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Have You Made Real Estate Part of Your Retirement Goals Yet?

“Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket,” they say. We have all heard that diversifying your investment portfolio is crucial. The truth is – adding in real estate to that retirement plan can change your life and enhance goal outcomes. Something as simple as buying a home and living in it for only…

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Want to build something new? Don’t do it alone!

We’ve all done it… …You’re out-and-about and stumble upon a new-build community that was just too beautiful to pass up, so you walk in… …stop right there! While it is tempting to quickly pullover to “just take a look” at the new community and the pretty models, it poses a big problem. Many buyers go into the…

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Slow Down During the Summer?

People often ask, “Does the market slow down in the summer?” Even when it is 110 degrees, buyers will still be out looking to buy homes, but with the heat, it deters most buyers who are “looking just to look”. On the other hand, buyers who are serious about making offers, that need to move;…

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My journey buying my first home!

| 4-01-2019 • HOMEOWNERSHIP| This is a significant day, in my life, as I became a homeowner for the first time. Just like everyone who took this journey before me, making this happen required lots of planning and preparation, consistent effort to budget, and determination to meet my income goals. Here is how it all…

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The Reality of Downpayment Grants

Rumors in real estate spread like wild fire, especially when there is a “free money” involved. Downpayment grants are becoming increasingly popular, but with information passed around, sometimes the facts get a little foggy. The Facts:  When you hear folks talk about grant programs, downpayment assistance, or first time homebuyer programs, they are all talking…

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Scottsdale’s Favorite Tasting Room

Aridus What makes the Aridus tasting room a local favorite? The relaxed atmosphere where the members feel like family, make for the perfect setting to sip on a glass of wine. When you know about the wine membership, it is a no-brainer. Being a member includes free tastings, exclusive new releases, access to the members’ only…

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Stage Your Living Room like an Interior Designer, by Paige Lewis

Paige Lewis of Paige Lewis Designs is a highly sought after interior designer in Phoenix, Arizona. Paige has been featured in several notable publications and was named Brizo’s Designer of the Year, Arizona North. Check out her portfolio on PaigeLewisDesigns.com The furniture should be placed in such a way as to visually show how the furniture…

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Upsizing Your Home

Most people associate ‘significant transitions’ involving their homes with the need to “downsize.” However, it’s equally as significant when more space is needed that requires “upsizing” your home. No matter the reason for upsizing, it creates a pivotal moment for those involved. For the sake of clarity, “upsizing” means buying a home with more space, larger rooms, or even…

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