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by Bob Longworth
It feels like a bait and switch. In an effort to improve your credit, you sacrifice and work hard to pay off a credit card ...
Dec 9, 2019
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by Bob Longworth
You hear their engines daily in your neighborhood, but especially during holiday time — those big delivery trucks carrying boxes. Consumers who once flocked to ...
Dec 4, 2019
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The simplest thing for you to say as a landlord are the words “NO PETS” on your listing. That means no birds, dogs, cats, reptiles, ...
Nov 22, 2019
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by Bob Longworth
Timeshares have been around in the U.S. since 1969...The first one opened in Kauai, Hawaii. If you think about it, it was the first property ...
Nov 13, 2019
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by Bob Longworth
It's certainly not an enviable way to spend your free time, but it just may free up some cash: negotiating some of your expenses. What, ...
Nov 6, 2019
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by Bob Longworth
Americans have a love/hate relationship with (wall-to-wall) carpeting. They love its warmth, its cushiness underfoot (especially with toddling toddlers), and its noise-abating qualities. Because it ...
Nov 5, 2019
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by Bob Longworth
They call it the circular file. You may know it as the trash. And there is much more within your own home that belongs there ...
Oct 30, 2019
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by Bob Longworth
Casitas. Granny flats. Tiny homes. Back yard in-laws units. She-sheds. Man caves. Call them what you will, but across the country they are now being ...
Oct 29, 2019
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by Bob Longworth
It seems power outages are no longer a surprise these days, especially up and down the West Coast. They are announced by local utility districts ...
Oct 25, 2019
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by Bob Longworth
So you’re sending your kid off to college. Hats off. But what about housing? Will they live in a dorm, or is there a better ...
Oct 16, 2019
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by Bob Longworth
I have been selling real estate in Arizona since 2003, and have seen markets go up, and markets go down. I frequently get asked if ...
Jan 24, 2019
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by Bob Longworth
Rising prices and accelerating interest rates are a "one-two punch" to homebuyers, Lennar Executive Chairman Stuart Miller told CNBC on Thursday. "The combination of both ...
Oct 24, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your ...
Oct 18, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Home sales are below last year’s levels, home values are appreciating at a slower pace, and there are reports showing purchasing demand softening. This has ...
Oct 12, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
  Unemployment keeps falling and home prices keep going up. It's a great recipe for a strong housing market. Nothing has been able to stop ...
Sep 25, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home ...
Sep 19, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Home prices are at the top of everyone’s minds. Can they maintain their current pace of appreciation? Will rising mortgage rates negatively impact home values? ...
Sep 11, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
  The Corriente Residences in Scottsdale are conveniently located on Indian Bend Road.  Corriente Residences is a community of 192 units ranging in size from ...
Aug 21, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as a part of attaining their American ...
Aug 14, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
The nationwide housing shortage continues but is especially troublesome for homebuyers with a budget of $250,000 or less. Rising labor, land and material costs are ...
Aug 10, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes remained unchanged at a solid 68 reading in July on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market ...
Jul 24, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Home buyers are savvier than ever when it comes to knowing what they want in a home. In addition to functional floor plans and new ...
Jul 17, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
  Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have climbed from 3.95% in the first week of January up to 4.61% last week, which ...
Jun 27, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are ...
Jun 20, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
WHAT IS THE ARIZONA PROPERTY TAX RATE? TAXES… EVERYBODY’S FAVORITE SUBJECT… While we know property taxes aren’t the most exciting subject matter to write about, ...
Jun 14, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Fast-rising home prices may be a roadblock for buyers, but they are putting some homeowners on Easy Street. As home prices rise, so does the ...
Jun 14, 2018
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by Bob Longworth
Disappointing job growth in May combined with other economic factors seem to have caused the Fed to reconsider a June rate hike. The Federal Reserve's ...
Jun 17, 2016
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by Bob Longworth
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently released a study entitled: Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers. ...
Jun 10, 2016
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by Bob Longworth
There are many great features about living in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Scottsdale Greenbelt is one of them. The thought behind the lush green grass and ...
Jun 3, 2016