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Anthem Arizona. Master Planned Community in Arizona

Master Planned Communities Arizona

Located 34 miles north of Phoenix you will find the Arizona master planned community of Anthem. Centrally located, the master planned community of Anthem is close to Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sedona and Prescott to name a few. Those from the east coast may not be familiar with the term Master Planned Community. A master planned community is a community that has been planned to perfection. Master planned communities feature housing, shopping, schools, recreational features and … [Read more...]

New Homes In Phoenix. Smart Move Advantage Program

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Tell me if this sounds familiar. You want to move. There is not enough space in your Phoenix home, the closet space is non existent and it seems like you and your family are literally all over each other. You have looked online at Phoenix homes for sale but nothing really fits your needs. They are all too. Too big, too far, too expensive, too small or too old. What would be great is if you could build a new home in Phoenix. You would put the bathroom there and that … [Read more...]

What Does It Take To Be A Good Real Estate Agent?

Real Estate Agent Qualities

What does it take to be a good real estate agent? It is not me asking, it's [I'm guessing] everyday people, that are considering getting into the real estate industry Or those consumers looking for a real estate agent. They are researching, gathering information to educate themselves - so they don't make a mistake. I know this question is being asked a lot because they [like most people] ask Google a question: "Qualities of a good real estate agent" and Google, being the good … [Read more...]

Housing Market In Phoenix: Why NOW Is The Time To Buy A Home

Housing Market In Phoenix

The housing market in Phoenix is on FIRE! Now. Wait. Now! Uh, you missed it again. ok, wait for it [1,2,3. . .] NOW is the right time to buy a home in Phoenix Arizona. If you have been looking to buy a home in Phoenix, you already know this: The housing market in Phoenix is HOT!. The days of taking your sweet time, dragging your real estate agent, excuse me, real estate agent{s) around the Phoenix metro area to see home after home only to "think about it" are over. Today … [Read more...]

Gilbert, Arizona. Welcome To Gilbert Arizona

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Looking for a great town to call home? Well, look no further than Gilbert, Arizona. Only 22 miles southeast of Phoenix, Arizona you will find the town of Gilbert. The town of Gilbert is named after William Gilbert who offered his land to the railroad. Soon, William Gilbert had customers coming right up to his property to buy his crops. Eventually the town of Gilbert, Arizona was established after him. Gilbert  Arizona Population The 2010 census shows Gilbert Arizona's … [Read more...]

Phoenix, Arizona. Why Move To Phoenix

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Since you are reading this there is a good chance you are like my parents. My parents, Roger and Chris - "Hi Mom and Dad!" left Upstate New York four years ago for the warmth of Phoenix, Arizona. The cold, windchill, lake effect snow, ever increasing property taxes, lack of jobs, social programs and the fact that I relocated to Phoenix Arizona almost 12 years ago was good enough reason for them to relocate as well. Did I mention grandkids? No, it turns out I was not their … [Read more...]

Fannie Mae Now Allows Buyer to Choose Their Own Title Company

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You take a buyer out, after showing them 10-20 homes, they identify the home of their dreams, It's an REO, most likely.  Now you go through the hassle of getting in touch with the listing agent, is the house still available? You write a contract  on the house, submit the offer. There are 22 offers already. Counter-Highest and Best Contract Accepted-You Got it- Yipee! Now, you are told you have 24 hours to open escrow, oh yea and "You Must Use XYZ Title company in … [Read more...]

What’s Old Republic Title Agency’s Advantage Program?

AAH-the good old days- Remember the good old days when at the end of a signing your clients would get a copy of everything that was signed or reviewed at the closing? You know, that big heavy package filled with copies of the purchase contract, note, deed of trust, pre-audit, final HUD 1, title commitment, invoices, home warranty information, appraisal, signed loan documents, escrow instructions, seller payoff and new lender information? (Breathe) Well the old days are … [Read more...]

Short Sale Legislation To Take Effect in April 2010

"A short sale is a sale of real estate in which the sale proceeds fall short of the balance owed on the loan. It usually happens when a seller cannot pay the mortgage on their property, but the lender decides that selling the property at a loss is better than foreclosure. Both parties then consent to the short sale process, because it allows them to avoid foreclosure, which usually involves high fees for the bank and a poor credit report rating for the borrowers. This … [Read more...]