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6 Reasons People Tend to Prefer 3-Bedroom Homes Over Condos

6 Reasons People Tend to Prefer 3-Bedroom Homes Over Condos

Over 90% of the buyers I work with tell me they want a single-family house with at least 3 bedrooms. When I follow up with “what about a condo or townhome” they usually decline. Why is this? 1. Condos feel…

4 Reasons to Price Your Home Right

4 Reasons to Price Your Home Right

Everyone wants to get top dollar when they sell their home. However, overpricing your home can be a huge mistake. Buyer perception is huge in the real estate market – after all, who wants to buy a home for more…

6 Reasons Why the Phoenix Real Estate Market is Recovering

6 Reasons Why the Phoenix Real Estate Market is Recovering

Is the Phoenix Real Estate Market Recovering? This just might be the #1 question I get asked by potential Phoenix homebuyers and sellers, and almost on a daily basis. From various media outlets they perceive that the market isn’t as…

What Are the Chances to Get the Seller to Pay My Closing Costs?

What Are the Chances to Get the Seller to Pay My Closing Costs?

What are the chance to get the seller to pay all my closing costs? Buying a house and a little short on cash? Not to worry! Many homebuyers, especially if it’s their first Phoenix home purchase, only have enough money…

Houzz.com Study Says Homeowners Value Looks More Than Vacations

Houzz.com Study Says Homeowners Value Looks More Than Vacations

Does your Chandler home look the way you want it to?  Are you interested in making changes?  If you answered yes to the second question, you are not alone. A recent survey of 29,127 respondents sponsored by Houzz, a premier…

Infusionsoft Moves to Chandler and will Create Needed Jobs

Infusionsoft Moves to Chandler and will Create Needed Jobs

The announcement that sales and marketing software technology company Infusionsoft will be moving to Chandler has residents excited. Although Chandler has one of the strongest economies in the greater Phoenix area,  jobs are still a concern to many. Infusionsoft’s new…

Open House Success Begins with Trust

Open House Success Begins with Trust

When you are buying a 3 bedroom home in Chandler or listing your Chandler home for sale, you have a lot to consider. If you are buying, you will no doubt be viewing and walking through many Chandler open houses…

Ocotillo: One of Chandler AZ’s Finest Communities

Ocotillo: One of Chandler AZ’s Finest Communities

One of the most well-known subdivisions in Chandler AZ is Ocotillo. Ocotillo boasts incredibly lush landscaping throughout the community. It is most famous of being a water or lake subdivision. Homes that back up to the water command a premium compared…

On Waiving the Appraisal Contingency

On Waiving the Appraisal Contingency

In some markets, especially Phoenix, sellers are starting to ask buyers to waive the appraisal contingency. As multiple offers converge on practically every home hitting the market, sellers have their pick of which bid they wish to accept. With many…

How Long After I Short Sale Until I Can Buy Again?

How Long After I Short Sale Until I Can Buy Again?

With foreclosures & short sales running rampart in the Phoenix-metro area, many would-be homeowners are now asking themselves when they will be able to purchase a home once again. Many homebuyers are now talking to mortgage lenders again because they…

Swim Safely & Securely This Summer

Swim Safely & Securely This Summer

Summer is here in Chandler Arizona, bringing with it beautiful sunshine, warm weather and children with a lot of free time on their hands.  Much of that time is likely to be spent swimming, whether at the beach or a…

Does a Cash Buyer Stand a Better Chance?

Does a Cash Buyer Stand a Better Chance?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “cash is king”. In the world of real estate this is definitely the case. Paying cash vs. taking out a mortgage increases your chances of having your offer accepted by the seller, particularly in the…

Why You Should Get That Termite Inspection

Why You Should Get That Termite Inspection

Today’s post is brought to us by guest blogger Keith Birkemeyer of Pro Best Pest Why You Should Get That Phoenix Termite Inspection Termite Inspections often are called Wood Destroying Insect Infestation Reports (WDIIR). The Office of Pest Management (OPM)…

Advertising Your Chandler Home for Sale – Does it Work?

Advertising Your Chandler Home for Sale – Does it Work?

When sitting down with prospective home sellers, they frequently want to know that their home will be advertised as much as possible. The belief is that the more ways to get their home out there is the marketplace, the more…

Spring & Summer – The Perfect Time to Host a Neighborhood Sale

Spring & Summer – The Perfect Time to Host a Neighborho

As the weather warms on homes in Phoenix AZ (mostly in spring, not summer, TOO warm then!), so does the chance for a successful neighborhood sale. No matter what you call it, be it a yard sale, garage sale, tag…

Dual Agency: My Chandler Real Estate Agent Also Represents the Seller

Dual Agency: My Chandler Real Estate Agent Also Represents the Se

You walk into an open house. It is perfect – everything you’ve always wanted in a home. You’re sold the moment you walk in the door, not by the Chandler real estate agent, but by the features & upgrades of…

If a Lender Pulls My Credit, Won’t it Lower My Credit Score?

If a Lender Pulls My Credit, Won’t it Lower My Credit Score

Are you pre-approved for your home purchase? If not, you need to be, and no, it won’t affect your credit rating. In today’s real estate market, serious buyers know that the home buying process cannot begin in earnest until they…

Should I Ask for Repairs When Making an Offer?

Should I Ask for Repairs When Making an Offer?

It depends. There are lots of negotiation points in real estate. In fact, practically everything is negotiable, from having the seller leave the pool table, to when the close of escrow date is, to the purchase price of the home.…