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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
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 break down due to normal wear and tear. Coverage is for systems and appliances in good working order at the start of the contract.”

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Posted in Buying a Home
Sept. 1, 2019

Tips for Maximizing Small Living Spaces

Does household clutter drive you nuts? Don’t fret, there are ways to declutter and make a small living spaces feel bigger! Here are seven tips to help you make the most out of small spaces:

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Posted in Home Maintenance
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 their home.

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Posted in Buying a Home
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.

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Posted in Buying a Home
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 be abandoned septic tanks, cesspools, wells, or even heating oil reservoirs buried somewhere on the property.

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Posted in Buying a Home