Phoenix Housing Market Update

  Phoenix housing market update.  Wondering what's going on in the Phoenix housing market?  Well, here is your Phoenix housing market update.  Even the media hasn't caught up with the Phoenix housing market, the media is usually 2-4 month behind. According to the Forbes article below, right now is a great time to invest in Arizona Real Estate. Read more to find out why! Should You Invest … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Estate planning checklist for young folks

The last thing on the minds of young adults heading off to college is drafting a health care proxy and power of attorney. Once they emerge freshly educated four years later, visions of wills and trusts are also unlikely to be on their radar. After all, who thinks about ticking off items on an estate planning checklist while they're still in the throes of figuring out how they're going to pay off … [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...]