If you are between the ages of 18 and 34, you are very special!

  If you are a person between the ages of 18 and 34 you know that you are very special. But did you know that you are the hot topic and target of a wide variety of industries who see you as the drivers of their economic success? Markets are extremely sensitive to demographics. I know because I am part of a demographic that at one time made advertisers salivate. Baby Boomers were the Millennials of my day. And now, we are passing the torch to you! The real estate industry is VERY … [Read more...]

Maricopa County Rents Spiraling out of control?

How hard is it out there for a renter? It seems like Maricopa County rents are spiraling out of control! I was recently talking to a colleague who's been trying to help a friend get into a rental. Listing after listing was gone before they could even do a quick walk through. So my colleague, being the super agent that she is, decided that she would show up at the next rental listing in which her friend expressed interest, as soon as it hit the MLS. And so she did...along with 10 other interested … [Read more...]

Shadow Savings of Home Ownership

I just finished sending out closing statements to all of my clients who bought or sold a home in 2015, requiring me to go back into each file and pull the final settlement sheets and send each one individually. Why would I go to that trouble? Because part of my job as my client's Realtor, is to help them save money. Whether it's negotiating hard for them on their home sale or purchase, protecting their earnest money if they're buying a home, helping them choose the offer with the best chance of … [Read more...]

A 2 Year Plan or A 2 Month Plan, Get To Know A Realtor and a lender NOW!

I've had several people ask me for help finding a rental property lately. The reasons for renting vs. buying vary from loan qualifying barriers to being newly relocated and wanting to spend some time finding the perfect neighborhood in which to buy. Given that we are still seeing a heated rental market with inventory down and prices steadily increasing, owners can easily lock renters into year long or more lease lengths. If you're currently a renter who plans to eventually be a homeowner, when … [Read more...]