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Diane Brennan

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Being a first-time home buyer is exciting! But I know it can also feel overwhelming—especially when you see median listings priced at $297,000 and available homes flying off the market in 55 days.

With real estate trends like those, you might be tempted to make an impulsive purchase that could hurt your financial goals and keep you paying a mortgage well into retirement.

No one wants that! Trust me, you guys, it’s worth doing this the right way. And that means buying a home that you love and that doesn’t hurt your future money goals.

You may be thinking: Yeah, that would be great, Rachel. But where do I even start?

I’m so glad you asked! I’ve put together 10 tips for first-time home buyers as they tackle the

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by Nicole DeCenso

Rental fraud is an unfortunate yet common experience for many renters. A new survey from Apartment List reveals that an estimated 43.1 percent of renters have encountered a listing they suspected was fraudulent, and 5.2 million U.S. renters have lost money from rental fraud. For comparison, a lesser 41.5% of renters in Phoenix reported having come across a real estate scam while 2.4% lost money because of it. Rental fraud occurs when someone claiming to be a property manager or landlord, in certain cases the actual landlord, tries to rent a property that doesn’t exist, isn’t their rental or is substantially different than advertised. Of renters who encountered a listing they suspected was a scam, 85.2 percent ignored these listings or

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PrimeLending is hosting a Renovation Workshop to help Realtors sell more homes by helping your buyers envision the possibilites!!

When: March 6, 2018 from 10am to 1pm

Where: Harley Davidson of Scottsdlae

15656 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Lunch will be provided

 

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For sellers, staging home can be crucial.

Many buyers don't have the imagination to turn an empty space into a place they can call home.

The National Association of Realtors says staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves in the home, buyers are more likely to visit a home that they see is staged online and saw an increase in dollar offers for staged homes.

Okay, we got it. 

But staging ....can be incredibly costly.

So now, there's virtual staging, where a computer generates the furniture and a much more economical price.

We took this listing over from a different Realtor who received one offer that fell through.

Got the seller to remove the dated curtains, shelving and backyard furniture, cleaned the windows & added

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Like to cycle? Hike? Fish? Paddle? Snowmobile? Snowshoe? Bird watch? Ski? Hunt? Or just camp out and soak up Mother Nature in general?

 Are you also scoping out new places to live? If “yes” is the answer to the final question and at least one of the others, you are most likely wanting to live amidst an outdoor-recreation Mecca.

 Furthermore, you are part of an $887 billion a year recreation industry, one that employs more people than computer technology or construction. When sitting atop a ridge inhaling the lofty air around you with nothing but uninhabited space sprawling below, you will probably not give a hoot.

 However, once you start considering a move to another region of the U.S., you might want to start paying attention to

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By Adam Fenner

FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Unreimbursed Employee Expenses Once a favorite section to capture additional deductions for those who itemized their deductions in order to capture more than the standard deduction would allow. These have been completely eliminated. This is where agents need to act more strategically, and start operating with those expenses in mind. As compared with previous years where the deductions were often only considered at tax time. 

The two big favorites for agents have been mileage and home office deductions. These are both eliminated. These deductions have been eliminated from the personal tax return, not for businesses. This has been done to simplify the individual returns. In the past these deductions

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primelending toy drive

PrimeLending is helping the Arizona Department of Child Services to collect new, unwrapped toys or gift cards for children in foster care.  The goal is to collect 6800 gifts, so every child in Maricopa and Pinal county has a gift to open on Christmas morning.

We'd love your support by donating a new unwrapped toy or gift card.  You can either order it on Amazon and have it delivered to one of the PrimeLending offices or drop it off at any location.

PrimeLending Locations

SCOTTSDALE  - 17015 N. Scottsdale Road. #100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 - 480-538-4949

GILBERT - 2490S. Gilbert Road. Suite 100, Chandler, AZ 85286 - 480-755-1404

CHANDLER - 1120 S. Dobson Road. Suite 230, Chandler AZ 85286 - 480-733-8300

Thank you for your support!!

 

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If you are wanting to give back this holiday season - now's your chance! There are currently 6800 children in foster care in the Maricopa and Pinal Counties. PrimeLending has partnered with the Department of Child Safety to provide gifts to children ranges from 0-18 who are without a home this holiday season.

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING?

- Bring new, unwrapped gifts to one of the three locations below
- Gift drop off is from November 1st - November 30th
- Gift cards are also acceptable as gifts


You can order through Amazon and just have them delivered to one of the below locations if you can't drop it off in person. How easy is that??

LOCATIONS:

PrimeLending Chandler Branch:
1120 S. Dobson Road #230, Chandler, AZ 85286

PrimeLending Scottsdale…
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Weather, walkability and cost of living is placing Phoenix at the top of a new list of cities to retire.

Compiled by Bankrate.com, the list also includes two other Arizona cities in the top ten with Prescott ranked third and Tucson at number four. 

In addition to Arizona’s low-maintenance, outdoorsy lifestyle, Bankrate also cites health care quality and low property taxes as attractive factors for retirees who may be living on a fixed income.

The Phoenix area boasts several retirement communities for active adults with Sun City, Sun City West, PebbleCreek and Robson Ranch among some of the popular senior living neighborhoods.

Separating Phoenix and Prescott on Bankrate’s list of best cities for retirees is Arlington and Alexandria,

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