Wednesday, April 26, 2017 / by Sharyn Younger
Buyers And Sellers Can Avoid The Dreaded “Fall Out Of Escrow”
April 25, 2017 By syounger 1 Comment
Increases in homes falling out of escrow can be addressed by buyers and sellers following some simple rules
“Derailed” , “Gone South”, “Fell Out”, “Crashed and Burned” – there are lots of ways to describe a home sale that falls apart before it gets to the finish line. I am seeing an increase in deals that don’t make it to the closing table. Buyers and Sellers can become frustrated by investments of time, money and emotion in a process that doesn’t result in a win and can put them weeks behind in achieving their goals. There are things both buyers and sellers can do to keep a sale on track and avoid the dreaded “Fall Out Of Escrow”.
Jim and Jenny spent 8 months looking for a home for their family. When they finally walked into an adorable historic property ...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 / by Sharyn Younger
Closing Costs for Buyers
April 18, 2015 By syounger Leave a Comment
When planning to buy your dream home, don’t forget the costs that go beyond the price agreed upon by buyer and seller. Closing costs often come as a surprise to purchasers who are first time home buyers, or those who haven’t bought a home in several years. And it’s no small potatoes when you add up the costs paid to lenders, title companies, appraisers, inspectors, home owners associations, and government entities that may collect taxes and fees in advance. While it’s impossible to calculate exactly what your closing costs will be until all of the details have been worked out by your lender, you can generally count on landing somewhere in the ballpark of 3 to 5 percent of the purchase price. Soon, due to the efforts of the federal Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), home buyers will have more detailed, easier to understand inform ...
Monday, April 17, 2017 / by Sharyn Younger
Ahwatukee and the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway
April 17, 2017 By syounger 1 Comment
There’s been so much press about the expansion of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway down Pecos Road in Ahwatukee to connect the east valley and the west valley. Opinions vary as to the wisdom of running the freeway through the southern portion of Ahwatukee. Some have been dead-set against it. Some feel that of all the options that have been considered, this is the most practical. Regardless of where you stand on the matter, the fact is, it’s becoming a reality. Homes have been bought by the state through eminent domain and razed. Huge risers are taking shape at the proposed freeway exits along Pecos Road. And people ask me all the time about the impact the freeway will have on home values. Not an easy question to answer.
Negative impacts a freeway can have on the desirability and value of a neighborhood include noise and air quality. The Department of Transportat ...
Monday, March 6, 2017 / by Sharyn Younger
Leased Solar Panels A Buyers Bonus! Myths Busted
March 6, 2017 By syounger Leave a Comment
Leased solar panels are a bonus for buyers providing significant savings on energy bills.
I recently had a buyers agent tell me that their client LOVED my listing, however would not consider purchasing a home with leased solar panels. It became very apparent that both the buyer and the agent did not understand that leased solar panels are a buyers bonus! I myself am selling a home with leased solar panels and have first hand evidence of 35% savings on our energy bills. Let me bust some myths about buying a home with leased solar panels:
Many believe that the cost of the lease offsets any savings on your utility bills. NOT TRUE! As an example, lets look at my bills. I pay $110 per month to Solar City for the lease. My SRP bills range from 0 in the winter months, up to about $285 in the hottest summer months on a 4100 square foot ho ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 / by Sharyn Younger
East Valley, West Valley, YOUR Valley Realtor
February 26, 2016 By syounger Leave a Comment
East Valley, West Valley, YOUR Valley Realtor
What do you think is the first question people typically ask a Realtor? Regardless of whether they are interested in buying, selling or investing in a real estate, I am often asked, “what part of the valley do you specialize in?”. It makes sense. Often we are told that in order to be good at something and to be successful, we must find a niche. However, working primarily by referral, I find myself traveling throughout the valley: East Valley, West Valley, Glendale, Sun City, Scottsdale, Maricopa and everywhere in between. And that’s the way I like it. I have chosen be a student of the valley, to broaden and deepen my knowledge of the communities in which my clients live, or want to be. This allows me to help the friends, family and colleagues of people I know, like, and have done business with in ...