Buying a Home

Oct. 20, 2020

What’s a Walkability Score?

 

Are you looking for a home that is close enough to stroll to nearby attractions? One of the attractive qualities of living in an area like Prescott, Arizona, is the luxury of area attractions being close enough to reach by walking. Residents near downtown can walk to the numerous ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

In a previous blog, we shared one of the reasons people are making the move, and it’s mainly because of California’s excessively high cost of living ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Oct. 1, 2019

What to Look for in a Home Warranty

The idea of a home warranty can sound great. According to the National Association of Realtors, a home warranty is defined as, “a service contract, normally for one year, which helps protect home owners against the cost of unexpected covered repairs or replacement on their major systems and appliances that ...

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Aug. 1, 2019

How to Win Your Next Home with a Love Letter

The disappointment of your offer not being selected on a home in a seller’s market can be frustrating.  Next time you may want to try a strategy that has worked more times than you may realize. Try increasing your odds by writing a “Love Letter” to the sellers about ...

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July 1, 2019

What is an MLS?

Odds are you’ve spent a little time online searching for homes. After all, most home searches begin online or on your phone. You may have even used a broker’s website or a site like Trulia or Zillow to help you browse listings.

But where does listing information come from?

Way ...

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June 1, 2019

What You Should Know Before You Buy a Historic Home

Here are a few things to consider before you pull the home buying trigger:

Be aware of lead, asbestos, and other things hiding behind the walls: Pipes and paint can be lead culprits while asbestos in basements, attics, and walls may be lurking. Also, it’s not uncommon for there to ...

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