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How to stage a home for sale

When a homeowner is ready to sell, there are usually two goals: to sell fast and to sell high. A well-staged home plays to both goals. By showcasing a home’s best assets, you allow prospective buyers to see its potential, the possibility of creating the living space the next owner may want. The trick is […]
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Does it pay to have a home warranty

When you purchase a home, you can expect to have several added expenses. You expect and can plan for the mortgage and insurance, but most homeowners don’t anticipate the cost of repairs. Unfortunately, unexpected issues are bound to happen. When the summer heat hits, the air conditioner inevitably goes out, the dryer breaks or the […]
Why do I need Title and Escrow Services?
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Why do I need Title and Escrow Services?

  Real estate is a complex business and for this reason there must be a number of things in place to ensure that obstacles and challenges are addressed when a transaction takes place. This is where title and escrow services come into play. At Landmark Title Assurance Agency, we manage escrows that are often complicated, […]
Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Renting Or Buying?
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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Renting Or Buying?

When it is time to find a new place to live, an important decision to consider is whether you should rent or buy your next home. While there are advantages and drawbacks to both, it’s best to weigh the pros and cons of renting and buying to see which will benefit you financially while keeping […]
Protecting Property in Divorce
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Protecting Property in Divorce

No one likes to hear news of a divorce.  The process is emotionally and often financially draining. Heartbreak aside, one of the biggest concerns for couples who are going through divorce is splitting up the assets. The most important asset is usually real estate, because a home or any property is generally higher in value […]
Why Does My Title Insurance Company Need to Send Encrypted Emails?
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Why Does My Title Insurance Company Need to Send Encrypted Emails?

  If you’ve done business with Landmark Title Assurance Agency before, you may have noticed the following message: “We encrypt all emails that contain personal information. Encrypted emails from me or my team will come from McAfee. You may access the encrypted email online using your personal login credentials. When you receive the first email, […]
4 Tips For Getting A Successful Mortgage Modification
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4 Tips For Getting A Successful Mortgage Modification

The pursuit of owning a home or parcel of land was, for many years, the American dream. Now, the Center for a New American Dream has re-envisioned this aspiration, stating the new American dream focuses on more of what really matters, such as “…creating a meaningful life, contributing to community and society, valuing nature, and […]
5 Things You May Not Know About Mechanic’s Liens
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5 Things You May Not Know About Mechanic’s Liens

There are a few things you may not know about mechanic’s liens, including what a mechanic’s lien is. We completely understand your confusion, and the team at Landmark Title Assurance Agency is here to answer any questions you may have about this type of commercial and residential property benefit. A mechanic’s lien is defined as […]
Artificial Turf is Not Just for Football Stadiums Anymore
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Artificial Turf is Not Just for Football Stadiums Anymore

Artificial turf or synthetic grass has been gaining popularity in recent years, especially among Arizona homeowners. This may not come as a surprise to most Valley residents when you consider the challenges of growing a lush lawn in the dry desert heat and the fact that artificial grass has a reputation for being eco-friendly, relatively […]
Hostile Acquisitions In Real Estate: Knowing Your Rights
Hostel Acquisitions In Real Estate

Hostile Acquisitions In Real Estate: Knowing Your Rights

    Property management acquisitions can be friendly or hostile, hopefully you never have to deal with the latter. Although rare, hostile acquisitions can occur through a tender offer or a proxy fight, and both can present a number of challenges for the companies involved in the takeover. Nevertheless, these acquisitions can be done with […]
Differences Between Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions
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Differences Between Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions

It’s a common misconception that commercial brokers and residential real estate agents perform the same job functions. While both professions share many similarities (they both work in real estate, after all), there are many differences between commercial and residential real estate professionals. For the purpose of this blog, we’re going to focus on one of […]
The Steps Of Home Buying Explained
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The Steps Of Home Buying Explained

The home buying process can be a number of things for first, second, and third-time homebuyers: a) intimidating, b) frustrating, c) exciting, or d) all of the above. Regardless, the seasoned residential real estate professionals at Landmark Title Assurance Agency recognize that buying a home is a very challenging, yet rewarding transaction. With more than […]
How to Address Real Estate Easements and Encroachments
How to Address Real Estate Easements and Encroachments

How to Address Real Estate Easements and Encroachments

Encroachments and easements are two common real estate issues that can affect commercial and residential property owners. If you own property, such as land and/or any buildings permanently attached to land, you have certain rights to use your land and those buildings how you please. If a person or company tries to build a building […]
Pool Maintenance Before Selling Your Home – The Good, and the Bad

Pool Maintenance Before Selling Your Home – The Good, and the Bad

In Arizona, pools are a very popular home feature – and it would seem for good reason. However, pool maintenance is key. A pool can be enjoyed by homeowners most months of the year, and provide a much needed respite from our sweltering summer sun, as well as entertainment. However, there are various misconceptions about […]
Valley Residential Real Estate Development Continues to Boom

Valley Residential Real Estate Development Continues to Boom

When it comes to certain sectors of Phoenix-area real estate development – the shadow of the housing crisis has become something of a bad dream that’s finally come and gone. Specifically, condominium development downtown and in surrounding areas is showing promising sales results with many new communities now near completion. For a city that has […]
Earth Friendly Homes: Energy Efficient Incentives
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Earth Friendly Homes: Energy Efficient Incentives

Sustainable homes seek to save energy, promoting energy efficient incentives in your home decreases waste and saves money. In an effort to encourage homeowners to add more energy efficient features, federal, state and local tax incentives are often available for renewable energy investments and energy efficient solutions. Advanced automation systems and green energy homes on the […]
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The Top 5 home projects to tackle before summer

Spending your 100-degree summer days lounging in the pool sounds a lot more appealing than puling weeds or taking on a new DIY project.  That’s why spring is the perfect time in Arizona to tackle those looming home improvement projects, before summer season hits. When taking a look around your home to determine what needs […]
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Commercial Real Estate Holdings in 2016

If you’re looking to invest in commercial real estate holdings, this year may be the time to take advantage of low growth rates. A recent article on Bloomberg the stagnation of growth in the commercial sector according to analysts at Morgan Stanley: “It was a surprising prediction for a market which has seen prices easily […]

Why Foreign Investors Choose Commercial Real Estate in Arizona

Ever since Arizona experienced a turnaround from the 2007-08 financial crisis, foreign investment in our state’s real estate market has increased. Many attribute this injection into local projects as integral to the state’s continued growth since the downturn. Our geographic and cultural connection with Mexico provides for one close means for foreign investment, but Canadian, […]

10 Top Tips for Staging Your Home

If you are thinking about putting your house on the market, winter is the perfect time to get the wheels in motion. That means come spring you’ll have laid the groundwork to hire a listing agent and you will be ready to open your house up to potential buyers. An important part of preparing your […]

Why CRE Brokers should utilize the Internet

We now live in an age where an almost endless amount of information is only a short click and a browser search away. The Internet Age has revolutionized the way people work, communicate, play, and interpret information. This includes the work that commercial real estate brokers take on when establishing themselves as a point of […]

Why it’s prime time to buy & sell residential real estate in metro-Phoenix

The percentage of new home permits for Phoenix-area construction shows robust growth with a staggering 77 percent increase from October 2014 to October 2015. In October 2014, builders took 710 permits, while this year it was reported in Scottsdale real estate research firm’s RL Brown Housing Reports that more than 1,250 permits were taken for new construction. […]
Are retail spaces revitalizing?

Are retail spaces revitalizing?

If not a revitalization, it’s certainly a revision. We are seeing the changes in the restaurant industry; more fast casual places and mixed-use market-style setups that cater to a new breed of eaters. In the face of an uphill battle against online shopping, retailers are also looking to change their faces, and in doing so, […]

Home Projects to Tackle in Preparation for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it is the biggest and busiest weekend for travel across the country. Before your clan descends on your property and bring everything minus the kitchen sink, here are a few projects you should consider tackling prior to their arrival. Take care of the plumbing It is inevitable that […]

Why is there a Demand for Airport Real Estate?

When it comes to land near an airport, we often think of noise pollution and traffic-heavy thoroughfares that make life more difficult. While not always ideal for residential development, these spaces can be especially lucrative in terms of commercial real estate. Offices close to major airports benefit from being a short distance away, which is […]

How 3D Printing will Change the Face of the Home Construction Industry

China was the first country in the world to produce the first 3D printed home, but they didn’t just produce one house, they printed 10 in one day, each measuring just over 2000 square feet and costing only $4,800. Architects and home builders around the globe are now racing to follow in the footsteps of […]
Selling Your Home

5 Steps to Selling your Home

Spring and summer are primetime when it comes to buying and selling homes in most parts of the country. As the Phoenix market begins to see an upswing, sellers need to be prepared for more of a sprint than marathon. If you are planning on listing your home this spring, it is imperative that you […]

Top Mobile Apps for Home Buyers and Sellers

Buying or selling a home can be a long and intimidating process, especially for first timers. From choosing an agent to asking the right price to hosting an open house, there are many things to consider. Continued advances in technology and the increased use of mobile devices are changing the home buying and selling process. […]

5 Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Make

For most people, a house is the largest and most important purchase they’ll ever make. It can also be the most intimidating. In order to save yourself from unnecessary stress, or avoid making a huge financial mistake, it’s important that you do your research and take your time. Here are four mistakes to avoid: Spending […]
LTAZ Shares Tips for Investing in Real Estate

Top Tips for Investing in Real Estate

  Real estate is an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. However, it is important to do the necessary groundwork before making an investment. You must first ask yourself what your end goal is. If you’re looking to get rich quick that is not likely to happen when you invest in residential real estate. But, […]

Is Choosing a Title Company that Important?

Choosing a title company may not be at the front of your mind when purchasing commercial or residential real estate, but it is more important than you may realize. The right title company can work quickly to give you peace of mind to close your deal and help avoid any future real estate disputes. According […]