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Tuesday, February 12, 2019   /   by Michelle Genardini

8 Basic Areas for New Investors to Master!

 8 Basic Areas for New Investors to Master!
Hi everyone! Today I’ve got some smart tips to consider when investing in Real Estate. Whether you are a seasoned investor or a newbie, I trust these tips with bring some value to you in some way!
1.     Define your goals as a Real Estate Investor
Have in mind what kind of investor you would like to be going in. What type of investments are you looking for?  Fix and flips, rental properties, multi=family, commercial?  All of these factors are going to affect what plan you put in place to begin a successful real estate portfolio.
 2.     Research relevant Laws & Regulations
While you don’t need to know every laws & not all laws will apply to you, it is important to research and know how investing will affect you and your goals.  Meeting with a CPA will be an important step prior to investing.
 3.     Conduct your due diligenc ...

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Monday, February 04, 2019   /   by Michelle Genardini

Dreaming of Home Ownership?

Dreaming of Home Ownership?

Below are some quick tips to start making that dream a reality:

1)      Start saving for a down payment early!
Setting aside tax refunds and work bonuses is a simple and easy way to start saving!
Set up an automatic savings plan and using an app to track your progress. I’m currently using an app called Acorn to save.  It rounds up my dollars and cents and puts them away for later!
2)      Explore your down payment & mortgage options!
The amount of money you put down is going to affect your monthly mortgage payment and interest rate.  Make sure you shop rates and utilize a trusted resource. Ask your REALTOR for the best local mortgage professionals.

3)      Research your state and local assistance programs
Your county or municipality may also have first-time home buyer programs.
There are several down payment assistance programs currently ...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019   /   by Elan Olivier

Sabino Canyon

I love hiking! When I lived in New Mexico I used to go hiking at least once a month and considered it something that was vital to my happiness. When I was moving to Tucson I thought that hiking would have to be something I would be giving up because I was under the impression that the desert around Tucson was just miles of flat land studded with saguaro cactus's, but boy was I wrong!

After I had lived here for a few months I was feeling really disconnected from the natural world so one of my co-workers told me about a hike she went on at Sabino Canyon and thought it might be something I would enjoy doing. So I gathered a few of my friends and planned a hiking day and I am so glad I did!

To start out with the Sabino Canyon hiking trails are located right outside of Tucson City limit. When I would go hiking in New Mexico it was always at least a 40-minute drive to get to the closest national forest and it was a day long activity. Any food or drinks that we wanted needed to be c ...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019   /   by Michelle Genardini

Take the Guesswork out of Hiring your REALTOR®

We’ve all heard it before...friends, family members, co-workers talking about their home buying experience and how stressful or how wonderful it was. The same factors that can make the experience wonderful can also be the culprit of stress and overwhelm during the home buying process. 
It is your job to have fun during this process! It’s our job to take the guesswork out of hiring a REALTOR. Below are the “Top Three” Reasons to hire a professional and established REALTOR to support you during one of the most important financial decisions of your lifetime.   

1)      As a buyer, you don’t pay your agent anything, and they are there to protect your best interests.. 

It really matters who represents your best interests. Selecting the right agent raises the service level the clients receive, minimizes risks in the transaction, and raises security by ensuring timeliness of the closing. Purchasing a home ...

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Thursday, January 17, 2019   /   by Stephanie Polston

Javelina Adventures

Do you love the beauty of the Desert? Do you want to learn more about the desert, it's plants, animals, and rich history?   Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum is the place to go.

There is so much to do and see here!  My personal favorite is the animals.   The animals are in their natural habit and there are so many!  You can see them up close and personal all while enjoying the natural beauty of the desert.    On a recent visit- my favorite was the javelina exhibit.   There were a few that were all snuggled together, and then there were a few that were moseying around the exhibit.     

What's a javelina?  First- let's pronounce javelina [hah-vuh-lee-nuh] correctly.  A javelina is medium sized animal, similar to a boar.   They have short legs, salt and pepper very coarse coat and a pig like nose.  You'll never see a javelina in a petting zoo- they are not friendly creatures- but they are ve ...

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