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There Are Many Benefits To Homeownership
One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.Don’t Become TrappedA recent article ...

Homeownership A Form Of Savings
Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest s...

What Is Stopping You From Listing Now
Are you an empty-nester and looking to get a change of scenery? Are you close to retirement and not ready to move yet, but living in a home that is too big in size and maint...

Rising House Values Prove Real Estate Can Be A Smart Investment
Yesterday’s Buyers Make Big $$$ TodayIt’s not easy being a buyer in a seller’s market. With house values rising and selling prices soaring, it can be hard to find and ...

Mortgage Problems Hit All Generations
The economy is changing, and sometimes that means mortgage problems could be close to home. What can you say if Mom and Dad have run into tough times?The government reported...

How To Find The Right Mortgage For You
Buying a home is a huge financial commitment. Finding the right mortgage can be a confusing process — especially for first-time home buyers. You’ll want to ask yourself,...

More Homeowners To Become Refinance Eligible
According to mortgage rule-making agency Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed mortgage rates have averaged just 4.07% thus far in 2017.Despite dire predictions of skyrocketing rates, mort...

FREE THINGS IN ARIZONA
They say the best things in life are free and burgers aside they're mostly right.You can visit our website, for FREE, and see available houses in AZ. If you are a ...

How To Get Free Pell Grant Money To Pay For College
Seeing the words “free money for college” might set off an alarm that you’re being baited for a phony come-on or scam. But unlike marketing ploys, Pell Grants are a very re...

Home Improvement Guide
What You Need To Know About Home Improvements Most people undertake home improvements for these common reasons – increase their property’s value, to improve energy effi...

What You Need To Know About Home Improvements
Home Improvements Guide Most people undertake home improvements for these common reasons – increase their property’s value, to improve energy efficiency, and to make th...

Benefits Of A Solar System For Your Home Or Business
        Homeowners Can Realize Greater Long-Term Savings Through The Ownership Of Their Solar System     As the own...

Prove You Are A Serious Home Buyer
Get Preapproved For Your Mortgage Before You Start Home Shopping    A mortgage preapproval letter can put you head and shoulders above other buyers who ma...

Marriage Equality Fuels Rise In LGBT Mortgage Applicants And Home Ownership
What Is An LGBT Mortgage?There is, of course, no such thing as an LGBT mortgage. There are mortgages. And there are applicants and borrowers who happen to be lesbian, gay, bisexu...

When Should You Consider Home Refinancing
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2017 FHA Minimum Property Standards
What Are FHA Loans?The term "FHA mortgage" is not complete accurate, because technically, FHA loans should be called FHA-insured mortgages.Private mortgage lenders actu...

How To Buy A Home And Pay The Least Possible Amount
When you purchase property, everything's up for negotiation. That includes the price, contingencies,closing costs,inspections, timing, financing, repairs and other considera...

How Is The Housing Market
Phoenix, AZWeek of July 10th 2017This week the median list price for Phoenix, AZ is $325,000 with the market action index hovering around 43. This is an increase over last month's...

4 Million Homeowners Are Leaving 1 Billion On The Table
     Falling mortgage rates and rising home values are a tasty combination for homeowners looking to save some cash on their monthly mortgage payments. M...

Effecting Credit Scores Nationwide
Why Your Credit ScoreCould Get A Big Boost In July         It’s doubtful many of you know what the CDIA or the NCAP are, but you need to know, and ...

This May Effect Your Credit Score
 Transunion to Back Load Old Student Loan Data             On June 1st, TransUnion has begun back-loadin...

Giving First Time Home Buyers A Fighting Chance
Getting A Mortgage When You Have No CreditFirst-time home buyers  face challenges that more experienced home buyers do not when trying to buy a house.For example, a first-tim...

Use A Rapid Rescore To Qualify For A Mortgage
What Is A Rapid Rescore?A rapid rescore is a method by which you can raise your credit score quickly by submitting proof of positive account changes to the three major credit bur...

If You Are Thinking Of Buying A Home See Why Its Best To Get PreApproved
Get Pre-Approved for your Mortgage to Prove You are a Serious Buyer.    If you’re thinking of buying a home, getting pre-approved by a mortgage lender c...

Down Payment Guide For First Time Home Buyers
First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide: Making A Down PaymentBuying Your First Home: The Down Payment    First-time home buyers face more hurdles than repeat buyers....

Two Ways To Refinance A VA Loan
How to Refinance a VA Loan    The benefits of a mortgage backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs continue beyond the day your loan closes. You can lower...

The Project Referred To As Dreamport Villages
Plans For 'Disney World' Amusement Park in Casa Grande AZ        By Karen Schutte - 02/24/2017Casa Grande, Arizona —The Casa Gra...

HOW MUCH HOME CAN YOU AFFORD 5 QUESTIONS TO GUIDE YOUR SEARCH
A home may be one of the biggest investment you'll ever make, and smart budgeting from the start can save you a lot of headaches as a future homeowner. Here are five questions to a...

Phoenix Is The Nations 5th Largest But Is It A Real City
Phoenix is the nation's 5th largest — but is it a 'real' city?Brenna Goth , The Republic | azcentral.com Published 6:00 a.m. MT June 11, 2017 | Updated 10 hours agoP...

Condo Sales And Prices Soar In Metro Phoenix
Condo sales and prices soar in metro PhoenixReal Estate News By Catherine Reagor|June 02nd, 2017 Az CentralWhen plans to turn the Borgata, a once-posh Scottsdale shopping...

Mayor Greg Stanton Despite US Withdrawal Phoenix Will Support Paris Climate Pact
32Mayor Greg Stanton: Despite U.S. withdrawal, Phoenix will support Paris climate pactDustin Gardiner , The Republic | azcentral.com8:46 p.m. MT June 1, 2017 ...

Newhome Sales In Phoenix Area Up 22 Percent Rising Prices Are Not Far Behind
New-home sales in Phoenix area up 22 percent; rising prices are not far behindCatherine Reagor , The Republic | azcentral.com 5:00 a.m. MT May 28, 2017 New-ho...

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The festival will include live music, new balloons, a kids zone and a fireworks display. (Photo: Thomas Hawthorne/The Republic)13CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORECelebrat...

3 New Hotels In Downtown Phoenix To Bring Hundreds Of Rooms
3 new hotels in downtown Phoenix to bring hundreds of roomsBrenna Goth , The Republic | azcentral.com 2:27 p.m. MT May 20, 2017 Play 0:04...

Home In Five Assists Buyers Making Less Than 89000 A Year And Buying Houses Priced Below 300000
Home in Five assists buyers making less than $89,000 a year and buying houses priced below $300,000. (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) STORY HIGHLIGHTS Downpayme...

And You Didnt Believe It Was Real
And You Didn't Believe It Was Real!!! Sorry Folks For Those of You Who Hesitated-This Program Is Now Exhausted!!!Don't Miss Out On The Ones Still Going - Get Qualified & Get Y...

No Down Payment A New Program Could Help
Crystal and Anastazio Belmontes spent the past few years working on cleaning up their credit record and saving money to buy a Phoenix home. The couple had cash in the bank and was ...

How Do I Find The Best Real Estate Agent And How Do I Choose Which Real Estate Agent To Use
I’m learning a lot going through the process of “properly” selling my house. I interviewed five real estate agents the Saturday before last, and I was amazed by the range of ...


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