Jason Witte's Blog Posts

Jason Witte's Blog Posts

9 FSBO Pitfalls And The Lessons We Can Learn From Them
Whether you’ve lived in your home for a few months or a few decades, you probably think you know it best. But that doesn’t mean you’re the most qualified person for the job w...

9 Ways Home Flipping Shows Mislead Viewers
9 Ways Home Flipping Shows Mislead Viewers We all know the premise of home-flipping shows: An investor buys a veritable dump and then, with the help of a team of ready-and-w...

7 EXPENSIVE MISTAKES THAT HOMEBUYERS OFTEN MAKE
A MORTGAGE IS THE BIGGEST DEBT MOST OF US WILL EVER HAVE.BECAUSE THE NUMBERS ARE SO BIG, THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS,POUNDS, SHEKELS, OR OTHER MONETARY SYMBOLS CAN SLIP AWAYWITHOUT A BORR...

Is It Better To Buy A Starter Home Now Or Save For A Bigger Home Later
First time buyers can often afford only a small home or condo to start. Is that a good idea, or would they be better off saving for a bigger home? The quick answer is that first ti...

Hows The Real Estate Market Find Out What The Experts Are Saying
As we head into summer, it is a great time to review how the 2017 real estate market is doing so far. Here is what the experts are saying:Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae Chief Economi...

1 Reason To List Your House For Sale NOW
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale The National A...

BATHROOM TRENDS FOR 2017
Staying on top of the latest trends in home decor isn’t for everyone, but even for traditionalists, it can be fun to incorporate some new ideas. Here are five bathroom decor tren...

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR HOME INSPECTOR
When you buy a [city] home, you need to know exactly what you're buying. Imagine how frustrated you'd be to find out that the hot water heater wasn't working-in the middle of a sho...

Tax Return Depressing Owning A Home Could Help
Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either...

Slaying Home Buying Myths INFOGRAPHIC
This Blog is more of a visual For you to look at and see some myths get busted.  Interest rates are still below historic numbers. 88% of property managers raised their rent ...

Pending Home Sales Leap 5 Plus Percent In February
Pending home sales rebounded sharply in February to their highest level in nearly a year and second-highest level in over a decade, according to the National Association of Re...

Where Is Phoenix Headed For 2017
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Do You Hate When Real Estate Agents Ask You This Question
Have you ever gone to an open house? Or called a real estate agent about a listing you see? Maybe e-mail an agent about a property he/she has listed?You just want to check out a ho...

Five Things That Factor Into Comps
You may think that sale price is the only factor when you're looking at comps and trying to set a price for your listing. But it's actually a bit more complicated. Here are five th...

Five Tips For First Time Buyers
No matter how much time you spend on researching and educating yourself about your home purchase, it's hard to cover every detail. Here are a few tips for avoiding rookie mistakes ...

Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask If Youre Preapproved
Have you ever walked into an open house, or called a real estate agent about a listing, and within minutes, they’re asking you if you are “pre-approved” for a mortgage?If you...

US Housing Market Is Moving Into 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 housi...

Access A Key Component In Getting Your House SOLD
So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to pro...

Are You 1 Of The 59 Million Planning To Buy This Year
According to a survey conducted by Bankrate.com, one in four Americans are considering buying a home this year. If this statistic proves to be true, that means that ...

An Open Letter From An Agent To Anyone Considering Selling Their Home
So you’re thinking about selling your home? I realize you didn’t arrive at this decision lightly, and that you might be nervous or scared. There are so many things that are pro...

How An Agent Can Help Alleviate Stress
Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’ve been through the process before. But that’s one of the reasons that working with ...

Three Ways To Ease Your Fears About Making A Move
With low inventory in many markets throughout the country, many homeowners are afraid to sell their homes because they’re concerned that they may not be able to find a new one. T...

5 Decorating Tips For People Who Hate To Decorate
Every homeowner wants their home to look polished, pulled together and reflect their personal style. But not every homeowner wants to put in the effort to get it there.Some people ...

Will Housing Affordability Be A Challenge In 2017
Some industry experts are saying that the housing market may be heading for a slowdown in 2017 based on rising home prices and a jump in mortgage interest rates. One of the data po...

A Couple Bought An Abandoned High School Renovated It And Moved Right In
From an abandoned building in Durango, CO to an award-winning community, Charles Shaw turned his vision of an eco-friendly sustainable business into a reality. The 45,000 sq. ft. p...

How Do HOAs Work
When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar pl...

Thinking About Buying Soon Make Sure Your Credit Is In Order
There’s no more important time to work on your credit score than when you’re about to apply for a mortgage. Improving your credit can save you a ton of money—we’re talking ...

5 New Years Resolutions Every Homeowner Should Make For 2017
2016 is coming to a close, and with the new year just around the corner, people across the world are gearing up to set their intentions for the upcoming year in the form of New Yea...

Will 2017 Be The Year Of Your First Flip
If you're thinking about getting into flipping homes next year, now's the time to start planning.2016 is quickly coming to an end, which means 2017 is right around the corner. ...

18 Ways To Give Back During The Holidays
The arrival of the holiday season often means spending time with family, exchanging gifts and enjoying delicious meals with loved ones. But it’s also the perfect time...

Cheaper To Buy Than Rent
By this measure, buying a home is the best deal it’s been in years It’s now 38% cheaper to buy than rent in the top 100 cities in America Could 2016 be the best year to...

Good Habits Of Successful People
Good Habits Worth Developing: 3 Things Hard-Working And Successful People Do Differently Personal Success  good habits,  hard working,  hardworki...

Appraisers Homeowners Dont See Eye To Eye On Values
In today’s housing market, where supply is very low and demand is very high, home values are increasing rapidly. Many experts are projecting that home values could appreciat...

Is Bad Credit Keeping Young Americans From Buying Homes
Is Bad Credit Keeping Young Americans From Buying Homes?We’ve noted before that young adults are just as likely to live “at home” as own a home — even though they...

5 Reasons To Sell This Fall
School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house. But with inventory below historic number...

How Scary Is The Housing Affordability Index
Some industry pundits are saying that the housing market may be heading for a slowdown. One of the data points they use is the falling numbers of the Housing Affordability Ind...

Thinking Of Selling Your House Pick The Right Agent
Thinking Of Selling Your House? Pick The Right AgentToday, more and more sellers are stepping back, taking a look at the advice real estate professionals give them, and asking them...

The Top Reason To List Your House For Sale Now
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait! Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National Associ...

How Landlords Are Fighting Back Against The Worlds Filthiest Tenants
From Realtor.com...It isn’t hard to find lots of disturbing news stories about sleazy landlords—you know, the ones who turn off the heat in the dead of winter and water in the ...

US Housing Market Swings In Favor Of Homeownership
According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index,homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The results from...

Whats Happening In The Real Estate Market
This is a pretty common question that a potential home buyer or seller may be asking themselves. Leading economists in real estate converged in New Orleans this past week as they p...

Serious About Home Buying Get PreApproved
In many markets across the country, the amount of buyers searching for their dream home greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace w...

Check Out These Gilbert AZ Events
Gilbert AZ EventsEvents in Gilbert, Arizona are an exciting blend of shows, concerts, festivals and special events. Looking for the best that Gilbert has to offer? Find your next g...

Americans Believe Real Estate Is The Best LongTerm Investment INFOGRAPHIC
Some Highlights: Real estate outranks stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best long-term investment among Americans. Real estate is ranked as the be...

4 Reasons To Move Up To Your Dream Home This Spring
Spring is in full force; the summer months are right around the corner. If you are debating moving up to your dream home, here are four great reasons to consider listing your curre...

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner
In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by ...

Extensively Upgraded Home In Highly Desirable Morrison Ranch In Gilbert With Pool
{mls: 5410258}Gorgeous & extensively upgraded home in highly desirable Morrison Ranch! This luxurious Taylor Morrison home has 4 bedrooms & a huge loft. Fully landscaped backyard w...

Housing Market 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...

Will Appraisals Continue To Be A Challenge In 2016
First American Title issues a quarterly report, the Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), which “measures title agent sentiment on a variety of key market metri...

Harvard Why Owning A Home Makes Sense Financially
We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic simil...

Rents Still Skyrocketing
Zillow recently revealed that the 43 million renter households in the US spent $535 billion on rent in 2015. Aggregate numbers like these often make it difficult to ...

Lack Of Listings Slowing Down The Housing Market
The housing crisis is finally in the rear view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales ...

When Is It A Good Time To Rent NOT Now
People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that toda...

Top Reason To List Your House For Sale Now
If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National Association ...

Dont Let Rising Rents Trap You
There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.Don’...

Building Family Wealth Over The Next 5 Years
As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. Instead of just getting by, many are now beginning to sa...

5 Reasons You Should Not Go The Fors Sale By Owner Route
In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by ...


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