Monthly Archives: December 2011

AZ Legislature Moves to Protect Home Owners

For some time now Home Owners Association management companies and some developers have abused the process of transferring ownership of real estate [mainly homes].  Holding closings “hostage” by withholding documentation until someone pays in advance became the norm.  The Arizona … Continue reading

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Candle Safety Tips to Help Prevent Fires

There’s a special beauty and tranquility to candles, but a lighted candle is also an open flame, and a potential fire hazard if not carefully monitored. In fact, accidental candle fires account for approximately four percent of all U.S. residential … Continue reading

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What is the #1 Question to Ask a Listing Agent?

What is the most important thing a seller should look for when hiring a real estate agent to sell their house? We are often asked this question. Is it the size of the company they are licensed with? Is it … Continue reading

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Just Listed Fine Home

8867 N. Majestic Mountain just listed today (12/20/2011) and is immaculate, ready to move into.  Well kept home located in a quiet suburban street in the Bluffs II subdivision. This home features an open kitchen, great room design, 4 bedrooms, (+ … Continue reading

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Builder Confidence Rises for the Third Consecutive Month

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes edged up two points from a downwardly revised number to 21 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for December. This marks a third consecutive … Continue reading

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Not all that glitters is gold

Everyone wants to comment on the current real estate market. They want to talk about how now is not the time to buy a home. Some even argue owning a house has never been a great investment. Most say it … Continue reading

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Miramonte has successfully acquired bank owned lots in 3 subdivisions. These are different and distinct product ranges in excellent locations. Because their purchases were made at a level significantly below replacement cost, they are able to offer fine new build homes at amazing … Continue reading

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Exceptional Experiences start with Exceptional People

When consumers ask an agent for information Agency begins.  Why?  Because what the agent says will likely be used to help the consumer formulate an opinion on what they should do about owning a property; be it to buy it … Continue reading

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QR Codes and Consumer Service

As consumers begin to recognize QR Codes (QRC’s) for the information delivery systems they are, fine home homeowners are increasing their expectations for agent representation for the homes they are selling.  Top performing REALTORS are now posting QR Code placard on the … Continue reading

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Common Sense not so Common

It used to be that there was logic applied in the world of mortgage lending. An appraiser determined the value of a home by the axiom, “what a reasonable buyer would pay a reasonable seller”. An underwriter weighed the plusses … Continue reading

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