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With the Great Recession now finally in the rearview mirror, many homeowners – and their bank accounts – are suddenly a bit more flush. And that’s good news if their homes are sorely in need of more than a fresh coat of paint.

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From cost savings to healthier living, the benefits of owning an environmentally friendly home have spurred consumer demand for green features that continues to rise year after year – and many homebuilders are taking notice.

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If you feel like you’ve been managing your debt just fine, making the minimum payment on your credit cards on time every month, Realtor.com suggests you might want to change your ways before applying for a home loan.

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The nation ended 2016 in better economic shape than in recent years. Unemployment is down to 4.6 percent, its lowest level since August 2007; consumer confidence is higher than it has been since July 2007; and home values nationally and in more than half of the major markets in the country h…

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Not only did the election of Donald Trump rock the U.S. political establishment, it has had a major influence on interest rates as well—resulting in the economy’s single biggest post-election shift, according to Realtor.com.

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Have you ever observed the trash that gets discarded after Christmas?  The giant discarded TV boxes, the remote-controlled car box and other boxes?  This screams, “We have very expensive new items in the house.”

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As inventory remains low and demand increases, home values have reached new heights across the nation, surpassing their previous peak from July 2006, according to Zillow’s September Real Estate Market Report.

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Recently, I represented a seller in Ahwatukee, who ended up selling their home to their tenant. This seems like it should be a smooth and easy transition. However, it created several nuisances in the transaction.

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A lot of ink has been spilled over the woes of first-time home buyers struggling to save up for a down payment while paying off student loan debt, securing a mortgage in an age of sky-high credit scores, and then finding an abode they can afford at a time when the lack of properties on the m…

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I am always grateful when I am asked to share Ahwatukee housing statistics and information for the AFN and the real estate section because it gives me the opportunity to share the good news and the challenges of the Ahwatukee market with the readers.

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