It's the most wonderful time of the year. But for many families with festive plans and hectic schedules, it's also the most wasteful. According to one survey, for example, 60% of respondents admitted to throwing away more than usual during the holiday months as they filled up their trash bins with uneaten food, wrapping … [Read more...] about Celebrate Sustainably: 5 Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Holiday at Home
Buying a new home is one of the most exciting experiences in life. And if you’re like most homebuyers, you’ll be planning your furniture placement and decor before the ink dries on your offer letter. But before you run to the nearest home goods store, take a deep breath. First, you’ll need to delay any major purchases before … [Read more...] about 35 Tips to Furnish Your New Arizona Home for Less
If the thought of investing your money into brick and mortar—or perhaps some stylishly-painted siding—excites you, join the club. Investing in real estate has long been one of Americans' favorite ways to grow their wealth. In fact, over 70% of single-family rental properties are currently owned by individual investors rather … [Read more...] about Income Properties Are Trending, But Is Landlord Life for You?
Nestled within the desert landscape of Arizona, the town of Queen Creek stands as a testament to the resilience of human spirit and the remarkable transformations that time can bring. From its humble beginnings as a farming settlement to its modern identity as a thriving suburban community, the history of Queen Creek weaves a … [Read more...] about The Evolution of Queen Creek: Tracing the History of an Arizona Town
Not long ago, home sellers were in their heyday, as historically-low mortgage rates triggered a real estate buying frenzy. However, the Federal Reserve shut down the party when it began raising interest rates last year. Now, it’s not as simple to sell a home. While pandemic-era homebuyers were racing the clock—trying to … [Read more...] about Top 7 Tips To Attract the Best Offers for Your Home
To avoid buyer's remorse, be sure to consider your future self when shopping for a home. Most new homebuyers don't regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a survey by LendingTree, 80% of recent buyers who successfully overcame a challenging housing market say they're glad they found their current homes. But that … [Read more...] about 7 Common Homebuyer Regrets (And How To Avoid Them)
Does your current home no longer serve your needs? If so, you may be torn between relocating to a new home or renovating your existing one. This can be a difficult choice, and there’s a lot to consider—including potential costs, long-term financial implications, and quality of life. A major remodel can be a major … [Read more...] about Renovate or Relocate? 3 Questions To Help You Decide
There’s an old adage in real estate: location, location, location. But ever since the Federal Reserve began its series of inflation-fighting interest rate hikes last year, a new mantra has emerged: mortgage rates, mortgage rates, mortgage rates. Higher rates had the immediate impact of dampening homebuyer affordability and … [Read more...] about National Real Estate Market Update for 2023