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Signs It’s Time to Refinance Your Home in Phoenix

September 19, 2014

With fewer and fewer underwater mortgages throughout Phoenix, more and more Arizona homeowners are in a stronger financial position to refinance. The main question is: Should they? Refinancing your loan can cost you more up front, but if you fall into any of these categories, you should talk to a Phoenix lender today about securing […]

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8 Reasons Phoenix is Still a Great Place to Retire

July 29, 2014 Retired in Phoenix

The beautiful lands of Arizona are not the only features attracting new residents to the Southwest. Positive economic news and real estate indicators give the nation’s sixth largest city a boost as well. Here are eight reasons for retiring in Phoenix. 1. Cost of Phoenix Real Estate The Great Recession hit the metro area especially […]

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The (Nearly) $10,000 Leap in the Phoenix Median Home Price

June 16, 2014 Apply for a mortgage loan with First Option Mortgage for competitive mortgage rates in Phoenix.

Home values are climbing in Phoenix—or leaping, depending on how you look at it. Median home prices increased $9,500 this March, a tremendous boost for any city, but especially a metropolitan area that the recession hit particularly hard. The growth in the Arizona real estate market has encouraged local and national economists, and it’s a […]

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Phoenix Underwater Mortgages Continue to Decrease

June 03, 2014

For awhile, underwater mortgages were the norm in Phoenix. At the end of 2011, 60% of all mortgage holders throughout the metropolitan area owed more than their homes were worth. The recession had hit the Phoenix housing market particularly hard, but the recovery has been about as remarkable. Zillow revealed that in the following two […]

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10 Things You Never Knew about Phoenix

May 13, 2014

Even people who’ve never visited Phoenix, Arizona have an idea of what to expect from the city: desert climate, suburban sprawl, brown landscape and architecture. Accurate or not, these images don’t represent the city fully. Arizona is a beautifully diverse state, and its capital is no exception. Whether you’re moving to the city or have […]

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The Shift to a Buyer’s Market in Phoenix

April 17, 2014

The latest figures reveal good news for the Phoenix real estate market—especially if you’re a buyer. Hit especially hard during the recession, Phoenix has steadily recovered, once again becoming a solid market. February 2014 showed some of the most encouraging signs and statistics in a decade, though the numbers make it clear: it’s a buyer’s […]

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2014: The Year of the Move-Up Buyer

March 07, 2014

Steadily rising home prices in 2013 helped 3.9 million borrowers rebuild enough equity in their homes to get them back in positive territory on their mortgages this year. According to CoreLogic, home values improved 12% between Jan 2013 and Jan 2014, and in some markets like Las Vegas, parts of California, Phoenix, and Salt Lake, […]

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