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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Property Cupid, LLC
Information for buyers and sellers of residential homes in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Stories of local interest on recreation, neighborhoods, city events, new buildings and market trends.,
Well, if you have followed the steps in Part I and II you have educated yourself by reading up on real estate investing. You have interviewed a few Realtors and have found one that knows how to find investment opportunities. At this point, talk to mortgage brokers and your accountant to get a cle...
Don't miss your chance to live in this beautiful home in a secure community close to shopping, restaurants, the airport and highways.  This home has a minimal backyard and the HOA maintains the front yard.  Perfect for buyers seeking a second home that they can lock and leave without worry.        
  Part II in Investing Series of Blogs Ok, you so you want to be a Real Estate Rockstar!  You see yourself telling your friends, oh yeah, I have properties in AZ. Don’t you? Like that idea? Well let’s see how can you get from here to there?  The first couple of steps are important.  Don’t skip th...
If you are thinking about becoming an investor in residential properties, now is the time. Residential properties that have been foreclosed upon and now are owned by banks (commonly referred to as: Real Estate Owned or REOs) are the best bargains for you.  Banks want these properties off their bo...
Have you been daydreaming about a bigger kitchen? nicer pool? home office? an extra bath? The market conditions have converged to make this summer the absolute best time to buy your next home.  And if you are renting now, you are overpaying.  You can own your own home for less than you are paying...
  This beautifully updated ranch style home is the largest floor plan in the Superstition Ranch Community (2800 sq. ft.). There are four bedrooms, plus a large office, plus a bonus room.  The 3 car garage third bay allows RV parking. The oversize lot (>13000 sq ft) and remodeled pebble-tec pool ...
This inviting, 4 bed/3 bath, 2300 square foot home in a well kept neighborhood, is directly across from a large city park. And as an added bonus: there is no HOA! When you enter this home you will marvel at the 20 foot ceilings. The living and family great room leads to a spacious, open kitchen ...
Luckily for Home Buyers (and Sellers), mortgage rates have hovered around 5% for the past year and a half.  But now rates are starting to inch upwards.  If you have have been waiting, waiting, waiting to buy a property, now is the time, before rates move up further. But, the future is unpredictab...
We do things differently here in Arizona for good or bad. And this is one of the good things.  We don't use attorneys for closings. In Arizona, where we don't all sit at the signing table with our attorneys to buy a house, we rely on Escrow Officers to facilitate the transactions.  Buyers go and ...
Realtors, Homeowners and Sellers become agitated when their sales don't close on time. Maybe agitated is putting it mildly. Emotions in a delayed deal run the gamut from anxiety to hysteria. There is a decidedly lack of warm fuzzies between all the parties when a deal hits snags that delay the c...

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