Kimberly Gutierrez's Blog Posts

Residential sales set Metro Phoenix record in 2019; what’s up in 2020?

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE | 22 hours ago | FLETCHER R. WILCOXDollar sales volume in 2019 for sales of single-family resales in Greater Phoenix (Maricopa County) was the highest

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3 REASONS THIS IS NOT THE 2008 REAL ESTATE MARKET

3 Reasons This is NOT the 2008 Real Estate MarketNo one knows for sure when the next recession will occur. What is known, however, is that the upcoming economic slowdown will not be caused by a

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What Buyers Need to Know About HOAs

What Buyers Need to Know About HOAsWhen searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how

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2008 Vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes as ATMs Again?

2008 Vs. Now: Are Owners Using Their Homes As ATMs Again? Over the last six years, we have experienced strong price appreciation which has increased home equity levels dramatically. As the number&

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WHERE ARE INTEREST RATES HEADED IN 2019?

Where Are Interest Rates Headed In 2019? The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate, the greater the payment will be. That is

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The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

The #1 Reason To Not Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that

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Further Proof It's NOT 2008 All Over Again

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally

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4 REASONS TO BUY A HOME THIS WINTER!!

4 Reasons To Buy A Home This Winter!Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price&

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75% OF RENTERS HAVE BEEN MISINFORMED.

75% Of Renters Have Been Misinformed Recently, multiple headlines have been written asserting that homeownership is less affordable today than at any other time in the last decade. Though the

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5 Tips When Buying a Newly Constructed Home.

5 Tips When Buying A Newly Constructed Home The lack of existing inventory for sale has forced many homebuyers to begin looking at new construction. When you buy a newly constructed home instead of

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VA Home Loans by the Numbers. [INFOGRAPHIC]

VA Home Loans By The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights:The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans & 2 million active duty

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How to Honor a Veteran Today and Everyday.

HOW TO HONOR A VETERAN TODAY AND EVERYDAYOne hundred years ago, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we marked the end of the “war to end all wars.”

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Phoenix trends higher among U.S. real estate markets to watch

 saysPhoenix trends higher among U.S. real estate markets to watchEnlargNAIOPWhen experts think of cities to watch for overall real estate prospects next year, Phoenix falls right in the middle

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20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale This Fall [Infographic].

20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights:When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!There are

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Thinking of Selling Your Home? Here's Why You Need Pro in Your Corner

Thinking Of Selling Your Home? Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner 2.0KSHARES1.7K1065128150With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to 

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BUYING A HOME CAN BE SCARY… UNTIL YOU KNOW THE FACTS. [INFOGRAPHIC]

BUYING A HOME CAN BE SCARY… UNTIL YOU KNOW THE FACTS [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Many potential homebuyers believe that they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to

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How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel

How to Survive a Kitchen RemodelWashing mugs in the tub and getting hooked on Pop-Tarts — here’s what to expect if you stay at home during constructionSo you’ve decided to remodel

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Dispelling the MYTH About Home Affordability.

Dispelling The Myth About Home Affordability We have all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those

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Buying a Home? Know the Lingo

Buying A Home? Do You Know The Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights:Buying a home can be intimidating if you are not familiar with the terms used during the process.To start you on your path with

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Baby Boomers are downsizing. Are You Ready to Move?

Baby Boomers Are Downsizing, Are You Ready To Move? For a while now baby boomers have been blamed for a portion of the housing market’s current lack of housing inventory, but should they

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Mortgage Interest Rates Are Still Going U

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Still Going Up… Should You Wait To Buy? Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over

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The True Cost of NOT Owning Your Own Home

The True Cost Of NOT Owning Your Home 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 own has been a

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Working the Room: What’s Popular in Kitchens Now

Working the Room: What’s Popular in Kitchens NowWe break down 9 kitchen design ideas that are making people happy — and show how to make them work for youWhether it’s a splash

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Don't Get Caught in the Rental Trap!

Rents Are On The Rise: Don’t Get Caught In The Rental Trap! There are many benefits to homeownership, but one of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents by locking in your

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4 Reasons To Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Reasons To Sell This Fall [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights:Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply that is needed for a normal housing market.Buyers are often competing with one another

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How Much has Your Home Increased in Value?

How Much Has Your Home Increased In Value? Home values have risen dramatically over the last twelve months. In CoreLogic’s most recent Home Price Index Report, they

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4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time To Buy A Home!

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.1. Prices Will Continue to RiseCoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights report reveals that home

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John McCain's real-estate legacy in metro Phoenix and beyond

Sen. John McCain was a trailblazer in many ways, including where he lived in metro Phoenix and his vision for the Valley’s growth.The six-term U.S. senator and longtime Arizona leader moved

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Why the metro Phoenix apartment market is so hot right now

Apartments are a hot commodity in metro Phoenix, and not just with renters.Investors are snatching up Valley apartment complexes almost daily for hefty prices.Last week, one of world's largest real

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