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What If I Wait Until Next Year To Buy A Home

What If I Wait Until Next Year to Buy a Home?We recently shared that national home prices have increased by 6.7% year-over-year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained

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Is My Home Overpriced

The real estate market dictates the value of a home. A home is worth exactly what a buyer is willing to pay for it at a specific time. What that means is if a home is worth $1,000,000 in today’s

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Apr 10 2018 11399 1

What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage

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Why You Should Hire A Realtor When Buying A New Construction Home

One of the first decisions that must be made in the home buying process is whether to buy an existing home or build a new home.  In today's market a shortage of inventory is

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Mar 28 2018 11399 1

Be Thankful You Don't Have To Pay Your Parents' Interest Rate!Interest rates hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which gave many buyers relief from rising home prices and helped with

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Moving Up Is More Affordable Now Than In Almost 40 Years

Moving Up Is More Affordable Now Than In Almost 40 YearsIf you are considering selling your current home, to either move up to a larger home or into a home in an area that better suits your current

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Housing Market Expected To Spring Forward This Year

Housing Market Expected To Spring Forward This YearJust like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension

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Tax Refund Equals Down Payment

If you started your down payment savings with your tax refund check this year, how close would you be to a 3% down payment?Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used

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Feb 1 2018 11399 1

Why Now Is The Time To BuyIf you have been considering purchasing a home, you may be curious to know if this is the right time in the market to make your move. The market is fast changing, with new

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How Tax Reform Will Affect Real Estate

Are you struggling to understand the new tax law and how it will affect if you buy or sell a home?  The new law – passed late last year – represents the first significant tax

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Jan 15 2018 The Perfect Storm For Sellers

According to Realtor.com’s recent Housing Shortage Report, the US is experiencing the worst inventory shortage in two decades. And while this presents a definite challenge for people

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Achieve Feng Shu In Your Home

Achieve Feng Shui In Your HomeIf you take the time to dig into the philosophy around feng shui, you'll understand that it doesn't come off as esoteric as one my think. It's based around the simple

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Is It Time To Own Your Home

Why Rent If You Can BuyHome ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their.

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Use The Right Paint Finish

Use The Right Paint FinishReady to paint your home? Be sure to use the right finishes in each room and feature to make the best impact in your home. Using the wrong finishes can backfire for home

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Clearing Up Home Buying Myths

Debunking Myths To Home BuyingFinally ready to make the transition into home ownership? That's awesome, and in this exciting time you can be turning to friends and family for an insight into the

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The Incredible Joy Of Owning Your Home

The Incredible Joy of Owning Your HomeIf you haven't bought a home yet, you're missing out on a wonderful feeling! That moment when you walk through your doors, throw your purse or keys on the,

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Sep 25 2017 11399 1

3 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your 1st HomeThe real estate market is constantly changing, so of course DO YOUR RESEARCH! DO NOT jump the gun on this one! Unbiased advice from family and peers may

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Dont Replace Your Agent With The Internet

Don't Replace Your Agent With The InternetWith the influx of new technology and web based solutions, it isn't a surprise that everything is moving fast into the era of the internet. From sites like

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Why Rent If You Can Buy

Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports

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Aug 21 2017 11399 1

Why Rent If You Can BuyHome ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their.

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Debunking Myths To Home Buying

Debunking Myths To Home BuyingFinally ready to make the transition into home ownership? That's awesome, and in this exciting time you can be turning to friends and family for an insight into the

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Why You Need To Sell This Summer

Why You Need To Sell This SummerThe market is hot, hot, hot! With interest rates at an all time low for buyers, the market has turned into a feeding frenzy, and home sales are skyrocketing in.

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Aug 3 2017 11408 2

Why You Shouldn't Let A Website Tell You Your Home's Value.Picture this…There’s an inexperienced real estate agent in your town.He hasn’t sold any homes yet.He wants to drum up some

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Aug 3 2017 11408 1

Buying a home is, for many people, an essential part of the American dream. But for people with a checkered financial history – and a less-than-perfect credit score – it can feel like a dream

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What Is A BINSR

BINSR is Buyer Inspection Notice and Seller ResponseInspection Period Protects Home BuyersThe Inspection Period gives the Arizona home buyer an opportunity to investigate a home thoroughly to

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Mar 30 2017 11399 1

Three ways to ease your fears about making a moveWith low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they're concerned that they may not

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What To Expect From Your Home Inspection

What to Expect From Your Home InspectionSo you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have

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Is This The Year To Move Up To Your Dream Home

Is This the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do it EarlyIt appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer

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Is It Time To Sell

No Matter What the Groundhog Says, Here are 5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring!Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which groundhog you listen to today, you may have less time than you think to

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What Does A Title Company Do

What does a title company do?When you purchase a home, a title company will research the property to ensure that you are the rightful owner. They’ll look through records for anything that might

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If Your Credit Ready

Thinking about buying soon? Make sure your credit is in orderThere’s no more important time to work on your credit score than when you’re about to apply for a mortgage. Improving your credit can

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No Time Like The Present

No Time Like The PresentThinking about buying your first home, or perhaps upgrading from your current place? Thanks to the current economic climate and game-changing technology in the housing,

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5 Ways You Can Get Earnest Money Back

Five ways you can get earnest money backNo matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it’s hard to cover every detail. Here are a few tips for

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Budget Friendly Projects For Your Home

Budget friendly projects with a big ROINot all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite

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How Do HOAs Work

How do HOAs work?When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar

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Whats Your Home Worth

What's it Worth?Maybe you're thinking of selling, maybe you're thinking of refinancing, or maybe you're just curious about the market. But the question is, "What is that domicile of your's worth?

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Does Home Staging Make A Difference

Home staging: Does it make a difference?It seems to be universally accepted that home staging will help your home sell faster or for the best price—it’s been the common practice in the real

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Aug 26 2016 11399 1

Three ways to ease your fears about making a moveWith low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may

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Living Room Space Ideas

Five ideas that can dramatically improve your living roomCan’t seem to create a living room that feels quite right? Looking for some styling tips that will bring your living room up a notch? Here

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Top Real Estate Tools For Lead Generation Kunversion Is Our Choice

312 FREE Leads were generated by Norberto Freydig, one of our fluent, Spanish speaking realtors seen below, using Kunversion and Facebook.    REMAX Preferred Choice located in the Westgate

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June Market Update 2015

Market update for June 2015 at a glance - courtesy of MLS stats.May was good month for sellers in most areas and price ranges.  Supply continues to drop for a wide selection of areas and

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Central Phoenix Home Just Reduced

Central Phoenix home with all the updates including kitchen, bathrooms, floors, patio and pebble tec pool - just!

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May 21 2015 10142 1

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What Do Buyers Really Want

It seems like all of the buyers I've been working with lately want complete move in ready homes.  They are focused on quality and appearance such as flooring, especially carpeting; kitchen

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Investment Opportunity In Tramonto Area

Great investment opportunity in the highly desirable Tramonto area. Cute 3 bedrooms/2 baths single story home with open floor plan. Easy access to freeway, restaurants, shopping, etc. 7% CAP rate

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Spectacular 3 Bedroom Home In Chandler

Gorgeous home in Chandler offers 3 bedroom and 2 bath with lots of  family space and lifestyle.    Near schools and community parks with lots of shopping nearby.  Great

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Featured Property From Januarys Agent Of The Month 1647 W Kristal Way Phoenix 85027

This month's featured property is from January's Agent of the Month award winner, Becky Eaton.  This beautiful 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath is located at 1647 W. Kristal, Phoenix,  85027.  

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Dave And Busters Comes To Westgate

2015 is shaping up to be a good year for Westgate Entertainment District.  In addition to the expansion of Tanger, and hosting both the Pro-Bowl & Super-Bowl, it was recently announced that

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Wonderful Anthem Homes Recently Reduced

Have you seen the great deals in Anthem, Arizona?  Great communities for families.  Everything in one community.  Click here to see the recently reduced homes in Anthem,.

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Adult Communities For The Active Retired Individuals

Looking to see what is currently available in Arizona for Active Adult?  How about having access to the AZ MLS info on homes that is the most current and up to date available.

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Welcome

I want to welcome everyone to my new website.  Hope you find the search easy to navigate and the content useful.  Feel free to ask any questions or contact me if you find the home of your

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Dec 23 2014 10142 1

As owner of RE/MAX Preferred Choice, my goal in real estate is to help my clients, the real estate professional, to build their business and improve their quality of life.  If you're located

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