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Tucson Arizona Housing Market Update September 2017

Tucson Arizona Housing Market Update September 2017

Highlights of Tucson’s Residential Housing Market for September 2017:   *** Watch the video below *** Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential housing market report for September 2017. In September 2017, the Tucson housing market showed signs […]

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Tucson Real Estate Offers Time Tested Investment Strategy

Tucson Real Estate Offers Time Tested Investment Strategy

A long career in real estate has taught me about the amazing opportunities that exist in real estate investing. I have always said that investing in real estate is a time-tested investment strategy. It worked for your father (or mother), and his (or her) father, and it can work for you, too. “If you are […]

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Should I Buy a Home Now in Tucson, AZ? Or Wait Until Next Year?

Should I Buy a Home Now in Tucson, AZ? Or Wait Until Next Year?

Are you contemplating buying a home? If interest rates rising and home values increase what is the impact it could have on a house purchase in Tucson, AZ? What to buy a home can cost your thousands of dollars over the life of your loan! Check out the infographic below as to the impact of […]

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Tucson, Arizona Housing Market Update August 2017

Tucson, Arizona Housing Market Update August 2017

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential housing market report for August 2017. In August 2017, the Tucson housing market took its normal summer slow down and pulled back slightly from the highs of late spring.  Tucson remains […]

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Top 5 Road Bike Rides in Tucson, Arizona

Top 5 Road Bike Rides in Tucson, Arizona

Hi my name is Tyler Ford. Let me introduce myself. I am known in Tucson as Tucson’s cycling real estate agent. I am an Arizona native and an avid cyclist and triathlete. I have been passionate cyclist for 30+ years, I “live to ride” Tucson’s Saturday Shootouts. The Shootout is one of the best group […]

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Tucson, Arizona Housing Market Update July 2017

Tucson, Arizona Housing Market Update July 2017

Highlights of Tucson’s Residential Housing Market for July 2017:   *** watch the video below *** Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential housing market report for July 2017. In July  2017, the Tucson housing market took its […]

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Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale

Buyer Demand Continues Outpacing The Supply Of Homes For Sale

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as the market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index. Their latest edition sheds some light on the relationship between Seller Traffic (supply) and Buyer […]

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The Importance of Getting a Home Warranty When Buying a House

The Importance of Getting a Home Warranty When Buying a House

WHY EVERY PERSON BUYING A HOME SHOULD GET A HOME WARRANTY If you are buying a home there are so many benefits as to why you want to get a home warranty. Or if you are a seller you can get sellers coverage while your home is listed for sale as protection for certain items […]

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How Do Rising Home Prices in Arizona Stack Up Against Other States?

How Do Rising Home Prices in Arizona Stack Up Against Other States?

Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers who are out looking for homes, which has caused prices to rise. The great news […]

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Tucson Housing Market Update June 2017

Tucson Housing Market Update June 2017

Highlights of Tucson’s Residential Housing Market for JUNE 2017:   *** watch the video below *** Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential housing market report for June 2017. In June 2017, the Tucson housing market showed signs […]

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The 5 Greatest Benefits Of Home Ownership

The 5 Greatest Benefits Of Home Ownership

Recently, Freddie Mac reported on the benefits of home ownership. According to their report, here are the five benefits that “should be at the top of everyone’s list.” ONE: Home ownership can help you build equity over time. TWO: Your monthly payments will remain stable. THREE: You may have some tax benefits. FOUR: You can take pride in ownership. […]

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Tucson Housing Market Update May 2017 Continues to Show Signs of Strength!

Tucson Housing Market Update May 2017 Continues to Show Signs of Strength!

For highlights of Tucson’s residential housing market for MAY 2017:         *** watch the video below *** Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential housing market report for May 2017. In May 2017, the […]

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How Much Tucson Home Can I Afford Based On Interest Rates

How Much Tucson Home Can I Afford Based On Interest Rates

When buying a home in Tucson, Arizona consider the impact interest rates have on the affordability of homeownership. In 1985 interest rates were at 12.22%… to keep you mortgage payment below $1,000 a month you would have been able to afford a home that cost $95,550. If you compare 1985 to today… interest rates are […]

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If Your Tucson, AZ Home Hasn’t Sold Yet… Definitely Check the Price!

If Your Tucson, AZ Home Hasn’t Sold Yet… Definitely Check the Price!

The residential housing market has been hot in Tucson, Arizona. Home sales have bounced back solidly and are now at their fourth highest pace over the past year. Demand has remained strong ­throughout spring as many real estate professionals are reporting bidding wars with many homes selling above listing price. What about your house? If your Tucson […]

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What Would You Sacrifice to Save For Your Tucson, AZ Next Home?

What Would You Sacrifice to Save For Your Tucson, AZ Next Home?

It is no fun to buy a home and have a big chunk of your income go to your monthly mortgage payment. When buying a home in Tucson, AZ think about making some sacrifices to save for a bigger down payment lowering the amount you finance. When saving for a next home in Tucson what […]

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Investing In Tucson, AZ Real Estate With Your Self Directed IRA

Investing In Tucson, AZ Real Estate With Your Self Directed IRA

As you know, the Tucson real estate market has had some big up and down swings. So why not take advantage of Tucson real estate opportunities with your IRA and set up a self directed IRA to do so? Recently all over Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and countless other publications there have been […]

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5 Features of a Profitable Investment Property in Tucson, Arizona

5 Features of a Profitable Investment Property in Tucson, Arizona

You’ve probably heard the horror stories about people who buy a property for investment purposes, and then that property turns out to be a huge money pit rather than a money-making asset. It can certainly happen, but it doesn’t have to if you keep in mind these 5 features of a profitable investment property in […]

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#1 Reason to List Your Tucson, AZ House for Sale, NOW!

#1 Reason to List Your Tucson, AZ House for Sale, NOW!

If you are debating listing your Tucson, AZ house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale  The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory: “Last month’s dip in closings was somewhat expected given […]

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Tucson Window Repair – Shameless Plug

Tucson Window Repair – Shameless Plug

I recently had one of my listings get broken into and realized how lucky I was to have Danny Abbot of Bella Window and Door on my team of vendors that I work with. Also super lucky that a neighbor did their part in scaring the intruders off and reporting something suspicious to me and […]

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A Millennials Guide to Buying a Home in Tucson, Arizona

A Millennials Guide to Buying a Home in Tucson, Arizona

If you are a millennial in Tucson, Arizona and interested in home ownership reading the guide below about buying a home is worth the read. The Millennial Generation is the largest generation in United States history. According to the US Census Bureau: “[Millennials] born between 1982-2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than one-quarter […]

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Tucson Residential Market Update April 2017

Tucson Residential Market Update April 2017

For highlights of Tucson’s residential real estate market for April 2017:         *** watch the video below *** Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report for April 2017. In April […]

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Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running

Gallup: Real Estate is Best Long-Term Investment 4 Years Running

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds. For the fourth year in a row, Real Estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! This year’s results showed that 34% of […]

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Do You Know the Cost of Waiting to Buy a Home?

Do You Know the Cost of Waiting to Buy a Home?

Some Highlights: The “Cost of Waiting to Buy” is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts that interest rates will increase to 4.8% by this time next year, while home prices are predicted to […]

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Casa Real Townhomes – 7831 E Baker Street, Tucson, AZ – Fix Up Town Home Before and After

Casa Real Townhomes – 7831 E Baker Street, Tucson, AZ – Fix Up Town Home Before and After

I recently bought a town home in desirable Casa Real which is located near Speedway and Pantano. The town home was is need of a full remodel. We gutted the entire town home and did a complete remodel. The list of things we did were: Removed popcorn from ceiling and re-textured ceiling. Painted the interior. […]

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The Impact of Home Ownership on Family Health

The Impact of Home Ownership on Family Health

The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans: “Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. Homeownership allows households to accumulate wealth and social status, and is the […]

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Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Maintainable?

Is the Current Pace of Home Sales Maintainable?

There are some experts questioning whether the current pace of residential home sales is maintainable. Are too many people buying homes like in 2004-2006? Are we headed for another housing crisis? Actually, if we look closely at the numbers, we can see that we are looking at a very healthy real estate market. Why the […]

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Your Tax Return: Bring it Home

Your Tax Return: Bring it Home

This time of year, many people eagerly check their mailboxes looking for their tax return check from the IRS. But, what do most people plan to do with the money? GO Banking Rates recently surveyed Americans and asked the question – “What do you plan on doing with your tax refund?” The results of the […]

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Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help!

Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help!

Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. One way to save on taxes is to own your own home. According to the […]

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Tucson Residential Market Update March 2017

Tucson Residential Market Update March 2017

For highlights of Tucson’s residential real estate market for March 2017: *** watch the video below *** Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report for March 2017. In March 2017, the Tucson housing […]

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Arizona Home Prices Up 7.4%! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Arizona Home Prices Up 7.4%! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Waiting To Buy A Home In Tucson, Arizona Could Cost You Money! Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end […]

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The Home Foreclosure Crisis Coming To An End: 10 Years Later

The Home Foreclosure Crisis Coming To An End: 10 Years Later

CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way through to present day. With a peak in 2010 when nearly 1.2 million homes were foreclosed on, over 7.7 million families lost their homes throughout the entire […]

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Tucson Residential Market Update February 2017

Tucson Residential Market Update February 2017

TUCSON ARIZONA HOUSING MARKET FEB 2017 SNAPSHOT VIDEO BELOW Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report for February 2017. In February 2017, the Tucson housing market showed signs of strength to start the year. […]

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How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home

How to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Home

Every homeowner wants to make sure they get the best price when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensuring you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counter-intuitive. However, let’s look at this […]

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How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?

How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six years. However, since 2008, that average is almost […]

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Tucson Residential Market Update January 2017

Tucson Residential Market Update January 2017

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report for January 2017. In January 2017, the Tucson housing market showed signs of strength. Normally as we head out of the holiday season and into the […]

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The Great News About Rising Prices for Homeowners in Tucson, Arizona

The Great News About Rising Prices for Homeowners in Tucson, Arizona

Recently there has been a lot of talk about home prices and if they are accelerating too quickly. As we mentioned before, in some areas of the country, seller supply (homes for sale) cannot keep up with the number of buyers out looking for a home, which has caused prices to rise. This has been […]

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3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying a Home Come True

3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying a Home Come True

Some Highlights: Realtor.com recently shared “5 Habits to Start Now If You Hope to Buy a Home in 2017.” Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking a lot about it. Living within a budget now will help you […]

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Tucson Residential Market Update December 2016

Tucson Residential Market Update December 2016

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report for December 2016. In December 2016, the Tucson housing market showed signs of strength. Normally as we head into the holiday season the housing market starts […]

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Millionaire to Millennials: Buy a Home!!

Millionaire to Millennials: Buy a Home!!

Last week, CNBC ran an article quoting self-made millionaire David Bach explaining that not purchasing a home is “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” because buying real estate is “an escalator to wealth.” Bach went on to explain: “If millennials don’t buy a home, their chances of actually having any wealth in this country […]

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Start 2017 Off Right… List Your House for Sale

Start 2017 Off Right… List Your House for Sale

As we are about to bring in the New Year, families across the country will be deciding if this is the year that they will sell their current house and move into their dream home. Many will decide that it is smarter to wait until the spring “buyer’s market” to list their house. In the […]

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Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 45x Greater Than A Renter’s

Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 45x Greater Than A Renter’s

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400). In a Forbes article, the National […]

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Tucson Projected as number 9 housing market for 2017

Tucson Projected as number 9 housing market for 2017

Good news for the Arizona housing market for 2017! Phoenix is projected as the number one housing market in 2017 and Tucson as ninth housing market for 2017 according to Realtor.com’s forecasters. To view the article: CLICK HERE

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The Impact Your Interest Rate Has on Your Buying Power

The Impact Your Interest Rate Has on Your Buying Power

Some Highlights: Your monthly housing cost is directly tied to the price of the home you purchase and the interest rate you secure for your mortgage. Over the last 30 years, interest rates have fluctuated greatly with rates in the double digits in the 1980s, all the way down to the near 4% we are […]

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Tucson Residential Market Update November 2016

Tucson Residential Market Update November 2016

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report for November 2016. In November 2016, the Tucson housing market showed signs of strength. Normally as we head into the holiday season the housing market starts to […]

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Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing?

Why Are Mortgage Interest Rates Increasing?

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rate jumped up to 3.94% last week. Interest rates had been hovering around 3.5% since June, and many are wondering why there has been such a significant increase so quickly. Why did rates go up? Whenever there is a presidential […]

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What is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

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 programs available that allow buyers to purchase a home with a down payment below 20%, you can never have Too Much Information (TMI) about […]

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Tucson Residential Market Update October 2016

Tucson Residential Market Update October 2016

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report for October 2016. In October 2016, the Tucson housing market showed some signs of slow down as we head into the holiday season which is normal […]

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Benefit of Arizona is Having the Grand Canyon In Our Backyard

Benefit of Arizona is Having the Grand Canyon In Our Backyard

One of the many benefits of living in Tucson, Arizona is having the Grand Canyon in our backyard. If you live in Arizona or are going to be visiting the state seeing the Grand Canyon with your own eyes is a must! For many years, I was one that grew up in Tucson, Arizona and […]

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How Long Do Families Stay in a Home?

How Long Do Families Stay in a Home?

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historic data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six years. However, since 2008, that average […]

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Percentage of Homeownership by Decade and by State

Percentage of Homeownership by Decade and by State

There has been a lot of talk about the falling homeownership rate in the United States. In December 2004, the homeownership rate reached an all-time high of 69.4%, while the current rate is 62.9%. When comparing these two figures, there is some room for concern regarding the difference. However, today let’s shine some light on […]

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Sales of Distressed Properties Hit New Low

Sales of Distressed Properties Hit New Low

Sales of distressed properties hit new low pushing inventory levels down and prices up! The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report revealing that distressed property sales accounted for 4% of sales in September. This is down from 7% in 2015, and is the lowest figure since NAR began […]

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Tucson Investor Friendly Realtor

Tucson Investor Friendly Realtor

Are you a real estate investor looking for a Tucson investor friendly Realtor? Hi my name is Tyler Ford, I am a Tucson investor friendly Realtor that specializes in working with other fellow investors looking to invest in residential real estate in Tucson, AZ. I love working with real estate investors to find deals that […]

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7 Graphs That Show the Real Estate Market Is Back!

7 Graphs That Show the Real Estate Market Is Back!

Some Highlights: Distressed property sales fell to its lowest number since NAR began tracking it in 2008. As you can see, with less distressed properties, sales are up in all price ranges except the $0 – $100K price range. Interest rates are still at historic lows, signifying that now is the right time to buy!

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Tucson Residential Market Update September 2016

Tucson Residential Market Update September 2016

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report September 2016. The big challenge for buyers is lack of inventory which has caused home prices to increase over the past six months. Check out what […]

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Sold in 1 Day for $4,000 More Than the List Price

Sold in 1 Day for $4,000 More Than the List Price

Just sold this Tucson home pictured above in 1 day for $4,000 over the list price. Recently wrote an article, on the link below, about what it takes to get a home sold fast for top dollar. Check out 10 reasons… what it takes to get a home SOLD FAST!

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Mortgage Rates by Decade Compared to Today

Mortgage Rates by Decade Compared to Today

Mortgage rates have a huge impact on the housing market and the affordability of home ownership. Mortgage interest rates have remained at all time lows but are predicted to rise in the 1st quarter of 2017. Now is a great time to buy before interest move up! The info-graphic above shows historic data of what […]

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TUCSON HOME SOLD IN 5 DAYS! 10 REASON AS TO WHY?

TUCSON HOME SOLD IN 5 DAYS! 10 REASON AS TO WHY?

Just SOLD this Tucson home on the northeast side of town in 5 days for full list price!  The home had been on the market for 7 months with NO offers with another agent. One might ask… why would a home sell in 5 days when it had been on the market for 7 months […]

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Tucson Residential Market Update August 2016

Tucson Residential Market Update August 2016

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report August 2016. Check out what home prices are doing in Tucson, AZ for August 2016. Highlights of the Tucson Residential Real Estate Market Report for August […]

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Home Prices Up 5.61% Across The Country!

Home Prices Up 5.61% Across The Country!

Arizona home prices are up 8.3% year-over-year! Some Highlights: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report. In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state. Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more! Vermont […]

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New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005

New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005

There is some thinking that the pace of the housing recovery is unsustainable and that we may be heading for another housing bubble. However, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist of realtor.com explains the basic difference between 2005 and today: “The havoc during the last cycle was the result of building too many homes and of […]

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Arizona Residential Buyer’s Inspection Notice and Seller’s Response

Arizona Residential Buyer’s Inspection Notice and Seller’s Response

Whether buying or selling a home the inspection period and the Residential Buyer’s Inspection Notice and Seller’s Response (“Buyer’s Inspection Notice” or BNSR) often creates lots of confusion. The “Buyer’s Inspection Notice” is a 1 to 3 Step Process both buyers and sellers really need to think through before responding. It is important to understand the inspection period […]

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Pathway to Purchase – The newest program to help you buy a home in Arizona!

Pathway to Purchase – The newest program to help you buy a home in Arizona!

The Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH), acting with the Arizona Home Foreclosure Prevention Funding Corporation (AHFPFC), is providing down payment assistance (DPA) to qualified homebuyers purchasing a primary residence in 17 targeted municipalities in Arizona. The assistance is an incentive to purchase in targeted housing markets that have been hardest-hit by foreclosures. It’s name: Pathway […]

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Home Values: DEFINITELY NOT in Bubble Range!

Home Values: DEFINITELY NOT in Bubble Range!

There are some industry pundits claiming that residential home values have risen too quickly and that current levels are on the verge of another housing bubble. It is easy to see how this thinking has taken form if we look at a graph of home prices from 2000 to today. The graph definitely looks like […]

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How Scary is the Housing Affordability Index?

How Scary is the Housing Affordability Index?

Some industry pundits are saying that the housing market may be heading for a slowdown. One of the data points they use is the falling numbers of the Housing Affordability Index, as reported by the National Association of Realtors(NAR). Here is how NAR defines the index: “The Housing Affordability Index measures whether or not a typical […]

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2 Myths About Mortgages That May Be Holding Back Tucson Home Buyers

2 Myths About Mortgages That May Be Holding Back Tucson Home Buyers

Many Tucson home buyers may not know their mortgage options when buying a home. The down payment may be less than you think although saving for a bigger down payment of 20%  or more is best and the FICO score requirement may be less than you think. First off when buying a home, we would […]

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Real Life vs. Reality TV: 6 Myths Explained

Real Life vs. Reality TV: 6 Myths Explained

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting. When you’re in the […]

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Home Prices in Tucson, AZ for July 2016

Home Prices in Tucson, AZ for July 2016

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report July 2016. Check out what home prices are doing in Tucson, AZ for July 2016. Highlights of the Tucson Residential Real Estate Market Report for July […]

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Do You Know the Impact Your Interest Rate Makes?

Do You Know the Impact Your Interest Rate Makes?

Some Highlights: Interest rates have come a long way in the last 30 years. The interest rate you secure directly impacts your monthly payment and the amount of house that you can afford if you plan to stay within a certain budget. Interest rates are at their lowest in years… RIGHT NOW! If buying your […]

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3 Questions Every Tucson Home Buyer Should Ask Themselves

3 Questions Every Tucson Home Buyer Should Ask Themselves

If you are debating purchasing a home in Tucson, AZ right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Answering the following 3 […]

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Brexit 1 Month Later: The Impact on Mortgage Rates

Brexit 1 Month Later: The Impact on Mortgage Rates

Just over a month ago, the United Kingdom decided to withdraw from the European Union in a decision commonly known as Brexit. At that time there was a lot of speculation on how that decision would impact the U.S. residential mortgage market. Today, we want to look at the impact of the first 30 days. […]

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Tucson Homeowner’s Net Worth is 45x Greater Than a Renter’s!

Tucson Homeowner’s Net Worth is 45x Greater Than a Renter’s!

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs. $5,400). In a Forbes article, the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun predicts that in […]

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Did you know that 89% of homes SOLD in Tucson, AZ were below $399,999 in the month of June 2016?

Did you know that 89% of homes SOLD in Tucson, AZ were below $399,999 in the month of June 2016?

THIS MAY SURPRISE YOU! Although the Tucson housing market has been doing well there is a segment of the market that is still struggling. Tucson needs to bring in higher paying jobs to support higher priced homes sales. Did you know that 89% of the homes sold in Tucson, AZ in the month of June 2016 […]

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Home Prices in Tucson, AZ for June 2016

Home Prices in Tucson, AZ for June 2016

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report June 2016. Check out what home prices are doing in Tucson, AZ for June 2016. Highlights of the Tucson Residential Real Estate Market Report for June […]

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3 Crucial Questions Most Tucson Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To…DO YOU?

3 Crucial Questions Most Tucson Home Buyers Don’t Know the Answer To…DO YOU?

Whether you are considering the purchase of your first Tucson, AZ home or trading up to the home your family frequently fantasizes about, there are three crucial questions you must know the answer to: What is the minimum down payment required to purchase a home? What is the minimum FICO score required to qualify for […]

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Home Prices in Tucson, AZ for May 2016

Home Prices in Tucson, AZ for May 2016

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report May 2016. Check out what home prices are doing in Tucson, AZ for May 2016. Highlights of the Tucson Residential Real Estate Market Report for May […]

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Tucson First Time Home Buyers… Your First Home is Within Your Grasp Now?

Tucson First Time Home Buyers… Your First Home is Within Your Grasp Now?

There are many Tucson first time home buyers sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others […]

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Wall Street Journal: Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam

Wall Street Journal: Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam

Yesterday, The Arizona Daily Star had an article about the economic optimism is in the air for the Tucson, AZ economy. We were pleasantly surprised that, on the same day, the Wall Street Journal decided to run a front page story titled,“Housing Recovery Picks Up Steam” (article available to WSJ subscribers). The economic optimism for Tucson […]

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The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing

The Presidential Election and Its Impact on Housing

Every four years people question what effect the Presidential election might have on the national housing market. Let’s take a look at what is currently taking place. The New York Times ran an article earlier this week where they explained: “A growing body of research shows that during presidential election years — particularly ones like […]

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Kolb Road to Sabino Canyon Bridge Connection

Kolb Road to Sabino Canyon Bridge Connection

Above is what the finished Kolb Road Bridge is going to look like The Kolb Road to Sabino Canyon bridge connection construction is well under way and City of Tucson has made lots of progress since the start of the construction in December 2015. The project is projected to take 15 months to complete.  Sabino […]

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Sell Tucson Home Fast

Sell Tucson Home Fast

DO YOU NEED TO SELL YOUR TUCSON HOME FAST? Are you needing to sell your Tucson home fast! We can help get your home sold FAST for top dollar. SELL YOUR TUCSON HOME IN 30 DAYS OR LESS GUARANTEED! If we don’t sell your home in 30 days or less we will buy it! Before […]

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Mortgage Rates Remain at Historic Lows

Mortgage Rates Remain at Historic Lows

Now is a good time to buy a home in Tucson, AZ while mortgage rates remain at historic lows! The latest report from Freddie Mac shows that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.61% last week, slightly down from the week before (3.66%), and nearly 20 points lower than a year ago (3.80%). This is great news […]

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Are You Looking For Tucson Fixer Upper Homes For Sale?

Are You Looking For Tucson Fixer Upper Homes For Sale?

Are you looking for Tucson fixer upper homes for sale?  If so, we can help! We specialize in a couple different Tucson real estate niches. One of our areas of expertise is working with a fix and flip investors to find them Tucson fix up homes to either fix and flip or fix and keep […]

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Did you know that 90% of homes SOLD in Tucson, AZ were below $399,999 in the month of April 2016?

Did you know that 90% of homes SOLD in Tucson, AZ were below $399,999 in the month of April 2016?

THIS MAY SURPRISE YOU! Although the Tucson housing market has been doing well there is a segment of the market that is still struggling. Tucson needs to bring in higher paying jobs to support higher priced homes sales. Did you know that 90% of the homes sold in Tucson, AZ in the month of April 2016 […]

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Home Prices in Tucson, AZ for April 2016

Home Prices in Tucson, AZ for April 2016

Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report April 2016. Check out what home prices are doing in Tucson, AZ for April 2016. Highlights of the Tucson Residential Real Estate Market Report for April […]

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Warren Buffett: There is No Housing Bubble

Warren Buffett: There is No Housing Bubble

With home prices expected to appreciate by over 5% this year, some are beginning to worry about a new housing bubble forming. Warren Buffet addressed this issue last week in an article by Fortune Magazine. He simply explained: “I don’t see a nationwide bubble in real estate right now at all.” Later, when questioned whether […]

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Billionaire Advice: Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home!

Billionaire Advice: Buy a Home… And if You Can, Buy a Second Home!

Three years ago, John Paulson gave a keynote address at the CNBC/Institutional Investor Conference. In his speech, he told those in attendance that he believes housing will continue its strong recovery for the next 4 to 7 years, saying that: “The housing market has bottomed. It’s not too late to get involved. I still think […]

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Investment Home Sales Rebound in 2015

Investment Home Sales Rebound in 2015

Some Highlights: 2015 marks the first year-over-year increase in investment home sales since 2011. 62% of all investment homes purchased were single family homes. The South saw the highest percentage of investment home sales (39%) with the West coming in second (28%).

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Investment Real Estate Sales Are Up

Investment Real Estate Sales Are Up

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Today, we want to concentrate on the investor real estate market. The survey revealed that investment-home sales in 2015 jumped 7.0 percent to an estimated 1.09 million from […]

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Homes Continue to Sell Quickly Nationwide

Homes Continue to Sell Quickly Nationwide

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released their latest Existing Home Sales Report, which revealed that homes were on the market for an average of 47 days in March. This is a decrease from the 59 days reported in February, as well as the 52 days reported back in March 2015. 42% of homes […]

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One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy a Home in Tucson NOW!

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy a Home in Tucson NOW!

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today.  1. Down Payment The survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds needed to […]

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Selling Your Tucson Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right!

Selling Your Tucson Home? Make Sure the Price Is Right!

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize […]

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Home Prices Are Up…but there is a Challenge

Home Prices Are Up…but there is a Challenge

Home values continue to climb in Tucson, AZ and are projected to increase by about 5% over the next twelve months. That is great news for anyone who owns a home. However, it could present a challenge for a family trying to sell their house. If prices are surging, it is difficult for appraisers to […]

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The Top Reasons Why Americans Buy Homes

The Top Reasons Why Americans Buy Homes

Last week, the inaugural “Home Buyer Insights Report” was released by the Bank of America. The report revealed the reasons why consumers purchase homes and what their feelings are regarding home ownership. Consumer Lending Executive, D. Steve Boland, explained: “Home buyers today are motivated by both emotional and practical reasons. Nearly all want more space, but […]

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INVESTOR FIX UP SPECIAL SOLD IN 1 DAY!

INVESTOR FIX UP SPECIAL SOLD IN 1 DAY!

INVESTOR FIX UP SPECIAL SOLD IN 1 DAY! Congratulations to my client on the sale of their investment property. I was able to negotiate the purchase of an investment fix up home well below market value. My client then turned around and SOLD the property in 1 DAY FOR A NICE PROFIT! If you want […]

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TUCSON RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT MARCH 2016

TUCSON RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT MARCH 2016

TUCSON RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT MARCH 2016 Each month the Tucson Association of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service comes out with Tucson’s monthly housing report. The numbers are out for the Tucson residential real estate market report March 2016. Highlights of the Tucson Residential Real Estate Market Report for March 2016 are below: Total Sales Volume […]

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Sell Your Tucson Home In 90 Days Guarantee!

Sell Your Tucson Home In 90 Days Guarantee!

Sell Your Tucson Home In 90 Days Guarantee! Dear Tucson Homeowner, Have you thought of selling your home? Home inventories in Tucson, Arizona are at a low right now. Now is a great time to sell! We will sell your Tucson home in 90 days or less! If we don’t then we will sell your home […]

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Don’t Wait! Move Up To Your Dream Tucson Home Now!

Don’t Wait! Move Up To Your Dream Tucson Home Now!

Don’t Wait! Move Up To Your Dream Tucson Home Now! Now that the housing market has stabilized in Tucson, AZ, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates have stayed near historic lows. Sellers […]

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Tucson Real Estate: 2016 Will Be the Best Year in a Decade

Tucson Real Estate: 2016 Will Be the Best Year in a Decade

Tucson Real Estate: 2016 Will Be the Best Year in a Decade The Tucson real estate market is off to a great start for 2016! The Tucson housing market is shaping up to be a great year. Real below to find out why… A few weeks ago, Jonathan Smoke, the Chief Economist at realtor.com, exclaimed: […]

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Past, Present & Future Home Values

Past, Present & Future Home Values

Past, Present & Future Home Values In CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, they revealed home appreciation in three categories: percentage appreciation over the last year, over the last month, and projected appreciation over the next twelve months. Tucson, Arizona home values are predicted to increase 7.7% in the next year! NOW IS A GREAT TIME […]

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