Real Estate and Buying Tips from Our Local Experts

Homeownership Rates In The U.S. by Race and Ethnicity

By Lynn Janson on 2/12/20

Homeownership Rates In The U.S. by Race and Ethnicity

Even though there is a severe lack of inventory on the market, the Arizona and U.S. homeownership rate continues to climb, and currently, sit at a 6-year high. The U. S. Census Bureau reported that homeownership has been steadily increasing and now sit at 65.1%. That is for the...


    RENTING VS BUYING

By Lynn Janson on 10/9/19

RENTING VS BUYING

To buy or not to buy, that is the question. There is no, one size fits all, answer to this questions. The answer depends on many variables. For Example: Is your credit good enough to buy? Are you staying in Phoenix for a while or are you planning to...


    National Senior Citizens Day and Seniors Are On The Move

By Lynn Janson on 8/21/19

National Senior Citizens Day and Seniors Are On The Move

August 21st, 2019 "National Senior Citizens Day" In case you did not know, August 21st is National Seniors Day. Yep, seniors have their own national day. Of course, we don’t get a holiday, lord knows we deserve one, but we do get our very own day. So, what does...

Arizona Real Estate Is Still Booming

By Lynn Janson on 8/8/19

Arizona Real Estate Is Still Booming

THE CHICKEN LITTLE'S ARE WRONG! Phoenix has seen a steady increase in home values since 2011, and it continues. Of course, there are those “Chicken Little” glass is half full kind of people who will always predict doomsday. These types of people self fulfill their ow prophecies. But, I...


    Houses For Sale - Phoenix



    In 1981, 22 percent of home buyers read news...

By Lynn Janson on 7/15/19

Houses For Sale - Phoenix In 1981, 22 percent of home buyers read news...

Are tired of the same old search platforms for residential real state in Arizona? Housesforsale.com is a premier search platform for all your real estate needs in Arizona.   Unlike the other search platforms like zillow, trulia, realtor.com, and redfin, you receive current and detailed information on properties.  Everything you...


    True Cost of Renting: In Phoenix

By Lynn Janson on 7/12/19

True Cost of Renting: In Phoenix

The true cost of renting in the Phoenix Valley. It is no secret, and should come as no surprise, that the rents in the Phoenix Metro Area have been on the rise for some time now.  It is also no secret that the price of homes in the valley...

Living In 85028

By Lynn Janson on 7/11/19

Living In 85028

Why Live In 85028? There are lots of places to live in the Metro Phoenix Valley, that's for certain.  We are approaching a population of Six Million people and already Phoenix is the 5th largest city in the country.  So, if you are living in the Phoenix Valley, what...

What Do You Really Know About Solar Energy?

By Lynn Janson on 7/5/19

What Do You Really Know About Solar Energy?

It might seem out of place for a Realtor to be talking about solar energy systems, but we run into this question almost every day. From clients who have already purchased a home and are considering solar. To clients looking to purchase a home already equipped with solar. First,...


    Multi Generational Homes Are Becoming Popular



    As our family and loved ...

By Lynn Janson on 7/1/19

Multi Generational Homes Are Becoming Popular As our family and loved ...

Top Reasons To Buy a Multi-Generational Home Of these multi-generational buyers, 26 percent indicated they will be taking care of an aging parent. An additional 14 percent said they just want to spend time with an aging parents. Below is a graph showing the increase in Multi-Generational Households from...


    Why do I need a home inspection

By Lynn Janson on 6/27/19

Why do I need a home inspection

Why Do I Need A Home Inspection So you found the house you love, you made an offer and it was accepted. Yeah, now what? Your next task is to get the home professionally inspected. Why? Well you are spending a great deal of money, and when it comes...


    Preparing Your Home For Sale

By Lynn Janson on 6/24/19

Preparing Your Home For Sale

There are many factors that go into selling your house.  The very first factor is "Curb Appeal."  It is no secret to anyone that people judge a house for sale within the first few seconds.  Preparing your home for sale is a critical factor.  Professional Realtors will guide you...

House Renovations With The Best ROI (return on investment)

By Lynn Janson on 6/24/19

House Renovations With The Best ROI (return on investment)

House Renovations With The Best ROI (return on investment) In today's real estate market, remodeling your home can add a great deal of value, or it can detract from the charm and value.  Knowing how to remodel is more important than ever.  Today's buyers are savvy and want a...