“2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to suffer from circumstances like a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic and … [Read more...] about The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021
For years now, virtual home tours have helped real estate buyers far and wide find the perfect home. From long-distance military personnel being relocated, to investors expanding their portfolio, to homeowners looking for a vacation getaway, this technology makes finding a house that’s a bit out of driving distance much easier. … [Read more...] about 5 Secrets Buyers and Sellers Must Know About Virtual Home Tours
The pandemic has changed the way many of us live, work, and attend school—and those changes have impacted our priorities when it comes to choosing a home. According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll, 75% of respondents who have begun working remotely would like to continue doing so—and 66% would consider moving if they no … [Read more...] about Move-Up vs. Second Home: Which One Is Right For You?
In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others question the hype. Are today’s rates truly a bargain? While average mortgage rates have drifted between 4% and 5% in recent years, they … [Read more...] about Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers
Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your Arizona home. The best part is, once you’ve secured the materials, most of these renovations can be completed over … [Read more...] about Add Value To Your Home With These 9 DIY Improvements
Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate in the Phoenix area. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and sellers to put their moving plans on hold. In April, new listings fell nearly 45%, and sales volume fell 15% compared to last … [Read more...] about Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?
These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your household expenses without making radical changes to your standard of living. When combined, these small adjustments can add up to significant savings each … [Read more...] about 20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget in Arizona
Support local businesses in Queen Creek during COVID-19 by ordering from local restaurants. But double-check with the individual restaurants on the availability of takeout/delivery during this time. See additional resources at the bottom of this page. Downtown Queen Creek: Filiberto’s – (480) 882-9901 (takeout) Fruitlandia … [Read more...] about Support local businesses in Queen Creek