Saturday, February 4, 2017 / by Sharyn Younger
Ready To Downsize? Answer Some Important Questions
February 4, 2017 By syounger Leave a Comment
How Do You Know If You’re Ready To Downsize? Ask Yourself Some Questions That Tap Both Your Logic And Emotions..
Some people look at a home as a place within which their lives unfold. They see multiple generations moving through and thriving in that one place that evolves with the needs of its residents. Others see home like chapters in their lives. Begin a new chapter, move into a new home.
Regardless whether you have lived in your home for decades, or have bought and sold homes based on the “chapters” of your life, many whose kids are grown are wondering if they are ready to downsize. The home where you raised your children and entertained their friends is now just a lot of house to clean; the stairs are getting hard on the knees; the yard and pool maintenance are becoming overly taxing physically or financially.
The dream of a single-story sanctuary ...
Monday, January 2, 2017 / by Sharyn Younger
Being a Military Residential Specialist Has New Meaning
October 11, 2015 By syounger Leave a Comment
Within the first year of being licensed as a real estate agent I had the desire and good fortune to become a Certified Military Residential Specialist. Having treated several veterans in my psychotherapy practice in years past, I knew I wanted to continue to be a positive force in the lives of those serving our country. Providing specialized real estate services seemed like a good way to do that. At the time, I had no way of knowing that my daughter would eventually join the United States Air Force, giving me a new perspective on the sacrifices made by those who volunteer to serve in the military, and the families who support them.
Attending my daughters graduation from Air Force Boot Camp has been a true delight. Seeing Hannah after 7 1/2 long weeks, transformed into an Airman – standing tall, with heightened respect for herself and others, created a mixture o ...
Monday, October 31, 2016 / by Sharyn Younger
What does a Seller NOT have to disclose?
October 31, 2015 By syounger Leave a Comment
There are many facts about a home considered “material” to a buyers decision to purchase that a seller must disclose. And it’s in the sellers best interest to make sure those facts are disclosed within five days of a signed purchase agreement. No seller wants to be the subject of a lawsuit post closing because they didn’t disclose something that the buyer finds out about later. Has the home had plumbing problems in the past? Disclose! Is there a pack of barking dogs next door? Disclose! Have there been scorpions on the property? Disclose! Is there a freeway going in within a few blocks of the home? Disclose!
But what about a home’s history that is related to it’s current or former inhabitants? In many cases in Arizona, facts related to current or previous home owners are not required to be disclosed. Sellers are not obligated to report ...
Monday, October 24, 2016 / by Sharyn Younger
Can Attending Open Houses Increase Your Home Buying IQ?
October 24, 2015 By syounger Leave a Comment
I’ve been hosting an open house for the last 2 and a half hours and this is the first moment I’ve had to get on my computer. I’ve had a steady stream of potential home buyers moving through the house on their tour of the neighborhood looking at what’s on the market. I love doing open houses. It gets me into listings, mine and others, and in front of people who are interested in homes. I love talking about homes. But what about attending open houses as a buyer? Do people find their dream home by following signs through a neighborhood?
Attending an open house certainly can be a way of finding your dream home. But it also serves in other ways as well. First, it allows you to preview homes you may be interested in and get a good feel for market values in a particular neighborhood. Viewing a home and seeing it’s features in person and c ...
Saturday, October 22, 2016 / by Sharyn Younger
If you are between the ages of 18 and 34, you are very special!
October 22, 2016 By syounger 1 Comment
Millennial home buyers on the hunt for the perfect starter home
If you are a person between the ages of 18 and 34 you know that you are very special. But did you know that you are the hot topic and target of a wide variety of industries who see you as the drivers of their economic success?
Markets are extremely sensitive to demographics. I know because I am part of a demographic that at one time made advertisers salivate. Baby Boomers were the Millennials of my day. And now, we are passing the torch to you!
The real estate industry is VERY interested in you Millennials. It is anticipated that you will drive the next wave in the market as you come to realize the great benefits of home ownership. Many of you (or, if you’re a Boomer, then your kids), have heard mixed messages about the risks and rewards of owning your own home, or what it takes ...