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 ma … [Read More]
In September 2012, a Chicagoland homeowner purchased a new-build Shea Xero home in Peoria, Arizona using my services and elected to include solar panels with the home purchase. The solar panels are typically supplied to the buyer of a production built home via solar lease. In this instance, the buyer chose to pay off the solar panels in advance as he was also paying cash for this Green Home in Arizona.
Catching up with this client at his primary home in Chicago, we chatted about their furnishings and changes to the home … [Read More...]
About two years ago, I attended a Social Media class hosted by a title company. It was an informative class and there was a lot of dialogue between attendees and the instructor. The instructor also referenced blogging and of course I piped up, mentioning ActiveRain. The instructor knew of ActiveRain, but not many had heard of it or did any sort of blogging.
Apparently, an attendee heard what I said about ActiveRain because he stopped me as I was leaving the class. You see, he too was a member of ActiveRain, a b … [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 recessi … [Read More...]