John Lick's Blog Posts

Setting the Price

Setting the Price The listing price for property is critical to the sale.  Pricing must be competitive to catch a prospect's attention and will be more accurate with our input because we

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5 Arizona Housing Predictions for 2021's Remainder

5 Arizona Housing Predictions for 2021's Remainder The housing market is looking extremely strong for the Phoenix area in 2021. Realtor.com’s most recent forecast predicts home

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Prior to Listing

Prior to Listing The first impression is the most important one.  Make your home squeaky clean!  It is better that buyers think of fitting the table in the kitchen than how much "

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Low Inventory Buying

One of the most common refrains that has come out of the very hot 2021 real estate market is the message that this is a perfect time to sell a home. Record low interest rates combined with a low

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Buying in a Low Inventory Market

One of the most common refrains that has come out of the very hot 2021 real estate market is the message that this is a perfect time to sell a home. Record low interest rates combined with a low

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Big Bond Beat Down

Big Bond Beat Down Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS is the index that actually controls mortgage rates) broke through an important metric which means we are likely to see an increase in interest

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The 35 Historic Neighborhoods of Phoenix

The 35 Historic Neighborhoods of Phoenix AlvaradoHome of the internationally known Heard Museum, the Alvarado neighborhood's 30 homed typically feature Period Revival architectural styles including

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Follow the 30-30-3 Rule Before Buying a Home During Covid

As mortgage rates reach all-time lows due to the pandemic, demand for real estate has increased exponentially.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should buy a home right now. 

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A Look Into the Markets-Thanksgiving 2020

A Look Into the Markets-Thanksgiving 2020Stocks, bonds and rates are responding to the tug-of-war playing out between vaccine hopes and the rise in COVID-19 cases, along with additional lockdowns.

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Condo vs. House: What's the Difference?

Condo vs. House:  What’s the Difference?So you’re looking at listings and you see lots of different types of properties, all with different features and square footage.  Should

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A Look Into the Markets

A Look Into the MarketsMany were expecting uncertainty and chaos emerging from Election Day, and those people were not disappointed.  Stocks have skyrocketed and bond prices have soared,

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How To Get Your Offer Accepted In A Strong Seller's Market

How to Get Your Offer Accepted in a Strong Seller’s MarketGetting an offer accepted in a multiple offer situation takes a bit of strategy and finesse.  We’ve put together a list of

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Is It A Good Time To Sell A House In Phoenix?

Is it a good time to sell a house in Phoenix?Right now it is a good time to sell.Buyer demand high (up +60% from last month)Interest rates are low (2%-3%)Inventory is extremely low, which means

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How's The Market?

How’s the Market?About that real estate market of ours – it certainly was impacted by the pandemic.Perhaps the biggest Surprise to most people is what the actual impact looked

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Should I Think About Buying A Home During The Covid Crisis?

Should I Think About Buying a Home Now?  Buying a home during the COVID-19 crisis, and why it’s a good idea…Question:  Should I still buy a home during the COVID-19 crisis

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4 Things To Keep In Mind If You're Buying A Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

4 Things to Keep in Mind If You’re Buying a Home During the Coronavirus PandemicThe coronavirus is affecting nearly every aspect of American life. If you used to work in an office,you probably

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Top 4 Deal Killers For Home Buyers

Falling in love is exhilarating.  It can also be a bit scary, especially when a home has captured your heart. What if something goes wrong and you end up not spending the rest of your life

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The Down Payment Myth

Down payments are traditionally the most expensive elements of a new home purchase.  But it is a myth that you need a 20% down payment to buy a home.  The “20% Down Payment Myth;

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The Guide To Making And Accepting An Offer On A House

You’ve spent the last few months house hunting, preparing your house for sale or doing both. All that stands between you and a pending deal is the right offer.On both sides of a real estate

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The Decision To Buy

Today’s market provides a potentially great opportunity to buy a home. Homeownership can provide many financial, lifestyle and social benefits. In today’s market, buyers also benefit

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When To Get Excited About The Housing Market

When to Get Excited About the Housing MarketReal estate professionals get that consumers, by and large, ignore housing statistics and the market until they become involved in the purchase or sale of

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