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"A Home Is Just The Beginning" Blog

Sunday, January 6, 2019   /   by Kirby Beaver

You're Making Your Landlord Rich

While you’re fussing over your bills, did you realize you’re making your landlord rich? Rentals are the most lucrative business to get into. It turns ordinary people into multi-millionaires. The next time you’re afraid of committing to a mortgage, keep in mind that you’ve already committed to paying off the mortgage of someone else - every single month you rent. The only time home buying doesn’t make sense is if you’re still living with your parents rent-free. Or you prefer to live out of an R.V. or tent. But if you prefer to live in a home, or a condo, it always makes the most sense to buy.

Stop making your landlord rich and start building your own net worth. You can still enjoy owning a home - even if you don’t intend to stay in an area for long. You can always resell your home, most often for more money than you put in, or turn it into a lucrative side business by hiring a property management company to rent it out on your behalf. Whate ...

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  arizona, real estate, relocation, things to do

Thursday, October 4, 2018   /   by Katie Formas

Thinking of Buying your first home?

Buying your first home can be an intimidating prospect. It is probably your first big purchase of your adult life, and something you have dreamed about for years. While the process can seem long and scary, don't worry! We are here to help you!

First things first, while the internet is a great and helpful resource, we all know that you cannot believe everything we read/see, right? This also applies to real estate websites like zillow, realtor.com and others like them. Visiting these sites is a great way to get a feel for what you can afford, the types of homes in an area, and a general idea of homes on the market. And, of course, looking at photos! But, online real estate sites are notoriously slow at updating information, having wrong information, and estimating prices completely wrong. The best and only way to see what is on the market, and to receive accurate information is by working with a local real estate agent. Working with an agent doesn't cost you, as a buyer, any money. ...

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  arizona, real estate, phoenix

Thursday, September 27, 2018   /   by Katie Formas

Moving to Sun City, AZ

Welcome to the lifestyle you have always wanted! Sun City, Arizona is the premier 55+ community in the west valley, boasting more amenities than you will know what to do with. There are seven recreation centers, 8 golf courses, an amphitheater for concerts, free movies with popcorn, and so much more. Best of all, LOW taxes! Our Sun City expert, Cindy Fedor, can answer any question you may have and can set you up to tour the different phases of this wonderful retirement community.
Cindy Fedor- 602-702-1412

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  active living, arizona, community, real estate, sun city, 55+, retirement, senior

Tuesday, September 18, 2018   /   by Katie Formas

Thinking of Relocating to Phoenix?

When thinking about Phoenix, what comes to mind? Probably sun, golf and heat! While these things are prevalent in Phoenix, there is more to the Valley than summer heat. Moving to Phoenix may be a big change for you and your family, especially if you are coming from the north. I know this change all too well, as my family relocated here in 2014. But, you will soon find that Phoenix is unlike anywhere else in the country. From the 299 days a year of sunshine, the desert landscaping, the giant Saguaro cacti and the surrounding mountain ranges, it truly is a beautiful, unique place.

There is much more to do in the Phoenix area than golf, although everyone (especially the snow birds) do thoroughly enjoy our multitude of golf courses. If you are considering a move, or even a visit to the Valley of the Sun, there are some things you must know.

1) While June through September are very hot, when temperatures are regularly over 100 degrees, the winter months are amazing! From Nov ...

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  active living, arizona, community, real estate, sun city, relocation, sun, fun, golf, phoenix, winter weather, spring training, staycation, things to do, low property tax, day trip, hiking

Wednesday, September 12, 2018   /   by Katie Formas

Arizona home buyers guide

We all know how it starts. You spend countless hours online, looking at hundreds if not thousands of photos of homes. You then hire a licensed real estate sales agent to take you on home tours, and finally you found the perfect home! Once your offer and inspection have been accepted, the appraisal has come back, now it is time to wait while financing comes through. In the excitement and anticipation of moving into your new home, you want to purchase new furniture to go in the amazing living room. A few thousand dollars later, you have everything to make this new house a home! Close of escrow is approaching, and the excitement is mounting. Everything up to this point has gone smoothly, movers are hired and you are packing away. But suddenly.... your financing falls through and you lose your dream home. What happened?

Unfortunately, this happens all too often. When buying a home, nothing is more important than knowing the process and what you should or shouldn't do. The only w ...

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