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3 Myths about purchasing new construction homes:  What agents need to know
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3 Myths about purchasing new construction homes: What agents need to know

    Buying a home from a builder may seem easier than purchasing a re-sale home. In reality, the process is just different. Keeping that in mind, let’s bust three common myths and tell you what agents need to know about purchasing new construction homes.   Prices of new builds are not negotiable   Yes, […]
The importance of hyper-local data and residential real estate: The Cromford Report
hyper-local data and residential real estate: The Cromford Report

The importance of hyper-local data and residential real estate: The Cromford Report

The importance of using hyper-local data in residential real estate, such as the Cromford Report, comes down to being able to understand the difference between a crash and a market correction.

The surprising answer to the question of whether solar panels add value to your home in Arizona

It seems like a no-brainer that solar panels add value to your home in Arizona. Except-- they don't, at least not all the time. The reason for this may surprise you.
Is there any affordable housing being built in Phoenix?

Is there any affordable housing being built in Phoenix?

Developers are racing to build Luxury apartments and condos in an around Phoenix's reinvigorated downtown, but is there any affordable housing being built in Phoenix? Yes, but not enough.
A look at the latest design trends in real estate: what the expert have to say
design trends in real estate

A look at the latest design trends in real estate: what the expert have to say

Three leading Phoenix designers talk about the latest design trends in real estate: What is in and what is OUT!
hotel construction boom in the valley

Hotel construction boom in the Valley: a look at what’s going on

There is a hotel construction boom in the Valley. Construction and development of hotels is up 25 percent in the Phoenix metro area. Here's a look at what is coming.
What to do when your house appraises too low
house appraises too low

What to do when your house appraises too low

When trying to sell your home, a low appraisal can be devastating and a deal killer. Don't panic. Take these steps if your house appraises too low.
How to buy a home
How to buy a home

How to buy a home

You’re ready to buy a home, now what? Call a realtor and start looking, right? Wrong. Buying a home does not begin by looking for the home or even calling a realtor. There are several steps you need to take first. Otherwise, you risk finding your dream home and being frustrated when you are not […]
What’s going on at the office? Office Space Trends in Phoenix
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What’s going on at the office? Office Space Trends in Phoenix

What office space trends in Phoenix will be kept on and which trends may be "let go." Will cubicles make a comeback?
resimercial real estate agents

Why you may want to rethink being a resimercial real estate agent

Newer agents may be tempted to become resimercial real estate agents, but commercial and residential real estate are vastly different from each other and it's hard to become an expert in both.
Real impact of Light Rail on Valley commercial and residential property values

The real impact of Light Rail on Valley commercial and residential real estate values

The City of Phoenix wants to expand the Light Rail into South Phoenix, and it begs the question, what is the real impact of Light Rail on Valley commercial and residential property values?
Forget downsizing—right size: Four things to think about before you move
downsize, right size

Forget downsizing—right size: Four things to think about before you move

When it comes to downsizing your some, smaller is not automatically better. Follow these four tips to make sure you don't just downsize, you rightsize.
Commercial real estate and cannabis, high times for growth
commercial real estate and cannabis

Commercial real estate and cannabis, high times for growth

The growth of Arizona's medical marijuana industry is proving to be a boon to commercial real estate. Cannabis growers are buying older industrial properties and giving new life to shuttered warehouses and factories.
Steps to recover from wire fraud
recover from wire fraud

Steps to recover from wire fraud

When the worst happens; when you have been duped into transferring thousands and thousands of dollars, you must follow these steps to have any chance of recovering from wire fraud.
What you need to know about the threat to real estate transactions: Business Email Compromise, could cost you millions
Business email compromise

What you need to know about the threat to real estate transactions: Business Email Compromise, could cost you millions

What you need to know about the threat to real estate transactions: business email compromise. The FBI says this crime is costing people millions.
Commercial Loans vs Residential Loans: Do you know the differences?
Commercial loans, residential loans

Commercial Loans vs Residential Loans: Do you know the differences?

John and Jane want to buy piece of property to house their new business, “John and Jane’s Jams and Juices” and they need a commercial loan. Sounds simple, after all, they bought their house and they have been through the residential mortgage process. Isn’t it the same? The simple answer is no.
Valley’s growth of hi-tech businesses, growing everything
Valley's growth of hi-tech businesses growing everything

Valley’s growth of hi-tech businesses, growing everything

  The Valley’s growth of technology businesses is behind much of what is going up: the number of renters, more apartments, the population and the cost of office space. High tech employment shot up more than 25.4 percent over 2015 and 2016; an impact that has spread across the job market.  Last year the demand […]

Where have all the houses gone? Low inventory in the Phoenix housing market

The Phoenix housing market is what they call a seller’s market. Prices are climbing, demand is spiking and yet the number of closed escrows has declined. Experts lay the blame on low inventory, meaning too few homes exist on the market to meet demand.
Are Cool Roofs the answer to Arizona’s heat?
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Are Cool Roofs the answer to Arizona’s heat?

Arizona has the perfect climate for cool roofs to work best. And they do lower your utility bills in the short term. But the mass, long-term use of cool roofs may spell a hotter, drier climate in the long run.
why you need title insurance

Why you need title insurance

Why do you need title insurance? Think of it like health insurance for perhaps your largest investment. Most of the time you don't need it, but when you need it, you really need it.