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Why Do REALTORS® Strive for a Seamless Home Purchase? This is the time of year when graduations, weddings, family trips and summer plans are taking place.   All of the time lines, out of town guest schedules, and a lot of planning takes place for those events.  All of those activities can be stre...
Why Do We Have to Meet Before Looking At Homes?  The caller identified that they wanted to see a home I had listed for sale.  I asked some pertinent questions as to how they found the home?  Did she find the home online?  Was she driving in the neighborhood and found it?   The caller said they sa...
Why Get an Energy Audit During a Home Purchase?   During the process of buying a home, a home inspection is typically performed.  A home inspection is designed to uncover defects, or things that might not be working correctly.  A home inspection is not designed to show the efficiency or life expe...
They Accepted my Offer to Buy a Home, Now What?  Looking to Buy a Home in Arizona?  Now you have an accepted purchase contract!  Hurray!  So what's next?  In Arizona, it's all spelled out in the contract but the following is a summary.   Opening escrow needs to be done within the first three busi...
What Inspections Should I Get When Buying a Home in Arizona?   Congratulations!  You've agreed to a purchase price, siging on the dotted lines!  Now the work of investigating your potential new home begins.  But where do you start?   During the contract process, you should have received a copy of...
Why Should I Buy a Home Facing North or South in Arizona? In different parts of the country, a home's orientation may or may not make a difference.  In Arizona, we follow the sun a little differently than other cooler climates.   In cooler climates, you might want a home facing west to take advan...
How do Solar Panels Affect my Home Sale? It's time to sell your home and you've added solar panels to the roof.  Your first thought is, "They have to be worth something to a buyer, right?!"  After all solar panels are all the rage and buyers must want them, right?!  Let's examine the different wa...
Should I buy a House or a Condo?? A very important question!  Lifestyle choice is at the heart of this discussion. The following is a good list of questions to ask yourself to help in this decision. If you're looking to downsize, a condo is a simpler lifestyle.If you don't want to manage a yard, ...
 Why Do I Need to Be Pre-Approved to Buy a Home?The phone rang today with a very nice woman on the other end of the line. She explained that she remembered me from visiting her neighborhood, although she isn't ready to sell her home.  Hmmm, "I thought, what's this about?"   Could it be that she h...
The two terms "REALTOR® and Real Estate Agent seem interchangeable, but are they?   After all they both speak to a person selling real estate, right? They both identify a person who can help you buy and sell a home, so why the different terms?   This is a question that surfaces from time to time....

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