As an EcoBroker and NAR GREEN designee, I provide value added service to my clients. Being mindful of my clients interest in reducing their energy bills, indoor air quality, and living in a healthy environment are important to me. My prior experience in banking, insurance, securities and property management enable me to examine every aspect of a real estate transaction. Having formerly relocated numerous times around the country, I understand the ins and outs that homeowners face both buying and selling when relocating to Scottsdale and the surrounding areas. Having also bought and sold investment properties, I’m also keenly aware of what … [Read More]
People who already have a home usually need the funds from the closing to secure their next purchase. If a “move-up” buyer wants to buy a home during a depressed market, that means they usually have one to sell themselves. Timing becomes very important and negotiations become more involved so neither party is forced into short-term housing or find themselves in rent-back situation because closing dates couldn’t match up. It’s important to work closely with your Realtor, your lender and be made aware with frequent updates … [Read More...]
You might ask yourself – when is it appropriate to try and “time the market?” The short answer is never. One problem with attempting to time your purchase just right in tandem with economic patterns is that no one can really predict with any degree of accuracy – the future.
Many reports get published, predictions are made and some of them can be very close to spot on but the reality is that no one can tell for certain what will happen or when. Another challenge is that interest rates are most often higher during a … [Read More...]
There are times when the economy is booming and everyone feels confident about their prospects for the future. As a result, people often times spend more money. People tend to go out to dinner more often, tip heavier, invest in wardrobe updates, maybe buy a new car and… more often than not, buy a new home. If the interest rates are friendly, this is especially true.
Then, for many reasons, there are periods of time when companies lay off employees and consumers become much more frugal about when and when they spend their … [Read More...]