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    Tip of the Week: Hot Water Heater Maintenance

    Like most appliances, hot water heaters require regular maintenance. If you neglect your water heater, it could end up costing you an arm and a leg in the long run. In this tip, Cal and Dax discuss three ways to extend your hot water heater’s life, and save yourself the hassle and cost of getting a replacement. But, just in case you waited too long, we have a coupon for you as well. In case you missed their last tip on water conservation, you can find it here.  

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    A Few Healthy Recipes for Your Holidays

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means, it’s time to eat, eat, nap, and eat some more. As the nation gears up to use those self-made belt holes, I thought I would share some healthy recipes with you in the hope of beating back the tide of growing waistlines. With some simple changes to old recipes, we can all feel better about our holiday gluttony! The first, found on the AARP website, is for turkey cutlets. Entrée: Maple-Glazed Turkey Cutlets Turkey is high in protein and low in fat. Here’s an easy way to [...]

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    Holiday Events in the Phoenix Area

    It’s getting to be that time of year again. Finally the summer that just wouldn’t end has broken, and in the Valley that means winter has come. I’ve made a PDF listing upcoming holiday events all over the Phoenix area. It’s free, so please feel free to download and share it. Don’t delay, the events start this weekend! Happy Holidays! Download the Phoenix Holiday Events PDF, Free!

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    Resource: The October Cromford Report

    The Cromford Report is a monthly snapshot of the Phoenix housing market. If you are in the industry, or thinking about buying a home, it is a great resource. Below is a summary of the October report, but you can download the full version in our Arizona mortgage resource center. Greater Phoenix Single Family Detached Market Headlines A big contrast exists between the market under $200,000 and the market above that figure Enthusiastic buying below $100,000 is causing significant price rises as inventory becomes tight. Above $200,000 the market continues to deteriorate slightly. Above $400,000 there is potential for further [...]

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    Tip of the Week: QR Codes

    I’m sure you’ve all seen these two dimensional barcodes around lately, and you may have wondered just what the heck are they? More importantly why are they seemingly all over the place? Well, in this Tip of the Week, I explain these strange looking codes, and tell you how you can decipher them for yourself.

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    Choosing a Loan Officer: How Do I Decide Who’s Right for Me?

    When it comes time to buy a home or refinance the mortgage, finding a quality loan officer can be a daunting task. After all, this is probably the largest transaction you’ll be involved with during your lifetime, so understandably you want it handled by the right person. Here are 5 things to consider when selecting a loan officer. 1. Style – Many consumers overlook this aspect, but often our gut is a strong indicator of who will feel most comfortable with, regardless of how amazing the loan officer appears. Style refers to the lender’s personality, and how they go about [...]

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    What Are My Mortgage Options in Arizona?

    I can’t think of a better realization of the American Dream than owning your own home. As the owner of Prostaff Mortgage right here in Phoenix, I’m blessed to help people lay claim to their dream every single day. When it comes to taking that step and buying your own home, you have a few paths you could travel. I’d like to take a few minutes and talk about your mortgage options. I’m going to talk about three different loan types, and depending on your circumstances, each and any might be the right home loan for you. The loans I [...]

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    Has the Real Estate Market in Phoenix Stabilized?

    First to go down, first to come back up – at least, that’s what it’s been looking like for Phoenix’s Real Estate market. Inventory data analysis services supplied by the Cromford Report show that we aren’t as dire as we once were. As other markets continue to experience falling prices, Phoenix has been at the forefront of the list of markets to stabilize, as our prices have been quite steady through the most of this year, which is fantastic to see. This has a lot to do with our shrinking inventory – obviously, less houses on the market means more [...]

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    Phoenix Real Estate Market Slowly Recovering

    A study earlier in the June of 2011 showed that the Phoenix Real Estate market has had an increase of sales by 1.5% from the data of the previous year’s June, with an 8.3% increase from the month prior to this year’s statistics being collected. Now, 1.5% may not be something to break that bottle of champagne that you’ve been saving since your first marriage, however – before you go back to thinking that we as a real estate market are still in the middle of our across the board flat line, hear this: 1.5% is still progress, and even [...]

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    Are You Ready to Buy a Home in Phoenix?

    So you want to take advantage of the current and changing economic state by hopping into the real estate market, and it’s a fantastic time to do it as prices are at all time lows here in Phoenix, but that’s not going to be the case for much longer as we continue nearing the end of this generation’s recession. As everyone does not have the preferred payment method of upfront cash to pay for that property you’ve had your eyes on for two months or two years, I’m going to walk you through getting a mortgage so you can capitalize [...]