Selling a Home

Love It. . . or List It? Know When to Renovate or Sell Your Home

July 22, 2013

As the title of the popular HGTV show “Love It or List It” suggests, you have two options when your house no longer feels like home: renovate it into a space you can love, or list it for sale and move on. Whether you’ve outgrown your current home or are simply looking to upgrade, consider these four factors before you commit to renovating or selling: Time When considering whether to renovate your home or relocate, remember that renovations generally take months to complete. Renovations will…

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Buying a Home

Buying a New Home in Vail School District

July 15, 2013

Many homebuyers in the Tucson, Arizona area with school-age children are moving south of the city to live within the Vail School District. It’s easy to see why! Exceptional ratings on national school websites and high test scores make the schools in this district a popular choice. The high school experience As of May 2017, Vail Academy & High School and Empire High School are rated 9 and 8 respectively on GreatSchools.org, a website that rates schools on a 10-point scale according to test results in reading,…

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Financing & Insuring

Quick Facts on PMI

June 19, 2013

What is PMI? PMI stands for private mortgage insurance. It’s an insurance policy that protects a mortgage lender against loss if a borrower defaults on a loan. Who is asked to pay PMI? It varies, but lenders typically require PMI on conventional loans with a less than 20% down payment. How much does PMI cost? PMI cost varies according to many factors, including the amount you’re borrowing, your loan type and term, your credit score and the amount of your down payment. In general, PMI…

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Buying a Home

New Home Buyer Guides for 2013

June 10, 2013

Have you seen our latest home buyer guides? These free resources are available to download here (pdf).   How to Choose the Right Floor Plan for Your Lifestyle: Would you prefer formal living and dining rooms, or the open layout of a great room and nook? Will your master suite be upstairs or down? Should you finish your basement now, or remodel down the road? With so many floor plans available to today’s home buyers, it can be hard to decide what’s right for you.…

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Financing & Insuring

A Home Safety Checklist (That Could Save You Money!)

June 3, 2013

There are many ways to save money on homeowners insurance: bundling multiple policies, buying a new home instead of resale, increasing your deductible, maintaining good credit—and that’s just naming a few. But, did you know that there are also some simple things you can do around the house to protect your pocketbook, as well as your property? The list below is just a starting point. Check with your insurance agent to see which items would make a difference in your individual situation. He or she…

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