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What Inspections Should I Get When Buying a Home in Arizona?   Congratulations!  You've agreed to a purchase price, siging on the dotted lines!  Now the work of investigating your potential new home begins.  But where do you start?   During the contract process, you should have received a copy of...
Why Should I Buy a Home Facing North or South in Arizona? In different parts of the country, a home's orientation may or may not make a difference.  In Arizona, we follow the sun a little differently than other cooler climates.   In cooler climates, you might want a home facing west to take advan...
How do Solar Panels Affect my Home Sale? It's time to sell your home and you've added solar panels to the roof.  Your first thought is, "They have to be worth something to a buyer, right?!"  After all solar panels are all the rage and buyers must want them, right?!  Let's examine the different wa...
Should I buy a House or a Condo?? A very important question!  Lifestyle choice is at the heart of this discussion. The following is a good list of questions to ask yourself to help in this decision. If you're looking to downsize, a condo is a simpler lifestyle.If you don't want to manage a yard, ...
 Why Do I Need to Be Pre-Approved to Buy a Home?The phone rang today with a very nice woman on the other end of the line. She explained that she remembered me from visiting her neighborhood, although she isn't ready to sell her home.  Hmmm, "I thought, what's this about?"   Could it be that she h...
The two terms "REALTOR® and Real Estate Agent seem interchangeable, but are they?   After all they both speak to a person selling real estate, right? They both identify a person who can help you buy and sell a home, so why the different terms?   This is a question that surfaces from time to time....
Should I Add Solar Panels to Sell My House?Solar is a hot topic of discussion.  Whether you buy or lease solar panels, the end result is that hopefully you've lowered your energy bills and reduced your carbon footprint in the process.  But Should you add solar panels is awhole 'nother question if...
Why do I need curb appeal when selling my home?  When finding homes online, it's common to be wowed by photos of gleaming kitchens and shimmering pools.  After all those are the sparkly things that most people want in their homes, but what if you are driving by a home with a for sale sign in the ...
I'm Moving, What Do I Do With All My Stuff?  Moving produces feelings of panick for most homeowners.  Just thinking of all the work involved can seem overhwelming.  It's common to wait till the last minute to make decisions and if that's you, then there is a solution that might help lessen than a...
\It’s often said that shiny pennies get the most attention.  And so it goes with New Homes versus Re-Sale homes.  New home communities often showcase their various models with beautiful furnishings and upgrades, so it’s very common to walk away feeling dazzled.  But check the list of standard upg...

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