Real Estate In The Phoenix Metro Area Is Still Affordable!

Come to the “warm weather State” and enjoy what we have to offer.  Home prices are still affordable and a great investment!  We welcome visitors and love to show off  “The Valley Of The Sun”.  

Sincuidados Home in a Class of it’s Own

30600 N. Pima Road #52

4 bedrooms  / 3 Bathrooms / 3152 Square Feet


Stunning interior lot nestled amidst pristine gardens. Charming Sincuidados is in a class of it’s own and this home shows, flows well & feels good with a wonderful great room split floor plan. Some updating has been done. Very gently lived in as a vacation home, but beautifully cared for. Most windows have been replaced w/Anderson Replacement Windows. Charming master suite w/fireplace, secondary bedrooms are spacious, updated baths, lots of storage. Open, bright kitchen with island and breakfast bar overlooking gazebo, pool and grounds. You feel like you are at the Desert Botanical Gardens .*** Some furnishings available by separate bill of sale.

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Call Debbie to show, we make it easy!
480 688-2000

Top 5 Home Buyers Questions Asked and Answered

When buying a home,  home buyers are more than likely making the biggest financial decision in their life, and therefore have many questions….as they should.  I have found that almost always the same questions pop up when I am working with Home Buyers.  Maybe these are questions you have as well.

Here are top 5 Home Buyers Questions & Answers

Question 1: How much money do I need out of pocket to buy a house?
Answer: To get started, you’ll need money for your earnest money, appraisal and inspections up front. Some of these costs may be paid at the time of closing.

Question 2: How much should the earnest money be and when is it cashed?
Answer:Earnest money is typically 1% of the sales price and is applied to your down-payment OR closing costs at the time of closing. If you have a loan requiring no down-payment, such as a VA loan, lower amounts may be acceptable. Earnest money is NOT held until closing – it is cashed when all terms of the contract are agreed upon.  

Question 3: Do I have to sell my house before I can put an offer on another house?
Answer: Unless your income is high enough to afford two house payments, you need to sell your home first. However, once your home is under contract, you can make an offer contingent upon the successful sale of your home.

Question 4:  How much down-payment is needed?
Answer:  FHA financing which requires a 3.5% down-payment. Conventional financing requires 5-20% and is not the best option unless you can put down 20%. VA financing does not require a down-payment.  Here’s some tips on how home buyers can prepare for a mortgage application.

Question 5: How much are my closing costs and does the Seller help with those costs?
Answer: Many of your closing costs will be directly related to the price of the home you are purchasing. Some costs are associated with your loan, and some are related to charges from the title company. The Seller can contribute up to 6% of the sales price towards your closing costs.

Remember no question is a “stupid” question, after all  you don’t buy a house every day. Realtors expect you to ask questions. If you are ready to buy a home, give me a call! 480 688-2000.

Selling Your Home Quickly & For Top Dollar

Selling a Home Selling your home in the current market can be tricky, but there are certain mistakes an owner can make that will cause a home to sit still without a decent offer and cause the listing to go stale.

In order to prevent that from happening, make sure you are not making one of the following mistakes when putting your property on the market.

4 Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly & For The Price You Want


While your home may hold sentimental value, many times that value does not translate into dollars.

Be realistic about your asking price and know the details about your current market.

Look at the list price of similar houses on the market to get a rough idea of what you should ask for your property.

Make special note of the actual closing sales price as well as the time on market and listing to sales price ratio. If selling your home quickly is your goal, then be sure to contact an experienced Realtor who will prepare a Comparative Market Analysis to help you decide on an asking price.

Neglecting Repairs

Glaring problems with a property will cause the buyer to think the home was not properly maintained.

While it may cost some money, repairing things like holes in the walls, broken light fixtures or missing tiles can change a buyer’s entire attitude about a property.

Ask for help if you aren’t comfortable doing these things yourself.

Ask your Realtor for qualified referrals who they trust to help you get your home in shape. Selling your home quickly and for the price you want may depend on the repairs you do before listing the home.

Ignoring Curb Appeal

Overgrown and un-weeded yards can cause potential buyers to drive right by.

Also, having junk in the front of your house or peeling paint can deter someone from considering the property.

Step across the street and take an honest look at your house – and then make necessary adjustments.

Fixing these items may be as easy as one weekend day of clean up and a little elbow grease.

And even though it’s not expensive to fix these issues, it can make thousands of dollars difference in the sale of your home.

Creating Or Allowing Foul Odors

Odorous foods, pet dander and the smell of smoke can be extremely distasteful to buyers.

Even if you are used to the smell, others entering your house will not be.

Make sure you air out the house, smoke only outdoors, and put away the litter boxes before an open house or showing.

Also, ask someone who isn’t at your home often to come in and give it a smell test.

Brutal honesty here might hurt a little bit, but it’s a lot better than allowing this problem to prevent a quicker sale of your home.

Without even realizing they’re sabotaging a potential sale, homeowners can make several mistakes when first trying to sell their home.

An experienced Realtor will guide you through the steps to take to make your property really stand out to potential buyers…..selling your home quickly and for the price you want may depend on who you chose to list your home and negotiate the sale of your home.