FSBO or Professional Real Estate Agent?

The possibility of “saving” on realtor commission might sound appealing to those interested in selling their home, but a real estate agent has the background and experience to make the sale of your home more successful. There is a huge amount of time, marketing and effort that goes into selling a home. Plus, it is important to have a professional guide you through the sale of your most important financial asset that can protect you from the unknown. When considering selling your home … [Read more...]

Make Your House a Spooky Stop This Halloween

Want the spookiest and most festive home this Halloween? Follow these five steps to make your house an amazing stop for trick-or-treaters! Understand your audience – Think about the age of children you are expecting to trick-or-treat at your home and gauge your level of scariness. You may want to tone it down if most children are young, but if you have a neighborhood full of older kids, the spookier the better! Choose a theme – When decorating, choose a theme and stick to it for the … [Read more...]

Make Searching for Homes More Effective

The Doug Morgan Team, Out In Arizona Real Estate and  Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, we want you to have the best tools available when you search for the home of your dreams. When you download the Home Scouting® app, you will discover many exciting features that will allow you to compare homes in your area. When you begin searching for homes, there is an “Options” button on the top right of the map view that can make your search much more effective. In this menu, you can show … [Read more...]

How Are Property Taxes Calculated?

If you own a home, you are required to pay property taxes. A property tax is a levy on a property, requiring payment by the owner of the property. The tax is generally based on the value of the property and is usually assessed by local or municipal governments. Property taxes are most often used to pay for local school costs as well as other costs of operating a community, such as police and fire service. Most property taxes are imposed on ‘real property,’ which is the land itself, and … [Read more...]

Easy steps to keeping a kitchen garden

Keeping a kitchen garden can benefit your pocketbook and your health. With some simple planning and a little bit of space in the yard you can have a garden that will keep you fed all year long. Start with seeds In more northerly zones, buy and start seeds in February or March. Warmer zones might start even earlier. Seeds offer great variety and they are much cheaper. You can get just what you want including heirloom veggies. An envelope of seeds can cost $5, but you get about 50 … [Read more...]

Buying a home Out In Arizona verses Renting Out In Arizona, The savings could be HUGE!

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Is Your Holiday Wish to Sell Your Home? 4 Tips for Making it a Reality This Season

Traditionally, realtors have espoused the belief that the season between Thanksgiving and New Year is not the most wonderful time of the year for those eager to sell their homes. This idea leads many homeowners to delay listing their properties until January or even take them off the market for the holiday season. While this time of year remains one of the slowest for real estate, modern technology has made shopping for a home more of a year-round process than it was in the past. Today's buyers … [Read more...]

From Expired to SOLD! ARIZONA REAL ESTATE

Have you been trying to sell your home Out In Arizona with no luck? Well if you have and your listing has expired and your not sure what went wrong, then you should call, email or text me. I can do a full analysis of your property and your neighborhood, Once we figure out the issues we can list your home and have it SOLD so you can move on to the next phase in your life, My no hassle listing Guarantee will have you SOLD with in 120 days or you pay no Listing agent commission … [Read more...]

Your Monthly Maintenance Minute

Your Monthly Maintenance Minute June is here! Here is a short home repair checklist to help you avoid expensive repairs later and keep your home safe and efficient. Tighten Loose Screws and Nails on Porches and Fences - Wood expands and contracts with changing temperatures and weather. Boards will loosen and warp if not maintained. To ensure your porch or fence lasts, tighten screws and hammer protruding nails carefully to make sure you don't cause the wood to crack by over … [Read more...]

How to Know if Solar Energy is Right for your House

By the end of 2015, solar panels will be on more than a million homes in the U.S. In over a dozen states around the country, you can go solar with $0 down and actually save money on your electric bill -- and more states are coming online regularly. Before you call a solar installer, how do you know if you'll be a prime candidate for benefiting from solar energy? Here are a few things to know. Is your state ready to go solar? Solar energy only makes financial sense for your home if solar … [Read more...]