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Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Arizona Realty
With the real estate market finally showing signs of life, it may be time for you to think about what you are looking for in a REALTOR® and in a home. A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Green Designee can help you find or create a green home. A green home can be easier on the environment, your h...
If you decide that you want to make your home more sustainable, then working with a green vendor can help ensure a more environmentally-friendly home for yourself and your family. As your Tempe real estate agent and a NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Green Designee, I can help you make educated ...
I am pleased to announce that I have been awarded the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Green Designation certification. What does this mean for you? As your Tempe REALTOR®, it means I have the tools to help you "green" your home, making it more marketable and environmentally friendly.   Green h...
If you are one of the many people struggling to save your home, then loan modification may be the life raft you are looking for.   Loan modification can help you reduce your monthly mortgage payment. While not all homeowners qualify, it doesn’t hurt to look into pre-qualification.   To qualify, y...
Home sales continue to climb as more and more foreclosures are snatched up by investors. Foreclosure inventory in the last month has dropped from 10,200 to 6,700 – pending home sales are at 8,183, and 5,508 homes were sold in the last 30 days. Investors are buying foreclosures at a faster rate th...
The real estate market is currently in a state of flux, with many people still struggling to keep their homes. Arizona Republic reporter Chad Graham shared real estate reporter Catherine Reagor’s tips for readers who are dealing with a potential foreclosure. According to Reagor, foreclosures spik...
After a tumultuous two years, the real estate market is beginning to show signs of improvement. During the last three weeks, the Maricopa County absorption rate has steadily declined. The absorption rate is the ratio between active and solds: the time it would take at the current rate of sale for...
As those of you who have been following my blog know, one of the main statistical areas I have been tracking is the ratio between Active (for sale) and Closed (sold) properties on the MLS. I look at the whole MLS and also target Tempe as a sample of a local market.   At the end of March I noticed...
With all the excitement about the opening of Valley Metro Light Rail last month, and the high hopes of both businesses and residential areas clustered around the light Phoenix and Tempe light rail stations, I felt obligated to take a trip on Metro as soon as I could. We were out of town for the o...
 November 2008   Tempe-based solar panel manufacturer, First Solar Inc., is teaming up with residential-installation company, SolarCity,  and in the next five years will be producing solar panels for 25,000 homes.  SolarCity is offering a 15-year "no money down" lease program.  Also being offere...

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Realtor, CNE, Green - Tempe Arizona Real Estate
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