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Prescott Historic Mount Vernon Home

Endless possibilities for this spacious 2-story South Mt Vernon home on the historic registry! Each floor is separately metered & each offers 2 bedrooms, living room or den, dining, fully equipped kitchens, 1-2 baths. A covered porch welcomes you into the main level w hardwood floors, classic white molding, baseboards & plantation shutters, & distinctive light fixtures. Living room features a fireplace, dining room w stamped ceiling décor, master bedroom w 2 closets, master bath w walk-in shower & jetted garden tub. Kitchen sports a commercial grade Thermador 6 burner range w dual ovens, granite counters & abundant storage. 2nd bedroom, hall bath & laundry on main. Enjoy entertaining w mountain views on covered deck & patio in fenced back yard. Charming carriage house for … Read more

Short Sale Seller Advisory from Arizona Association of Realtors

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The Short Sale Seller Advisory is a Resource Provided by the Arizona Association of Realtors® What is a Short Sale?  A short sale is a real estate transaction in which the sales price is insufficient to pay the loan(s) encumbering the property in addition to the costs of sale and the seller is unable to pay the difference. A short sale involves numerous issues as well as legal and financial risks. This Advisory is designed to address some of these issue and risks, but does not purport to be comprehensive. Please click on the photo of  document to download PDF.

To Disclose or Not to Disclose

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Regarding your seller’s disclosure agreement, The general rule of thumb is “when in doubt, disclose.” This will protect both you and the buyer and be instrumental in avoiding future lawsuits. There are; however, a few very specific cases when disclosure is not required and sometimes seen as discriminatory. Material facts that do not need to be disclosed are very limited and licensees and transferors of property are protected by statutory law in these few circumstances. The Stigmatized Property Law (A.R.S. 32-2156) reads as follows: “No criminal, civil, or administrative action may be brought against a transferor or lessor of real property or a licensee for failing to disclose that the property being transferred or leased is or has been: 1. The site of a natural … Read more

How to Navigate the Home Buying Process

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It’s extremely important to know the ins and outs of selecting a real estate agent before you bring one along with you to help in your search for a home, just so you may know what to expect, and what will be expected of you. Who a Real Estate Agent Is You probably already know who a real estate agent is, but do you know exactly what they do? In short, a real estate agent is someone who is licensed to list and sell real estate, implying homes, properties, etc. A realtor, however, is somewhat different. A realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors. Therefore, while an agent is always a real estate agent, a real estate agent isn’t always a realtor.

Why Changing Things & Small Improvements Can Gain You Thousands

The housing market is more competitive price-wise than it’s ever been. It’s all on the seller to go the extra mile and make sure their house stands out from the rest. Renting out your property is a poor option for many reasons, but if you sell there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be doing these small things that can make you thousands of bucks. This book is a summary of all the extra steps you need to take to earn that extra money on the sale. These are proven methods to raise the price of your home. Staging and other strategies are all backed up by statistics that are going to prove how important these extra steps can be. These steps are going to improve … Read more

How to Sell Your Home for More Money…and Sell it Faster!

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In the process of selling, you will spend an incredible amount of time holding shows for potential buyers. Unfortunately, many are not interested in buying your home. This wastes a lot of your time. The average home showing process takes 3-4 hours. Most owners show their home at least 8-10 times before making a sale. In some cases, it takes over 30 showings to find the right buyer! The average owner spends 24-40 hours of his or her life showing their home. It can easily take 80-120 hours to complete the process. Many homeowners will jump at the chance to show their home to anyone and everyone. When a buyer calls, they drop everything. This reactive approach is a big reason why it takes them … Read more

Buyers Handy Checklist

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When purchasing a home, you have to think about the long-haul as well as your first impression. It’s all too easy to fall in love with a property at first glance and forget about all the potential challenges you will face as the new owner. Here’s a quick real estate buyers checklist of 10 items that you should check off for every new property you look at in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley & surrounding area.  If you consult  this checklist every time, you’ll have a much better chance of ending up with a home that keeps you happy for years to come. Permits Research to find out whether or not the property has had any work done on it and whether or not it … Read more

Garden Brook Advantage Program for Land Owners

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Ready to Build Your Dream Home? Finding qualified contractors who specialize in a specific style such as Green off the Grid Building, Log Homes, Santa Fe or Modern Contemporary homes can be challenging. Living, working, & selling in the Prescott Area for over 25 years has given us the knowledge to create lasting relationships with the finest building contractors in the area. Our building partners provide a wide variety of home designs to meet each individual’s personal lifestyle and budget. From obtaining construction loans, finding contractors, hiring home inspectors, and working with interior designers, landscapers, and movers…we are there for you from start to finish. Wanting to Sell Your Land? If you are a land owner wanting to sell, our Advantage Program for Land Owners … Read more