10 Secretly Powerful Word Bombs to Drop Into Your Home’s Listing

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” the age-old adage goes. And this is particularly true in real estate, which is why it’s so critical for sellers to make sure their agents post polished photos that tell an accurate story about their home, while showing it in its best light. That said, in most listing systems and property flyers, you don’t have the opportunity to post a thousand words’ worth of text describing your home: you might get 100 words, at best – and many systems limit you to just a couple of hundredcharacters in total.

What You Can Do to Improve Your Credit

What You Can Do to Improve Your Credit Credit scores, along with your overall income and debt, are big factors in determining whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what your loan terms will be. So, keep your credit score high by doing the following: Check for and...

Tips for Buying in a Tight Market

[courtesy of Realtor Mag] Tips for Buying in a Tight Market Increase your chances of getting your dream house in a competitive housing market, and lower your chances of losing out to another buyer. Get prequalified for a mortgage. You’ll be able to make a firm...

Short sales on homes surge as tax break nears end

courtesy of San Antonio Business Journal by Mike W. Thomas, Reporter Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 Short sales of U.S. homes were up 35 percent during the third quarter compared to one year ago as homeowners and banks anticipate the end of a tax break on forgiven...

New home permits soaring around Phoenix

courtesy of Kristena Hansen Reporter- Phoenix Business Journal The continued surge in existing home prices and a tight supply of properties on the market throughout metro Phoenix has been causing a ripple effect on the new home market, which saw a 65 percent...

Report: Upbeat findings for Arizona housing market

Courtesy of Catherine Reagor – Feb. 23, 2012 The Arizona Republic | azcentral.com   Editors Note: LRA Real Estate can find the perfect home for you. Please Contact Us today to start your Search on MLS. Metro Phoenix home prices are up. Fewer inexpensive homes...

Homeownership: The ultimate dating aphrodisiac

Courtesy of Les Christie | CNNMoney.com – Tue, Feb 14, 2012 Editors Note: LRA Real Estate provides clients with successful property search results. CONTACT US TODAY to find your property! When it comes to dating, homeownership can be the ultimate aphrodisiac. In a...

Kiss These 10 Once-Popular Home Features Goodbye

Courtesy of  Steve Kerch | MarketWatch – Fri, Feb 17, 2012   Editors Note: LRA Real Estate provides clients with successful property search results. CONTACT US TODAY to find your property! Times are tough in the home-building industry, meaning the 500,000 or so new...

COOL HOME in Phoenix, Small and efficient

by Kara G. Morrison – Nov. 3, 2011 Courtesy of The Arizona Republic   Editors Note: LRA Real Estate provides clients with successful property search results. CONTACT US TODAY to find your property! Architect’s 425-square foot home shows style and design...