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Tuesday, November 14, 2023   /   by April Castillo

Prepaid Solar: A Bright Investment in Your Home

Are you in the market for a new home or thinking about selling your current one? Imagine a home where you not only save on electricity bills but also increase its overall value. That’s the world of prepaid solar energy. Today, we’ll explore the advantages of having prepaid solar in your home and how it can benefit both buyers and sellers in the real estate market.
If you’re in the process of buying a new home and you choose one with prepaid solar, you’re making a wise investment. Not only do you get a home that provides clean energy, but you also save approximately $200 per month on your electricity bill in sunny southern Arizona. This amount is significant and adds up to a substantial $25,000 over the course of a 10-year period. This additional purchasing power can help you get more for your money and enhance your lifestyle.

“Buying a home with prepaid solar is a wise investment.”

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023   /   by April Castillo

Mortgage Myths Debunked

Today, we’re excited to introduce a special guest, Daniel Jackson, from the Jackson team at Nova Home Loans. He’s here to shed light on some common preconceptions people have about lending, interest rates, and the home-buying process in today’s challenging market. Let’s dive into our conversation with Daniel:
1. The myth of the massive down payment. One of the primary concerns for potential homebuyers is the daunting question of how much money they need to purchase a house. Many folks are surprised to learn that they may not need as much cash as they think. Daniel emphasizes the existence of down payment assistance programs, 100% financing options, and low down payment choices, specially tailored for first-time homebuyers. The barrier to entry might be lower than you imagine.

2. Unlocking the mystery of interest rates. Interest rates play a crucial role in determining the cost of your mortgage. Daniel explains that there are multiple strategies to manage t ...

  real estate in yuma, home loans

Thursday, August 24, 2023   /   by April Castillo

Buying a Home Without a Realtor

Buying a home without a realtor, also known as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) transaction, is possible but requires careful consideration and thorough preparation. Here are the steps to buying a home without a realtor:

Determine your budget: Establish a budget for your home purchase by evaluating your finances, considering your down payment capability, and getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This will help you understand your purchasing power and narrow down your search.

Research and identify properties: Utilize online real estate listings, local classifieds, and other resources to find properties that match your criteria. You can also drive through neighborhoods of interest to spot "For Sale" signs. Additionally, consider attending open houses or contacting homeowners directly to inquire about potential sales.

Conduct thorough property research: Once you find a property you're interested in, conduct detailed research. Evaluate the property's price in comparison to similar ...

  real estate in yuma, home buying

Tuesday, August 22, 2023   /   by April Castillo

3 Things You Must Absolutely Know Before Selling Your Home

Are you looking to sell your home in the near future? If you are, you need a plan to get the most money possible for your home while ensuring a smooth sale. As a real estate agent, I help people buy and sell houses every single day, so I know what it takes to get top dollar for your property. Here are three things you absolutely need to know before you list your home:

1. Find the perfect price. Pricing can make or break a deal. It’s like finding the perfect balance between attracting potential buyers and maximizing your profits. To find the best price for your home, lean on your agent to find comparable homes that have sold recently, analyze the market, and factor in market trends. Remember, setting an inflated price can turn buyers away, while pricing too low might make you lose out on some well-deserved cash. It’s all about finding that sweet spot.

2. Master your curb appeal. First impressions matter, and when it comes to selling your house, curb appeal can makes ...

Thursday, August 17, 2023   /   by April Castillo

Building vs Buying A Home

When it comes to buying a home, you have two primary options: building a home from scratch or purchasing an existing property. Each choice has its own set of advantages and considerations, and ultimately the decision depends on your personal preferences, timeline, budget, and specific needs. Let's explore the pros and cons of building versus buying a home in Yuma. 

Building a Home:
1. Building a home allows you to customize it according to your preferences. You have control over the design, layout, finishes, and materials used, ensuring that the home perfectly suits your tastes and lifestyle.
2. New homes are often built with energy-efficient features, such as insulation, modern appliances, and energy-saving systems. This can result in lower utility costs and a smaller ecological footprint.
3. Newly constructed homes typically come with warranties on the construction and appliances. Additionally, there is a sense of satisfaction in being the first owner of a brand-new; ...
The Sexton Property Group at Keller Williams Realty Yuma
Ed Sexton
2553 East 24th St
Yuma, AZ 85365
Daniel Jackson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS# 169485
Office: 928-726-7266
Cell: 928-550-8744
Fax: 928-792-2231

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