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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…

10 Things to Watch Out for When Buying a Foreclosure

10 Things to Watch Out for When Buying a Foreclosure

With over 40% of Phoenix real estate sales still being foreclosures, buyers are jumping in like there’s no tomorrow, often times throwing caution to the wind because they got such a great deal and beat out other bidders. However, just…

Real Estate Lingo 101

Real Estate Lingo 101

Congratulations! So you’ve decided to buy a home for sale. If you were in Chandler, Arizona and I could speak to you directly, I would let you know that there are an abundance of new terms & jargon that you…

Getting a Steal on a Deal – Can I Do It?

Getting a Steal on a Deal – Can I Do It?

As a realtor in Chandler/ Phoenix,AZ I work with alot of buyers who are very conservative about the market, given what they perceive to be a bad economy. People are more money-conscious than they have ever been, and rightly so.…

Buying a HUD Home: Not a Walk in the Park

Buying a HUD Home: Not a Walk in the Park

Deals about out in the marketplace currently, especially in Chandler, Arizona where I work. At the moment I have 2 buyers with homes in escrow that are labeled as HUD (Housing and Urban Development) homes. As I am educating my…

Why Can’t I Handle a Real Estate Transaction by Myself?

Why Can’t I Handle a Real Estate Transaction by Myself?

You’re smart, competent, have a good head on your shoulders, and excel in your career – why can’t you handle a simple real estate purchase or sale on your own? After all, Realtors may way too much money to today’s…

7 Mistakes Home Buyers Make

7 Mistakes Home Buyers Make

You’re excited because you’ve made the decision to buy a home. You realize it may be a ways out, months possibly, but you are eager and ready to start a new chapter in your life. There are endless possibilities and…

Why Can’t I Buy That Home?

Why Can’t I Buy That Home?

So you’re looking at homes for sale on the internet and come across the most gorgeous home you’ve ever seen – granite countertops, 2-tone neutral paint colors, stamped concrete in the front and backyards, epoxy garage floors, pebble tech pool,…