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Homebuyers Beware of Indoor Environmental Concerns

Mold. Chinese Drywall. Radon gas and carbon monoxide. Drug labs. These are all potential hazards that may exist in the home you are purchasing here in the Phoenix, AZ area. How do you do know what you are buying? Well…I have some suggestions to help guide and educate my clients. Let’s start with the most […]

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Strategic Foreclosure…A Good “Strategy”? Or Not?

Homeowners have found themselves in foreclosure for a number of reasons. Some lost their jobs–the national unemployment rate remains in the double digits–and had no way to make mortgage payments. Here in Arizona we have one of the highest rates of unemployment anywhere. Some people simply purchased properties they could never really afford. Some got […]

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HAFA? What The Heck Is THAT and Why Should You CARE!??

Well…let’s start by defining what HAFA means. It stands for Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternative Programs. It is basically divided into four separate programs. 1. Home Affordable Refinancing Option (I am not addressing this option in this post as most folks in our market exceed this requirement… “The amount you owe on your first lien mortgage […]

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No One Wants to Talk About It…But It Is A Real Threat!

I went to a class yesterday entitled “What Realtors Need To Know About Terrorism”. I left with a better understanding of how we as “regular folks” in the community can help law enforcement fight terrorist…both “homegrown” and abroad. Arizona is on the cutting edge of the fight. Below is the Mission Statement and Vision Statement […]

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B of A Modification Program…Maybe The Start of Something Good?

Ever since this “mortgage meltdown” many of us in the business have been of the mindset that the only TRUE loan modification program that would make a difference MUST include a  PRINCIPAL BALANCE REDUCTION! This has now been proven to be true as a great number of loan modifications that have been granted in the […]

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Agents, Please Make Sure I Can Access Your Listings If You Want To Sell Them!!

OK…I get it that not every agent previews for clients…but I really make an effort to do so. And I have to say it is SO FRUSTRATING when I can not get into homes to preview! Yesterday I had a stack of 11 listings to preview for two clients…in really different price ranges. Client one […]

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Inspections Are Just Another Round of Negotiations

Sellers and buyers need to be educated about the inspection process as it can sometimes make or break a transaction. Our contract here in Arizona gives the buyer a ten day period, after acceptance, to perform any and all inspections and then relay to the seller, in writing, the list of requested repairs. It sounds […]

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