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3 Financial Resolutions To Make If You Want To Buy A Home In The New Year

The new year is here, and many people are starting to think seriously about their Resolutions. And while the most popular resolutions aren’t going anywhere (eat healthy, work out, spend less time in front of a screen), if you’re looking to buy a home next year, a few of your resolutions should be of the financial variety. Starting the new year off on the right financial foot by...

Crowdfunding AZ Real Estate

Crowdfunding For Home Purchases On The Rise

For many potential buyers, one of the biggest obstacles on the road to homeownership is saving for a down payment. But thanks to a new technology trend, some savvy buyers are turning to their friends, family, and social networks for help. While crowdfunding has long been a popular trend,  until recently it’s been mostly limited to the business world. But according to a recent article in The Wall...

First-Time Buyer Interest Strong Despite Rising Interest Rates

Interest rates are rising. According to Freddie Mac, the current rate for a 30-yr fixed mortgage is 4.81%, which is up a nearly a full percentage point from a year ago. While some were concerned the rising interest rates would have a negative impact on the market, particularly with first-time homebuyers, it looks as if the changes in interest rates are doing little to dampen buyer demand. According to...

Vast Majority of Millennials Looking Towards Homeownership

If you follow pop culture news, you’d think that all millennials are concerned about is SnapChat and avocado toast. But according to a recent report, there’s something much more important on millennials’ minds these days—and that’s buying a home. According to the 2018 Home Buyer Report from NerdWallet, a whopping 82% of millennials say buying a home is a priority, significantly higher...

Mortgage Rates Expected To Increase. If You Want To Buy, Now Is The Time

Mortgage Rates Expected To Increase. If You Want To Buy, Now Is The Time

When you’re buying a home, you might think the price you offer is ultimately the price you’ll pay, but if you’re buying a home with a mortgage, that’s not the case. With a mortgage, in addition to paying your principal (the amount of money the bank loans you to purchase your home), you’ll also pay interest on that principal—which is why the interest rate on your loan is so...

Something You Should Know Before Looking At A New Construction Model Home

Something You Should Know Before Looking At A New Construction Model Home

https://youtu.be/5a37aLnjKfU Picture yourself out for a drive one weekend. You see a sign that says: New Construction Homes! Models Starting At $XXX,XXX Next 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 model home. You park. You walk into the model home. The builder’s sales rep asks...

Think buying a home will be more affordable in 2019?

Think Buying A Home Will Be More Affordable In 2019? Think Again

Think buying a home will be more affordable in 2019? There’s no denying that it’s tough out there for buyers. The inventory shortage has created a market that’s more competitive than normal. As a potential buyer, you might be thinking, “I should probably wait until next year to make a move.” But if you want to get the best deal on a home, you might want to ...

DeDe Anne Forwood AZ Realtor

Americans Choose Real Estate As Best Investment For 5th Straight Year

The results are in: the best long-term investment you can make? Real Estate. The results are in: the best long-term investment you can make? Real Estate. Each year, Gallup surveys Americans to find out what they believe to be the best investment options for building long-term wealth. And in their most recent survey, Americans overwhelmingly chose real estate, making this...

11 House Fails That Could Ruin A Sale

When you're looking for a home, you probably have a couple of lists in your head: the must-haves, the nice-to-haves, and the absolute deal-breakers. Unfortunately, most of the places on this list fall into that third category, unless, of course, you're handy or have a big budget for repairs. Check out these strange but hilarious home fails that would definitely have you looking elsewhere. 1. A tree...

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