Diana Anghelus's Blog Posts

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND PHOENIX ARIZONA 2020

Even if this was a crazy year for all of us, that took away our pleasure of doing many fun things, here we are in the last month of 2020. Let’s make it a December to Remember, by adding some

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EXPANDING YOUR HOME

Unfortunately, our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become

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DOWN PAYMENT STRATEGY WHEN BUYING A HOME

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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WHICH NEGOTIATING TACTICS KILL A SALE

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a

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WHAT TO REPAIR BEFORE YOUR HOUSE GOES ON THE MARKET

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its

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TOWNHOUSE OR CONDO

TOWNHOUSE VS. CONDO: WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY?Whether it’s your first time buying or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos are both great options. Check out the

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STAGING STRATEGIES FOR WHEN YOU ARE READY TO SELL YOUR HOME

STAGING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR HOMEStaging your home is all about putting the best foot forward for potential buyers. By highlighting its most desirable features, you can draw more interest for your

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HOME INSURANCE VS. HOME WARRANTY

When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself and your

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DYI LANDSCAPING PROJECTS

Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features.Whether it's as simple as installing some lighting or a little

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CONFUSED ABOUT SHORT SALE VS. FORECLOSURE ?

As unfortunate as it can be when homeowners fall behind on mortgage payments and must face the possibility of losing their homes, short sales and foreclosures provide them options for moving on

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5 CRITERIA FOR PRICING YOUR HOME RIGHT

When you put your home up for sale, one of the best ways to determine the asking price is to look at comparable sales. There’s rarely a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, so a pricing

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE HOME APPRAISAL

Your Guide to the Home AppraisalYou’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on

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WHAT YOU SHOULD NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the

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HOUSE HUNTING ONLINE

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but

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