Archives for February 2018

How Increased Mortgage Interest Rates Affect You

There is SO MUCH in the news about rising mortgage interest rates lately. It seems like just a moment ago we were seeing mortgage rates hovering around 3.75%. Those days are very likely behind us as we approach 5% and beyond on a more regular basis. While this might seem catastrophic to some, the reality is that rates below 5% are NOT the norm. The average interest rate over the last 50 years is somewhere between 8% and 9%. Regardless of that fact, increased mortgage interest rates will affect … [Read more...]

Being a Brilliant Buyers Agent

Everyone has a child, sibling, parent, cousin, friend, or acquaintance who "just got their real estate license". As stated in an earlier post, it's tempting to want to help that new agent out by throwing them some business. Perhaps they can put you on an MLS portal and when you see an interesting property, you can have them take out their shiny new e-key and open the door to your potential new home. But what if you want to make an offer on that home? is your newbie agent capable of being a … [Read more...]

Hiring A Stellar Sellers Agent

Real estate is an interesting industry. To be a successful agent you need to be incredibly organized, technologically savvy, quick on your feet to anticipate, recognize and solve problems, entrepreneurial, a marketing genius, a great listener, an influencer, an information junkie, an exceptional communicator, and possess an ability to maintain a degree of equanimity (holding steady despite magnificent swings in the market and in the life of a transaction). Despite that long list of skills and … [Read more...]

The Sharyn Younger Real Estate Team Just Got Bigger & Better

The Sharyn Younger team is proud to announce the addition of Traci Tartaglio as a referring agent. Traci has been a licensed Realtor® for four years combining her love of real estate with her business acumen derived from decades as the owner of Ahwatukee Carpets. She has helped families all over the valley create homes they love with flooring and remodeling services.  She is great at helping people identify their needs and applying just the right solutions to get them the biggest bang for their … [Read more...]

3947 W Corrine Drive, the perfect Moon Valley home

It seems like everyone is looking for a similar property: single story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with no pool and a not too big, not too small backyard. Baby Boomers looking to downsize, millennials planning to start a family, investors hoping to add to rental inventory, this is the property that seems to work for most buyers in the market today. And these days, it seems like seeking a needle in a haystack. With inventory low to start with, and a suburban landscape peppered with the once coveted two … [Read more...]

1347 W Onza Avenue an “in-demand” flip property

Many of my current buyer clients are interested in "flipped" properties. Why spend all kinds of time, money and aggravation putting in the coveted white cabinets, quartz counters and wood look tile when someone else can do it more inexpensively and you can purchase a move in ready dream home? Check out this Mesa listing:  1347 W Onza Avenue an "in demand" flip property. What else makes 1347 W Onza Avenue an "in demand" flip property? Well let's start with the location. Right on the … [Read more...]

Arizona Real Estate Market Benefits From New Tax Plan

  There remains a good deal of confusion about the new tax plan put in place for 2018 as the new associated regulations trickle out. My tax accountant, Dan Dipomazio, CPA, is working hard to stay on top of those incoming regulations and keeping me informed about the real life consequences to my specific situation. A NY Times opinion piece in todays Review section articulates my theory about how the Arizona real estate market benefits from the new tax plan. 'New caps on the home … [Read more...]