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
With the holidays nearly upon us, it can be helpful to have a plan for how you will tackle the mountain of "thank you" notes you may need to write. Those thoughtful gifts from friends, family, and co-workers truly deserve a heartfelt show of gratitude. The art of the handwritten correspondence may seem antiquated in the … [Read more...] about Craft the Perfect Thank You Note
Bright and vibrant Living Coral, last year's Pantone Color of the Year, has given way to the calm and soothing effects of "Classic Blue" for 2020. In a world full of divisiveness and upheaval, Pantone seeks to weave an aura of stability and connection into this year's color palette. According to Pantone, "Instilling calm, … [Read more...] about Meet Pantone’s Color of the Year