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1st Quarter 2019 Market Update

March 15th, 2019 3:37pm

Let’s take a look at who might have more control of the market, buyers or sellers, by examining Maricopa County’s current housing inventory level.  I quick review is in order to show a few points of inventory levels in recent times.

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Sick of Your Spoon Falling In Your Pan?

February 18th, 2019 2:08pm

I have been looking for a solution for this for years without having to buy a special spoon that has some kind of hook on it or something.  It seems like the simplest thing but until I saw a recent life hack segment on the news, the solution had escaped me. 

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Never Pay to Unclog a Drain Again

October 12th, 2018 10:52am

  There is a way to substantially avoid drain clogs.

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Is Your Home's Value Over Assessed for Property Taxes

Maricopa County, like many counties throughout the country these days, keeps a public record of the square footage (among other statistics) of residential dwelling structures (i.e. houses, apartments and condos.) 

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What Buyers Can Expect in an Extreme Seller's Market

In recent Blogs we have covered how extreme a seller’s market Maricopa County really is.  Being only 3,000 residential units away from the lowest inventory the Valley has ever seen and having thousands of people moving from various states;

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Credit Karma vs The Real World

July 18th, 2018 11:15am

Recently I spoke with a client who I have been working with for about one year.  She is working towards clearing credit issues to increase her credit score to the minimum requirement of 620/640 for the available down payment assistance programs.

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Insurance...What Type of Policy Do You Have?

The mission of an insurance policy is to bring the party at loss, back to where they were before the loss occurred.  It is difficult for an insurance company to replace the exact same appliances, colors, brands or models of any belongings lost in a flood, fire or other insurable event, nevertheless replacing those same items with similar wear and tear. 

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Mid 2018 Market Update

May 30th, 2018 3:45pm

It’s been a while since we have looked at the market to see where we are at.  It’s going to help if I remind you of some important dates and numbers from the recent past that serve as important reference points and bench marks.

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Look Out for Fees Ahead!

April 15th, 2018 2:55pm

There has been a lot of talk lately about two companies that have entered the Phoenix real estate market and are claiming their purchase model is going to disrupt the way real estate is done.  Open Door and Offer Pad have been present in the Phoenix market for a little over a year with Zillow just announcing they will join the game. 

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Pricing Over Market

March 16th, 2018 5:15pm

Sometimes it's just too difficult to pinpoint an exact list price for a property.  For whatever reason, good examples of similar type properties haven't sold recently and too much interpilation is needed to determine an exact price. 

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Ghost Swing Door

February 20th, 2018 5:33pm

I don't like to post a lot of things that people already know but I think lots of folks think there is no easy solution for a ghost swing door.  If you have a door that doesn't want to stay open or closed and swings like a ghost is handling it, there is an easy free fix.

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Prevent Home Break-ins

January 21st, 2018 7:01pm

There are lots of ways for bad guys to get into a house...here's a way to stop one method. See someone break into a garage in no time 

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Don't Fret The Dreaded Interest Rate Increase

There is often a certain degree of panic in the real estate world when mortgage interest rates begin to rise.  Let’s take a look at some reasons why interest rate increases are NOT the end of the world.

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When Is The Best Time To List My Home For Sale?

If you are thinking about buying or selling real estate, it could be helpful to understand when seller's are best poised in the market to list a home for sale.  Equally, buyers might be able to gain an advantage when they know sellers are more likley to be up against a wall. 

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Mortgage Payment Chart

October 15th, 2017 10:04am

In our daily work, The Talbot Team talks to many folks who don't know how to match a payment with a purchase price.  Here is a guide to help sort out just that.

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Seller's Beware - Finiky Buyers Ahead

September 20th, 2017 1:26pm

Many prosepctive buyers speculate on the state of Phoenix’s rapidly increasing real estate market.  We’ve touched on reasons why this “boom”

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Buying and Selling at the Same Time?

August 11th, 2017 3:44pm

I wish I had a nickel for every time a client had told me,“We have to sell our home to be able to buy another, but we don’t want to list our home for sale just yet.  We do want to start looking at potential replacement homes right away.

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Mid Year Market Update

July 5th, 2017 2:01pm

If you ever wondered what it is that makes real estate go up (or down) in price...It's supply and demand.  Different factors will effect supply and demand but in the end the supply and demand left at hand is the determining factor in market fluxuation. 

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Owning v. Renting - A Look at Your 5 Year Gain

Below is a breakdown of the financial benefits of owning a home versus renting at the same payment level, over a 5 year period.  Everyone knows there's a benefit for owning a home. 

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The Myth of Burying St Joseph

April 4th, 2017 12:30pm

A urban legend has been in existence for many years with regard to the burying of St Joseph statues in return for luck with selling real estate in record time and for unreasonable prices.  Just like anything else these days, the internet has exploited a centuries old tradition into a profit seeking mockery.  Funny Story. 

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