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]
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...]
There are TONS of things to do this week, and throughout the entire year, as Arizona celebrates its CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY! With Arizona being one of the last states to become a part of this country, we are rich in history, agriculture and architecture. Come see what Arizona is all about! The celebration includes everything from rodeos, food, parades, historical tours - you name it, it's happening … [Read More...]
If you are currently renting, and sitting on the fence debating whether or not it is the time to buy, you may be losing more than you think! Currently, the cost to rent in most communities is more expensive than the cost to buy. When purchasing a home you have the ability to lock in your interest rate up to 30 years where rental rates are increasing on an average of 3% per year historically. … [Read More...]
Wondering if you can avoid a short sale with the new Mortgage Settlement? Let’s take a very simple look on the program as it stands.
There are three main categories of people who will be aided under the settlement, according to the site:
• Homeowners who need loan modifications to stay in their homes. Loan servicers have agreed to write off some principal in these cases, which would help … [Read More...]
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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