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Diane Brennan


WHAT IS TITLE INSURANCE? A title insurance policy protects the insured against any loss suffered as a result of the title to land not being as insured in the policy. For a one time premium the title policy provides protection as long as the buyer owns the property. Unlike other kinds of insurance, title insurance insures against past events, affecting the rights to real property, rather than unforeseen future events. WHY IS TITLE INSURANCE IMPORTANT? Title insurance is recommended on any home, no matter how new or apparently secure. Undoubtedly,


WHY DO I NEED TITLE INSURANCE? Title insurance insures that any defect in title to the land you are purchasing has been called to your attention and corrected before your transaction closes. Should there be a claim made against your title as covered by your policy, it is then our obligation to protect you. WHO IS COVERED? Typically there are two (2) policies issued. The Owner’s Policy insures the purchaser for the purchase price. The Lender’s Policy insures the lender for the amount of the loan. WHAT IS COVERED? Title

Things to Do – Salt River Tubing

New to the Phoenix area?  How about a cool, relaxing summertime activity? That Real Estate Show’s Social Community Director, Diva Danielle has a great activity for families, groups of friends, or anyone just looking to cool down.  Salt River tubing is now open for anyone looking for a fun or relaxing day down by the river.   It’s one of the highlights of living in the Valley during the warm summer months, and a great opportunity to get out of the heat. Where: 7 1/2 miles northeast of Loop 202 on

COVID-19 Series: Embracing the New Normal

On today’s episode we’re talking to Tania Lopez-Cepero, a licensed therapist who gives us some great tips and advice regarding how to take care of our mental health through this pandemic! Also, we have some great news about the latest market activity regarding contracts in a certain price range up 64% and what that means for the state of real estate and possibly a direction of things to come. Tina Tamboer of the Cromford Report brings her exclusive commentary! I’m going to share a wild story about what an agent


Wow… well who could have expected this pandemic? While we are getting used to our new normal (if we can call it that) many homeowners need some serious help. I want to point you in the right direction and here are some great resources. Many banks are allowing people to “defer” their payments which means they are tacking them on to the end of your loan. As part of the recently passed CARES Act, which funded $3.2 trillion in monies to support the US economy, there’s a part of the

The Right Answer to “Why Are You Selling?”

So you’re trying to sell your fabulous home in Phoenix or Scottsdale or Chandler or wherever you may be in this gorgeous Valley. I’ll lay out the scene… A Realtor brings a potential buyer into your home.  The buyer turns to you and asks “Why are you selling?” We’ll come back to the answer in just a minute but first, let me interrupt and say… What are you doing in the home?  Best place for a seller to be is out of the house. There are a few reasons. First,

Most Affordable & Least Affordable Places To Live In The Valley

If you’re looking to a buy a home in the Valley or the Phoenix metro area, the Cromford Report has put together a list of the cheapest and most expensive areas to buy.  They include the average price per square foot for 41 places in Arizona. Check out the chart below. As you can see, Paradise Valley is the most expensive at $269.83 per square foot which is almost half a percentage higher than last year.  Carefree, Arizona comes in at number two at $201.41 per square foot and Scottsdale


Being a first-time home buyer is exciting But I know it can also feel overwhelming—especially when you see median listings priced at $297,000 and available homes flying off the market in 55 days. With real estate trends like those, you might be tempted to make an impulsive purchase that could hurt your financial goals and keep you paying a mortgage well into retirement. No one wants that – trust me, you guys, it’s worth doing this the right way. And that means buying a home that you love and that doesn’t hurt your


For sellers, staging home can be crucial. Many buyers don’t have the imagination to turn an empty space into a place they can call home. The National Association of Realtors says staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize themselves in the home, buyers are more likely to visit a home that they see is staged online and saw an increase in dollar offers for staged homes. Okay, we got it. But staging ….can be incredibly costly. So now, there’s virtual staging, where a computer generates the furniture and a