Wednesday, December 11, 2019 / by Sharyn Younger
Furnishing Dignity: Helping Those On A Path To Self-Sufficiency
December 11, 2018 By syounger Leave a Comment
Furnishing Dignity, A place that helps those on a path to self sufficiency start with the foundation of “home”.
The word “home” can mean many things. It can be the walls within which you dwell; it can be the place from which you came, but perhaps no longer reside; it can be a feeling that you carry with you wherever you may be; it can be the people you call your family, the things you hold so dear, the memories you’ve created over the years. Home for so many of us brings feelings of warmth, security, connection. It is often the place within which we feel we can be our most authentic selves. We sometimes take “home” for granted. And there are those for whom “home” is something they dream of, but has been out of reach.
2019 is going to be GREAT year! And part of that greatness will consist of the compa ...
Sunday, December 8, 2019 / by Sharyn Younger
The Home Buying Process in Arizona
If you’re planning a move to Arizona, or grew up in another state, you might have expectations of the home buying process that differ from the way things are done here. In many states, an attorney is required, and realtors cannot write contracts. In Arizona, the main players in a home sale or purchase are the buyer, the seller, the realtor, the lender (when financing) and the escrow officer. Let’s look at the steps in a typical home purchase:
Buyer selects a realtor that they trust. That realtor should conduct a consultation in order to fully understand the needs of the buyer, and provide essential information to the buyer that will make the process go smoothly.
Loan qualification: Discuss financial resources and obtain pre qualification letter.
Home viewing: Realtor sets up a strategic search based on your needs that allows you to find the most ideal home and location.
Offer submission: The realtor ...
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 / by Sharyn Younger
The Gift Of DNA Testing For Individuals, Families and Society
December 4, 2019 By syounger Leave a Comment
DNA testing, which shows we all hold more diversity within us, is a gift to individuals, families and society.
I had an interesting conversation the other day with friend of mine. She recently had her DNA tested to identify her ancestral identity and it got me thinking about the gift of DNA testing for individuals, families and society. The results of her test revealed her ties to Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. As she described her newfound knowledge it occurred to me, and she confirmed, that her world has opened up and her tolerance for different races and ethnicities has increased; because she now knows that she holds a wide breadth of diversity within her.
Changing demographics and political whims have challenged our notions of the benefits and liabilities of immigration and what it means to be an American. As humans, we te ...
Sunday, November 17, 2019 / by Sharyn Younger
Why Choose A Full Service Realtor?
June 26, 2016 By syounger Leave a Comment
Choices abound in how you sell your home; why choose a full service Realtor®? Let me tell you of a recent experience I had that highlights the added value of the concierge service offered by a customer focused brokerage.
Representing buyers looking for a 3-4 bedroom home for $250,000 in the east valley this spring has been a delightful challenge. There has clearly been more demand for these homes than supply. If buyers don’t act quickly, the home will almost always be sold before they know it.
I found a beautiful Chandler home for my buyers and they immediately decided to make an offer. The home seemed priced quite a bit over market value so I contacted the sellers agent who worked for a discount, limited service brokerage to discuss comparative sales and potential appraisal issues. The agent advertised that she listed 100 homes in the last two years, so I expected a pr ...
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 / by Sharyn Younger
Build Wealth Through Home-Ownership: Renting Won’t Cut It
November 12, 2019 By syounger Leave a Comment
Renting vs. owning a home. Which choice will get you closer to your wealth goal?
Renting rather than owning a home is the right thing for some people in various situations. However, if you’re renting because you don’t think you have the funds to purchase a home, let me tell you a story. A few years ago I got a call from a woman who found my website and thought I could help her find another home to rent as her lease was expiring and the landlord wanted to sell rather than renew. She laid out the challenges the couple had been having finding another rental. Two dogs, one a pit bull weighing over 70 pounds, and rising rents seemed to knock every possibility off the table.
As we got to talking, she mentioned that she and her partner were tired of renting and she really wished they could purchase a home. “Why not?”, I asked. “ ...