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With All The Negative Housing Reports Everybody Should Just RENT . . .Right?

Jun 06

filed under: Buying A Home, Market Conditions, Real Estate

So here are the current scary words . . . double dip, new cycle low, prices slipped, and shadow inventory are just a few.  Then there’s Case-Shiller, Realty Trac and a host of other housing experts and analysts  that put out their “the housing market is screwed” reports. To top it off the media eats up these reports and blasts them all over the radio or the evening news because God forbid Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Title Insurance . . .What Is It And What Do You Know About It?

Jun 02

filed under: Buying A Home, Real Estate

What do you know about Title Insurance. If you currently own a home in all likelihood you have it, but what do you know about it? If you are a first time home buyer and are in the process of buying a home or have an upcoming closing, unless otherwise negotiated, you will be provided with an “Owner’s Title Insurance Policy” that will be paid for by the seller. Wow something you don’t have to pay for. . . how cool is that. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Fountain Hills, Arizona “I Live Where Others Vacation”

May 23

filed under: Buying A Home, Living In Fountain Hills, Real Estate

You know it’s amazing to me how many people either don’t know about Fountain Hills or have never been to Fountain Hills.  It seems that anyone looking to relocate to Arizona knows two main areas, Scottsdale and Phoenix. After that its Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa..  and some of those other places in the West Valley. For those of you that don’t know where Fountain Hills is, it is Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Fountainhead Luxury Condos In Fountain Hills Overlooking Fountain Park

May 18

filed under: 2nd Home Buyers, Living In Fountain Hills, Neighborhood Spotlight, Real Estate

Well if you have ever driven around Fountain Park you have probably noticed the two story southwestern style condos with the rust colored trim overlooking Fountain Lake. In case you are wondering those are the Fountainhead Condominiums. Talk about a great location, the views are some of the best of our world famous Fountain and beautiful Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris

Financing And Bidding On An Arizona HUD Home. . . A Buyer How To’s

May 16

filed under: Buying A Home, Foreclosures & Short Sales, Real Estate

HUD_LogoIf you are thinking about buying a HUD home you need to know the type of financing you will need if you are not a cash buyer, what you need to do before you place a bid and what’s involved in the bidding process. Its not that the bidding process is complicated, but submitting an offer on a property is nothing like submitting Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Howard Harris