Finding safe neighborhoods is one of the most crucial steps in picking the best home for you or your family. If you’re looking to sell your AZ home and move to the West Valley, make sure to do plenty of research before choosing a potentially dangerous neighborhood. Working with a well-informed realtor who knows the area could save you the time and trouble of moving to the wrong street. To discover a great neighborhood, you’ll need to examine the neighborhood crime stats, the property conditions, and the type of surveillance available to the residents. Here are the top 5 safest neighborhoods in the West Valley that you should check out if you’re in the market for a new house. [Read more…]
From its humble beginnings as an agricultural center of the Valley of the Sun, in recent years, Chandler has emerged as a rapidly growing tech hub with employers in many primary industries basing their operations there. And with all of that increase in economic activity the number of people flocking to live there and the number of modern homes in Chandler have also increased. If you have been curious about what you should expect of homes in Chandler, look no further. We have picked out five Chandler homes for sale that typify the range of modern houses available in the community. [Read more…]
Despite once being known for its old fashioned quality, it’s freshly updated sports and entertainment options have made relocating to Glendale AZ a popular Phoenix suburban destination. Glendale AZ is the fourth largest city in the state and continues to grow and develop its neighborhoods as the population grows. Each year Glendale is hosting more events and becoming a hotspot for snowbirds to visit for spring training season. However, visiting a place and living there can be very different experiences. Whether you are buying a house from out-of-state, or moving from nearby, learning more about crime statistics, safe neighborhoods, and local events will help you get a feel for whether or not this city is right for you.
If you’re in the market for buying a house in AZ, it’s important to know whatever down payment percentage you pay can greatly affect your monthly mortgage. For those who are new to real estate, a down payment is a percentage amount (usually between 3 and 20 percent) that you give to the home’s seller to guarantee the seller some form of initial payment. You’ll find that most mortgage lenders require a down payment of at least 3 percent and FHA loans require at least 3.5 percent. This percentage varies based on your credit history, your reason for buying, or the type of house you’re purchasing. So how does a down payment change things like your monthly mortgage or mortgage insurance? Here is a breakdown of how higher down payments pay off in the end. [Read more…]
Making the transition from renting to owning your home is exciting for everyone. Whether you have owned a home before or are a first time home buyer, there is something gratifying about the move from paying someone else’s mortgage to paying your own, whether or not it is a move you have made before. Want to hang a television? Maybe knock down or modify a wall? No problem … If you are a homeowner. But there are significant considerations that need to be taken into account before making the move from renting to owning. [Read more…]
Would you hire yourself to represent you in court? For most of us, the answer is no. We’re not versed in the intricacies of law nor the nuances it takes to win a case. Real Estate is very similar. Although some people choose to represent themselves when purchasing a home, the majority of Americans use full-time real estate agents to make sure they are getting the absolute best deal possible when they buy a house. But with every Joe-shmoe out there selling real estate, how do you know you’re working with a real professional? Use these tips to get the best service out of your realtor. [Read more…]
There are a lot of big decisions that you will have to make in your life, and perhaps one of the biggest comes in the form of buying a home. Whether it is your first time home or you’re looking for something new, there still is a lot to know during the process. Our agents are here to share tips on what to look for when viewing a house during the buying process. Knowing and being prepared can make a difference to ensure that you are getting the best deal for the home of your dreams. [Read more…]