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July 26, 2021

Tips When Selling Your Home

Selling Home Tips

Homebuyers are in a prime position to buy a property today. The low inventory & all the competition happening for homes is due to a wide range of factors, and they give buyers more leverage than previous years. It has led to a steady improvement year over year in home prices!

In this competitive market, houses are selling quickly. According to the National Association of Realtors, homes typically sell in just 18 days.

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July 25, 2021

Is it Safe to Sell My Surprise AZ House Right Now?

Is it Safe to Sell My Surprise AZ House Right Now?

Health concerns selling your Surprise Arizona home are actually getting better. More sellers are starting to come to the market not as afraid or uncertain about the health of having people look at there homes.

What is Corona Virus?

Corona Virus is a disease that has been creeping up in recent years. It's been affecting more and more people, and is now commonly found in the United States. Corona Virus is very contagious, especially in crowded places like schools or grocery stores. One of the most common ways this disease spreads is through sneezing or coughing.

What the CDC recommends:

 

  • Washing your hands/arms with soap & water for at least 22 seconds. If soap and water aren't available, use a hand sanitizer rather than using alcohol.

  • Although it may be tempting to do so, wash your hands properly before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

  • Some ways to practice social distancing while looking at homes is avoid crowded places, group gatherings, and maintaining distance (about 6 feet) from others.

  • When around others, it's important to cover your mouth and nose. You don't want the germs that they'll give you!

  • Stay away from people who are sick because they could potentially can spread germs.

  • Don’t look at homes if you're feeling under the weather. Take precautions to avoid spreading your cold or flu to others.

  • Sellers should Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces after showings.

Are we starting to return to normal?

The health of selling your Surprise Arizona home are improving, but the cost of the home sale is going up. The cost is rising as more sellers are starting to come to the market not as afraid or uncertain about the health of having people look at their homes.

Technology is helping sell homes, when listing your home more real estate agents are using HD photos, and virtual tours. This is a great way to make sure that the home buyer sees everything they can about the home prior to scheduling a showing limiting any heath risk.

With real estate technology improving, the real estate market is changing. The use of HD photos and virtual tours to show a prospective buyer what a property looks like from the inside and outside are both ways that technology is helping sellers sell their home faster.

Buyers are not as curious.

Home buyers are not looking at the house if they are just looking. They also have health concerns. Home buyers will drive the neighborhood and look at the front of the home, they are more likely to cancel a showing if there is a crowd of buyers, an open house, or even if it doesn’t feel right. Not wasting there time or risking being exposed to unhealthy situations.

Visiting an open house is not as attractive to many buyers.

The housing market has changed drastically over the past few years, with many homeowners now opting to sell their homes through agents doing open houses rather than through a traditional realtor. Many would-be buyers are often turned off by this new trend of home shopping and will not go to open houses. The seller is thinking get it done in 3 days, the buyer is thinking about not wanting to be around that many people at once.

Pricing your home in 2021

As the summer of 2021 is showing signs of more homes coming to the market, buyers are less likely to make offers on homes that are only allowing open houses.

With the rising price of homes in Arizona, sellers are having to enter into negotiations with less buyers. As home prices in Arizona continue to rise, buyers are having to spend more for their dream home. As a result, sellers are starting to negotiate with buyers more often and offering them more options.

VA buyers and first time home buyers may be starting to have a negotiating change to purchase a home again. In a recent study, the National Association of Realtors found that homebuyers are starting to move on from the traditional idea of price and instead, they are beginning to focus on negotiating.

2. Real Estate Agents Are Practicing Safe and Effective In-Person Home Showings

After leveraging technology, many houses are now available online with no viewings required. Buyers interested in seeing the house in person can go through the guidelines set by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and get their piece of mind from a safe way.

The NAR has set guidelines for agents in regards to showing a home. One of these guidelines is that if the agent must show the property "in person" and not by using virtual tours. They should limit where they can.

 

Limiting in-person home showing activity

  • Requiring guests to wash their hands or use an alcohol-based sanitizer helps create a clean environment and prevents the spread of germs.

  • Taking shoes off or covering them with boots

  • CDC provides guidance on precautions against the flu virus and wearing masks when in public whenever necessary.

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Safety is a huge concern for everyone, we have no problem wearing a mask, or keeping 6 feet away. We understand if you have a health risk and don’t want to take a risk.

July 22, 2021

Phoenix AZ Housing 2021

Phoenix AZ Housing Blog Post

Phoenix Housing Explained Through 4 Key Trends

Phoenix has seen some staggering home sale gains over the last 6 months and, in particular, in the second half of the year. It's clear that real estate is going to fluctuate a lot moving forward. Today’s market is different because of four key components. Homes are staying affordable due to record low interest rates.

 

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July 20, 2021

5 Reasons Scottsdale AZ Is a Great Place to Live

North Scottsdale Arizona

Photo by Robert Murray

5 Reasons Scottsdale AZ Is a Great Place to Live

Why People Love Living in Scottsdale AZ

Scottsdale Arizona not only is a great place to live but is also one of the most popular cities in the United States. This is because of its laid back and relaxing atmosphere, which makes it perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy their time outside.

Scottsdale houses a lot of attractions, such as a zoo, golf courses, and restaurants with the best views. It also has some great parks that people can visit for family activities or to escape from the city life.

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July 20, 2021

Are We In A Housing Bubble?

Are we in a housing bubble

This housing cycle is not a bubble, there are three charts to prove it

With home prices continuing to deliver double-digit increases, some are concerned we're in a housing bubble. However, the data on the market suggests this is not 2006 for three major reasons.

1. The housing market in the United States is not driven by risky mortgage loans

In 2006, many people could qualify for a loan,

In 2006, a loan could be qualified for by many people. In 2006, many people with low credit scores could qualify for a loan. A significant number of people who were previously shut out of the home loan market had access to homeownership.

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July 19, 2021

When is it worth refinancing or selling?

Home Mortgage Rates are Helping people move or refinance

Refinance or Sell?  Most homeowners are faced with some financial decisions that can help them financially for years to come!

It's hard to find fault in a market that has such low mortgage rates. You might be able to refinance your existing mortgage, which would result in lower payments for your home and savings. If you've been in a property for a while, it may be time to consider selling or refinancing. This is especially true if you want to sell your place and buy at today's low rates.

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July 18, 2021

Selling A Home

Selling a home in Arizona

What it takes to sell a home

Scott Schulte is a full-time real estate broker and has been in the industry since 2005.

Professional photos and Drones in real estate

Take your home from online to reality! Scott uses professional photography services like Drone, and High Definition photos to bring your home alive before potential buyers even stepping into it!  Making sure that the buyer already knows everything about the home before they schedule a showing.  That way someone that is looking for a different type/style of home doesn’t waste there time or the sellers visiting the home. 

When someone is looking for a home to purchase, the online home listings are sometimes overwhelming because there are so many different photos. High definition photos can make a huge difference in how your home is presented. 

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July 16, 2021

3 Reasons Arizona is Definitely Not in a Housing Bubble

Not a Bubble this time Arizona

Arizona home values have been steadily increasing in 2020, which is making it easier for people in Arizona to get a mortgage. They're expected to continue this trend and appreciate by about five percent this year. There are some concerns about a new housing bubble, but there are three key reasons why we're not in the same situation as 10 years ago.

1. The housing supply in Arizona is very limited and prices are climbing, ensuring a strong growth of the local economy with construction.

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July 16, 2021

8 Reasons Payson is a Great Place to Live

Pines Near Payson and Happy Jack Arizona

 

8 Reasons Payson is a great place to live

Most Cabins are unique in Payson

The people of Payson are passionate about their cabins. Homeowners have invested in their properties in the past and this has led to a variety of cabin types and styles to choose from. These Payson AZ cabins range from rustic log homes to modern, luxury properties.

In Payson, Arizona, every cabin is unique. From the way they are built to what they look like on the inside. Many of these cabins have been around for decades, when it was a more popular thing to do.

The town itself was founded in 1882 and today's population is less than 16,000 people. Most of them live in houses or apartments but there are plenty of cabins that line the streets as well.

These cabins were typically built by landowners or other wealthy families who wanted their own place up in the mountains for hunting season and many still serve that purpose today.

 

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July 16, 2021

Arizona Homeowners have 40x net worth of renters

 

Arizona Homeowners Net worth VS Renting

Arizona Homeowners have a lot more than just a roof over their heads. They are 40x wealthier on average than renters from the equity they have built up in their home.

Growing your familys financial future starts with Arizona homeownership.

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