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Home Buying: The 20% Down Myth

If you’re saving for a home of your own, you’re likely saving up until you have 20% of your dream home’s total value. But the fact is you don’t need to put down 20%.
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All You Need To Know About Home Loans

Find out what you need to know about the types of available mortgages and the application process.
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12 Tricks To Sell Your Home Quickly

Before putting your home on the market, here are some tips that may help your home sell faster.
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8 Ways to Spot a Home Repair Scam

The weather isn’t the only thing you need to watch out for during monsoon season – after a major storm, homeowners need to be cautious of roofing and other home repair scams.  

Home repair scams are more common than you may think – and not just in Arizona during monsoon season. In 2017 consumers reported nearly 350 home improvement scams to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), costing homeowners more than $600,000 in losses.

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The Smart Home - Cost Effective Ways to Have a Connected Home

A fully-connected home may sound like sci-fi, but these smart products make managing your home easier.
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Mistakes First-time Home Buyers Make

Before you start looking for your first home, take a look at these common mistakes first-time homebuyers make.
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Renting vs. Buying: The Pros & Cons

Have you considered the pros and cons of owning your own home when compared to renting? Check out some pluses and minuses of both options
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Hottest ZIP Codes in the Valley of the Sun

With more people moving to Maricopa County than any other county in the U.S. in 2017, here’s a look at some of the hottest ZIP codes in the Valley …

What’s Hot
According to real estate website Zillow, the median home value in Metro Phoenix is $249,300 as of February 2018. That’s a 7.6 percent increase over the prior 12 months. According to Zillow, here are the Valley cities that saw the greatest home value appreciation in 2017:


Paying for Costly Home Repairs and Remodels

Ready to create your dream kitchen, or is your roof in need of repair? Explore your options for funding your project.
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The Different Types of Mortgages

It’s time for you to get a mortgage for that home you’ve been wanting in Phoenix. You walk into a branch, sit down to talk with someone, and they ask, “What type of mortgage are you looking for?” At that point, your mind goes blank and all you can think is, “Uh… a regular one?”

What most people don’t know is that there are many different types of loans you can obtain on your house, depending on what you’re looking for and can afford. Here’s what you need to know to help you make a decision about which mortgage product might be right for you.