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Sunday, June 9, 2024   /   by Steve Ticknor

New Homeowner Tips: What You Should Focus on First

Congratulations on buying a Lake Havasu home. This very well may be the biggest financial decision you make in your life. As a new homeowner, there are a few very important areas you need to focus on right away.
New Homeowner Tips: What You Should Focus on First
Warranty Time
If the seller did not offer a home warranty when you purchased your property, you might want to consider buying one yourself. A standard home warranty covers the major systems of a home (electrical, plumbing, appliances, HVAC, etc.). Most warranties last for one year. This takes the stress off worrying about whether or not you need to shell out thousands of dollars if one of these systems breaks on you during this time. A warranty may prove worthwhile even if you purchase a brand-new home.
Change Out Your Locks
Another quick yet effective tip for new homeowners is to change the locks on your exterior doors. Even though the old homeowner handed over the keys at signing, for your safety and the safety of your fZ ...

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Monday, May 20, 2024   /   by Steve Ticknor

Pre-Approval vs Pre-Underwriting: What Home Buyers Need to Know

Typically, the Lake Havasu real estate market heats up in the springtime. It usually hits its peak in May. That means that the hottest time for home sales is right now. If a new Havasu home fits into your plans right now, you should definitely think about finances first. While pre-qualification was enough in the past, most sellers won't even consider an offer without a pre-approval letter. Even better, you might want to think about going the extra step to pre-underwriting. What's that? Let me explain.
Pre-Approval vs Pre-Underwriting: What Home Buyers Need to Know
Pre-Approval
The pre-qualification process takes a few minutes with your lender. They ask you a couple of questions about your monthly income, your monthly debt load (approximately), and what you expect to put down. This gives them a rough estimate about what you might qualify for with a mortgage loan. The pre-approval process takes longer. First, they expect you to provide your financial documents (ie W2s, paycheck stubs,Z ...

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Thursday, May 16, 2024   /   by Steve Ticknor

Havasu Life Jacket Exchange 2024

Now, the first day of summer officially falls on June 20th. However, for most people, Memorial Day Weekend signifies the start of summer. Even our local school system scheduled the final day of school on May 23rd. Summer means lots of extra time out on our waterways. Have you checked your water safety equipment lately? Do it now because the Havasu life jacket exchange program takes place this weekend. And you don't want to miss this opportunity to update your equipment before hitting the lake.

What: Havasu Life Jacket Exchange 2024
Where: London Bridge Beach Stage (1340 McCulloch Blvd N)
When: Saturday, May 18th from 10 am to noon
Contact: AZ Game & Fish Depart (623) 236-7258 or via email
Havasu Life Jacket Exchange 2024
Arizona law requires that every child aged 12 years and under must wear a life jacket while out on the water at all times. Also, each boat must carry a personal flotation device appropriate for the sizes and ages of everyone onboard a water vessel at alZ ...

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