Lisa Cardinale's Blog Posts

TOWNHOUSE VS. CONDO IN TODAY'S MARKET: WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY?

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. The market continues

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DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOME WARRANTY & HOME INSURANCE?

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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Five Tips to Get Ready for Retirement

HOW TO GET READY FOR RETIREMENTFor most people, retirement feels like a long way off. But, if you don’t start preparing as early as possible, you may find yourself in a place of financial

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Thinking 'New Construction'? Great. But Take a Realtor With You!

When it comes to a new construction home, the biggest mistake home buyers make is not using a REALTOR®Most homebuyers think they can save money by not using a real estate agent, so instead, they

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Steps to Rent-to-Own When You Can't Buy

Divvy Rent-to-Own in a NutshellWhat is Divvy and is it for me? Some call it rent-to-own, but Divvy is a new kind of real estate company that makes it possible for you to build your wealth while

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TAKE FIVE: WHAT TO NEGOTIATE WHEN BUYING A HOUSE IN 2021

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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FOUR MUST-DO TASKS FOR YOUR MOVE IN

Moving into a new home is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you

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Choosing Between "Divvy" Rent-to-Own & a Traditional Mortgage in Today's Market

Posted on January 8, 2021by divvyhomDivvy’s program is a great solution for people who don’t quite qualify for a mortgage, but it’s good to understand the differences

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FIVE HIDDEN FEES TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN PURCHASING A HOME

HIDDEN FEES TO BE AWARE OF WHEN PURCHASING A HOMEPurchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don't forget there will

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CREATING AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR YOUR PETS - 4 QUICK TIPS

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many Arizona homeowners

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CONSIDER THIS: WHEN TO REFINANCE in 2021

Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay off your previous loan by applying for a new one that

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Lisa's Long Road to Real Estate

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. That's why it's important to know and trust your Realtor from the get go. The truth is, I’ve had more careers

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