Shawna Jones's Blog Posts

Why Owning that Second Home Sounds Like A Good Idea

Why You May Want To Cash in on Your Second HomeA lot of things happened last year and that included the stay-at-home policies that we were supposed to follow, many households realized their homes

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Don’t Forget the Closing Costs!

Don’t Forget to Budget for Closing CostsWhen buying a home, it’s important to have a budget and make sure you plan ahead for certain homebuying expenses. Saving for a down payment

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Why Buying a Home Later Would Cost You A Small Fortune

Why Buying a Home Later Would Cost You a Small FortuneA lot of people are still unsure trying to decide if NOW is the right time to actually buy a home. Some are renters really want to be

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Tips on Maximizing the Sale of Your House

4 Tips to Maximize the Sale of Your HouseHomeowners ready to make a move are definitely in a great position to sell today. Housing inventory is incredibly low, driving up buyer competition. This

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Why 93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than Stocks

93% of Americans Believe a Home Is a Better Investment Than StocksA recent Survey of Consumer Finances study released by the Federal Reserve reveals the net worth of homeowners&

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Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Home on Your Own Just Because It's a Seller's Market

Don’t Sell on Your Own Just Because It’s a Sellers’ MarketIn a sellers’ market, some homeowners might be tempted to try to sell their house on their own (known

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How Self-storage Can Help You In Your Home Needs

Recently, a company has reached out to me and said that they enjoyed my blog and maybe I could see what their company had to offer. They told me that they have created a guide on everything people

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Homeownership — is it still part of the American Dream?

Is Homeownership Still Considered Part of the American Dream?Since the birth of our nation, homeownership has always been considered a major piece of the American Dream. As Frederick Peters 

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330-acres of Sports and Entertainment Rising in Mesa, Arizona

I've been in Mesa for years and it is safe to say that this Entertainment park is a huge deal, with the 330-acre Legacy Sports Entertainment Park rising in southeast Mesa would sure be bustling.It's

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Does Your Credit Score Matter When Applying For A Mortgage?

What Credit Score Do You Need for a Mortgage?According to data from the most recent Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae, the average FICO® score on closed loans

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Know the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership

What Is the #1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership?There are many financial and non-financial benefits of homeownership, and the greatest financial one is wealth creation. Homeownership has

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Reasons To Sell This Spring

When selling a house, most homeowners hope for a quick and profitable transaction that puts them in a position to make a great move. If you’re waiting for the best time to win as a seller, the

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As a seller, how much leverage do you have today?

The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply of houses. According to the latest Existing

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Falling in Love with Home Ownership

To some it may just be another Sunday, to most people it's a little bit more special. This Valentine's day is a bit different than what we usually do. Of course, it's a given that most of the time

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Home Ownership: Is It Really A Good Financial Decision?

Home Ownership: Is It Really A Good Financial Decision?In today’s housing market, there are clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, the chance to build your net

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Financial Fundamentals for Home buying

There are certain fundamentals that are key to building a strong foundation as you prepare to buy a home: save for a down payment, build your credit, and get pre-approved for a loan. Check out these

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Knowing the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection

What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?If you're planning to buy a home, you must be aware that an appraisal is a very important step in the process. It’s a

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Good Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Choosing the right real estate professional to work with is one of the most important decisions you can make in your homebuying or selling process. The right agent can explain current market

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3 Must Do's When Selling Your House This Year

 3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This YearIt’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of

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Reasons to be Optimistic about the Real Estate Market this 2021

Let's be honest, there was a lot that happened this year. We experienced a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic downturn, and natural disasters, just to name a few. The challenges brought on

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5 Steps When Applying for Forbearance

5 Steps to Follow When Applying for ForbearanceIf you’re currently feeling the stress of affording your mortgage payment, or if you know someone who is, there’s still time to get help.

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Tips On Making A Competitive Offer for Homebuyers

Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to

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Steps in Owning A Home

It really is no surprise that sometimes you get a little bit overwhelmed by the amountof information online when it come to owning a home. Don't worry, I'm here to stream line than for you in the

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Terms You Need To Know When Homebuying

It can be very intimidating when were buying a home for the first time and you run across terms that you find hard to understand. So here are a few terms for you to help you the next time when you

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Reasons Why It Pays to Sell with a Real Estate Agent

Some people do think that selling their homes without the help of an agent would be a better option thinking that they can manage it on their own. It's not impossible, of course people can do

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Why your house is in demand this Holiday Season

Around this time every year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until

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Why Working From Home Might Be The Reason For Your Next Move

Let's be honest, we didn't expect to be working from home for this long. At first it was just a few weeks, then it turned into months, and now here we are. Because of that business all over the

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Tips On Selling Your House Safely Right Now

We didn't expect for this pandemic to last this long but life must go on. It is understandable to think of your safety through out all of this. With that, us real estate agents have been finding

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How Homeownership can be key to Building Wealth

Real estate has been considered the best investment you can make for many years now. A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains through homeownership. Cars,

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Monthly Statistics of Phoenix Metro Area (Data as of Nov. 9, 2020)

Demand for Homes Up 36%Rents up 17% Since AprilFOR BUYERS:The Rent vs. Buy scenario has become heavily in favor of buying over the last 5 months. Eviction moratoriums due to the pandemic have

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Is Selling My House Right Now Safe?

The real estate market has been buzzing about saying how it is such a great time to sell your house. With the buyer demand high, and not enough houses to meet this demand, this simply

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Monthly Statistics of Phoenix Metro Area (Data as of Oct. 2020)

The year 2020 seems to coming to a close quite quickly, here we can see the October monthly statistics of Pheonix Metro Area.For any questions with your housing needs don't hesitate to contact.

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4 Reasons Why the Election Won't Dampen the House Market

Just a few days ago, Americans casted in their votes in which it decided our President for the next four years. This decision will leave a major impact on many aspects of life in this country, but

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How will the Presidential Elections Impact Real Estate?

The year 2020 has been a roller coaster of events to say the least. With a worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic unemployementand a level of social unrest perhaps never seen before have

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Monthly Statistics of Phoenix Metro Area (Data as of Sept. 2020)

The year 2020 has been full of ups and downs, it seems like the year would never end but here we are at closing our third quarter. As September comes to an end, another set of monthly records are

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