Buying a Home

Are New Homes a Good Value?

August 23, 2017
The Helena

Trying to decide whether to buy a new home or a resale? In addition to obvious benefits, such as being able to choose your floor plan and homesite and personalize your living space with fixtures and finishes, purchasing a new home can also be a sound financial move. Following are four reasons why it might pay to choose a brand-new build over of a resale home: Less maintenance. New homes mean brand-new appliances and systems—all of which typically include warranties. When you buy new you…

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Selling a Home

Online Marketing Techniques to Sell Your Home

August 17, 2017
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When it comes to marketing your home online, your best bet is probably a seller’s agent with the industry tools, skills and know-how to effectively advertise your home on the multiple listing service (MLS). However, once your MLS listing is out in the world, you might find that broadcasting it with some powerful—and freely available—online tools will help you find the right buyer that much faster. Here are a few resources that could help boost your listing and get your home off the market in…

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Local Stories

5 FAQs on Home is Possible

August 9, 2017
Home is possible

Saving up for a down payment on a new home in Nevada? This homebuyer assistance program, now available through HomeAmerican Mortgage Corporation, may help make your dream home a reality! What’s Home is Possible? It’s a grant from the Nevada Housing Division that may be used toward a down payment on a qualified home purchase. Typical program participants receive 3% to 4% of the total mortgage amount; a 5% grant is offered on conventional loans. Heroes (veterans, active service members and surviving spouses) may opt…

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Local Stories

Where to Live in Tucson

August 8, 2017

Ready to start your Tucson home search? Take a peek at three exciting area communities that offer a wide range of floor plans, personalization options and amenities to suit any lifestyle.   Homestead at Gladden Farms If activities and amenities top your new home wish list, be sure to check out Homestead at Gladden Farms in Marana. Less than a mile from I-10 (perfect for commuters!) in the notable Marana School District, this popular masterplan caters to your active lifestyle with 12 community parks, a…

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Life at Home

Travel Tips: What’s in Your Suitcase?

August 3, 2017
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In order to appreciate life in your new home, you may need to get away on occasion. While traveling can be a lot of fun, planning for a trip can be stressful. These packing guidelines can help ease the stress of deciding what to bring with you on vacation. Make a List Staring into your closet may make you feel overwhelmed. Instead of starting with an open suitcase, begin with a pen and paper. Write down everything you will need to use daily. A toothbrush,…

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