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Business Cycles and Buying a Home

Recession and Expansion There are times when the economy is brisk and everyone feels confident about his or her prospects for the future. As a result, they spend money. People eat out more, buy new cars, and… …they buy new homes. Then, for one reason or another, the economy slows down. Companies lay off employees and consumers are more careful about where they spend money, perhaps saving more than usual. As a result, the economy decelerates even further. If it slows enough, we have a recession. During such a time, fewer people are buying homes. Even so, some homeowners find themselves in a situation where they … [Read More...]

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Tips on Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

When conversing with real estate agents, you will often find that when they talk to you about buying real estate, they will refer to your purchase as a “home.” Yet if you are selling property, they will often refer to it as a “house.” There is a reason for this. Buying real estate is often an emotional decision, but when selling real estate you need to remove emotion from the equation. You need to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Property. Real estate. Your goal is to get others to see it as their potential home, not yours. If you do not consciously make this decision, you can inadvertently create a … [Read More...]


The Effect Changing Jobs Has on Buying a Home

For most people, changing employers will not really affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some homebuyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can be disastrous to your loan application. How Changing Jobs Effects Buying a Home Salaried Employees If you are a salaried employee who does not earn additional income from commissions, bonuses, or over-time, switching employers should not create a problem. Just make sure to remain in the same line of work. Hopefully, you will be earning a higher salary, which will help you better qualify for a … [Read More...]

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Jill Ramirez sold our house in record time! We are so lucky to have found Jill – we now live in California and decided to sell our house in Arizona, Jill took care of everything for us – we didn’t have to travel back and forth to AZ. She kept us informed every step of the way and always answered our calls! She is very knowledgeable of the Real Estate industry, gave us great advice and helped us get the best price for our property. We recommend Jill if you want to sell your house!
~ Bob & Sharon Lawson, Scottsdale
To Whom it May Concern, We wanted to take a moment to explain how much We appreciate Jill and Darrel with Arizona Best Realty. Jill and Darrel, Without equivocation, are the finest Realtors we have had the opportunity to work with during the purchase and selling of our home in Phoenix, Arizona. Their sincere desire to ensure customer satisfaction, and unwavering work ethic not only enhanced our experience, but made them stand out amongst their competitors. In addition, Jill and Darrel are respectful and easy-going, yet tenacious, and it shows by how much they listen and care about their client’s needs. In our experience, it was obvious they were true masters of their trade as they met our "must-haves" during the buying process, and throughout the selling process, successfully negotiated the selling price of our home. They are, without a doubt, the type of Realtor home buyers and sellers hope to have represent them. Thank you, Jill and Darrel.
~The Carney's, Arcadia