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Home Buying Process Explained

FSBO – Marketing Your Home to Buyers

If you want to sell something, you have to come up with a marketing plan. Even if it’s just lemonade, you still need a stand and a sign to attract customers. Selling real estate is no exception. The professionals in the field know this well. Every good agent has a marketing plan. It typically includes […]

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FSBO – Preparing Your Home For Sale

Below is a quick checklist that will help you prepare your home for sale. Focus on the exterior of the house first because if that doesn’t attract buyers, they won’t even walk in the front door. Do the inexpensive fixes first. You can always negotiate with the buyer on the more expensive repairs at the […]

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FSBO Tips For Pricing Your Home

Pricing your home is the most important decision you will make. This checklist will help you consider all the important factors. Read expert articles on home pricing at www.phxhomeguide.com/category/blog/fsbo/ Search online for similar homes that have sold in the last 3 months in your neighborhood Check prices of comparable homes currently for sale in your […]

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FSBO Purchase Contract Forms Needed

*The following is a list of the forms you will be needed when selling your own home in Arizona.  This list does not constitute legal advice.  Please see disclaimer below. Form List Offer to Purchase Real Estate Contract for the Sale and Purchase of Real Estate Seller’s Disclosure Lead-Based Paint Disclosure (required if your house […]

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E-Book: How To Sell Your Own Home

The For Sale by Owner E-Book below guides you step-by-step through the home-selling process. It gives you inside real estate trade secrets to sell your home like a pro.  

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5 Ways to Pick the Perfect Time to Sell

Smart sellers spend a whole lot of time and energy strategizing about how to sell their homes for top dollar. They factor in buyer demand, the competition, the job market, and the mortgage market. And that doesn’t even account for all the time spent understand recent home sales in the area as an indicator of […]

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Arizona Weekly Mortgage Newsletter

A global “flight to safety” where money flows out of other investments and into the relative safety of US Treasuries, helped draw down mortgage rates last week. A report on China’s manufacturing industry revealed some unexpected contraction, spooking US and global financial markets.   Mortgage rates are likely to be most influenced by the Federal […]

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Dodd Frank Changes

Impact of Dodd Frank Act

On January 10, 2014 the latest phase of the 3000 page Dodd Frank Act for mortgage reform was put into law.  Contrary to many reports, qualifying borrowers is not any more difficult today than it was prior to January 10.  The Dodd Frank Act gave an exemption to all Conventional, FHA, and VA loans for the […]

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USDA Loan Map Boundaries Remain Unchanged

The USDA/Rural loan program announced that there would be no change to its map of areas that are eligible for this financing program (January 15 was the date that the current map was set to expire). Under this loan program, borrowers can obtain 100% financing in areas that are classified as “rural.” Areas in the […]

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Weekly Mortage Update

Last week saw mortgage rates easing from their slow upward trend.  The biggest news of the week, by far, was the unemployment report.  A decrease to 6.7% in the unemployment rate usually is a positive economic sign.  However, the economy only produced 74,000 new jobs, which was significantly lower than the 200,000 expected.  The decrease […]

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