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July 23, 2020

Deciding How to Stage Your Home: Virtual or Real?

 

Did you know that over 77% of buyers find it “easier to visualize the property as their future home” when it’s staged? Along with this, 27% of buyers are more willing to “overlook property faults” on staged homes, and 40% of buyers are “more willing to walk through a staged home they saw online.”

When it comes to marketing and selling a home, staging can be a powerful tool.

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Posted in Selling Your Home
June 24, 2020

10 Ways to Keep Your House Safe While You’re Away

The secret is out, Prescott, Arizona, is an excellent place to vacation.  In the past, it has received numerous accolades for a great place to visit for your family vacation. Still, what if you are a Prescott resident, and you are opting out of a staycation this year, you may find yourself leaving our beautiful area and vacationing elsewhere.  While your home is vacant, there are simple strategies that you must take to ensure your home is safe while you are gone.

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Posted in Home Maintenance
May 20, 2020

21% of Home Buyers are Over 64 Years Old

Retirees are an important part of the dynamics of Prescott, Arizona. In fact, according to the most recent census, over 35 percent of the Prescott population is 65 years or older.   These numbers are understandable, since Prescott offers a great place to retire. Prescott's perfect weather provides an average annual temperature of 70 degrees.  Residents enjoy four beautiful and distinct seasons and are surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, granite mountains, lakes, streams, and rolling meadows filled with wildlife.  It is a great setting to enjoy retirement with a laid-back lifestyle.

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Posted in Buying a Home
May 11, 2020

What Can You Do To Retire Comfortably? Downsize!

 

Everything keeps getting bigger; the average size of a home in the U.S. is over double what it used to be, and costs have grown as well. That leaves the average American with much more space than necessary, and it often equates to a hole in their pocket. Thankfully, many seniors realize they can stop the money hemorrhage by downsizing their space. 

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April 20, 2020

Reasons to Move from CA to AZ


There is an abundant of information in the news about the amount of people moving from California to Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

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Posted in Buying a Home
March 1, 2020

4 Reasons to Sell This Winter

Depending on which side of the fence you are standing on, you can make a compelling argument on the best time of the year to list your home for sale.  If you are a homeowner, you may want to wait for spring or summer when things are less ‘busy’ and the yard is in bloom.  If you are a realtor, winter is a desirable time to sell your home with the lower inventory and the high demand. 

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Posted in Selling Your Home
Feb. 1, 2020

Market vs. Assessed Value: What’s it all Mean?

“What’s my home worth?”

Even if you are not in the market to sell your home, your home is a sizeable investment and it is natural to ask the questions:  What is my home worth?

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Posted in Selling Your Home
Jan. 1, 2020

Understanding “Price Per Square Foot”

Price per square foot is a concept in real estate which is easy to understand and just as easy to misuse. The formula is pretty simple: To determine price per square foot, you take a price, such as sale price of a home, and divide it by the square footage of the home.

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Posted in Buying a Home
Dec. 1, 2019

Prescott vs California Cost of Living

Californians are flocking to Texas, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and Nevada. Why is this? It isn’t too much of a mystery once you take a look at the facts.  The flock is occurring because of California’s excessively high cost of living. Over the past 3 years, over 30,000 people every year have moved from California to Arizona. Take a look at these statistics and you may decide for yourself that you should be making the move to Arizona as well.

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Posted in Buying a Home
Nov. 1, 2019

Is Your Home Prepared for your Retirement Years?

If you love your home and plan to live it in through your retirement years, you’ll want to be sure it’s safe for you as you face some of those little challenges aging presents. Assess your home and see if there are any changes you may need to make. Doing so will not only reduce the risk of injury, but it will also give your loved ones peace-of-mind, especially if you live alone.

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Posted in Home Maintenance