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Meet Martin Smith
I have lived in Arizona for more than 30 years and enjoy all the fun, adventure and opportunities the state has to offer! I have several specialties to help service all your real estate needs, including both residential resale and new home purchasing. I have a strong background in assisting both first-time and move-up homebuyers; as well as innovative and aggressive marketing to help owners sell their properties for the highest possible return. Constant communication, reliable market insight and straight talk with my clients are my keys to success. I am here to help you step-by-step through one of the most important decisions your family can … [Read More]
Remodels can be a great way to increase property value and usefulness, but simple mistakes can turn your dream remodel into a nightmare fast. This edition of In The Know looks at the top 10 mistakes to avoid in a remodel project. … [Read More...]
Everyone looks at Zillow at one point or another, but why do some people love it and others hate it? This edition of In The Know takes a straight talk approach about what things Zillow does well and also not so much. … [Read More...]
Is there a housing bubble coming to the USA? This edition of In The Know looks at the current housing market vs the housing market of post-2007, and also goes over some things to watch out for. … [Read More...]
According to the new Housing Landscape 2012 report from the Center for Housing Policy, nearly one in four working households spends more than 50 percent of its income on housing.
ONE in FOUR spends more than FIFTY PERCENT of its income on HOUSING.
The new report, based on the latest data from the American Community Survey (2010), took a look at the housing costs for working households – those … [Read More...]
New home sales fell short of expectations in January after seeing gains in September, October and November. But the drop was slight; just 0.9% from December. The sales of new home are up 3.5% over a year ago at this same time.
During the same week, the National Association of Realtors reported that resale sales rose 4.3% in January; the third jump in the past four months. Of all the numbers … [Read More...]
With Spring just around the corner, many people start thinking of a home remodel project – paint, flooring, countertops… But before you head off to Home Depot or Lowe’s, you need to know what projects are going to give you the biggest return. What is going to give you the biggest bang for your buck?
Remodeling Magazine, along with REALTOR magazine, has issued their findings for the Cost vs. … [Read More...]
Fun Real Estate Advice
Martin, I never expected my first experience of buying a house to go so smoothly and I know it was because of you. You always were quick to respond back to us whenever we needed your help. You really got to know us and understood what we were truly looking for. Our first phone conversation epitomizes everything you are about. I remember saying that I never expected such a quick response from someone and you said ‘Well, you have to be there for people when they need you!’ Boy, did you ever live up to that statement. I really appreciate everything you did for me and my family, thank you so much Martin! ~ Carlos & Katie, Avondale
Hi Martin, thank you so much for all of the hard work that you did on our short sale! It is a huge relief for us that everything went so smoothly and we are fortunate to have had your assistance throughout the process.
We look forward to calling you when the time comes to find our next home. Thanks again! ~ Barbara & Kevin, Laveen