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Should you Rent or Sell Your Vacant Phoenix Area Home?

Have you ever thought whether it would be better to rent or sell a vacant home that you own? Maybe you already have someone renting this house, or you have been considering renting it to tenants, but would that really be the better choice? Deciding whether or not to sell or rent your vacant home is an incredibly big decision that requires a lot of thought. Therefore, you should always look at the pros and...

DeDe Anne Realtor

Owning vs. Renting

There are many pros and cons to both renting and buying a home.  We will discuss both here. Below are some of the main reasons why you should have your own house: The Mortgage Rate is Low Becoming a homeowner is simpler than ever. In other words, it is relatively cheaper to borrow money for a home now than it was several years ago. Interest rates vary through the years. Several years ago, interest...

Seller tips

Repairs or Touch Ups to Improve Your Home’s Value before you sell in the Phoenix area

First of all, keep in mind that you don’t need a giant improvement to achieve your goal. Small improvements introduced in almost every room, including the exterior of the house is what we are aiming for. Here are some tips to get you started: Clean, clean, and clean. Nothing looks more appealing and eye-catching in Phoenix homes than a neat and clean house. So start improving the appearance...

Neutralizing your home

Neutralizing your Phoenix Area Home Before you List for Sale

When you’re looking to sell your Phoenix Area home quickly and as painless as possible, you’ll have to go through a process of removing your (or your tenants’) presence from the house. This process is known in the real estate industry as neutralization. A better name for neutralization, is called depersonalizing. Essentially, your goal is to remove the identity of the home so that potential...

Getting your first home loan

Getting your First Phoenix Area Home Loan

Starting out in the Phoenix Area housing market can be intimidating for anyone. Ever since the housing market crashed in 2007, the road to recovery has been rather uneven. This includes buyers being held back due to increasingly stricter standards for lending. Things in the housing market have been changing and showing small signs of improvement. For starters, banks are less strict about the minimum...

Sellers tips for getting your home ready to sell by DeDe Anne Forwood

DeCluttering the Entire House

When we put our home on the market to attract potential buyers, we have only two objectives: to get the house sold quickly and earn the best possible price.  Decluttering is the first step in staging the home for sale so your buyers can picture themselves living in your home without piles of stuff clouding their view.   Before you actually start decluttering to achieve a neat and clean appearance, it...

Rent or Sell

To Rent or Sell your Vacant Home?

Have you ever thought about whether it would be better to rent or sell a vacant home that you own? Maybe you already have someone renting this house, or you have been considering renting it to tenants, but would that really be the better choice? Rent or Sell Deciding whether or not to sell or rent your vacant home is an incredibly big decision that requires a lot of thought. Therefore, you should...

Downtown Phoenix and HistoricPhoenix Realtor®

I love this Town

Before you break into Toby Keith or Frank Sinatra (depending on which song the title reminded you of), let me tell you a little bit about me: I didn't have a choice when I came to Phoenix just before my Freshman year of High School.  I had a choice when I moved back.  This is my town.  This is where I want to be.  The city has a heartbeat.  It's a big city with pockets that have the small-town...

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