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April 16, 2018

DC Ranch Homes For Sale | Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

DC Ranch Homes For Sale | Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

 

Did you know that in the DC Ranch community you’ll find a variety of architectural home-styles from single family, attached, luxury rentals, custom homes and home sites.    

DC Ranch has slowly transformed over the last few years. DC Ranch is connected by miles of winding paths and trails that take you anywhere on the ranch including the community center, private golf course and country club, retail site, schools and much more. All neighborhoods are connected by a system of paths and trails which allow you to go virtually anywhere in the community without crossing a major street.   

If you are looking just for the right property in DC Ranch today, I would be happy to consult with you and bring you my experience and expertise in the DC Ranch Community to help you make the right the decision    

Today I would like to speak to you about  Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

 

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a mortgage before starting your search. 

Even if you are in a market that is not as competitive, understanding your budget will give you the confidence of knowing if your dream home is within your reach.

Freddie Mac lays out the advantages of pre-approval in the ‘My Home’ section of their website: 

“It’s highly recommended that you work with your lender to get pre-approved before you begin house hunting. Pre-approval will tell you how much home you can afford and can help you move faster, and with greater confidence, in competitive markets.”

One of the many advantages of working with a local real estate professional is that many have relationships with lenders who will be able to help you with this process. Once you have selected a lender, you will need to fill out their loan application and provide them with important information regarding “your credit, debt, work history, down payment and residential history.”

Freddie Mac describes the ‘4 Cs’ that help determine the amount you will be qualified to borrow:

Capacity: Your current and future ability to make your payments

Capital or cash reserves: The money, savings, and investments you have that can be sold quickly for cash

Collateral: The home, or type of home, that you would like to purchase

Credit: Your history of paying bills and other debts on time

Getting pre-approved is one of many steps that will show home sellers that you are serious about buying, and it often helps speed up the process once your offer has been accepted.

 

Bottom Line

Many potential home buyers overestimate the down payment and credit scores needed to qualify for a mortgage today. If you are ready and willing to buy, you may be pleasantly surprised at your ability to do so.

 

Source.. KCM Ryan Ney Blog

 

See something that interests you around La Strada in DC Ranch? 

How about Ironwood Village, Pima Acres and Sera Brisa. . we can guide you through the area and then find the best properties available for sale. We also have more information about Windgate Ranch.

Need help? Contact Us anytime to schedule a private showing for any property in DC Ranch. Or search our website www.realscottsdalehomes.com to find more information on the community of DC Ranch and all Scottsdale area real estate. 

Ryan Ney Real Estate 

of My Home Group

DC Ranch Specialist 

Ph: (480) 332–5659 

 

 

Posted in Dc Ranch
April 9, 2018

Scottsdale New Construction Home | US Housing Market Still In ‘Buy Territory’!

Scottsdale New Construction Home | US Housing Market Still In ‘Buy Territory’!

 

The process of buying a brand new home in Scottsdale Arizona takes place over a long period of time and in several stages. Whether you are choosing a new house in a Scottsdale neighborhood or prefer a custom home built by a home-builder, the most important step is to make a decision who you want representing you to make an intelligent choice.  

You’ll need guidance to find all the options available in the area from “ALL” available home-builders. You'll need to take some time deciding on your priorities — what you want in a home? where you want to live? and how much you want to spend?  

This is the reason my services consist on exploring what’s currently available among the properties that builders need to sell. I bring you the options of what is currently available from “ALL” the builders (not just one), what will be released and available soon?…what are the best builder incentives..etc.   

Whether you are new to the new construction real estate market in Scottsdale or you are just relocating to this area…I have the expertise, the energy, the enthusiasm and the access to resources to help you achieve your goals.  

Today, I would like to talk to you about US Housing Market Still In ‘Buy Territory’!

 

According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment. 

The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: 

In today’s housing market, is it better to rent or buy a home?

The index examines the entire US housing market and then isolates 23 major cities for comparison. The researchers “measure the relationship between purchasing property and building wealth through a buildup in equity versus renting a comparable property and investing in a portfolio of stocks and bonds.” 

While 13 of the 23 metropolitan markets examined moved further into buy territory, markets like Dallas, Denver, and Houston are currently deep into rent territory. Due to a lack of inventory, the home prices in these areas have increased by 6.7%, 6.3%, and 5.3%  respectively from a year ago.

According to Eli Beracha, Ph.D., Co-Creator of the index, home prices will begin to return to more normal levels.

“Our data indicates that prices are above their 40-year trend but not significantly so as they were in 2007. Rather than a crash, I anticipate slower growth in prices accompanied by longer marketing times for sellers and increasing inventories, which should bring prices back in conjunction with their 40-year trend.”

 

Bottom Line

The majority of the country is strongly in buy territory. Buying a home makes sense socially and financially, as rents are predicted to increase substantially in the next year. Protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost with a mortgage payment now. 

To Find Out More About the Study: The BH&J Index and other FAU real estate activities are sponsored by Investments Limited of Boca Raton. The BH&J Index is published quarterly and is available online at http://business.fau.edu/buyvsrent.

 

Source.. KCM Ryan Ney Blog

 

I am always available to offer you personal, one-on-one help with what some say is the biggest decision you will make in your life. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Ryan M. Ney @ 480–332–5659  

Start searching for new construction homes in Scottsdale Arizona HERE*    

 

 

April 2, 2018

Scottsdale Homes For Sale | NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!

Scottsdale Homes For Sale | NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!

 

So, you find yourself looking for a real estate agent as you are ready to buy a home, sell a home or perhaps both…  

When it comes to Scottsdale Real Estate and the vast amount of choices offered from many venues. It is wise to take your time and take your home search seriously     

Did you know that the real estate agent you choose could make or break things for you? Did you also know that the professional that you choose to help you during the process of buying or selling your next home should be done with caution or it could cost you thousands of dollars?      

I offer my services in the Scottsdale Real Estate to the public because I excel in my ability to understand your needs, translate them into reality and to do so with the minimum of angst ...and for that reason, I believe I’m the right person for you.     

Today, I want to address something that may be very important to you, it is about NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!

 

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed.

Realtor.com recently reported that:

“Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the American dream, and it’s true in many markets where renting has     become really the shortsighted option… as people get more savings in their pockets, buying becomes the better option.”

 

What proof exists that owning is financially better than renting?

 

1. In a previous blog we highlighted the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership:

 

 * Homeownership is a form of forced savings.

 * Homeownership provides tax savings.

 * Homeownership allows you to lock in your monthly housing cost.

 * Buying a home is cheaper than renting.

 * No other investment lets you live inside of it.

 

2. Studies have shown that a homeowner’s net worth is 44x greater than that of a renter.

3. Just a few months ago, we explained that a family that purchased an average-priced home at the beginning of 2018 could build more than $44,000 in family wealth over the next five years.

4. Some argue that renting eliminates the cost of taxes and home repairs, but every potential renter must realize that all the expenses the landlord incurs are already baked into the rent payment– along with a profit margin!!

 

Bottom Line

Owning a home has always been, and will always be, better from a financial standpoint than renting.

 

Source.. KCM Ryan Ney Blog

 

If you are moving to the Scottsdale area, I can assist you in collecting the information you need, and make your transition as smooth as possible. Feel free to contact me for any information. I love to assist people in relocating, and I’ve helped many people move to my area!   

Whether you are new to the market, thinking of moving up, or even an experienced investor, I have the expertise, the energy, the enthusiasm and the access to resources to help you achieve your goals.   

From Golf Course properties, Gated Communities, Homes with pools, Horse properties and new construction, Give me a call and let’s get started    

Call Ryan now at 480–332–5659  

 

 

March 26, 2018

New Construction | 5 Reasons Why to Sell This Spring!

New Construction | 5 Reasons Why to Sell This Spring!

 

The process of buying a brand new home in Scottsdale Arizona takes place over a long period of time and in several stages. Whether you are choosing a new house in a Scottsdale neighborhood or prefer a custom home built by a home-builder, the most important step is to make a decision who you want representing you to make an intelligent choice.  

You’ll need guidance to find all the options available in the area from “ALL” available home-builders. You'll need to take some time deciding on your priorities — what you want in a home? where you want to live? and how much you want to spend?  

This is the reason my services consist on exploring what’s currently available among the properties that builders need to sell. I bring you the options of what is currently available from “ALL” the builders (not just one), what will be released and available soon?…what are the best builder incentives..etc.   

Whether you are new to the new construction real estate market in Scottsdale or you are just relocating to this area…I have the expertise, the energy, the enthusiasm and the access to resources to help you achieve your goals.  

Today, I would like to talk to you about 5 Reasons Why to Sell This Spring!

 

Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this spring makes sense.

 

1. Demand Is Strong

The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and able to purchase…and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home. 

Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.

 

2. There Is Less Competition Now

Housing inventory has declined year over year for the last 32 months and is still under the 6-month supply needed for a normal housing market. This means that, in the majority of the country, there are not enough homes for sale to satisfy the number of buyers in the market. This is good news for homeowners who have gained equity as their home values have increased. However, additional inventory could be coming to the market soon.

Historically, the average number of years a homeowner stayed in their home was six but has hovered between nine and ten years since 2011. There is a pent-up desire for many homeowners to move as they were unable to sell over the last few years because of a negative equity situation. As home values continue to appreciate, more and more homeowners will be given the freedom to move.

The choices buyers have will continue to increase. Don’t wait until this other inventory comes to market before you decide to sell.

 

3. The Process Will Be Quicker

Today’s competitive environment has forced buyers to do all they can to stand out from the crowd, including getting pre-approved for their mortgage financing. This makes the entire selling process much faster and much simpler as buyers know exactly what they can afford before home shopping. According to Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insights Report, the average time it took to close a loan was 45 days.

 

4. There Will Never Be a Better Time to Move Up

If your next move will be into a premium or luxury home, now is the time to move up! The inventory of homes for sale at these higher price ranges has forced these markets into a buyer’s market. This means that if you are planning on selling a starter or trade-up home, your home will sell quickly, AND you’ll be able to find a premium home to call your own!

Prices are projected to appreciate by 4.8% over the next year according to CoreLogic. If you are moving to a higher-priced home, it will wind up costing you more in raw dollars (both in down payment and mortgage payment) if you wait.

 

5. It’s Time to Move on With Your Life

Look at the reason you decided to sell in the first place and determine whether it is worth waiting. Is money more important than being with family? Is money more important than your health? Is money more important than having the freedom to go on with your life the way you think you should?

Only you know the answers to the questions above. You have the power to take control of the situation by putting your home on the market. Perhaps the time has come for you and your family to move on and start living the life you desire.

 

Source.. KCM Ryan Ney Blog

 

I am always available to offer you personal, one-on-one help with what some say is the biggest decision you will make in your life. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Ryan M. Ney @ 480–332–5659  

Start searching for new construction homes in Scottsdale Arizona HERE* 

 

 

March 19, 2018

Scottsdale | Dreaming of a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

Scottsdale | Dreaming of a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

 

So, you find yourself looking for a real estate agent as you are ready to buy a home, sell a home or perhaps both…  

When it comes to Scottsdale Real Estate and the vast amount of choices offered from many venues. It is wise to take your time and take your home search seriously     

Did you know that the real estate agent you choose could make or break things for you? Did you also know that the professional that you choose to help you during the process of buying or selling your next home should be done with caution or it could cost you thousands of dollars?      

I offer my services in the Scottsdale Real Estate to the public because I excel in my ability to understand your needs, translate them into reality and to do so with the minimum of angst ...and for that reason, I believe I’m the right person for you.     

Today, I want to address something that may be very important to you, it is about Dreaming of a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

 

If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! Recently, the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing released its Luxury Market Report which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. 

The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds the number of people searching to purchase these properties in many areas of the country. This means that homes are often staying on the market longer or can be found at a discount. 

Those who have a starter or trade-up home to sell will find buyers competing, and often entering bidding wars, to be able to call their house their new home. 

The sale of your starter or trade-up house will help you come up with a larger down payment for your new luxury home. Even a 5% down payment on a million-dollar home is $50,000. 

But not all who are buying luxury properties have a home to sell first. 

A recent Bloomberg article gave some insight into what many millennials are choosing to do: 

“A new generation of affluent homebuyers powered by a surge in inherited wealth is driving the luxury-home market, demanding larger spaces and fancier finishes, according to a report heralding ‘the rise of the new aristocracy.’”

 

Bottom Line

The best time to sell anything is when demand is high, and supply is low. If you are currently in a starter or trade-up house that no longer fits your needs and you are looking to step into a luxury home, now’s the time to list your house for sale and make your dreams come true.

 

Source.. KCM Ryan Ney Blog

 

If you are moving to the Scottsdale area, I can assist you in collecting the information you need, and make your transition as smooth as possible. Feel free to contact me for any information. I love to assist people in relocating, and I’ve helped many people move to my area!   

Whether you are new to the market, thinking of moving up, or even an experienced investor, I have the expertise, the energy, the enthusiasm and the access to resources to help you achieve your goals.   

From Golf Course properties, Gated Communities, Homes with pools, Horse properties and new construction, Give me a call and let’s get started    

Call Ryan now at 480–332–5659  

 

 

March 12, 2018

DC Ranch | 4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

DC Ranch | 4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

 

Did you know that in the DC Ranch community you’ll find a variety of architectural home-styles from single family, attached, luxury rentals, custom homes and home sites.    

DC Ranch has slowly transformed over the last few years. DC Ranch is connected by miles of winding paths and trails that take you anywhere on the ranch including the community center, private golf course and country club, retail site, schools and much more. All neighborhoods are connected by a system of paths and trails which allow you to go virtually anywhere in the community without crossing a major street.   

If you are looking just for the right property in DC Ranch today, I would be happy to consult with you and bring you my experience and expertise in the DC Ranch Community to help you make the right the decision    

Today I would like to speak to you about  4 Reasons Spring is a Great Time to Buy a Home!

 

Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting.

 

Prices Will Continue to Rise

CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.6% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.3% over the next year.

The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.

 

Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage hovered close to 4.0% in 2017. Most experts predict that rates will rise over the next 12 months. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors are in unison, projecting that rates will increase by nearly a full percentage point by this time next year. 

An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. A year from now, your housing expense will increase if a mortgage is necessary to buy your next home.

 

Either Way, You Are Paying a Mortgage

There are some renters who have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. 

As an owner, your mortgage payment is a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to have equity in your home that you can tap into later in life. As a renter, you guarantee your landlord is the person with that equity. 

Are you ready to put your housing cost to work for you?

 

It’s Time to Move on with Your Life

The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.

 

But what if they weren’t? Would you wait? 

Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide if it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer, or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe now is the time to buy.

 

If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.

 

Source.. KCM Ryan Ney Blog

 

See something that interests you around La Strada in DC Ranch? 

How about Ironwood Village, Pima Acres and Sera Brisa. . we can guide you through the area and then find the best properties available for sale. We also have more information about Windgate Ranch.

Need help? Contact Us anytime to schedule a private showing for any property in DC Ranch. Or search our website www.realscottsdalehomes.com to find more information on the community of DC Ranch and all Scottsdale area real estate. 

Ryan Ney Real Estate 

of My Home Group

DC Ranch Specialist 

Ph: (480) 332–5659   

 

 

March 5, 2018

Scottsdale - New Construction | Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year

Scottsdale - New Construction | Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year

 

The process of buying a brand new home in Scottsdale Arizona takes place over a long period of time and in several stages. Whether you are choosing a new house in a Scottsdale neighborhood or prefer a custom home built by a home-builder, the most important step is to make a decision who you want representing you to make an intelligent choice.  

You’ll need guidance to find all the options available in the area from “ALL” available home-builders. You'll need to take some time deciding on your priorities — what you want in a home? where you want to live? and how much you want to spend?  

This is the reason my services consist on exploring what’s currently available among the properties that builders need to sell. I bring you the options of what is currently available from “ALL” the builders (not just one), what will be released and available soon?…what are the best builder incentives..etc.   

Whether you are new to the new construction real estate market in Scottsdale or you are just relocating to this area…I have the expertise, the energy, the enthusiasm and the access to resources to help you achieve your goals.  

Today, I would like to talk to you about Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” This Year

 

Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. 

Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest, and traditionally they would have been right. 

Buyer demand has seasonality to it, which usually falls off in the winter months, especially in areas of the country impacted by arctic temperatures and conditions.

 

That hasn’t happened this year.

Demand for housing has remained strong as mortgage rates have remained near historic lows. Even with the recent increase in rates, buyers are still able to lock in an affordable monthly payment. Many more buyers are jumping off the fence and into the market to secure a lower rate. 

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the top 10 dates sellers listed their homes in 2017 all fell in April, May, or June. 

Those who act quickly and list now could benefit greatly from additional exposure to buyers prior to a flood of more competition coming to market in the next few months.

 

Bottom Line

If you are planning on selling your home in 2018, let’s get together to evaluate the opportunities in our market.

 

Source.. KCM Ryan Ney Blog

 

I am always available to offer you personal, one-on-one help with what some say is the biggest decision you will make in your life. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Ryan M. Ney @ 480–332–5659  

Start searching for new construction homes in Scottsdale Arizona HERE* 

 

 

Feb. 26, 2018

Scottsdale | Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

Scottsdale | Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

 

So, you find yourself looking for a real estate agent as you are ready to buy a home, sell a home or perhaps both…  

When it comes to Scottsdale Real Estate and the vast amount of choices offered from many venues. It is wise to take your time and take your home search seriously     

Did you know that the real estate agent you choose could make or break things for you? Did you also know that the professional that you choose to help you during the process of buying or selling your next home should be done with caution or it could cost you thousands of dollars?      

I offer my services in the Scottsdale Real Estate to the public because I excel in my ability to understand your needs, translate them into reality and to do so with the minimum of angst ...and for that reason, I believe I’m the right person for you.     

Today, I want to address something that may be very important to you, it is about Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

 

We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now is a great time to sell your house. 

Let’s look at the data covered in the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index and Existing Home Sales Report.

 

REALTORS® CONFIDENCE INDEX

Every month, NAR surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions.” This month, the index showed (again) that homebuying demand continued to outpace the supply of homes available in January. 

The map below illustrates buyer demand broken down by state (the darker your state, the stronger demand there is).

 

In addition to revealing high demand, the index also shows that compared to conditions in the same month last year, seller traffic conditions were ‘weak’ in 22 states, ‘stable’ in 25 states, and ‘strong’ in only 4 states (Alaska, Nevada, North Dakota & Utah).

Takeaway: Demand for housing continues to be strong but supply is struggling to keep up, and this trend is likely to continue throughout 2018.

 

THE EXISTING HOME SALES REPORT

The most important data revealed in the report was not sales but was instead the inventory of homes for sale (supply). The report explained:

* Total housing inventory rose 4.1% from December to 1.52 million homes available for sale.

* Unsold inventory is 9.5% lower than a year ago, marking the 32nd consecutive month with year-over-year declines.

* This represents a 3.4-month supply at the current sales pace.

 

According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR:

“Another month of solid price gains underlines this ongoing trend of strong demand and weak supply. The underproduction of single-family homes over the last decade has played a predominant role in the current inventory crisis that is weighing on affordability.”

In real estate, there is a guideline that often applies; when there is less than a 6-month supply of inventory available, we are in a seller’s market and we will see appreciation. Between 6-7 months is a neutral market, where prices will increase at the rate of inflation. More than a 7-month supply means we are in a buyer’s market and should expect depreciation in home values.

As we mentioned before, there is currently a 3.4-month supply, and houses are going under contract fast. The Existing Home Sales Report shows that 43% of properties were on the market for less than a month when sold.

In January, properties sold nationally were typically on the market for 42 days. As Yun notes, this will continue unless more listings come to the market.

“While the good news is that Realtors in most areas are saying buyer traffic is even stronger than the beginning of last year, sales failed to follow course and far lagged last January’s pace. It’s very clear that too many markets right now are becoming less affordable and desperately need more new listings to calm the speedy price growth.”

Takeaway: Inventory of homes for sale is still well below the 6-month supply needed for a normal market and supply will ‘fail to catch up with demand’ if a ‘sizable’ supply does not enter the market.

 

Bottom Line

If you are going to sell, now may be the time to take advantage of the ready, willing, and able buyers that are still out searching for your house.

 

Source.. KCM Ryan Ney Blog

 

If you are moving to the Scottsdale area, I can assist you in collecting the information you need, and make your transition as smooth as possible. Feel free to contact me for any information. I love to assist people in relocating, and I’ve helped many people move to my area!   

Whether you are new to the market, thinking of moving up, or even an experienced investor, I have the expertise, the energy, the enthusiasm and the access to resources to help you achieve your goals.   

From Golf Course properties, Gated Communities, Homes with pools, Horse properties and new construction, Give me a call and let’s get started    

Call Ryan now at 480–332–5659  

 

 

Feb. 19, 2018

New Construction | Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

New Construction | Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

 

The process of buying a brand new home in Scottsdale Arizona takes place over a long period of time and in several stages. Whether you are choosing a new house in a Scottsdale neighborhood or prefer a custom home built by a home-builder, the most important step is to make a decision who you want representing you to make an intelligent choice.  

You’ll need guidance to find all the options available in the area from “ALL” available home-builders. You'll need to take some time deciding on your priorities — what you want in a home? where you want to live? and how much you want to spend?  

This is the reason my services consist on exploring what’s currently available among the properties that builders need to sell. I bring you the options of what is currently available from “ALL” the builders (not just one), what will be released and available soon?…what are the best builder incentives..etc.   

Whether you are new to the new construction real estate market in Scottsdale or you are just relocating to this area…I have the expertise, the energy, the enthusiasm and the access to resources to help you achieve your goals.  

Today, I would like to talk to you about Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

 

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO.’

The 5 reasons you NEED a real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

 

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. A true real estate professional is an expert in his or her market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality.

 

2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?

There are over 180 possible steps that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to make sure that you achieve your dream?

 

3. Are you a good negotiator?

So maybe you’re not convinced that you need an agent to sell your home. After looking at the list of parties that you will need to be prepared to negotiate with, you’ll soon realize the value in selecting a real estate professional. From the buyers (who want the best deals possible), to the home inspection companies, all the way to the appraisers, there are at least 11 different people who you will need to be knowledgeable of, and answer to, during the process.

 

4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?

It is important for your home to be priced correctly from the start to attract the right buyers and shorten the amount of time that it’s on the market. You need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home to give you the truth as to your home’s value. According to a study by Collateral Analytics, FSBOs achieve prices significantly lower than those from similar properties sold by real estate agents: 

“FSBOs tend to sell for lower prices than comparable home sales, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate.”

Get the most out of your transaction by hiring a professional.

 

5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?

There is so much information out there on the news and on the internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to in order to competitively and correctly price your home at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a lowball offer? 

Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises: 

“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.” 

Hiring an agent who has his or her finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

 

Bottom Line

You wouldn’t replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic, so why would you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a real estate professional?

 

Source.. KCM Ryan Ney Blog

 

I am always available to offer you personal, one-on-one help with what some say is the biggest decision you will make in your life. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Ryan M. Ney @ 480–332–5659  

Start searching for new construction homes in Scottsdale Arizona HERE* 

 

 

Feb. 12, 2018

DC Ranch | The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring

DC Ranch | The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring

 

Did you know that in the DC Ranch community you’ll find a variety of architectural home-styles from single family, attached, luxury rentals, custom homes and home sites.    

DC Ranch has slowly transformed over the last few years. DC Ranch is connected by miles of winding paths and trails that take you anywhere on the ranch including the community center, private golf course and country club, retail site, schools and much more. All neighborhoods are connected by a system of paths and trails which allow you to go virtually anywhere in the community without crossing a major street.   

If you are looking just for the right property in DC Ranch today, I would be happy to consult with you and bring you my experience and expertise in the DC Ranch Community to help you make the right the decision    

Today I would like to speak to you about  The #1 Reason to Sell Now Before Spring

 

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. 

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring. As an example, here is what happened to housing inventory at the beginning of 2017:

 

Putting your home on the market now instead of waiting for increased competition in the spring might make a lot of sense.

 

Bottom Line

Buyers in the market during the winter months are truly motivated purchasers. They want to buy now. With limited inventory currently available in most markets, sellers are in a great position to negotiate.

 

Source.. KCM Ryan Ney Blog

 

See something that interests you around La Strada in DC Ranch? 

How about Ironwood Village, Pima Acres and Sera Brisa. . we can guide you through the area and then find the best properties available for sale. We also have more information about Windgate Ranch.

Need help? Contact Us anytime to schedule a private showing for any property in DC Ranch. Or search our website www.realscottsdalehomes.com to find more information on the community of DC Ranch and all Scottsdale area real estate. 

Ryan Ney Real Estate 

of My Home Group

DC Ranch Specialist 

Ph: (480) 332–5659