Find Your Perfect Home

Buying a home is an exciting experience, but it can feel a bit overwhelming if you don’t have the right information. Check out these helpful resources about the home buying process. When you’re ready, give Randy Lewis a call at 602-352-3600 to tour available homes in the Phoenix and Glendale areas.

Rent Vs. Own [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Owning your own home vs. renting may lead to some great options, such as locking in your monthly payments and having the freedom to customize your living space. Whether you rent or own, you have to cover someone’s mortgage costs. You may as well be doing so to build your own wealth, rather … Continued

Guide to Closing Costs for Buyers

You’ve finally found your dream home and you’re ready to make it final. There are some things about closing costs you should know. In some cases, the seller will pay some or all of the closing costs, but you should be prepared to pay them. Here’s a list of possible fees that you could see … Continued

6 Steps to Buying a Home

Buying a new home is an exciting time. Keep the excitement alive by understanding how the home buying process works. Before you set out on house hunting adventures, check out these six steps to buying a home. You’ll find that you can step into meetings with home mortgage lenders and your real estate agent with … Continued

U.S. Home Sales to Foreigners Skyrocket

There is a reason that U.S. Home Sales to Foreigners have skyrocketed in recent years – U.S. Real Estate is a Smart Investment. See the info-graphic below. (notice that Arizona is in the top 5 states!) If you would like to learn more or have a confidential discussion about investing in real estate call us … Continued

Do You Know How Much Equity You Have in Your Home?

Price Appreciation = Good News for Homeowners Frank Nothaft, CoreLogic’s Chief Economist, explains: “One million borrowers achieved positive equity over the last year, which means risk continues to steadily decline as a result of increasing home prices.” Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic, believes this is a great sign for the market in 2017 … Continued

Buying Is Now 33.1% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

The results of the latest report from trulia Rent vs. Buy calculations show that home ownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose … Continued

Understanding the Underwriting Process

Understanding the Underwriting Process – Quicken Loans Zing Blog If you’re getting a mortgage, it’s the job of the underwriters to make sure the info you’re providing all checks out. So what are underwriters looking for? They need to analyze your IPAC – income, property, assets and credit – the four key pillars of any … Continued

The ‘Down-Payment’ Myth Stumps First-Time Home Buyers

Commentary First-time homebuyers often think that homes like this one in Los Angeles are out of reach because of the large down payment. Not so, says RE/MAX CEO Dave Liniger. (AP) Even though the economy is in a slow-motion recovery, the real estate market is moving at full speed. Existing-home sales in May ran more … Continued