What Does a Contingent Offer Mean In Real Estate?

What is a contingent offer in real estate? Maybe you’ve wondered how some people are able to buy a new house without having previously sold their current house. Of course if you financially qualify to carry two separate mortgages, it makes the situation a bit more manageable. But for the rest of the population, timingContinue reading “What Does a Contingent Offer Mean In Real Estate?”

What Are Post Tension Slabs And Why Are They Important In Arizona?

A post tension slab is a concrete slab that uses tendons (or cables) in series that run through the length of the slab. So what? Well this method makes for an excellent foundation and is used to reduce the chance that your home will shift and crack due to expansive soil. Why do they callContinue reading “What Are Post Tension Slabs And Why Are They Important In Arizona?”

What Does Expansive Soil Mean? Does It Impact Real Estate In Phoenix Arizona?

Can expansive soil have an impact on real estate in Arizona? The answer is yes because soil with “clay-like” tendencies, or expansive soil, can be found in pockets throughout the Phoenix Metro. Keep in mind that builders are more aware of this than you and I and are able to prepare before construction begins. ButContinue reading “What Does Expansive Soil Mean? Does It Impact Real Estate In Phoenix Arizona?”

What is a Subdivision Disclosure Report?

A Subdivision Disclosure Report (Public Report) is required by Arizona Law that developers, builders or individuals who divide a parcel of land and offer for sale or for lease, six or more lots within a subdivision. For example when a home builder offers 6 lots for sale, they are required to apply for a publicContinue reading “What is a Subdivision Disclosure Report?”

How The New Supreme Court Ruling On Same Sex Marriage Affects Real Estate In Arizona

As many of you know, on June 26th, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of making same sex marriages legal in the United States. This piece is not an opinion or political piece taking or choosing a side; but one to explain how the ruling changes how all married people (husband and wife,Continue reading “How The New Supreme Court Ruling On Same Sex Marriage Affects Real Estate In Arizona”

Are You Ready To Buy A Home?

Some factors to consider when preparing to buy a home are whether or not you have a steady source of income and if you have been employed on a regular basis for the last few years. Also, determine how much money you have saved for a down payment and what would be a realistic amountContinue reading “Are You Ready To Buy A Home?”

Adding Skylights To Your Home

When remodeling your home, don’t forget to think about lighting options. Whether you are looking for an energy saving light source, something more natural than fluorescent lights, or a room with a better view, skylights may be the solution. Available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, skylights meet a number of demands whenContinue reading “Adding Skylights To Your Home”

Tankless Water Heaters

Imagine never running out of hot water. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take a shower with an unlimited supply of hot water without the possibility of it turning cold at any minute. Using a tankless water heater is the only way that this can this be achieved. Also called “on demand” orContinue reading “Tankless Water Heaters”

Deciding On A Neighborhood And A Home

One of the first stages of home ownership is deciding on a neighborhood and a home. When determining the neighborhood you would like to live in, you should consider its location approximate to your job as well as schools, public transportation, shopping, museums, theaters and other attractions that might interest you. Drive around the neighborhood andContinue reading “Deciding On A Neighborhood And A Home”

Tips On Saving For A Down Payment

Here are some tips on how to save for the down payment on your future home. We hope this will help you to most effectively tap into your resources and budget your finances. The more money you have saved for a down payment, the more choices you will have when negotiating your mortgage. Keep TrackContinue reading “Tips On Saving For A Down Payment”