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From mortgage rates to first-time tips, horror stories to good old-fashioned advice, we'll be providing you with information to help you buy Phoenix, AZ real estate better.

Found 68 blog entries about Buying.



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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Valley home owners have been following the news from Phoenix as residents begin to bail out their homes from flood waters in hard hit storm areas in Texas and Oklahoma, many others are counting their lucky stars.

Colin and Joanne Andrew, who live in the Houston suburb of Cypress, were among those spared the worst as record rainfalls flooded parts of the city over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.

“I can understand if you hear the news and see the footage, and you know that somebody is in the area, you would expect the worst,” said Joanne. “But because of how big Houston is, not everybody got affected the same way.”

So far, the Andrews have not had to turn to their home flood insurance to help weather the storm. But the devastating stories

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If you're looking for a wonderful home for sale in North Scottsdale, That Real Estate Show presents this beauty.

That Real Estate Show and Diane Brennan present 10156 E BECKER LN Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

This fabulous property is located just north of Shea off 102nd street. 

Four bedroom home for sale in North Scottsdale


Three words describe this North Scottsdale, 4 bedroom home.

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely.

 So many features to love in this home.  From the soaring ceilings covered in light colored plank wood to having the master bedroom downstairs.  Three bedrooms upstairs are large, airy and bright.  One even has a walk in closet.  Enjoy the deck upstairs.  Lots of counter space in this kitchen with stainless steel appliances.  From there you can see everyone enjoying the great

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Phoenix's downtown core has come a long way. 

We've seen downtown be reinvigorated with the creation of light rail, new restaurants and shopping.

But it needs to continue or lose our newest generation.

The Millennial Generation.

downtown phoenix homes for sale


The Millenial Generation are people born between 1980 and 1995.

Considered the best educated generation and fiscally responsible.

Most are paying off student loans and not buying homes.

Why the importance of keeping them here?

Why not let them go to cities like New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland?

Because they bring big dollars to the communities they live in.

Gone are the days of living in the suburbs like Gen Xers and Baby Boomers liked to do.

The Millennials want urban living.

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Want to know the latest information about the metro Phoenix area real estate market?  If you're looking to buy a home in the Valley or sell one, there's always great information on That Real Estate Show Saturdays at 3pm on 92.3 FM and



Join us for Michael Orr, Director of the Real Estate Center at the W.P. Carey School of Business and creator of the Cromford Report, for That Market Report each week.  Michael gives us the facts and figures on the latest housing activity.

Your Money Girl, Kim Harland with Nova Home Loans tells us about a fantastic new program where you can buy a home even if your credit score has had a few bumps and bruises along the way. Find

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Let's look at the Phoenix area real estate market for the first two months of 2014


The pace of home sales remained sluggish in February according to the most recent data released by the National Association of Realtors.  A combination of higher prices, less-distressed sales, and new lending standars have played a role in the slower pace of sales, as did February's severe winter weather.  Prices continued to rise despite the slower sales pace, but at a much slower pace of sales, as did february's severe winter weather.  Prices continues to rise despite the slower sales prace, but at a much slower pace than what we saw at the same time last year.  Inventory levels have continued to rise and we expect them to remain above the low levels of 2013. 

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Just because you have a few blemishes on your credit score, doesn't mean that you can't get a home loan.

Your Money Girl, Kim Harland with Nova Home Loans tells us that it is a higher interest rate but great for those that have had a few bumps in the road with their credit and want to get a home loan to purchase a home in the Phoenix, Arizona area.


buy a phoenix home with a lower fico score


  • Your Fico score only need to be 580.

Here are some other points about the program.

  • Full documentation is required
  • Property Eligibility: single family homes, town homes, HUD Approved Codnos & Modular
  • Originated, Processed and funded in house
  • Purhcase or rate and term refinance
  • Primary residence only

Contact Kim Harland for more information about this program and

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Looking for a great four bedroom home to rent in North Phoenix, Arizona?



We've got a lovely one for rent asking $1850 per month. 2043 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.  Powder room is downstairs.

north phoenix four bedroom home for rent


This is a great North Phoenix community near Bell Road and 40th Street.  17628 N 40TH WAY Phoenix, AZ 85032

The community includes a gated playground and a green belt grassy play area just two doors down from this home.

Kitchen was white cabinets, glass tile back splash and stainless steel appliances.

Floors are a beautiful warm brown wood laminate.

Low maintenance back yard.

Please, no pets and owner is asking for a minimum of a 12 month committment.

More pictures of this great 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath in Noth

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Your Money Girl Kim Harland with Nova Home Loans is the newest addition to That Real Estate show.  If you're looking at buying a home in the Phoenix area, Kim is a great resource for you to find out what your purchasing options are.



 It's Spring and the buying season is in full swing in the Phoenix, Arizona area.  Submitting an offer requires you to be pre-approved for a loan so that's your first step.  It's always good to talk to a lender too to see where you are comfortable with monthly payments.

Listen to Kim every  Saturday at 3pm talk about the great lending programs available and the latest changes and news in lending.

Kim is a approved to do the Maricopa County Home in 5 Advantage Program.  That's a program where buyers can

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We've got a gorgeous home for sale in the North Phoenix community of Sonoran Foothills. 

That Real Estate Show presents 2418 W. Bramble Berry Lane

Located just off the Carefree Highway and 27th avenue in the gated community of Desert Crown. It is great for entertaining.  4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and lots of space for everyone.  You wouldn't believe the size of the loft.  A great home with a wonderful backyard.


More photos of this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home for sale

What a wonderful place to live. Sellers are sad to leave this great gated community. This highly upgraded home has everything you and your family need. Pride of ownership throughout this immaculate home. It's an entertainer's dream. You'll love the backyard. Just
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