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Price Appreciation = Good News For Homeowners

Price Appreciation = Good News For Homeowners
Many properties regained equity in the third quarter of 2015. This is great news as mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist, explains:

“Home price growth continued to lift borrower equity positions and increase the number of borrowers with sufficient equity to participate in the mortgage market. In the last three years, borrowers with at least 20 percent equity have increased by 11 […]

By |February 15th, 2016|Market Update|0 Comments

11 Things You Need to Know When Filing Your Taxes

Can you guess the make, model & year of two of these cars?

No it’s not Barrett Jackson, just having fun at a client’s home.
Thanks Don & Marilyn for letting me play!

1. Tax Accountants Get Swamped Closer to Tax Season
The earlier you start collecting documents and figuring out how you are going to file your taxes, the better. Many accountants might find themselves too busy to help procrastinators who wait until April to start the process. Early preparation […]

By |January 29th, 2016|Misc.|0 Comments

New Year 2016

Why Take the Plunge & Buy a Home This Year…
If you’ve been on the fence about buying a home, 2016 is the year to take the plunge as reported in the article, 4 reasons 2016 is the year to buy a home, from Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. But even though they’re likely to start going up, you haven’t missed your chance to get a deal on a house. A number of […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Market Update|0 Comments

Christmas 2015

Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade

The US central bank has raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point and pledged a gradual pace of increases. This marks the end to the near-zero borrowing costs that have prevailed since the US was struck by the worst financial crash in modern times.

Is the US economy ready to cope with interest rate rises?

That is the trillion dollar question – […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Misc.|0 Comments

Joyful, Grateful & Thankful

-Navajo Blessing-

In the past I have opened my home to members of the Navajo Nation and was fortunate enough to have shared this blessing at a Thanksgiving dinner that I hosted. I still remember holding hands and listening to this beautiful blessing, and so it goes:
* May you walk in Beauty On A Rainbow Trail
And Dwell In the House of Happiness
With Beauty All Around You *
To walk in “beauty” means […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Misc.|0 Comments

November 2015 Market Update

How Is It Already November?

Many people are still experiencing the lingering effects of the economic downturn 7+ years ago, so it’s understandable to be apprehensive by the stock market fluctuations and fear that another downturn is on the horizon. But let me share with you, the Greater Phoenix housing market is stable and looking to climb. There is currently low inventory of homes and high demand. The combination of “boomerang” buyers and “tsunami” sellers alone […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Market Update|0 Comments

Day of the Dead

I’m Celebrating the Dead, Are You?

$5 Starbucks gift card if you guess my location below!

Día de Los Muertos – Things to Know
1. It’s a celebration: Día de los Muertos is not a time for mourning, but a time for generous jubilation to celebrate dead loved ones.

2. It has roots in Aztec tradition: Day of the Dead origins are believed to date back to the Aztecs, who ritually offered gifts to the goddess Mictecacihuatl, Lady of the Dead. The festivities […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Misc.|0 Comments

Suffering From Real Estate Buying Blues?

For many people buying a home is feeling impossible lately.  Shopping for a new home may cause the following cycle of emotions: excitement, anxiety, loss, anger, and guilt!  So before giving up, here are my “keys” to avoid that frustration and NOT miss the window to buy:

 Complete your prequalification ASAP! $$$
 Don’t be indecisive, if you stall that home will have a SOLD sign and you won’t be the one moving in!
 Perhaps…overly picky? Don’t push the […]

By |October 8th, 2015|Buying a Home|0 Comments