As the coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic makes its way through the US, and the stock market turmoil roils the portfolios and 401(k)s of many Americans, it's not unusual that many people may question the overall health of the real estate market. The 2008 real estate meltdown still burns very brightly the memories of … [Read more...] about Fountain Hills Market Update – March 2020
Many homes owners feel plagued by the curse of the small bathroom. It could be a small half bath on a lower level, or perhaps it's an older home the pre-dates the massive luxury bathrooms we commonly see today. Or it could be a small starter condo. Whatever the reason, dealing with a small bathroom poses several design … [Read more...] about Help for the Small Bathroom Blues
Luxury real estate goes through cycles, just like any other price-point. Fountain Hills has long been a "hot" market for luxury real estate, with competing buyers from differing demographics: wealthy retirees and Silicon Valley transplants flush with cash from selling their high-priced West Coast abodes. However, there are … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Selling a High-End Home
Updating your home can be an exciting undertaking. It's an opportunity to flex those interior design muscles and to play with your personal style. However, major updates, such as flooring, kitchen renovations, or bathroom overhauls are costly. For this reason, major investments in your home should be considered through the eyes … [Read more...] about Fad or Trend? The Difference Can Impact Your Home Value
As home prices edge ever higher, and as Millennials are getting well established in their careers and having families, it may seem like you have to choose between saving for your future or owning a home. Which is more important? Well, the answer is, both. Sacrificing your retirement savings puts your future ability to … [Read more...] about Should Millennials Save for a Home or Retirement?
VA loans are an important, and often under-utilized, tool for homebuyers who have served in the US Military. Many veterans are able to purchase homes with a very low or zero down payment, and they also enjoy lower interest rates. Unfortunately, for veterans living in areas where home values are higher than the national average, … [Read more...] about VA Loan Changes Help Veterans in High Priced Areas
If you were looking for a home in 2019, you are likely keenly aware of the interest rates. Early forecasts had indicated a year of rising rates, but the year ended with rates significant lower. What a difference a year makes! So what does that mean for 2020? The first thing to remember is that predictions are not set in … [Read more...] about 2020 Mortgage Rate Expectations
For many people, there is an annual tradition of making New Year goals, only to break them a few days, weeks, or months, later. Stop the insanity! If you truly want your resolutions to "stick", whether you are resolving to live healthier, save money, or move up the corporate ladder, a little planning can help ensure better odds … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Resolutions