Buying A Home When Rates Are Rising

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Are you thinking of buying a home this year? Well, the good news is that rates are still historically low. In the early 1980s rates were as high as 18% on a 30-year fixed mortgage. However, rates are on the...
It's Time To Refresh

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Now that new home construction is on the rise again, homes that are 10+ years are suddenly showing increasing signs of aging.  Today's interiors are so different from what had been built in the market...
8 Things to Know Before You Buy A 2nd Home

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Let's set the scene... you are on vacation this summer in San Diego (or Telluride, Grand Haven, Nantucket, Hilton Head, Coeur d'Alene, Maui... you get the idea) and you are blissfully enjoying your escape from...
The Californians Are Coming!

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Last week, we hosted an open house at one of our listings in Phoenix and had over 50 people come through. Incredibly, 80% of those buyers driving around in the oppressive 114 degree heat were here from out of...
Brunch For Busy People

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Spring is the most glorious time in the Valley and the perfect time to dine outside during the day.  Are you super busy and don't have much time to plan? This Brunch Plan for Busy People is...
Dogs Buy Houses!

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So who really makes the decision in a home purchase?  Well, a recent survey conducted by Realtor.com showed that 80% of the 1,000 homebuyers surveyed were pet owners. Of those, 79% said...
What's Happening in Mesa

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As the Chair of the City of Mesa Economic Development Advisory Board, I love to update our clients on what is happening in the City of Mesa, especially as it relates to economic development. Economic...