You say you want to buy a house? Here are some do’s and don’ts when applying for a loan …

I get many calls from buyers and friends wanting to know how to stay in good standing when they are getting ready to apply for a mortgage loan.  Here are some basic do’s and don’ts: Do’s:  Stay current on all your existing accounts. Do continue to use your credit card …

Shine Coffee and the new Pocket Park in Willo …

Yesterday I walked around the corner to my neighborhood coffee shop, Shine Coffee, located on the Northwest corner of Central and Vernon Avenues. I was so happy when this little walk-up coffee bar moved into my neighborhood a year or so ago. Since then, the neighboring buildings on this property are being …

Do you want to buy a home but need cash for down payment and closing costs?

September of 2012 the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County rolled out a new plan to help Maricopa County homebuyers by offering grant money for down payment and closing cost assistance on new mortgages totaling 5% of the original loan amount. The program is called “Home in Five Advantage” and …

Do you want to know more about desert plants?

Did you know that there is a place where you can go to learn more about installation, design and maintenance of your desert plants? Whether you are just the average homeowner who wants learn more about those plants in your yard or if you’re the diehard desert gardener, the Desert …

Now is the time to sell your house….

In the May 26th issue of the AZ Real Estate (azrealestate) section of The Arizona Republic newspaper, there is some exciting news for Arizona homeowners. According to the stats in the paper, Arizona homes sold rapidly in April 2013 with the vast majority of homes on the market selling within …