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Finding the Right Lender

Working with the right lender is crucial! Please do not be fooled by the teaser rates available on a poster in your local bank. Those are not accurate rates. Your bank will likely be able to give you an excellent rate for your loan. However, you may lose out on your...

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What is the Due Diligence Period

Frequently referred to as, simply, the inspection period. This is your time to do all of the necessary investigations, regarding the property, to determine if this is a good fit for you. During this time, you’ll be able to review all of the sellers disclosures, tell...

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Choosing the Right Agent

For most people, their home is the biggest investment of their life. You need to do some research to find the one that’s right for you. Finding the right match will pay off in the long run. Tips for Choosing the Right Realtor Go with a Pro The terms agent, broker and...

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Choosing an Inspector

Real Estate Inspections can be a very sticky subject at times. It’s important that you know, not all inspectors are the same. We’re asked all the time for a “good inspector“. I’d like to ask you… what is a good inspector to you? Some people qualify the inspector by...

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Moving Checklist

This comprehensive list of reminders will be valuable in the moving days ahead. Previous Residence PREPARING FOR THE MOVE: Leave keys & garage openers Travel funds (cash & checks) Prepare pet transportation Personally transport valuables & jewelry ADDRESS...

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The Most Common Inspection Issues

The inspection period and the appraisal are those 2 moments during a transaction that everyone holds their breath and finds religion… cause there is a lot of praying going on. When selling a home, know that inspectors WILL make it sound like the house is about to fall...

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The Challenges When Getting Pre-Approved for a Home

I have heard several people refer to the loan process as “similar to an audit”. It’s completely invasive, demanding and heavily regulated these days. Gone are the times when we could promise the lender that we really can afford that half a million dollar home, pinky...

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Behind the Scenes of a Real Estate Deal

The job of the Real Estate agent is no longer to "find" you a home. Lets be honest… no matter how good I am at searching the MLS, you're spending 6 hours a night on every real estate site you can find, mostly because you're positive that you're better at finding THE...

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I Invite All Agents to NOT Answer Their Phones

First of all, before anyone gets their panties in a wad, let me explain. I am not saying that agents shouldn't answer their phones…ever. The good ones will always answer their messages. But, the good ones also don't always have time to answer that call, at that...

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Is Your Agent Exceptional… or a DUD

Arizona Licensed Agents As of writing this, there are around 92k licensed Agents in the state of Arizona. About half of those are in the Maricopa Valley area, including everything around Phoenix. It's said that about 20% of the real estate agents sell 80% of the real...

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