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...]

DoYou Need a Professional to Sell or Buy a Home?

In this blog from Keeping Current Matters Current, the article talks about if you should sell your own home or buy your own home.  Well, it is more than just being able to negotiate.  A true Real Estate Professional knows the contract inside and out of the real estate contract, they know what area's make the most mistakes.  Like for instance, your inspection period, did you know that you can … [Read more...]

Should I Rent My House If I Can’t Sell It?

In this blog you will see questions you should ask yourself if you are considering putting your home on the market as a rental.  That said, the inventory of homes on the market in Arizona is very low.  If you are one of the sellers that cannot sell your home, consider this:  Do I have the home price correctly?  Do I have the right real estate professional marketing my home?  Where are they … [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...]

SOLD IN 17 DAYS, AND WE CAN SELL YOUR TOO!

I sold 1008 South Park View Circle, Mesa AZ 85208 in 17 days, and in this market that is not totally strange. But what is so amazing, is that this home was on the market for 422 day prior to my listing it. The home was listed with a neighborhood expert and it still didn't sell. But, with so many buyers and not enough inventory in the market, this home should have sold long ago. What's the … [Read more...]

Move in Ready, 3 bedroom 2 bath, Chandler Arizona

This move in ready home in the heart of Chandler Arizona is a one of a kind.  Pride of ownership in this home, with 3 large bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms. This home is ready for a new buyer with professional two tone paint through out and new paint on the exterior. Alarm system in place, with newer flooring, and soft water system by Kinetico. New garage door opener with new double hinged door. … [Read more...]

What if the decedent owned land in more than one state?

The laws of the state in which the deceased was a permanent resident or “domiciliary” govern who would receive all the deceased’s personal property, wherever it was located, and all the deceased’s real property located within the state. Thus probate almost always is undertaken in the home state. If the decedent owned out-of-state real property, the laws of the other state govern who gets it … [Read more...]

Simple Asset Protection Techniques

Many of the traditional forms of estate planning can be used effectively as asset protection techniques. Gifts of property not intended to defraud creditors remove the assets from your estate. If your child owns the farm, it is no longer at risk from your creditors – although your son’s creditors and his spouse may pose a risk. Retirement plans have a considerable amount of asset protection … [Read more...]

What if Someone objects to the Will?

If someone files an objection to the (probate estate) Will, or produces another Will, what is known as a “Will contest” has begun. While Will contests are not that rare, and while few people actually win one, they can be extraordinarily costly and create incredible delays. It is not just anyone that can contest a Will. For example, if you feel your recently deceased next door neighbor’s out of … [Read more...]

Certified Death Certificates, when do you need one?

When do you need a certified death certificate and when do you need a photo copy? A Certified Death Certificate is a legal document that is issued by the State Office of Vital Records in the county in which the death occurred. Certified death certificates are required to take care of final details related to any accounts, insurance policies, to transfer property, and to make official … [Read more...]