Market Monday for June 29, 2015

Welcome to Market Monday! Exciting. Isn’t it? Every Monday I will give a brief overview of what the real estate market is doing in and around Scottsdale. Since time is valuable I will keep these videos and posts to the point and relevant. Our first Market Monday is about “Boomerang Buyers” which are buyers that […]

Four Reasons to Buy vs Rent

There are numerous articles telling you why to buy v. rent this year…here are my top 4 reasons. You know, so you don’t have to read all the articles: Mortgage rates are still historically low (check out the chart below). Which means you have more money to invest in your home which gives you more equity and more […]

Down Payment Assistance Programs

This is another great post by one of my mortgage partners, Aaron Alvarez and Alliance Home Loans. Call me or Aaron if you have any questions. A home that was once a distant dream can now become a reality! Often, potential buyers have what it takes to qualify for a mortgage but have not managed […]

Scottsdale Christmas Tree Collection 2015

The City of Scottsdale will begin collecting Christmas trees curbside January 5th – 10th 2015. The city will not collect any artificial trees or trees with ornaments or lights on as well. If you want to leave your tree up for a few more days you can drop it off on January 10th at these […]

FHA Property Flipping Regulation Waiver to Expire

Lets start with a little context. In 2003 HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) instituted a rule that prohibited a buyer using an FHA mortgage to purchase a “flipped” home. That means a home that was purchased, usually updated/remodeled and put back on the market in less than 90 days. HUD instituted the regulation […]

Fannie Mae Guideline Changes…the Good News

A good friend and mortgage loan officer Aaron Alvarez at Alliance Home Loans sent me some good information about the changes that Fannie Mae instituted on August 16th, 2014. Here is what he had to say: As many of you have probably already heard as of August 16, 2014 Fannie Mae will no longer offer an option […]

Step One to Owning a Home

I get this question a lot. I want to buy a home but where do I start? Do I talk to a mortgage professional? Do we start looking at homes right away? Well, here is my answer. I always suggest that my clients start with contacting a mortgage professional before starting any home search. There […]

Free Energy Audits for Scottsdale Residents

Are you considering making any energy efficient improvements to your home or business? Have you considered having an energy audit done on your home or commercial property?   Despite the fact that you should consider having these things done anyway to take advantage of the energy tax credits available to homeowners and maybe save your […]

Scottsdale Camp – Why you should go.

Scottsdale Camp is being organized by Tyler Hurst and myself and will be held at Sky Song (click here for a map) in Scottsdale on April 24th from 1:30pm to 6pm with a special screening of the movie Lemonade at 1pm and a Q&A with the Director after the screening.  Lemonade is a movie by […]

O’ Christmas Tree Pick Up in Scottsdale

Do you live in the City of Scottsdale and still have your live Christmas Tree? Now is the time to put it out for curbside pick up.  The City will pick up all ornament, light and stand free Christmas Trees this week, January 11-15. If you end up missing the curbside pickup, well, there is […]