Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

March 19, 2020

Understanding Home Owners Associations

Home Owners Associations

If you’re a first-time buyer and are confused about the role of a Home Owners Association, you should definitely ask the right questions before you consider buying. Basically, an HOA is an organization which is designed to protect the quality of life and property values for owners within a neighborhood or shared building. How they make this happen, though, can vary widely. Typically when you purchase a residence subject to an HOA, you’ll be required to pay monthly dues which often contribute to major repairs or maintenance or the upkeep of common/shared resources.

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March 6, 2020

Understanding the impact local economic factors have on home values

 

How do you predict the value of homes in the Prescott area neighborhoods? While no one can say for sure how home values in a neighborhood will rise or decline over time, there are big-picture economic factors that you can look for to help get handle on where they may be going.

 

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Feb. 28, 2020

Should I Negotiate Repairs Before Closing?

Repairs on home before closing

Even though I am a realtor with extensive experience in real estate, the word ‘inspection’ tends to make me, as well as many of my clients, uncomfortable.  This is truly understandable.  If you are the seller, you don’t want to lose the sale.  If you are the buyer, you don’t want to lose buying the house of your dreams.  Plus, add into the scenario, no-one wants to spend more time and money than necessary.  All of that combined can make an uncomfortable situation. 

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Feb. 20, 2020

Garage staging tips to help sell your home

Making a house on the market shine is all about attention to detail. If you’re going the extra mile to ensure your home is a stand-out, you’ll probably go beyond the typical touch-ups that refresh curb appeal. You might even decide to stage your home, especially if you’re not living in it while it’s for sale.

One “room” you don’t want to forget when you stage? Your garage!

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Posted in Home Selling Tips
Feb. 6, 2020

5 tips to predict home values in any neighborhood

Homes for sale in Prescott, Arizona

How do you predict the value of a neighborhood? While no one can say for sure how home values in a neighborhood will rise or decline over time, there are big-picture economic factors that you can look for to help get handle on where the prices of homes for sale in Prescott, Arizona, may be going.

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Jan. 23, 2020

Curb Appeal is a Plus When Selling Your Home

 

Curb appeal is an important item to consider when selling your home.  In fact, it has been reported that adding curb appeal to a home can increase the value by $10,000 to $15,000.  Curb appeal mainly focuses on landscaping and overall appearance of the home, but focusing on details and the little stuff can add to the overall feel of the home.

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Jan. 9, 2020

Seniors Can Save Money

Senior discount in Prescott

Saving money, whether it is when buying a home or saving money on daily purchases, is a common goal for many of us, especially seniors.  Fortunately for Prescott residents, there is an added benefit to live in “Everybody’s Hometown”, there are senior discounts everywhere!  Below is a list of businesses and restaurants in the greater Prescott area offer discounts to Seniors.

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Dec. 27, 2019

3 Simple Steps To a Smooth Prescott Home Purchase

Buying home Prescott Arizona

 

If you are thinking of moving to “Everybody’s Hometown”. . . then welcome!  You will love Prescott!  In Prescott, Arizona, you will find countless activities to do including horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, local breweries, restaurants, and shopping.  All of this plus a hometown feel that keep Prescott visitors, young and old, coming back year after year.

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Dec. 10, 2019

10 Sneaky Tricks to Make Your Living Room Look Expensive

Tim Anderson Realtor Prescott Arizona

 

MOST IMPORTANT ROOM IN THE HOUSE

Next to the kitchen, the living room is arguably the most important room in the home. True to its name, it's where life happens. It's where guests gather, where you spend lazy evenings by the fire, and, in most floor plans, one of the first spaces you see upon entering your home.

Don't you want it to look luxurious?  Fortunately, you don't have to spend an excessive amount of cash to make it look like you spent a lot of money. In some cases, you won't need to spend a thing!

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Nov. 26, 2019

Heating Your Home for Less

Heating Cost of home

The laws of thermodynamics can be expensive. When the big winter weather arrives, the heat can leach from your home through a variety of obvious and unexpected ways, resulting in high heating bills. Wouldn’t you rather put that money into holiday shopping or upgrades for your house?

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