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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
💥Six "Experts" Weigh In ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE ️Despite the challenges posed by the 'mortgage rate lock-in effect' in 2023, the tide is turning. Recent drops in mortgage rates have injected momentum into existing home sales, breaking a five-month decline streak. While housing shortages persist, an uptick in single-family home construction and the completion of multifamily units promise increased options.  To read the full article...  Click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  ...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
How often do we think of Monday or any day as “It’s Just Another Day?” Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney wrote these lyrics, Another Day, which Paul sang.The meaning of this song by the songwriters is about the drudgery and sadness of a single women’s life.Yet these four words, “It’s Just Another Day,”  are relevant to most of us because that day could be Monday or any other day of the week. How we approach just another day is 100% in our control."When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all days."Ella Woodward"Creativity is a  highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday." Ray Kroc"When people refer to ‘Back in the Day,’ it was a Wednesday. Just a little fun fact for you." Dane Cook"This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays."...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🌵Events in the East Valley ~ 2-26-24 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE Cactus League 2024Founded in 1947, the Cactus League has blossomed into a baseball fan's paradise, with 10 ballparks hosting 15 Major League Baseball teams. The Cactus League is committed to strengthening and promoting the spring training industry while serving communities and contributing to the wonderful quality of life for all to enjoy in Arizona.  To learn more about this event, click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Br...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🥗The Salvation Army - Hunger☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEInspired by posts that I see from others, I wanted to begin a weekly series of resources for people in need who are in the East Valley.  I think continuing to research this weekly series will also help me to discover what is out there for those in need.Hunger in the United States has many faces. It’s the single mother and her children forced to choose between paying rent and going to the supermarket. It’s the college student unable to make their small food supply last. It’s the senior whose medication costs make it impossible to prepare three nutritious meals a day. To find out more, click HERE.☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real E...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
In recent years, there has been a trend of Californians moving out of the state and heading east to Arizona. This phenomenon, often referred to as 'Californians ditching the state for Arizona,' has been gaining attention and sparking discussions among both Californians and Arizonans.So why are Californians leaving their beloved state and choosing to make Arizona their new home? There are several factors at play.One of the main reasons for this trend is the high cost of living in California. The state has consistently been ranked as one of the most expensive places to live in the country. The cost of housing, in particular, has skyrocketed in recent years, making it difficult for many Californians to afford a comfortable lifestyle. In contrast, Arizona offers a much more affordable cost ...
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By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
How Changing Mortgage Rates Impact You [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s important to know how mortgage rates impact what you can afford and how much you’ll pay each month. That’s because even a small change in mortgage rates can have a big impact on your purchasing power. The best way to navigate changing mortgage rates and make an informed buying decision is to rely on the expertise of a local real estate professional and mortgage lender.
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Water in the Desert? Well yes, as a matter of fact an oasis next door to Scottsdale Arizona with one of the tallest fountains in the world! That would be awesome Fountain Hills bordering to the East of Scottsdale Arizona with slightly higher elevation with great views and golf courses and semi custom homes built on ravines. A nice central downtown area and the gateway (60 miles) along the Beeline Highway to Arizona's northern pine tree country and lakes to the White Mountains, and Mogollon Rim near Payson, Pine, Show Low and Pinetop Arizona. (Photo: Fountain Hills Arizona by Jeremy Alford, Unsplash)Map Fountain Hills (East of Scottsdale)Continue north on Route 87 (Beeline Highway) 60 miles to Pines, Mountains and LakesFountain Hills Arizona and namesake is home of THE "Fountain" one of ...
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By Randy Tudor, EA, CTRC, Certified Tax Representation Consultant in Phoenix
(Tudor Financial Group, LLC)
The SECURE 2.0 Act, signed into law as part of the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, introduces significant changes for individuals with overfunded 529 plans. One of the most notable provisions allows for the tax-free transfer of funds from an established 529 account to a Roth IRA for the beneficiary, marking a pivotal shift in how unused educational funds can be utilized to bolster retirement savings. This blog post delves into the intricacies of distributing an over-funded 529 plan by rolling over to a Roth IRA under the new rules effective January 1, 2024, outlining all conditions, rules, and potential pitfalls to avoid.Conditions and Rules for RolloverThe SECURE 2.0 Act stipulates several conditions for the rollover from a 529 plan to a Roth IRA: Account Age: The 529 ...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Seth Godin provides this definition of brand that being: “A set of expectations, memories, stories, and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another.” I agree yet there is something else that needs to be addressed.Vacant land or home sellers along with real estate home buyers may select a franchise real estate brokerage because of the marketing of its expectations, memories, stories, etc., but that does not necessarily equate to the real estate agent's reputation within that or any brokerage.People buy from people they know and trust. The “brand” that being “REALTOR® or some franchise brokerage may open the door to making that decision to know and then select a particular brokerage. However, only through personal int...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🏛85234 Housing Headlines 2-23-24 ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE ️Not only is Gilbert a thriving business community, but its access to a nationally ranked public school system, an abundance of family-friendly activities, and over 300 days of sunshine per year make Gilbert a sought-after place to call home in Arizona and the Southwest United States. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
Owner Carry? A great concept in Paradise Valley, Arizona when puchasing a home among the rich and famous.Are you looking for an Owner Carry or Seller Carry Home For Sale in Paradise Valley Arizona between Camelback Mountain and Mummy Mountain, the most expensive place to live in Arizona? Here today are Paradise Valley homes for sale with Seller May Carry or Owner Financing next to Scottsdale Arizona and UPDATED DAILY on the MLS. Are you ready to move to Paradise Valley the most expensive place to live in Arizona? When buying a home one will need a jumbo loan if not buying with cash. However there are usually some Owner May Finance homes available.Paradise Valley Arizona Estates with Owner Financing or Seller Carry Financing AvailableSee Paradise Valley homes for sale with Seller May Car...
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By Cara Marcelle Mancuso, Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!
(Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes)
Get ready to mark your calendars because something exciting is coming to Marana – the annual Founders' Day Parade & Festivities,  March 16, 2024!It's a little bit of History & a whole lot of fun!Imagine this: 47 years ago, a group of farmers set the stage for history, and Marana officially became a town on March 21, 1977. Fast forward to today, and Marana is not just a town; it's the fastest-growing community in Southern Arizona! Now, that's something worth celebrating, don't you think?So, what's the plan? Join Marana for the "Biggest Little Parade in Arizona" with  the 2024 theme "Growing Together." It's not just a parade; it's a whole day of festivities that kick off at 10:00 a.m. and wrap up at 3:00 p.m.Grab your lawn chairs, blankets, and maybe a sun hat because you won't want to mi...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
🐈Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy 2-22-24☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI know that there are many cat lovers in the Rain, so now you can follow the adventures of Tango, Trey, and Tom Boy if you love pictures of cats!  I welcome all to share photos of your cats along with your comments.☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
New build construction works for many as the home buyers can have the house constructed to their desires including all upgrades. However, caution is essential before signing that new build construction contract.First, and foremost cautionary step, builders do not represent you as the buyer. This lack of representation is in the fine print and often "glossed" over. Not being represented can create serious problems.Second, undertake your own research regarding the builder. Drive through the areas where the builder is working. If possible talk to neighbors who appear to have purchased a home built by the builder under consideration.Third, extend your research to costs for new build construction as well as local codes.  Is the builder doing the minimum as required by code or more than the m...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
In sales and especially in real estate, the goal is to have the potential clients aka as sales leads to pull you to them. Using the often-witnessed push sales behaviors does not really work very well. Hence, the often heard comment "He was a pushy salesman" or "She was a pushy salesperson."Yesterday, I scheduled a tour of five vacant land parcels here in Golden Valley, AZ with a potential cash buyer client. Until I actually invest some time with a potential client, I do not know if I want the individual as a client.  Not all individuals who want to list or buy real estate properties are a good fit for me. In our travels to the third property, I stopped my vehicle on something less than a cow trail. I walked back to my client’s car and asked “Do you really wish to continue to this proper...
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
💥Insurance for a Landlord ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE ️Unlock the key to safeguarding your rental property! From property damage to lost rental income, discover the essential insurance policies every savvy landlord needs. Explore coverage options, additional protections, and top-rated insurance companies to customize your shield  To read the full article...  Click HERE. I specialize in the East Valley of the Phoenix Metro area - Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, and Gold Canyon☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREE
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By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Ambrose Realty Management LLC)
👩‍Trish's Splash Photography 2-21-24💦For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS for FREEI am sure all who follow my blog are familiar with the talents of Trish, especially with a camera in her hand. A few years ago she created a series of photos from photographing drops of water and the splash that they would make. I absolutely loved what came from this and I am sure that everyone else will too, so I wanted to share them in the Rain. If you missed the inaugural post for this series and thus did not get a peek behind the scenes, you can go back and check it out here: 📸Trish's Splash Photography☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call or 🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian  ~  Search the MLS fo...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Living here in the remnants of the Wild West days, cattle branding is one of those historic memories. Today cattle have GPS tags on their ears to identify the different owners.In the various industries including real estate, the question of "What's your brand?" is still the topic of numerous seminars and even real estate resales training. Today I even received another invite to attend this Zoom marketing event to discuss this concept of "brand" for professional real estate agents.Seth Godin provides this definition of brand that being a “set of expectations, memories, stories, and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another.” From the Wild West days, there were memories associated with brand as well as a set of expe...
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By Leanne Smith, The Grit and Gratitude Agent
(Dirt Road Real Estate)
Another real estate copycat suit emerged with this comment in the filing:The complaint alleges that “most” buyer agents will steer clients away from listings that offer a lower commission.My brain thought “really, most agent will?”  Did those who filed the complaint actually survey real estate agents? My sense is this is an assumption about human nature. And we all know about what happens with assumptions.In my now eight years in selling real estate as well as listing mostly vacant land (Remember, I love to sell dirt), I know of a few real estate agents who may look first at the cooperating fee being offered. However, “most” will show properties that meet their clients or potential clients’ (aka customers) needs and wants without looking at the cooperating fee being offered.Professional...
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