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So You’re Considering a Move to Arizona?

So You’re Considering a Move to Arizona?

Today’s post was written by guest blogger Jeff Kershner, a real estate professional in the Illinois area. Jeff brings light to someone considering a move to Arizona from another location. So you’re considering a move to Arizona? I’m not exactly…

Are You A Frustrated Buyer? Here Are 4 Things You Should Do

Are You A Frustrated Buyer? Here Are 4 Things You Should Do

If you are a homebuyer in Phoenix right now you know that getting a home under contract is difficult at best, especially if you are in the lower price ranges (under $200,000). Competition has become fierce as inventory continues to…

What Should I Know If I’m Going to Buy a Short Sale?

What Should I Know If I’m Going to Buy a Short Sale?

Buyers in today’s market are hungry for great deals, and believe the types of homes to buy are either short sales or foreclosures. They think this because the list price is so attractive that they’ll be able to buy for…

Do You Want the Perfect Location or a Big House?

Do You Want the Perfect Location or a Big House?

Do you want the perfection location or a big house? This is a question buyers must ask themselves today, as there are definitely advantages and disadvantages to both options. In Phoenix back in the hayday (2004-2006) people would buy practically…

Residents Have Mixed Feelings about New Chandler Target Location

Residents Have Mixed Feelings about New Chandler Target Location

The new Chandler Target: as one comes in, another one will close. Target’s move will be making a big impact on Chandler’s economy and residents next month, as it both closes and opens in a different part of Chandler. The…

5 Simple Summer Improvements to Add Sizzle to Your Home

5 Simple Summer Improvements to Add Sizzle to Your Home

Summertime is upon us. In Phoenix we are seeing temperatures up to 107 right now, and the focus of valley residents seems to be keeping cool in the desert heat. Working on one’s home may outrank taking a dip in…

Utilizing Social Media Marketing for your Real Estate Business

Utilizing Social Media Marketing for your Real Estate Business

Real estate has been one of the slowest adopting industries for taking on social media as a marketing platform. Why is this? I believe that since average Realtor has been in the business for a long time, maybe 10 or…

Oh Chandler, How I Love Thee

Oh Chandler, How I Love Thee

Being a Chandler resident for the last 11 years has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. The city offers so much in terms of amenities, schools, people, commerce, and entertainment that I can’t honestly see myself…

Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone – a Real Estate Story

Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone

6/13/11 update Today I received a heated email from my client’s fiancee regarding my below blog post from Sunday. They took it as a personal attack, which I in no way, shape, or form did I intend to do. This…

Why Do I Care About Getting a Home Inspection? Common Home Inspection Questions

Why Do I Care About Getting a Home Inspection? Common Home Inspec

You just put a home under contract – now it’s time to get a home inspection and you have home inspection questions. Why is that? Recently I had the opportunity to interview Tom Sanders, the owner of one of Phoenix’s…

Getting Married in Arizona and Considering a Home Purchase?

Getting Married in Arizona and Considering a Home Purchase?

Are you getting married in Arizona soon? Summer is upon us and love is in the air. I’m actually celebrating 13 years of marriage today with my sweetheart. Many young couples are looking to handle 2 major life events within…

My 1st and Last Phoenix First Friday Event

My 1st and Last Phoenix First Friday Event

Last night my family attended the Phoenix First Friday event in downtown Phoenix. Going in with high hopes, we ended up deciding that will probably be the last time we attend. It started off with the free admission at the…

5 Things to Remember When Going into Phoenix Open Houses

5 Things to Remember When Going into Phoenix Open Houses

Are you looking at open houses in the Phoenix area? The thrill of the hunt is on! You’ve made the decision to buy a house, you’ve looked at 5,248 homes online and now it’s time to enter the real world…

22 Reasons Why I Love Arizona

22 Reasons Why I Love Arizona

Being a native and living in Chandler, Arizona it’s easy to take what I have for granted. I get up, go to work, come home and be with the family, and do fun things in default mode.  Arizona is such…

Phoenix Real Estate Market Update – Foreclosures Still Dropping

Phoenix Real Estate Market Update – Foreclosures Still Drop

Good news in the Phoenix marketplace, at least for now. Home sales of foreclosed homes have been dropping a great deal since the beginning of the year. In January and February they were 43% of sales, in March 38%, and…

How Twitter Got My Daddy On the News : A 7-Year Old’s Perspective

How Twitter Got My Daddy On the News : A 7-Year Old’s Persp

My daddy works hard at his job as a Realtor. I know he likes to do it what he does because he talks about it all the time. He spends alot of time on the computer and phone talking to…

7 Tips for Buyers Looking at Homes

7 Tips for Buyers Looking at Homes

As a real estate agent working in the Chandler, Arizona real estate market for the last 4 years, I have noticed the buyers have certain habitswhen they decide that now is the time to get out in the car and…

Mortgage broker vs Banker

Mortgage broker vs Banker

People often ask me “ What’s the difference between a mortgage broker and a banker ?” The differences are pretty dramatic .When working with buyers many of them come to me with an approval in-hand from a bank like Wells…