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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. Without earnest money, you...

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

Why do people 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...

Hidden Gems Around Arizona

Are you searching for a carefree weekend off the beaten path? An artsy, romantic getaway?  Or maybe a night of great food and drinks? Look no further than these hidden...

Tax Advantages of Home Ownership

Owning a home has become synonymous with building wealth. For most Americans, it’s one of, if not the largest investment they will make over the course of their life. Many...

Unstoppable Growth of Fantasy Sports (Infographic)

With March Madness in the Valley, we decided to share a different type of blog.  How many of you are into Fantasy Sports?  Here is a look into Fantasy Sports......

Top Spring Break Ideas Near Phoenix

  Spring break doesn’t have to mean spending thousands of dollars on an all-inclusive cruise to the Caribbean where your Mother-in-law decides to relive her college days by dancing on...

5 Reasons to Purchase Property in Phoenix, AZ

  Phoenix, Arizona is one of the hottest cities in America. While the temperatures are very warm especially in the middle of summer, Phoenix is also a very hot destination...

What Is A Good Credit Score Range?

Wondering what's considered a good credit score - and how to improve yours? Ever wonder what is a good credit score, and why this little three-digit number is so crucial...