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Where are Rents Growing the Fastest?

When searching for a new place to call home, it's important to know what's happening with rent prices in your city.  As peak renting season begins, we analyzed rent growth...

5 Strategies that Make Your New House Feel Like Home Right Away

When moving day is done and all of your belongings are moved in to your new home, you may be looking around and thinking, “What now?” Even when you’re excited...

Your Start-to-Finish Guide to Moving

While moving to a new home can be exciting and fun, the actual act of moving can be challenging.  I come from a military family so we moved a lot. ...

Eliminate the Stress of Moving

Everyone knows how stressful moving to a new home can be.  Disorganization only compounds that stress. No homeowner wants helpers or movers to show up when things are not fully...

Hot Summer Entertainment Around Phoenix

Summer cannot be avoided in Arizona.  It's here whether we like it or not. Better make the best of it! In most places around the world, summer is a time...

It’s Great to be a Homeowner

I am republishing It's Great to be a Homeowner as we have added a couple new links towards the end, as a Homeowner, you might find interesting and helpful. Chloe...

Earnest Money – What Is It and Why Is It Important?

The earnest money deposit is an important part of the home buying process. It tells the seller you’re a committed buyer, and it helps fund your down payment. Let's face it, without...

Making Moves: Why Some Renters Chase Jobs & Others Chase Locations

Why do renters move?  Is it for a job?  For the location? This could probably also pertain to home buyers. Apartment List looked at renters and found 46.5% of those...

#1 Reason You Should Be Working With an Agent

Working with an agent…is it good or bad? Looking to find a new home? When anyone begins the new home search, the excitement is high and the anticipation of moving...

Look What’s Happening in Downtown Phoenix!

Big changes are coming to Downtown Phoenix! ~by Janthavy Norton, Phoenix Urban Spaces I started working in Downtown Phoenix about nine months ago. I originally moved to the area almost...

Seller Paid Closing Costs – FHA Loans

Why would a seller pay closing costs for a buyer? FHA loans are popular mortgage option among homebuyer(s), especially first-time purchasers and those with limited funds for a down payment....

FHA Appraisals and Inspections

The Good, The Bad and The Necessary Appraisals are used by lenders to determine a property’s value to protect their own interest and the homebuyer’s investment.  There are different types...