What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?

While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for potential buyers is that you don’t need a score that high to qualify for a mortgage. Let’s…

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Things To Do Phoenix

Tacotopia Phoenix Sep 21-Nov 24 Tempe Marketplace tacotopia.com Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Nov 1-Nov 3 Downtown Carefree thunderbirdartists.com/carefree-arizona-fine-art-wine-festival-november Veteran Art Show Nov 1-Dec 2 Sonoran Arts League Center for the Arts freevetart.com Dia de los Muertos…

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Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and Survey Statistician Donald Hays, both of the U.S. Census Bureau, shared the biggest determinants of wealth, “The biggest determinants of…

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Real Estate Marketing Statistics October 2019

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Asking Prices up 9% Over Last Year, but are Buyers Paying It?These Homes Have Appreciated the Most since 2000 For Buyers: The news media is filled with short-term predictions regarding the economy and how it will, or will…

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What Should You Look for In Your Real Estate Team?

How do you select the members of your team who are going to help make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender?

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Things to Do October 2019

October 5 Litchfield Park Oktoberfest 2019 Wearing Dirndl dresses and lederhosen, or even Oktoberfest tees, hats and accessories is encouraged. There will be prizes awarded to those wearing the best German outfits – male, female and kid. Held at…

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iBuyers – “Convenience” but at what cost?

When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer? According to Jovio, the definition is: “A company or investor that uses Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) to…

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Things to Do September 2019

The Office Trivia SEP 03 Take a break from being The World’s Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family. Prizes will be awarded in…

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The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with the addition…

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Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to…

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