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OPEN HOUSES: July 15-16, 2017

July 14th, 2017 Published in Open Homes

  OPEN:  Saturday, July 15  //  1:00 – 4:00PM                OPEN:  Sunday, July 16 //  1:00 – 4:00PM                      

Mortgage Rates: How Low Will They Go?

July 13th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Buying, Housing Market

RISMedia How low will they go? Mortgage rates limboed down again this week, with the 30-year, fixed rate—3.88 percent—marking a new low for 2017, according to Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). Both the 15-year, fixed rate and the 5-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable rate moved down to 3.17 percent. “The 30-year mortgage […]

OPEN HOUSES ARE HOT

July 11th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Buying, Selling

OPEN HOUSES ARE HOT Outdoor Activities Are Not   People ask if they should wait to list their home for sale in the fall. “It’s so hot,” they say, “surely no one will want to look at houses when temperatures go over 100 degrees.” Makes sense doesn’t it? Then why are our open houses hitting […]

Are Shipping Containers the Future of Swimming Pools?

July 10th, 2017 Published in Buying, Selling

By Nick Caruso One Canadian couple is making a splash transforming shipping containers into backyard swimming pools. (We always knew those shipping containers were universal!) Paul and Denise Rathnam launched Modpools earlier this year and the idea has taken off, with orders mostly coming from the hottest locales in North America, particularly California, Nevada, Texas and Florida. “The traditional […]

How to Leverage Snapchat’s New ‘Snap Maps’ in Real Estate

July 10th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Selling

By Patty McNease, Director of Marketing for Homes.com Real estate is an image-based business. Agents use photos and videos to both visually and emotionally connect with prospects. While many agents use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, others are turning to different platforms to reach younger buyers. With 100 million daily users, Snapchat can […]

OPEN HOUSES: July 7-9, 2017

July 7th, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes

  OPEN:  Friday, July 7  //  1:00 – 4:00PM       OPEN:  Saturday, July 8  //  1:00 – 4:00PM            OPEN:  Sunday, July 9 //  1:00 – 4:00PM                        

Is Tiny Living for You?

July 5th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Housing Market

Tiny House living is sweeping the nation. We see newspaper feature articles written about them with incredible design features, multi-functional furniture, and space saving tips. TV shows pop up regularly showing Millennials being interviewed about how they want to live “Tiny” for the freedom of it. Picking up and going somewhere else to live has […]

“Make An Offer Quick—This One Won’t Last.”

July 5th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Buying

  Caption Challenge winner: Tim Wyman, The Professional School of Business, Century 21 Norma Altman, REALTORS®, Millburn, N.J.    View the full digital issue of REALTOR® Mag JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 here!

OPEN HOUSES: July 1-2, 2017

June 29th, 2017 Published in Buying, Open Homes

    OPEN:  Saturday, July 1  //  1:00 – 4:00PM          OPEN:  Sunday, July 2 //  1:00 – 4:00PM                          

Square Footage Shrinks in Response to First-Time Homebuyers

June 28th, 2017 Published in AZ Living, Buying, Housing Market

  RIS Media The average home built in 2016 was 2,634 square feet, smaller than homes built the year prior, per recent data by the U.S. Census Bureau. The downsize, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is in response to first-time homebuyers. “The data on new home characteristics show a pattern,” says […]