Bob has over 15 years of experience representing sellers and buyers in the Arizona market. He is a key member of Your Premier Team who are currently ranked in the Top 16 Residential Real Estate Teams by the Phoenix Business Journal. Your Premier Team is one of the Top 66 teams in the USA according to RE/MAX International Team Rankings. They reached the Top 1% production for sales in 2005 & 2006. Achieved the RE/MAX 100% Club in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Your Premier Team achieved the RE/MAX Platinum Club in 2013. Bob is also a Real Estate Television Correspondent on ABC 15, The Home Hunter. Bob is a Member of the Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, & Arcadia Luxury Home Tour.
Bob enjoys giving back to the community, he served as the School Board … [Read More]
Recession and Expansion
There are times when the economy is brisk and everyone feels confident about his or her prospects for the future. As a result, they spend money. People eat out more, buy new cars, and…
…they buy new homes.
Then, for one reason or another, the economy slows down. Companies lay off employees and consumers are more careful about where they spend money, perhaps saving more than usual. As a result, the economy decelerates even further. If it slows enough, we have a recession.
During such a time, fewer people are buying homes. Even so, some homeowners find themselves in a situation where they must sell. Families grow beyond the capacity of the home, employees get relocated, and some may even … [Read More...]
When conversing with real estate agents, you will often find that when they talk to you about buying real estate, they will refer to your purchase as a “home.” Yet if you are selling property, they will often refer to it as a “house.” There is a reason for this. Buying real estate is often an emotional decision, but when selling real estate you need to remove emotion from the equation.
You need to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Property. Real estate. Your goal is to get others to see it as their potential home, not yours. If you do not consciously make this decision, you can inadvertently create a situation where it takes longer to sell your property.
The first step in getting your home ready to … [Read More...]
For most people, changing employers will not really affect your ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some homebuyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can be disastrous to your loan application.
How Changing Jobs Effects Buying a Home
If you are a salaried employee who does not earn additional income from commissions, bonuses, or over-time, switching employers should not create a problem. Just make sure to remain in the same line of work. Hopefully, you will be earning a higher salary, which will help you better qualify for a mortgage.
If your income is based on hourly wages and you work a straight forty … [Read More...]