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What Obama’s Re-Election Means for Housing

November 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Election Day has come and gone and regardless of who you voted for, there will be consequences on the domestic housing market.  This article is courtesy of Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at —– Refinancing, new mortgage regulations, and the mortgage interest deduction all won on Tuesday. But the best shot at more principal reductions might have been lost. Throughout the 2012 presidential... 

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Commentary: Renter’s Red Flags – 7 Things to Check Out Before Signing a Lease

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

  Tenant Beware! In a recent article posted by Laura Drucker in the Daily Muse, she proposes 7 tips that any renter needs to check out before signing a lease. They are: 1) Noise 2) Weak water pressure 3) Bad laundry facilities 4) Odd smells 5) Faulty doors and windows 6) Bad-tasting water 7) Pet policy While these are certainly good tips for apartment living, a lot of Phoenix real estate... 

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Signs of Life in Phoenix Housing

April 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Here’s an understatement from Tom Lindmark at Wall St. Pit Global Market Insight on 4/19/12.  The author, perhaps not a resident of the Valley, seems to imply that our market isn’t as frenzied as is being reported.  While I understand that he’s making a point that he believes most of the activity is investor driven and pertains to the lower priced market segments, he’s missing... 

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Purchasing a home in Arizona with a VA Loan

August 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Today’s guest article comes from Brandon Laughridge and our friends at and covers the topic of VA Loans.

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Guest Article: Mortgage Points – Is it worth paying and are there tax benefits?

August 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Here’s another guest article from our friends at…   ———————————-   Mortgage Points – Is it worth paying and are there tax benefits?   Whether you’re buying a home with mortgage or refinancing, paying mortgage points can help you get a lower rate and save in interest. And if the points are tax deductible,... 

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Critical Housing Bill HR-3221 Passes the Senate – Headed to Congress

July 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Here’s an important update from our friend Glen Reiley over at Bell Mortgage regarding HR-3221, a bill that will have far reaching consequences in the housing and mortgage lending industries.   —————   Important Legislative Update   It looks like HR 3221 – has passed the Senate and is headed back to the House of Representatives. If passed, the President could... 

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