What is a Certified Probate Real Estate Professional?

What is a Certified Probate Real Estate Professional? Do you need a Certified Probate Real Estate Agent in Arizona who knows the in's and out's of probate Real Estate? What is a Probate Real Estate Agent, you ask? Well, a Probate Real Estate Agent is someone who understands the requirements of probate in regards to the sale of real property that is part of a probate process. I can help … [Read more...]

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration!

By: Laura Michael Water is an essential element for sustaining life. The human body is composed of more than 60% water. Without water, we won’t survive for more than a few days. Summer’s warm temperatures and increased humidity can cause dehydration more quickly than during other seasons. No matter what time of year, it is important to stay properly hydrated! 10 Warning Signs of … [Read more...]

Homeownership Still the American Dream

This is a great article regarding Homeownership vs Renting, many folks that had to either foreclose or short sale their home are starting to get back into the buying market. The rules have changed, many of these folks can now buy a home when a few years ago their dream of owning again was years away. Rents have raised over the past few years because the demand has been higher do to many homeowners … [Read more...]

The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period

Andy Lockridge of Lockridge and Associates knows the ins and outs of Medicare. If you have any questions, contact Andy at http://andylockridge.com, for further information. Here's a great tip from Andy regarding disenrollment of Medicare. Imagine that you are on Medicare and are in a Medicare Advantage plan. Your doctor informs you that you have a serious health issue. You want to go to … [Read more...]

5 bedroom 3.5 bath in Surprise Arizona with a private pool

Come take a look at this amazing home in the community of the Orchards in Surprise Arizona. Within walking distance to the Texas Rangers and the Kansas Royal Spring Training Facility. This 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home sits steps away from the greenbelt and play area, in a cul-de-sac perfect for families with children. Home features brand new high end carpet and paint, tile in all the right places, … [Read more...]

When To Start Receiving Retirement Benefits

Below is information provided by Social Security Administration and Lockridge and Associates, LLC. If you are looking to downsize your home or need additional information regarding Social Security information, call, email, or fill out the form below and either I or Andy Lockridge will be in touch. At Social Security, we’re often asked, “What is the best age to start receiving retirement … [Read more...]

America’s Thriving Cities, From Seattle to Boston, Gilbert Arizona made #8

Gilbert Arizona made the list for America's most thriving cities in America. Gilbert is an amazing place, so many great subdivision to choose from. Gilbert Arizona is approximately 30 miles from downtown Phoenix and the sky harbor airport. Visiting Gilbert, Arizona, you'd never know you're in one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In the last decade and a half, Gilbert has grown … [Read more...]

Arizona is 1 of 10 Most Tax-Friendly States for Retirees

If you are considering buying a second home, as you can see on the map, Arizona is one of those states that are great if you are considering a retirement destination.  Arizona offers great weather, golf year round, mountains, skiing, hiking, biking, boating, and much much more.  Many times folks move to Arizona to get out of  bad winters many Midwestern and Northwestern States have, but in this … [Read more...]

New housing starts lower than expected in July

Here in Arizona we are starting to see new builders back, our permits are up in the Valley of the Sun, but for most of the country, the numbers are down with permits on new builder, as you can see in this article. Here in Arizona, our inventory has been exceptionally low and that is one reason why our new builders here in the valley of the Sun have been so successful.  If you are looking to move … [Read more...]

Custom 4 bedroom home with Pool in Gated community

You will not want to miss this very large 3100 square foot custom home in North East Mesa with stunning curb appeal.  Gated and on the 16th fairway of the Alta Mesa Golf Course and Alta Mesa Golf Course Club, with large sparkling pool in the back yard.  This home features 4 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with one of the bathrooms being a jack & jill, which is great for kids or guests.  This … [Read more...]