Homeownership RULES...

Real Estate Agent with Realty ONE Group, Mountain Desert ADRE#542788000

Most people agree that homeownership rules! When asked, people say they want a home they can call their own, to raise their family, share with their friends and to feel safe and secure. It also accounts for the majority of most people's net worth.

These rules can help protect your investment and make homeownership more enjoyable.

  1. Don't overpay for your home
  2. Maintain your home's condition
  3. Minimize your assessed value to lower property taxes
  4. Make extra principal contributions to save interest and build equity
  5. Validate the insured value of improvements and contents
  6. Stay current on surrounding property values
  7. Make mortgage interest payments deductible
  8. Invest in capital improvements that increase market value
  9. Don't over-improve the neighborhood
  10. Keep records of capital improvements and other maintenance
I want to be your personal source of real estate information and I am committed to helping from purchase to sale and all the years in between.

Please take a moment to review the resources my website has to offer, at LoriDee.com.  You will find local community and relocation information, as well as fun things to do in and around Lake Havasu City.  There's Something Here for Everyone!


Thank you for the opportunity to assist you with your Real Estate needs!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (928) 208-9827,  (877) LORI-DEE, or email Lori@LoriDee.com.

     Lori Dee Doerfler, Associate Broker

RE/MAX Prestige Properties

(928) 208-9827 Mobile/Direct


"Serving the Lake Havasu City Community”

Lori Dee

Comments (4)

Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

I agree with your list.  One question how does the buyer know they paid too much for a home that is increasing in an upward moving market?

Aug 06, 2012 02:25 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Your list of rules for homeownership are very informative.  They are all good but number 4 seems to me to be the most helpful. I don't think most people realize how much money they can save by paying extra on their mortgage payment.


Aug 06, 2012 02:28 AM
Lori Dee Doerfler
Realty ONE Group, Mountain Desert - Lake Havasu City, AZ
Helping NEGOTIATE through the real estate noise!

Hi Tim...thank you for visiting.  Important to be working with a REALTOR who is experienced and familiar with the market including a thorough review of the comps.  We all know that emotion can get involved. I try to help my buyers keep that in check by providing enough information to support their decision to buy.  Have a successful week!

Aug 06, 2012 02:41 AM
Lori Dee Doerfler
Realty ONE Group, Mountain Desert - Lake Havasu City, AZ
Helping NEGOTIATE through the real estate noise!

Hi Betty...For sure!  Thank you for visiting.  Wishing you a successful week...

Aug 06, 2012 02:56 AM