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Wednesday, November 23, 2022   /   by Steve Ticknor

Hiring the Right Real Estate Agent

Whether you wish to buy a home or need to sell one, you need a good agent by your side. Their knowledge and expertise help guide you through every step of the way. With over 120 offices and more than 470 active agents in Lake Havasu City alone, how do you know you are hiring the right real estate agent to handle your transaction?
Hiring the Right Real Estate Agent
Determine Your Priorities
Decide what you really want in an agent. Do you need daily updates or would you prefer less communication? How would you prefer your agent to contact you? Text? Email? Face-to-face? Is experience more important to you than a huge amount of sales? Or vice versa? Do you only want to deal with your agent when it comes to your real estate transaction or are you OK with talking to their team? (Most agents come with a team that helps them with different aspects of the deal.) Decide what you need to feel safe and secure throughout the process and find the agent that fits those parameters.
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Thursday, November 3, 2022   /   by Steve Ticknor

Home Selling Tips for the Holidays

It's November. Can you believe it? Where has the year gone? Seems like only yesterday that we welcomed in the new year. In a few short weeks, we welcome in a new one. Many people love to decorate for the end-of-year holidays. But if you plan on putting your Havasu home on the market right now, should you hold off on putting up a tree this year? Short answer? No. However, you do need to show some restraint. Use these helpful home selling tips when you list your property during the holidays.

Home Selling Tips for the Holidays
Keep it Simple, Silly
If lots of silver and gold accessories and over-the-top decorations are your "normal", tone it down this year. Instead of loud and garish, keep things simple. Emphasize nature with pinecones, fruit, gourds, and a pretty fir garland draped over the mantel. A bit of silver and gold should act as accent pieces instead of the main focus. Just keep them to a minimum (three to five per large room). Also, instead of a huge seven-foot Douglas fir . ...

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Thursday, October 27, 2022   /   by Steve Ticknor

Is an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage a Good Option for Me?

For the past few years, interest rates hit historical lows. Unfortunately, that is no longer case. We keep seeing rates go up, up, and UP! With the lower rates, financial experts suggested that a fixed-rate mortgage was the better option for home buyers. However, that may no longer be the case. How do you know whether to choose a fixed-rate (FRM) or an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) when it comes to your home loan options?

Adjustable-Rate Mortgage for the Home Buyer
How Does an ARM Work?
Unlike fixed-rate mortgage loans, the interest rate on an adjustable-rate mortgage fluctuates over time. Initially, it starts out lower than a fixed-rate mortgage. For example, Freddie Mac shows the average 30-year FRM at 7.08% as of the writing of this post. However, they show the ARM at 5.96%. On a $400,000 mortgage, that means a difference of almost $300 a month ($3600 in the first year). But this will not always be the case. The rate may go up or down.
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