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Research indicates that millennials have grown up with a strong distrust for big institutions. That same research tells us that millennials have trust issues – they lived on the sidelines during the subprime meltdown and foreclosure fiasco – and they have a hard time trusting the “older” generati...
02/23/2016
Some inexpensive tips for those who do know have a security system. 1. Security cameras are very useful, but even dummy cameras will deter many burglars.2. Even if you don’t have a security system, you can buy decals that say the premises are protected by an alarm. These stickers are available at...
02/19/2016
Because common foundation materials, such as concrete blocks, are somewhat porous, adding an air or vapor barrier can be an important step when it comes to insulating a basement, crawl space, garage or other unheated area of a house. To improve comfort and utility costs for adjacent heated rooms,...
02/19/2016
Most short sale purchase contracts do not allow even simple changes, such a suffix being added to the borrower’s last name, without re-approval by the short sale lender. Make sure that the name on your purchase contract matches the buyer’s government ID, such as a driver’s licenses, since most le...
02/19/2016
  Mortgage bond prices finished the week higher which pushed rates lower. Global economic weakness dominated trading. Concerns in Europe resulted in additional flight to quality buying of U.S. debt instruments such as mortgage-backed securities. Sweden's central bank dropped their key rate to neg...
02/15/2016
Minimum down payment for 1 unit properties is 20% (although rates are better with 25% down). 2-4 unit properties require 25% down. Maximum seller concession is 2% of the sales price. Appraisals cost more since lenders require two extra schedules, comparable rent schedule and operating income sche...
02/12/2016
The Tucson Association of REALTORS® hosted a community meeting with the Town of Marana on January 13th to discuss the settling issues impacting 8 homes in the Pines neighborhood in Marana (Northwest Tucson). The town has put together a fairly extensive webpage with helpful reports, photos, corres...
02/11/2016
 Are you thinking of buying or selling here in Tucson, AZ?  Please call Central Tucson specialist, listing agent Spirit Messingham at (520) 471-6900 if you would like a private showing. New lower price, priced below the Zillow.com "Zestimate". Listed at just $124 per Sq Foot, dare to compare this...
02/11/2016
The real estate has always been a competitive field, but with the arrival of online services such as Zillow.com, Trulia, Redfin, and Realtor.com, real estate professionals are under more pressure than ever to show their worth and build long-lasting customer relationships. Offering exceptional cus...
02/10/2016
Below are some highlights from the January Residential Sales Statistics:-Total Sales Volume decreased 20.86% this month, going from $264,001,833 in December to $208,932,522 in January, but increased 33.27% over January 2015.  To be fair, we had a busy Decemeber 2015.-The Average Sales Price rose ...
02/10/2016
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