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!

July 11, 2019

De-Personalize To Sell Your Prescott Home

 

Selling your Prescott home

 

When talking with real estate agents, you’ll often find that when they speak to you about buying real estate, they refer to buyer’s purchasing a “home” and the sellers putting their “house” on the market. Why the play on words? The reason is psychological. Buying and selling real estate is one of the most involved and emotional situations a person can ever be in. Unless it’s simply for investment purposes, in which case many of these types never even see the homes they buy to fix and flip, it’s all number crunching for profit (if any) and no emotional ties are present.

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June 27, 2019

Tips To Prepare Your Prescott Home To Sell

Prescott Home For Sale

Preparing your Prescott house for sale can be a challenge.  Below are some tips on how to decorate and stage your home for sale and not break the bank while doing it!

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June 13, 2019

Get a final walk-through before closing on your Prescott Home!

When we are representing buyers in a deal, we always like to be sure a "final walk-through" is included prior to closing. This is especially true in a market where desperate and less-than-reputable sellers may try and walk out with the fixtures. While that may sound a little extreme, the final walk-through can head-off conflict before closing.

The final walk-through allows us to address common issues such as:

  • If the current owner is on schedule to move out
  • That the property is in the same condition it was when shown
  • That any repairs required have been completed
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May 30, 2019

Tips for Finding the Right Prescott, AZ Home

Buying a Prescott Arizona Home

 

 

How Do You Plan On Finding The Perfect Home?

So you’re thinking about hunting for a home. Congratulations! How do you plan on finding the home you want? It’s surprising how few people can answer this question. Most people say: “Well, I guess I’d look online and maybe contact a real estate agent.” Sure, that’s a fine place to start... but if you want to hunt for a home like a pro, here are some simple tactics that will make your experience much more efficient, pleasurable, and likely to land you a home you want to buy.

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Posted in Buy a Home
May 16, 2019

How You Know When You’ve Found Your Next Prescott Home

Buying your next home

When you’re house hunting, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You’re making a big investment. You want to find a place which is “just right” for you (and your family). You can even get a little addicted to touring houses, always convinced the perfect home is just about to hit the market. Sometimes inability to pull the trigger on a house can cause serious shopper’s remorse. You could miss out on a home that, in retrospect, was ideal. 

So how do you know a home is “the one”?

Here are some useful ways to check your buying temperature and know when it’s time to make an offer:

1. The home fundamentally meets your needs. There’s plenty of compromise in home hunting, so when you find one that has the basics covered, take note.

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Posted in Buy a Home
May 1, 2019

Basics for buying your first home

First Time Home Buyers

Okay, first-time buyers… it’s time to turn the dream into the dirt you can stand on. Your very own home. I’m sure you have questions. In fact, I’m sure your questions are like most first-time buyers. Which is why I’ve put together this down-and-dirty answer guide for the most common questions home buyers have.

  1. What kind of credit score do I need to have? Generally, 630 or above is what you’ll want to have. The better your score, the better the terms will be on your loan. Some lenders may give you wiggle room on this, but it all depends on the circumstances. A loan professional can help you navigate this as you go.
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April 19, 2019

Clean Homes Sell Faster

Spring Cleaning to sell your home

 

Prescott, Arizona, has a fantastic Spring season. Who am I kidding? Prescott has fabulous seasons all year long! With spring, we are brought fresh new flowers, opened windows, and Spring cleaning. This time of year also marks the beginning of a busy home-buying season.

Spring cleaning takes on a new meaning when you are trying to sell your home. Below are some ideas that I found by searching the web that may help you get your house ready to sell this Spring. You may have to dig deeper than your typical cleaning, but these are sure to help your house stand out in the market.

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Posted in Sell Your Home
March 13, 2019

Use Common Sense When Buying a Flipped Home

Have you recently fallen in love with a “flipped” home? Does the idea of moving into a cleanly renovated space excite you? To see an old home tuned up with brand new appliances, gleaming marble countertops, and fresh wood floors can make other homes seem shabby by comparison, but be careful before you make the leap. There are some precautions you want to take before you finalize the transaction.

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Feb. 28, 2019

Tips for Seeking Satisfaction with Your Lender

Home buyers often do not realize how complex and competitive the lending process can be. For many (especially first-time buyers) there’s only a hazy idea of “the bank” approving or denying them a mortgage. So many don’t understand how to shop for a loan or that investing a little time upfront can result in profound savings and a sense of satisfaction.

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Feb. 15, 2019

How to Avoid Common Earnest Money Errors

Buying a home with confidence

 

Earnest money is a great way to show a seller you’re serious about the offer you’re making on their home. By placing a portion of what amounts to your down payment on the table to demonstrate your commitment to follow-through on the contract, you’re saying “I love this home and I’m ready to go.” But there’s a real risk involved: If you make a mistake, you might just be out a chunk of cash.

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