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N. Mark Kramoltz, JD, GRI, CIPS writes blog articles on the metro Phoenix, Arizona, national and global real estate markets. Written from his perspective as a designated broker and real estate attorney, his articles avoid the inaccuracies and vacuous industry propaganda common to most real estate writings. He also blogs about animals (mostly dogs in the military) due to his love of pets and military history.

Planning Your Kitchen Island, Part 2.

Planning Your Kitchen Island, Part 2.

Incorporate Storage. There is usually never enough cabinet space in a kitchen. So make sure you add storage capability to your island. As well as the typical front side cabinets and drawers, add cabinets to back side to maximize your storage space. Multiple Outlets....

Cash is King in Arizona.

Cash is King in Arizona.

Tucson and Phoenix are among the top 5 U.S. markets for cash single-family house and condo sales according to ATTOM’s most recent 2021 U.S. Home Sales Analysis. ATTOM reported that nationwide all-cash purchases reached the highest level since the first quarter of...

How to Update Your Decor, Part 2.

Here are three more update suggestions: 4. Change Cabinet Hardware. New pulls and handles can change the look of cabinetry and update the design of kitchens and bathrooms. They can be different from room to room or match in each for a more integrated look. The trick...

Stubby, Part 2: He Nabs a Soldier.

Stubby, Part 2: He Nabs a Soldier.

One night in the WW1 trenches Stubby was resting with the men in a dugout. Suddenly he lifted his head and his ears pricked alert. He sniffed the air, uttered a low growl, then sprang to his feet and ran out the bunker. A few seconds later there was a sharp cry of...

The Agency Mess.

The Agency Mess.

The Consumer Federation of America recently released a report critical of real estate agency practices. In The Agency Mess, the CFA noted that although consumers think agents represent their best interest, many agents actually represent the interests of the other...

Tapping Your Home Equity, Part 3.

Tapping Your Home Equity, Part 3.

Home Equity Line of Credit. A HELOC is a new loan with a revolving line of credit feature. You borrow what you need within the loan limits. The flexibility of a HELOC can be useful for occasional cash needs when running a business. HELOCs have a withdrawal period -...

Planning Your Kitchen Island, Part 1.

Planning Your Kitchen Island, Part 1.

If you are building or remodeling and your kitchen and will have an island, here are 6 tips: Use for Seating. The best use of a kitchen island is seating. Kitchens are the center of a home and where the family collects. Additional seating for meetings and meals is...

Finally Some Flood Plain Relief.

Finally Some Flood Plain Relief.

Mortgage holders of more than 500 Phoenix and Scottsdale properties are now able to cancel their flood insurance due to flood map changes that went into effect July 20, 2021. That is because the flood insurance rate maps for a portion of northwest Scottsdale and...

Stubby, Part 1.

Stubby, Part 1.

Stubby, a bull terrier mix, is often referred to as America’s first war dog. He attached himself to his regiment when they were training for WWI in 1917 in New Haven, Ct. When it was time for the outfit to ship to Europe, Stubby was smuggled aboard and hidden in the...

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