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Happy Holidays

by Nate Martinez

Happy Holidays 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.” - Helen Keller

As I look back on 2012, I am grateful that we were able to grow RE/MAX Professionals by adding a new Anthem office location, remodel two offices and continue to serve the hundreds of home buyers and sellers we have had the opportunity to meet this year.

I feel blessed to have you in my life and I thank each of you for that. Wishing you and your loved ones the very merriest of Holidays…may you have a season filled with much love and all the things that bring you joy. Nate

For Sale in Blackstone Country Club

by Nate Martinez

For Sale in Blackstone Country Club

Sitting on a 16,105 square foot lot, at the end of a cul-de-sac, this gorgeous, well-cared for K. Hovnanian Home has unbelievable Blackstone views – literally from almost every window! With nearly 2,800 square feet, in a single level floorplan design, there is plenty of room with 4 generous bedrooms plus a den and formal living areas.

The kitchen opens to the large family room with an eat-in dining option or a convenient breakfast bar. You’ll also enjoy premium features such as 42” Alder wood cabinetry, classic granite and a GE stainless steel appliance package with gas stove cooking (and don’t forget to check out the huge walk-in corner pantry!)

  

A short walk down the hallway is the master’s suite, where you’ll find just about every amenity you need to relax after a long day at the office…or on the golf course. Accented by upgraded flooring, two-tone paint, and tile insets, there is a large garden-soaking tub and free-standing shower, plus his-and-hers vanities and a comfortable walk-in closet.

    

Both the front and back yards have been professionally landscaped with extended brick pavers, courtyard entry and an easy maintenance desert package. You can enjoy beautiful scenery found only in North Peoria’s exclusive Blackstone gated community, from every corner of this well-appointed home!

32194 N 127th Drive in Peoria, Arizona is move-in ready and priced better than you can build new. Click here for a virtual tour or for an inperson, private tour, call me today - 602-430-5226. Nate

Building Generation Wealth - with Real Estate

by Nate Martinez

Building Generation Wealth – with Real Estate

People invest for an array of reasons, but among them is the desire to secure comfortable and stable futures for their families. Wealth secured for future generations—one’s children and children’s children—is known as “generational wealth.” Building generational wealth, however, takes prudent and careful investing. For many, real estate is an enticing investment option for its unique and lucrative benefits such as cash flow, appreciation, and leverage.

Unlike other investments, such as stocks, bonds and CDs, where quick returns are rare or nonexistent, the returns from a real estate investment property are immediate, steady and build wealth over time. In real estate, it’s called cash flow, the return on investment in the form of rent after the mortgage and expenses have been paid.

Today’s market provides incredible investment opportunities with great cash flow potential. In fact, rent prices increased 5.1% nationwide from 2011 to 20121, while interest rates and the median existing home sales price remained low, providing investors with even greater cash flow returns.

 While one should always invest for cash flow, appreciation is still a very lucrative benefit of real estate and an incredible opportunity for investors looking to secure long-term, generational wealth. The real estate market has long operated in cycles of rapid and slow appreciation, and even with the recent fluctuation in the housing market, median home prices have still risen at a rate of 5.2% every year when adjusted for inflation. That means a home purchased in 1969 for $21,800 (which was the median sales price that year), would have been worth $172,900 at the end of 2010. Not bad, huh?

If you are someone you know would like to learn more about how you can start investing in our real estate market, today, please give me a call at 602-942-7000 or via email at NateM@remax.net. By investing carefully and for the long-term, you can build a financial legacy and ensure that future generations of your family have secure, comfortable futures and increased opportunities available to them. I look forward to hearing from you soon – Nate

Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS)
http://invest.cias.com/arizona-investor-resource

6 Reasons to Buy During the Holidays

by Nate Martinez

6 Reasons to Buy During the Holidays

While most people are busy with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, buying or selling a home might be the last thing considered. However, there are some factors that make this time of year, a great time to make a real estate move. Here are 6 Reasons to Buy During the Holidays:

Motivated Sellers: Although, it is true that during the holidays, there are less people looking to buy or sell a home. However, the sellers who do have their homes on the market tend to be highly motivated and have a strong desire to sell their property - which puts you in a fair negotiation position.                                

Less Competition: Typically homebuyers are looking to move during the warmer months or to accommodate the school year schedule. If you decide that this time of year is as good as any to buy home, you might find less competition to deal with.

Cash Talks: While you have no doubt worked hard to save up your cash down payment, the holidays can wreak havoc on your home buying budget. If you consider buying a home during the holidays, your hard-earned cash down payment will be put to better long-term use.

Better Choices: With less competition and highly motivated sellers, you may find that the homes you have to view are at the top of the market place, not only in price but amenities and condition. A home you might have not seen because of higher inventory or because of multiple offer situations, might just be the ultimate home of your dreams.

Borrowing Money with Better Terms: During this time of year, the lenders and mortgage companies tend to be a bit slower as well, which increases your chances to negotiate better terms for your loan. You’d be surprised how many lenders will offer lower rates or special incentives for buyers looking to buy a home during the holidays.

Tax Benefits: If you purchase a home before December 31st, you are eligible for a variety of tax deductions and write-offs. You should consult a tax professional to learn what is available in tax benefits for purchasing a home.

If you or someone you know is thinking of buying a home or considering a sale, please contact Nate Martinez today.

602-942-7000
www.NatesHomes.com

 

 

RE/MAX Dot Com Dash

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX Dot Com Dash

I am very excited to announce that REMAX.com has a brand new look! As many of you know, RE/MAX has always been the leader in brand name recognition when it comes to selling real estate and they listen to the needs of the consumer. After months of planning and building, the new REMAX.com is now available with new search options, customization, mapping features and more photos.

REMAX.com has always been user friendly but now it’s even better. This online tool will give you the ability to navigate your real estate needs right from the comfort of your home – or your mobile device. In an effort to really kick off the announcement of the newest designs, RE/MAX International is hosting a friendly competition amongst the affiliates - the RE/MAX Dot Com Dash!

By checking out my new RE/MAX website right now, you can help me win the RE/MAX Dot Com Dash. We will be adding more features in the coming weeks, so be sure to save this link to your favorites – and share it with your friends. If you have any input or comments, I would love to hear from you!

Thank you for your support! Nate

http://rem.ax/TGeGSa
602-942-7000

Foreclosure Moratorium

by Nate Martinez

Foreclosure Moratorium

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announced today that they plan to launch the yearly moratorium on evictions due to foreclosure. The moratorium is essentially a halt on the eviction process, which allows families who have lost their home to foreclosure to remain in their property during the holiday season.

This moratorium only applies to Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae mortgages – they also hope to help those distressed homeowners who have been hit by the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

Freddie Mac will begin their moratorium on December 17th and it will remain in effect until January 2nd. Fannie Mae will begin their moratorium for single family homes and 2-4 unit properties on December 19th and will also run through January 2nd 2013.

Distressed homeowners who are in the federally designated disaster areas due to damage from Hurricane Sandy, will be given a 90-day suspension on foreclosure and eviction processes. This extended moratorium will be in effect until February 1st 2013.

If you or anyone you know is facing a foreclosure, please contact me as soon as possible. There are options to avoid foreclosure and I can help. 602-942-7000 or email me for a private consultation, natem@remax.net.

www.AZShortSaleResouce.com

Source: Housingwire.com

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