Ideas for Dry-Scaping

You’ve decided to make your new home as ecologically sustainable as possible. You’ve changed out the toilets for low-flow versions and added insulation, installed bamboo flooring, energy-efficient windows and natural gas appliances. Now, it’s time to tackle the yard. Before…

What is a BINSR?

“What is a BINSR?” I was asked this question today by my clients who are selling a home in the Cooper Corners subdivision of Chandler AZ (search Chandler homes for sale here) when the buyer’s agent wanted to get some…

Drought Tolerant Landscaping Ideas for New Chandler Home Owners

In the excitement of buying and decorating a new Chandler home, remember to plan for the long-term when you start landscaping. With the recent widespread drought problems, installing sustainable, drought-tolerant landscaping not only saves water, it means your efforts will survive season…

Phoenix Real Estate Market Update – Are the Millennials Holding the Market Back?

On Monday night 400 Phoenix-area real estate investors (members of the Arizona Real Estate Investors Association) gathered at the Celebrity Theater to hear valley housing authority Michael Orr speak about our current real estate marketplace. He discussed current trends about…

How to get Clean Sparkling Windows in Your Chandler Home

The warming days of spring are the perfect time to bring some light and air into your Chandler home. Whether you are planning to sell your home now or sometime in the future, having clean bright windows gives a home…

Do VA Appraisals Come in Different Than Conventional Appraisals?

Would you say that VA loan appraisals come in lower (or differently at all) than bank appraisals done for a conventional loan? No difference in my experience. Appraisers don’t vary their comparable sales based on the type of loan, rather…