Navigating the Neighborhood: Pros and Cons of HOAs in Arizona

2024-04-09T15:02:16-07:00Arizona, Arizona Realty Network, buying a house, HOA, HOA rules, homeowner, Homeowner association, Neighborhood, property value, real estate, short-term rentals|

If you’re planning on living in one of Arizona’s two metro areas (Phoenix or Tucson) in a planned community, expect to come under the benefit/headache of a homeowners association, or HOA. Most who do either swear by them or at them. Fans of HOAs like that the neighbors are required to keep their yards trimmed [...] The post Navigating the Neighborhood: Pros and Cons of HOAs in Arizona appeared first on Arizona Realty Network.

Arizona Home Gardeners Can Help Protect Threatened Bees

2024-01-12T14:53:13-07:00Arizona, Arizona Backyard Beekeepers Association, Arizona homeowners, Arizona Realty Network, Bees, Cronkite, desert wildflowers, Hal DeKeyser, home gardeners, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Prescott, real estate, Sonoran Desert|

Key pollinators in Arizona faced a rough summer, but community efforts can help them thrive. Arizona is home to the second-most diverse bee population in the country, according to pollination ecologist and bee specialist Stephen Buchmann, who said more than 1,300 native bee species live in the state. The desert landscape also hosts a large [...] The post Arizona Home Gardeners Can Help Protect Threatened Bees appeared first on Arizona Realty Network.

10 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Home Loan

2024-01-03T11:14:27-07:00Arizona Realty Network, Boosting your credit score, buy a house, Consumer Credit Counseling Services, credit, Credit Counseling, Credit.org, Dave Ramsey, FICO score, Home loan, loans, Mortgage, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, real estate|

You’ve been saving up to buy a house for the family, but your credit score is too low, and you have to improve it to qualify for a better loan with a lower rate. Here are 10 things loan originators say can raise that score. Know Your Credit Score Before you can improve it, you [...] The post 10 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score Before Applying for a Home Loan appeared first on Arizona Realty Network.

How to Find (or Sell) a House That Keeps Pets Happy

2023-12-12T15:10:48-07:00Arizona Realty Network|

Homebuilders have discovered that the family pet is a part of the conversation when buyers are shopping for the perfect home. Some have started accommodating that with both with built-in features – like a doggie den inserted into the underside of stairs – or other amenities that pet lovers favor. Here is a list of [...] The post How to Find (or Sell) a House That Keeps Pets Happy appeared first on Arizona Realty Network.

How To Keep Your Home and Valuables Safe at Your Open House

2023-12-07T13:11:33-07:00Arizona Realty Network|

You’re selling your house and want the world, or at least the neighborhood, to know about it. Your Realtor offers to hold an open house, complete with signs, marketing, invites and maybe even balloons. Good idea? Could be. Open houses certainly let the neighbors know you’re selling, and if there happens to be a friend [...] The post How To Keep Your Home and Valuables Safe at Your Open House appeared first on Arizona Realty Network.

Best Places in Arizona to See the Leaves Change in the Fall

2023-10-09T07:09:18-07:00Arizona Realty Network|

Arizona gets less attention in the annual color fest of autumn than Colorado or Connecticut, when the leaves change into sometimes brilliant colors and then drop to the ground, creating a carpet of beauty. The Grand Canyon State is perhaps the most diverse in climate of them all, though, and there are plenty of options [...] The post Best Places in Arizona to See the Leaves Change in the Fall appeared first on Arizona Realty Network.

Non-financial Advantages of Owning Your Own Home

2023-10-09T07:09:19-07:00Arizona Realty Network|

We’ve all heard that buying a home will be the biggest financial investment most people ever make, and that’s true. With rare exceptions, homes appreciate, and regardless of what percentage of it is paid off, you get 100% of the appreciation, not the lender. But it’s not the entire picture. There are many other benefits [...] The post Non-financial Advantages of Owning Your Own Home appeared first on Arizona Realty Network.

Is a Rent-to-Own Lease a Good Deal for Home Buyers?

2023-10-09T07:09:20-07:00Arizona Realty Network|

You want your slice of the American Dream, to own your own home, but you can’t come up with a down payment while paying rent somewhere else. Would a rent-to-own property be a good way to accomplish that? In some cases, but probably not in most. There are details and dangers you have to know [...] The post Is a Rent-to-Own Lease a Good Deal for Home Buyers? appeared first on Arizona Realty Network.

What to Look for in a Real Estate Contract Before Signing

2023-10-09T07:09:22-07:00Arizona Realty Network|

Adding your John Hancock to a real estate contract is a significant milestone in buying or selling a property. With this in mind, it's essential to make sure you fully understand all terms of the agreement before putting pen to paper. Without further ado, here are specific items to look out for in a real [...] The post What to Look for in a Real Estate Contract Before Signing appeared first on Arizona Realty Network.

How to Navigate This Strange Housing Market

2023-10-09T07:09:26-07:00Arizona Realty Network|

The housing market these days feels like someone rolled a hand grenade in the room and everyone is holding their breath waiting for what happens next. A few buyers have popped their heads up, looked around, and determined that it didn’t all blow up . . . yet, and moved on with their home search. [...] The post How to Navigate This Strange Housing Market appeared first on Arizona Realty Network.

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