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The rise of the home-owning tourist

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It’s no secret that Arizona is the place to be in the wintertime. The warm, sunny days coupled with a variety of events around the Valley often entice tourists to call Arizona their home for part of the year. As one of the top “snowbird” states in the nation, when should tourists consider transitioning from… Read More →

Tips for installing rooftop solar

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With an average of 299 sunny days per year, it’s no wonder Arizona is experiencing one of the largest increases in solar installations in the nation.  The abundance of sunshine is wonderful for creating clean, renewable solar energy, but Arizona’s weather isn’t always ideal for our roofs. Weather factors can greatly affect your solar panel… Read More →

Down payment assistance for Valley home buyers

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), NeighborWorks America and its network member Trellis, announced the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program has millions of dollars in down payment assistance grants still available for eligible Maricopa County homebuyers. “We are ready to help families qualify for the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program down payment assistance grants,” said Patricia Garcia… Read More →

How to sell your home before the summer

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Flowers blossom in the spring and, according to a recent study, so do real estate sales. “The second quarter is our busiest time. March shows the biggest reduction in price because people know that we’re heading into the second quarter of the market and they need to become more realistic,” said Sammy Glassman a realtor… Read More →

Have you ever wanted to live in a glass house? (Slideshow)

The Paradise Valley glass house certainly has a nice view.

Have you ever wanted to live in a glass house? Now’s your chance as this home has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wrap-around patios, curved walls and clerestory windows that fill the inside with natural light. Russ Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty says the home is perfect for entertaining guests and hosting large family gatherings.   Frank… Read More →

Jeannie Blancq named VP of marketing at HomeSmart

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Jeannie Blancq has joined HomeSmart International, the largest residential real estate company in Arizona, as its vice president of marketing. “Jeannie’s experience and understanding of both B2B and B2C marketing in multi-layered industries is incredibly valuable to our company as a whole including franchisees, agents and  customers,” says Todd Sumney, chief marketing officer at HomeSmart… Read More →

Homeownership among Hispanics sees surge

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The Hispanic Wealth Project and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) recent report on the State of Hispanic Homeownership shows an increase in Hispanic homeownership rates while overall U.S. homeownership rates have declined for the twelfth consecutive year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic homeownership rate averaged 45.6 percent in 2015, two-tenths of a percent higher than in 2014. In 2015 the increase was much more dramatic surging from 44.5 percent to… Read More →

Eastmark passes more than 1,000 homes sold

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Home sales continue at a strong pace in Arizona’s fastest selling community and this month Eastmark celebrated 1,000 home sales since opening in 2013. By the end of 2015, Eastmark earned a top spot in two of the nation’s real estate reports, RCLCO and John Burns Real Estate Consulting, ranking number seven and eight among… Read More →

New zero-energy housing in Valley hits market

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Arizona’s latest zero-energy housing, MZ Townhomes are now on the market in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. As the first of four zero-energy housing projects to be unveiled by MODUS Development, the building features eight townhomes, each complete with a variety of innovative, earth-friendly features that allow for a completely sustainable environment. “This is something that has… Read More →

Robson Communities earns 2 homebuyers awards

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Robson Communities, Inc. and its affiliated companies have been recognized as one of the top homebuilding groups in the United States for delivering exceptional purchase and ownership experiences. The 20th annual Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards honored Robson Communities, Inc. and its affiliated companies for their excellence with two first place awards in the Construction Experience and… Read More →

Online real estate marketplace launches home trade-in

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San Francisco-based online residential real estate marketplace, Opendoor, launched a new service that allows homebuyers to trade-in their home for a new home in a single transaction. Through the new program, homebuyer’s set their close date for their home while Opendoor buy’s the home at market price, allowing the buyer to get the funds required to purchase… Read More →

5 Quick Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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You don’t need to spend a fortune to increase the value of your home. Improving the curb appeal of a home can boost its value by as much as 17 percent, according to Texas Tech University researchers Emmett Elam and Andrea Stigarall. HomeSmart real estate agents Kim Panozzo and Aladin Abdin concur that people buy… Read More →

KB Home will build homes in Estrella

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Newland Communities announced that KB Home (NYSE:KBH) closed on 67, 60 feet x 120 feet wide lots in Estrella. The builder is set to break ground on its “Stone Canyon” neighborhood in the Montecito community in spring of 2016. The builder plans to introduce six single-story home plans ranging in size from from 1,576 –… Read More →

Single-family home sales hit highest level since 2008

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In December, new single-family home sales had their best month since 2008, with $514 million worth of sales, according to the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University greater Phoenix housing report. Permits for new construction also attained their highest levels since 2008 with 16,768 permits issued in 2015, according to the report, which… Read More →