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Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

By Joalice Ryan - March 11, 2020
As the winter months are ending and we begin to look forward to spring and summer,  I would like to motivate you to do some spring cleaning by sharing some tips and tricks that may be useful. Curtains and drapes collect dust including pet fur.  Simply insert a damp towel into you dryer and run your window treatment through the air fluff cycle.  After 15 minutes, remove and hang t

Golf Course Living - What You Need To Know

By Joalice Ryan - February 10, 2020
If you love golf and you are considering buying a golf property in the valley, there a few things that you should be aware of.  North Scottsdale is an ideal place to consider living in a golf community: not only do we have sunny skies all year round, but we are surrounded by gorgeous backdrops of the Sonoran Desert, resort style living and wonderful amenities.  Homes typically hold hig

Why Your House May Not Be Selling

By Joalice Ryan - October 16, 2019
Has your home been on a market longer than anticipated and it seems like buyers are not interested in your property?  This happens quite frequently and the first step is to identify what is turning buyers away.  Listing agents typically ask for feedback from buyers who viewed your property but I have been in real estate long enough to quickly identify the most common objections: LISTI

Easter 2019 Family Friendly Activities

By Joalice Ryan - April 03, 2019
Easter weekend is just around the corner and our community has plenty of Easter fun planned to kick off the festivities.  From Easter egg hunts,  Bunny time to scrumptious brunches, here’s a list of some family friendly events: Scottsdale Fashion Square: Easter Bunny Photos (April 3-21)  Families with young children will enjoy this annual photo shoot with the Easter Bunny.

Economic Trends to Purchasing a Home

By Joalice Ryan - February 19, 2019
There are times when the economy is booming and everyone feels confident about their prospects for the future. As a result, people often times spend more money. People tend to go out to dinner more often, tip heavier, invest in wardrobe updates, maybe buy a new car and… more often than not, buy a new home. If the interest rates are friendly, this is especially true. Then, for many reason

Trying To "Time The Market"

By Joalice Ryan - February 07, 2018
You might ask yourself – when is it appropriate to try and “time the market?” The short answer is never. One problem with attempting to time your purchase just right in tandem with economic patterns is that no one can really predict with any degree of accuracy – the future. Many reports get published, predictions are made and some of them can be very close to spot on but

Changing Jobs and the Effects it has on Buying a Home

By Joalice Ryan - October 06, 2017
For most people, changing employers will not impact the ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some homebuyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can spell disaster when it comes to your loan application. Make sure you discuss in great detail with your lender and know ahead of time what implications any change in your employment that

Why You Shouldn't Wait To Buy A Home

By Joalice Ryan - February 19, 2017
People who already have a home usually need the funds from the closing to secure their next purchase. If a “move-up” buyer wants to buy a home during a depressed market, that means they usually have one to sell themselves. Timing becomes very important and negotiations become more involved so neither party is forced into short-term housing or find themselves in rent-back situation be

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