Buying A Home

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Here are the top 27 cities for real estate movement, and their respective salary requirements for average transactions, Note average rates and their relationship to last year.

Pittsburgh 3.98% -0.14% $135,000 -6.90 $740.05 $31,716.32
Cleveland 4.05% -0.18% $121,200 -6.70 $746.91 $32,010.41
St Louis 4.03% -0.18% $138,400 -7.86 $777.54 $33,323.09
Cincinnati 4.09% -0.16% $138,100 -7.32 $781.32 $33,485.23
Detroit 4.18% -0.16% $135,800 -10.36 $828.83 $35,521.47
Atlanta 4.09% -0.14% $157,700 -5.85 $835.34 $35,800.11
Tampa 4.13% -0.17% $160,000 +10.34 $880.42 $37,732.20
Phoenix
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What Is My Home Worth In Today's Market?

It's Easy, It's Free and you see the most current market data not available to the public.

Are you interested in finding out the value of your home or a home in another area, but not ready to talk with a Broker Yet? With our FREE on-line Market Snapshot you can enter your home address or any other home address and see exactly how the market is going.

Market Snapshot will pull all homes within 1 mile of the address you give and within the size range you specify and show:

  1. Active Homes for Sale
  2. Pending Homes that have an offer.
  3. Sold Homes including the actual closed price, how long the home was on the market, and the difference between the “Asking” price and the actual “Sold” price.

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 Open House Sunday March 1st 2015 | 12-3 P.M.

15338 S 180th Ave Goodyear AZ 85338

Lovely one level home with open, split floor plan and great room concept. 

The open house is scheduled between 12 and 3 PM. You don't want to miss out on this like new home offered for $269.900! 

You can see the full listing link below 

15338 S 180th Ave Listing Link

Are you looking to sell your home? I have created a FREE Home Value Report tool for you to use. If you would like to receive your FREE HOME VALUE Report on your home please click the link below:

FREE Home Value Report

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UNDERSTANDING THE NUMBERS WHEN BUYING IN A LOW INVENTORY REAL ESTATE MARKET

As a homebuyer in today’s market, you’re no doubt at your wit’s end trying to find your dream home.

And when you find a home you love,  you’re competing with all cash offers and bidding wars driving the sales price above what it’s listed for, and many times, even above what the home is actually worth!

While there is nothing you can do to create more homes for sale, you can certainly arm yourself by understanding the trends and patterns in the areas you’re trying to buy in.

While it’s not quite rocket science, there is definitely a significant competitive advantage to those that understand the trends of a real estate market.

Sometimes, being competitive means not

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A home buyer does not want to be caught off guard in a seller's market. It's one of the reasons that the most important thing a home buyer can do is trust his or her real estate agent to advise on market conditions. If it is a seller's market, it could very difficult, if not almost impossible, to buy the first home a buyer wants to buy.

Because home buyers generally have very little interest in the real estate market when they are not buying a home, they don't always know how the market moves from one season to another, much less from month to month. It is often uncomfortable for a buyer to be told the market is a seller's market when the buyer may believe otherwise -- especially a buyer who is trying to buy in a down real estate market.

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Understanding the Numbers When Buying in a Low Inventory Real Estate Market

As a homebuyer in today’s market, you’re no doubt at your wit’s end trying to find your dream home.

And when you find a home you love,  you’re competing with all cash offers and bidding wars driving the sales price above what it’s listed for, and many times, even above what the home is actually worth!

While there is nothing you can do to create more homes for sale, you can certainly arm yourself by understanding the trends and patterns in the areas you’re trying to buy in.

While it’s not quite rocket science, there is definitely a significant competitive advantage to those that understand the trends of a real estate market.

Sometimes, being competitive means not

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Moving into your first home is exciting! But it also means you’ve got work to do.

 

Courtney's new lock on the front door of her house

 

Change the locks when you move into a new house — that way, you control who has access to your home. Image: Courtney Craig for HouseLogic

When I bought my first house, my timing couldn’t have been better: The house closing was two weeks before the lease was up on my apartment. That meant I could take my time packing and moving, and I could get to know the new place before moving in.

I recruited family and friends to help me move (in exchange for a beer-and-pizza picnic on the floor) and, as a bonus, I got to pick their brains about what first-time homeowners should know. 

Their help was one of the best housewarming presents I

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A home buyer does not want to be caught off guard in a seller's market. It's one of the reasons that the most important thing a home buyer can do is trust his or her real estate agent to advise on market conditions. If it is a seller's market, it could very difficult, if not almost impossible, to buy the first home a buyer wants to buy.

Because home buyers generally have very little interest in the real estate market when they are not buying a home, they don't always know how the market moves from one season to another, much less from month to month. It is often uncomfortable for a buyer to be told the market is a seller's market when the buyer may believe otherwise -- especially a buyer who is trying to buy in a down real estate market.

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Jon Marical

  • Email:  Jon@TheCascadeTeam.com
  • Cell:  541.430.2551

We are happy to welcome Jon Marical to The Cascade Team! He will be joining our Portland office.

At age 15 I developed an intense interest in Real Estate. Helping a close friend find homes on the local MLS, and helping him show homes gave me an early feel for how things are done properly. I Spent the following six years in the construction industry doing everything by hand that makes your home shine! After two years in retail management, I am finally ready to chase my dream by providing the best customer service you can find. For most people, buying a home is the biggest investment of your life. When making such a big decision it is important to have someone you can talk

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House hunting? Use this five-point sniff test to detect potential problems in prospective homes

In high school, I had an eccentric German class teacher who—among other quirks—didn’t allow us to use cough drops during class. If a student was hacking away, she’d offer a peppermint candy instead. She based this practice on a study she’d read about. In it, the scent of peppermint was piped into the air at a factory where it was found to markedly increase assembly line worker productivity. She may have been a little nutty, but she was definitely on to something: subsequent studies have shown that our sense of smell affects our behavior and decisions.

This isn’t news to real estate agents who’ve long known the power of baking cookies or brewing a pot

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