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A great article from Inman Real Estate News: Existing-home sales, prices and inventory saw dramatic changes in 2012 reminiscent of the housing boom, statistics released today by the National Association of Realtors show. At 4.65 million units, 2012 existing-home sales were up 9.2 percent from 2011, according to NAR’s preliminary totals for the year. That […]

Hello all! Check out this article from USA Today! Smoking bans quickly and dramatically cut the number of people hospitalized for heart attacks, strokes and respiratory diseases such as asthma and emphysema, an analysis out Monday shows. Heart attack hospitalizations fell an average of 15% after communities passed laws banning smoking in areas such as […]

Phoenicians talk about electricity bills in the summer almost as much as British people (allegedly) talk about the weather year round. Air conditioning is expensive in this triple digit heat! Just earlier this week a woman sitting in the Occasio office was expressing her distaste for her over $500 – yes, five-hundred dollar, electricity bill. […]

A home warranty is designed to help homeowners keep their homes running smoothly after the close of escrow. These plans can provide coverage for unexpected breakdowns of systems including the heating, air conditioning, water heater, appliances, electric and plumbing. When an item covered by the home warranty breaks down, the homeowner can call their warranty […]

A Real Estate appraisal is the process of valuing real property. These reports are used as the basis for a mortgage loan, assessing the property’s value and comparing it to the amount of the loan being taken out. Low appraisals can occur in any kind of market, and for a number of different reasons. We […]

First, a little bit of back history: On December 14, 2007, the President signed into effect the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007. The premise of the bill allowed home owners a relief from their debt on primary homes that they chose to short sale or were foreclosed upon. Before this bill, homeowners were […]

With less than 2 months of inventory and bidding wars all over the place, it definitely seems like the distressed market is trying to turn around. The median home list price is up 5.5 percent nationwide compared to last year, currently $189,000. Here is a quick list of the top cities whose markets are on […]

If you’ve been keeping up with the news recently, you’ll already have heard about the bidding wars that are occurring in the market right now. Buyers are having a harder time getting offers accepted due to multiple offers popping up all over the place. Prices are still low, and interest rates are great, so it […]

With the year rapidly coming to an end, and what seems like many peoples’ bank accounts with it, it seems like a great time to start thinking about what we will do differently for the next 365 days. The following ideas are just the tip of the iceberg on ways to improve not only your […]

Arizona State University released data for the month of November showing that metropolitan Phoenix home prices declined for another month with the annual rate increasing to a negative 7 percent since 2009. The data trends and opinion of researches at ASU depict continued opportunities in residential real estate for buyers who have been waiting. Almost […]