Arizona where you can turn the key, walk in, sit down on the existing furniture and be at home? Walk into the kitchen and the dishes and pots and pans are there. This beautiful home is at Parklinks at Superstition Springs golf course at 6001 E. Southern Avenue #11 in Mesa, Arizona. It is a single level detached home with a beautiful view of the golf course! All for $218,000. (MLS #4570572)
The home is in pristine condition and has two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a two car garage. There is a … (0 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Buying or Selling Gilbert or Mesa Arizona Real Estate - 04/25/11 01:13 PM
Buying or selling a Gilbert Arizona or Mesa Arizona home can be an overwhelmling process in a city as large as Phoenix, especially if you are new to the area. You'll need a resident expert to show you around and help you narrow down the areas where you might like to live. We will help you find the perfect home in the right area to fit your lifestyle, budget and needs!

When we list and sell Gilbert and Mesa homes for our clients, we strive to make the experience a pleasant one. Our mission is to provide outstanding service. If you are an out-of-state buyer or seller, you'll need … (0 comments)

mesa homes for sale: What Every Buyer Needs to Know in 2011 - 01/06/11 07:40 AM
What Every Buyer Needs to Know in 2011
OK....it's officially here!  2011 will be a great year, and it's a huge opportunity for home buyers in the Phoenix metro area.  But there are so many home buyers who are unprepared or who just don't know where to start. For buyers, here's what you need to know:
1. Speak with a Realtor. Bruce and I will be happy to work with you through the entire process of home buying, from selecting a lender to finding a home, closing on it, handing you the keys and all the necessary steps in between.
2. Meet with a … (0 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Have You Seen Such a Beautiful Sunset? Augusta Ranch, Arizona - 01/06/11 07:04 AM
We were talking a walk on the Augusta Ranch golf course last night with our Public Relations Director, Scoobie, a darling white miniature Schaunzer, and we were admiring one of the most beautiful sunsets we had every seen...beautiful pinks and oranges. We whipped out one of our iPhones and snapped some shots. Little things like this make life worth living!
 

If you want to live in a wonderful community with a beautiful golf course, pick up the phone and call us and we will tell you about the active listings in Augusta Ranch.
Feel free to contact us at (602) … (0 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Phoenix AZ Real Estate: We're Not Out of the Woods Yet - 01/05/11 10:36 AM
2010 was an interesting year in real estate! To give you a little perspective about the Phoenix area real estate market, here are some facts from 2010 (from Arizona Association of Realtors):
- At the end of 2010, 68% of Phoenix area homeowners had negative equity (owe more than the house is currently worth), as compared to 23% nationwide.
- As of November 2010, there were 45,353 total residential listings. There was 6.7 month's supply of homes on the market. This is calculated by dividing the number of listings by the number of sold homes. The average month's supply of homes … (1 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Villages of Eastridge Mesa Az Market Update - Market Update For Villages of Eastridge in Mesa AZ - 12/30/10 08:21 AM
Southeast Mesa Arizona has many nice communities, including the much sought after Villages of Eastridge. If you're looking to buy in the southeast Mesa Arizona area, make sure you investigate the Villages of Eastridge. Here's a market snapshot of the area for the week ending December 31, 2010.

25  -  Total Listings
14  -  Active listings priced from $109,900 to $235,900
5   -  AWC-I active with contingencies priced from $125,000 to $230,000
4   -  Pending for sale priced from $113,000 to $320,000
2   -  Closed sales since December 1st priced at $205,000, $252,300
14  -  Villages of Eastridge short sale … (0 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Mesa Arizona Homes For Sale - Homes For Sale In Mesa Arizona - 11/16/10 07:16 AM
If you're looking to purchase Mesa Artizona real estate, now is a great time to be in the market. Prices are low, and interest rates are down. Once you've decided to get the buying process moving, make sure you you have all your ducks in a row. The very first things you need to do is to decide how you will finance the purchase. This is important for the obvious reason that the money needs to come from somewhere, and you'll need to have a "pre-approval" or "proof of funds" in order for an offer to be made on the property … (1 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Spacious Mesa, Arizona Townhome for Sale - 10/17/10 02:44 PM
This is the best townhome in the development of Tesoro at Greenfield in Mesa, Arizona. Highly upgraded end unit with two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. It has one of the larger yards in the townhouse complex. It backs up to an open area with nobody behind and nobody above you. This townhouse has 1161 square feet and a one car garage.  Built in 2007 and only lightly lived in.  If you are looking for a townhome with a very nice community pool in a well kept newer community, this is the one. All for only $104,000! This is a short sale. The … (0 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Bank Owned Homes & Short Sales in Augusta Ranch in SE Mesa, Arizona - 10/17/10 02:03 PM
Augusta Ranch is a beautiful southeast Mesa, Arizona community that has been a highly sought after location for Mesa home buyers since its inception in the late 90s. The economic problems of the recent past have affected all, including homes for sale in Augusta Ranch. There are 25 Augusta Ranch short sales and 11 Augusta Ranch bank owned homes currently on the market.

Buying distressed homes in Augusta Ranch requires patience, a good dose of due diligence and an experienced Realtor. The inspection takes on even more importance, as most of the homes are sold as-is. Many of them will … (0 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Where is the Housing Market Headed? - 07/30/10 12:07 PM
 
Where is the housing market headed? In the Phoenix, Arizona area, housing prices are rising in some areas, decreasing in some and leveling off in others.

Five reasons to buy right now:
The economy may be starting to stabilize. It's one of the best times ever to buy a house.Following are five overlooked reasons why now is a great time to buy a house.1. Low mortgage rates. When buyers borrow at today's record-low rates, they start building equity as soon as they close. That means they have a little give to absorb a few ups and downs as the still-recovering housing … (2 comments)

mesa homes for sale: BUY NOW? You bet! - 07/06/10 11:12 AM
This may be the best buyer's market that we'll see in our lifetimes in the Phoenix, Arizona southeast metro area (Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek). There are a lot of legitimate reasons why a person should be taking advantage of this market if they are able. If you don't own a home, if you have good credit and job stability, you should seriously consider capitalizing on this unique combination of opportunities. A qualified real estate professional like Bruce Pulford in Mesa, Arizona can explain all of the reasons and even discuss some very interesting financing alternatives. He … (1 comments)

mesa homes for sale: Beautiful Home in Mesa with Negative Edge Pool: 9722 E. Lobo, Mesa, AZ 85209 - 06/09/10 02:05 PM
We have a listing in Mesa, Arizona that is awesome! The home is in the Augusta Ranch Golf Community. It has a great room, beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. You would be WOWed by the negative edge pool in the backyard. As a realtor, we don't see that many negative edge swimming pools in this part of town...maybe Scottsdale or Fountain Hills, but not many in Mesa. The backyard is an oasis, with palm trees, the pebble-tec pool, covered patio and lots of decking around the pool.

9722 E. Lobo Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85209
MLS #4270445
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mesa homes for sale: Those Who Wait to Buy a Home Will Pay Thousands More This Spring - 02/17/10 09:01 AM
Waiting a few extra days or weeks to purchase a home this spring could cost buyers thousands of extra dollars as the office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) implements several changes for loans guaranteed by the Federal Housing Authority (FHA).
These FHA changes make it even more important to act now to save big.Here are a few reasons why:On April 5, 2010, the cost of required up-front mortgage insurance for loans guaranteed by the FHA will increase from 1.75% to 2.25%. For a borrower purchasing a $200,000 home with a $7,000 down payment, the up-front mortgage insurance will increase by … (0 comments)