Is Buying Phoenix Rental Properties A Good Investment?

I've always said that the smartest people I know don't know everything. But they know people who have the answers to their questions. One of the things I love about real estate is the constant learning experience. And I'm smart enough to know that I don't have to have every answer to every question; but I better know the people who do. That's how I am helping investors add real estate to their portfolios and build wealth for themselves and their families. My go to real estate investment guru is … [Read more...]

Downtown Chandler Becoming an Entertainment Mecca

This week I attended the Chandler Chamber of Commerce economic update and got a preview of the five year plan for the downtown Chandler Entertainment District. We are in for some great opportunities for eating, drinking, and making merry! The district  extends from Chandler Boulevard to the North to Pecos Road to the South; Delaware to the east and Essex to the west. Currently you can find destination venues such as Vintage 95 (a personal favorite), San Tan Brewery, El Zoloco, The Chop Shop … [Read more...]

Moving to Phoenix from New York

Many years ago when I made my pilgrimage from the east coast to Phoenix, I did so as a young, adventurous college student with as much experience with the southwest as Arizona Highways Magazine could give me.  Cactus silhouetting quiet, peaceful desert vistas, sunsets that could hardly be rivaled by the coastal sunsets of my youth, southwest influenced architecture and design; these were the things that made up my expectations.  I knew Arizona would be something completely foreign to my then … [Read more...]

The Effect Changing Jobs Has on Buying a Home

For most people, changing employers will not really affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some homebuyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can be disastrous to your loan application. How Changing Jobs Effects Buying a Home Salaried Employees If you are a salaried employee who does not earn additional income from commissions, bonuses, or over-time, switching employers should not create a problem. Just make sure to … [Read more...]