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Owning Is More Affordable Than Renting In Phoenix and 19 US Metropolitan Areas

Most people rent because they think it’s more affordable than owning a home—but in a huge number of metros in the United States, that’s just not true. According to a recent study from LendingTree, the median mortgage payment is less than the median rent payment in 20 of the 50 largest metros in the US. That means that owning a home in one of these areas will actually save you money...

No Pre-Approval No showing for you

6 Reasons we Real Estate Agents Want You Pre-Approved Before Showing You Homes

Ever had an agent deny to show you a home because you weren’t pre-approved for a mortgage? It’s not because we're mean, or we don’t value your business… it’s actually because they’re looking out for your best interests. Let’s face it, shopping for a home before getting pre-approved for a mortgage is like walking into a grocery store without a wallet. You may have the desire to...

6 Reasons You Should Avoid Buying A For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Home

When you’re looking to buy a home, you may wonder, “Does it matter if the property is listed with a real estate agent or the owners who are trying to sell it themselves?” Um, yes. It matters. A lot. The truth is: When it comes to signing contracts, handing over escrow money, and digging into the home’s history, going it alone can end up costing homebuyers a bundle. The following are 6 reasons...

Beware

Beware of the Bandwagon Real Estate Agents

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s day.” Lots of people who aren’t Irish love to celebrate on Saint Patrick’s Day. Why not?! There’s nothing wrong with going to a parade, enjoying some Irish food, and having a few drinks. But picture someone going to a parade, and having a few too many drinks. And then that person jumps up on the bandwagon...

Good Bones

https://youtu.be/iWDXN9pizcU Don't be afraid of wallpaper, or shag carpet. Cosmetic things are easy to fix, many of these homes are priced to sell and a little sweat equity can reap rewards. Good Bones...you hear that phrase often, but what does it mean? Join #yourphoenixagents as we show you the epitome of good bones! Good bones defines a home that has a good floor plan and a good flow, is...

73% Of Millennials Cite Affordability As Reason They Don’t Own A Home

A large percentage of millennials want to buy homes. But they’re allowing rising home prices—and misconceptions about the market—to keep them stuck in the renting cycle. According to CoreLogic’s Young Millennial Housing Survey (which was featured in their most recent Home Price Index report), 40% of millennials are extremely or very interested in purchasing a home now (with 64%...

7 Budgeting Tips To Help You Buy Your First Home

So you’ve decided to purchase your first home. Congratulations! Purchasing a home is a huge decision, and it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life. But purchasing a home requires capital, and if your savings account is looking a little trim, it means that you will have to do some budgeting in the upcoming year to make your dream of being a homeowner a...

DeDe Anne Forwood Phoenix Real Estate Agent

All Generations Believe Renting Is More Affordable Than Owning—Even Though It’s Not True According to new research from lender Freddie Mac, every generation—from millennials to Gen Xers to Baby Boomers—are continuing to rent because they think it’s saving them money. From to the report, 76% of Millennials, 75% of Gen Xers, and 81% of Baby Boomers said renting was the more affordable...

Visiting Phoenix Area New Construction - What to know

Something You Should Know Before Looking At A New Construction Model Home in the Phoenix Area

Picture yourself out for a drive one weekend. You see a sign that says: New Construction Homes!Models Starting At $XXX,XXXNext Right! Maybe you’re actively looking for a house, or maybe it’s just a spur of the moment urge, but you follow the signs to the new construction model home. You park. You walk into the model home. The builder’s sales rep asks you to please sign in. You sign...

DeDe Anne Realtor DeDe Forwood Phoenix Real Estate New Build New Construction

SHOULD YOU HIRE AN AGENT WHEN BUYING A PHOENIX AREA NEW CONSTRUCTION Home?

This free booklet will empower you to make the right decision for your particular situation. It will also reveal how to prevent the builder from taking advantage of you. If you’re thinking about buying a new construction house, please, PLEASE make sure you grab a copy of my booklet before just popping in to check out a builder’s model home or development. It seems harmless enough, and it...

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