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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Dayv Morgan: HOA fees can impact purchasing power

When it's time to list their home, many sellers don’t think about the impact high fees will have on resale. It is important to keep...

Realtor: Outdoor amenities add value to homes

This is the perfect time of year to get out and get active right as the summer heat wave is leaving Maricopa — and...

Non-paying tenants a huge headache — and expense — for investors

Property owners rely on rental income to pay mortgages, maintain properties, and help meet other expenses. When rents are not received, these expenses must...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Walk-in tubs: what you need to know

I recently had a reader ask for information regarding walk-in tubs. My experience with them is limited to a neighbor who purchased one for...

Morgan: Foreclosures not expected to change the market

Historically speaking, foreclosures have played a role in Maricopa’s housing prices. A foreclosure, in a nutshell, is when a homeowner falls behind on their payments...
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Realtor: To build, or not to build? That is the question

The current state of the Maricopa real estate market has more homebuyers considering new construction than since the heyday of 2006. Yes, new builds are...
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Petersheim: Does pool affect home’s resale value?

2020 has been an eventful year so far, for many reasons, including the record-breaking heat and the amount of time spent at home due...
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Dayv Morgan: Low mortgage rates a refinance opportunity

With interest rates are as low as they have been this year, homeowners are facing a dilemma. Should they purchase a home or just...
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Dayv Morgan: Renting your home? Keep these tips in mind

When property values increase in a hot seller’s market, some owners cash in on their equity by selling. Others turn their home into a...

Realtor: Buying a home in Maricopa? Move quickly

The Maricopa real estate market continues to strengthen despite the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. The tightening of the housing market is great for sellers...

Seasonal sluggishness in home sales par for the course

The housing market is beginning to calm with inventory rising and prices flattening a bit. And with the arrival of the typically slower fall...
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October 2021: Real estate market in Maricopa is still a strong one

Maricopa Real estate market inventory is at the highest number it’s seen in the past year. One year ago in October of 2020, there...
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Dayv Morgan: Read CC&Rs when buying home

A very important part of moving into a neighborhood governed by a homeowners association is the “Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions,” or CC&Rs. This...
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Dayv Morgan: Strategies for buyers in a seller’s market

The shortage of homes for sale has created fierce competition amongst buyers, often creating bidding wars. In mid-July I listed a home on Friday...
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Realtor: Home prices expensive, but only by Maricopa standards

The average price-per-square-foot of Maricopa homes sold in the summer of 2021 is more than four times the same period a decade earlier. Yet...
Dayv Morgan Maricopa

Dayv Morgan: To be ready for unexpected costs, consider home warranty

With 75% of the homes in Maricopa at least 10 years old, it is imperative for homebuyers to budget for unexpected home repair costs. When...

4 actions to enhance the return on your investment property

Owning rental properties should be stress-free, without frustration and sleepless nights. Property Management comes with many responsibilities and when done poorly could lead to...

Morgan: Improving curb appeal can lead to quicker sales

When I take potential buyers to look at a home, they begin making their decision on whether they like the property from the moment...
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Dayv Morgan: Maricopa’s market tough on renters

Investors are selling their rental properties to cash out their equity in a red-hot seller’s market. Canadian landlords are also benefiting from the local...
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Realtor: Finally, a bit of good news for homebuyers

The month of October in Maricopa begins the typically quiet time of year for real estate. The market is still red-hot for home sellers. Many...

Morgan: 4 new-homebuying myths debunked

The real estate market in Maricopa is as hot as it’s been in more than a decade. To land the home you want, you...
Brian Petersheim Maricopa Realtor

Petersheim: ‘Escalation clause’ back in super-tight realty market

With the residential housing market so short on supply in Maricopa, there’s been a resurgence of a purchase offer clause that I haven’t seen...
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Dayv Morgan: 4 tips for selling your home in December

It’s no secret 2020 has been a seller’s market for most of the year, with low supply and multiple offers. As we head toward...

CEO: Profit not purpose of business

Did you hear the news about Zillow? It finally admitted what I’ve been saying for years - its home flip business is a flop.   Zillow’s...

Home interior trends may change mid-year

  By Dayv Morgan What’s trending in new home interiors for 2020? The year started out with home designs looking very much as they did in...

Realtor: Floodplains always impact homebuying, selling

By Dayv Morgan One of the overlooked aspects of house-hunting in Maricopa is the floodplain. Although Maricopa has not had a serious flood in decades, flood...
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Dayv Morgan: Selling with solar? Emphasize your savings

The abundant sunshine in Arizona makes rooftop solar panels an appealing feature for homebuyers considering a resale home. Market indications show the value of solar...
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Dayv Morgan: Soaring demand has homebuyers whittling down wish lists

Traditionally, prospective homebuyers have a wish list of features and amenities in mind as they conduct their search for a new residence. Perhaps quartz...

Tips for buying, selling home during pandemic

By Dayv Morgan When COVID-19 reached Arizona, the number of homebuyers decreased, as did the number of sellers. This has kept the supply of houses low,...
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Dayv Morgan: Buyers may turn to new builds in seller’s market

By Dayv Morgan In today’s seller’s market, homebuyers face a real challenge. They are competing with many others for existing homes, facing higher and higher bids...