Betsie's Real Estate Update

Real Estate Agent - Realty ONE Group
It seems like everywhere you look the business is getting stricter. Lender's guidelines are tightening, Bank's are tougher on who they accept offers from on REO properties and now I am finding that title companies are implementing their own rules. I have seller's who don't all live in the same ar...
Realtor magazine had a great article on the Top 10 remodeling projects that will add big impact to your home if you are thinking of selling it ( or just want to enjoy your home). 1) Adding Rollers to your cabinets- This makes buyers feel like there is more room for their kitchen items. Plus it is...
So after 3 weeks of back and forth and a whole lot of waiting, we finally got our bid accepted for an auction property. We received the contract and have found a few things that we wished we knew up front. 1) They will only pay taxes and assessments from the time the bank acquired the property. (...
So, we submitted a bid to an online auction and we received a counter last Monday. We immediately countered back and didn't get another counter til the next Monday. We countered back again on Monday and we are still waiting!!! Really, is it that tough to get back to a counter? I understand they a...
I am in the middle of placing a bid on a property for a client through an auction company. The house was originally listed in MLS and we put an offer on it but the property was given to the auction company the same day we submitted an offer. This is my first time working with an auction company a...
Well, according to an article in the Arizona Realtor Magazine, it might possibly be so. I know I think it is! But seriously, we do have two things going for us: Affordability and Weather (it is going to be 79 degrees today :) ) The average price for a 1900 sq. foot home is $170,899. According to ...
Sometimes I think we forget the importance of walk thru's in our business. We know that it is a formality to do one before closing escrow, but do we do them just because it is on our checklist, or do we actually take our repair list and go through the house to make sure the repairs were made? Mos...
Well, unfortunately, I found out the hard way yesterday that getting an FHA loan on a manufactured home wasn't going to be easy. I knew there were stipulations, but the lender never disclosed or announced to my buyer or myself that there may be an engineering certification of the foundation that ...
I just saw a flyer at Fry's Marketplace announcing that the Arizona Science Center will haveĀ FREE General Admission this weekend October 24-26th from 10am -5pm. I think that is so exciting! I haven't been there in over a year but my son who was only 16 months at the time had a blast. I am thinkin...
About 2 years ago homes started selling rather quickly in the city of Maricopa, AZ. Then about a year ago homes would have multiple offers within an hour of posting (luckily they were foreclosures so the banks made quick decisions and buyers new right away if they had were the lucky winners of th...

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