Top 10 Remodel Mistakes

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.

The Zillow Talk

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.

Housing Market Bubble Coming?

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.

Where Does Your Paycheck Go?

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 […]

It’s All In The Numbers

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 […]

Thinking About a Remodeling Project?

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? […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AZ!

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 […]

RENT vs BUY

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 […]

Will the New Mortgage Settlement Bring YOU Relief?

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 […]

Time Travel Your Way Into A New Home

It’s true – affordability in the housing market is back to 1971 levels. Before disco, before leg warmers and way before mobile phones. Medium income families today have nearly double the funds needed to purchase the average home. They’re getting a better buy on a home verses income than they have in any other time […]