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For Sale In Arrowhead Lakes

by Nate Martinez

For Sale in Arrowhead Lakes

Welcome to 20711 N 55th Avenue, located in the prestigious Arrowhead Lakes Community of Glendale, Arizona. Recently updated, this gorgeous 2,658 square foot Courtland Home is loaded with upgrades and amenities that make every day life just a little sweeter. To start, the brick pavered courtyard invites you to take your time, as you capture all this home has to offer.

Stroll through the formal living areas on rich wood floors to the gourmet kitchen, where
you’ll enjoy splendid granite counters, upgraded cabinetry, convenient granite island and a stainless steal appliance package. As much as you’ll want to hang out in the kitchen, the amazing views will beckon you to step outside - to your private lake front oasis.

Can you imagine for a moment, what your friends will think when you tell them you have your own boat dock? Heated pool, separate spa, plus a built-in BBQ and extended patio. Oh and let’s not forget about the balcony upstairs - the perfect place to watch the sunrise with your favorite cup of Joe.

With 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, there is plenty of room with a large family room and eat-in kitchen. The generous master suite features a spa-like bathroom, with luxurious his-and-her vanities, upgraded tile surrounds, separate garden tub and tile enclosed shower.

This is a rare and fleeting opportunity to own a quality home in the is highly acclaimed community of Arrowhead Lake. To schedule a private tour, please call 602-430-5226. You’ll be glad you did.

    

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New Listing in Vistancia

by Nate Martinez

New Listing in Vistancia

Nothing but the best in this gently lived-in TW Lewis Home located within the prestigious gated community of Vistancia. Nearly 3,200 square feet of luxury form the moment you step foot on this personal desert oasis property.

Amazing open floor plan with 4 generous bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a functional living area design with a gourmet kitchen - which is the focal point of this beautiful home. Kitchen amenities include gorgeous granite counters, gas cook-top, double ovens, upgraded cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliance package.

Down the hall to the luxurious master suite, you'll find a spa-like bathroom with a snail shower and lovely soaking tub perfect for relaxing after a long day. If you prefer to relax outside, the 11,798 square foot lot, is just the right setting to enjoy the desert evenings only Arizona has to offer. Don't miss out, schedule your private tour today. 602-942-7000 or visit me online at www.NatesHomes.com.

Click here to take a virtual tour of this new listing in Vistancia.

  

  

 

3 Most Common Pitfalls in Real Estate Investing

by Nate Martinez

3 Most Common Pitfalls in Real Estate Investing 

New real estate investors can sometimes get caught up in common pitfalls that end up costing them time and money and, ultimately, turning an investment into a bad deal. But not all of these pitfalls are self-evident. Being aware of the potential risks and knowing how to prevent them will help keep you from falling into these traps.

Emotion verses Logic: Buying on emotion, not math
Most business transactions and investment decisions are based on numbers and whether they make logical sense. Buying a home, however, is an emotional experience - it’s where lives are lived, families are raised, and memories are created.

It’s natural for us to hold great emotional value in our dwellings, and we look for homes that are a good fit emotionally. When purchasing a home as an investment, however, it’s important to treat it as such and keep emotions at bay. To be successful in real estate investing, it’s best to think of the purchase as a business transaction or investment - focus on the returns. Calculating the numbers, such as the cash-on-cash return, for example, and determining if a property overall is a logical investment are the most important factors to consider.

Dealitis: Thinking that every property is a good deal
There are plenty of inexpensive properties in the current market. Home prices have dropped drastically since 2007. Just because a home is significantly underpriced doesn’t mean it’s a good investment. You need to take the same cautionary steps to evaluate the value of a property listed at $40,000 as you do for a property listed at $400,000.

A low-priced property could have serious structural issues, the relative property values in the area could be low, or the property’s expenses could be too high to provide cash flow. Many people wanting to take advantage of the current market’s low home prices have been burned because they didn’t do their homework and acted too quickly. It pays to consider all elements of a real estate investment property. The return will dictate whether the price is right for you.

Analysis Paralysis: Spending too much time analyzing and missing opportunities
The flip side of Dealitis is Analysis Paralysis. Doing your due diligence is important, but you don’t want to take too long to make a decision. With a properly written contract, you’re allowed adequate time to back out if you decide the deal isn’t right. This is what contingency/ inspection periods are for - a thorough inspection and analysis. If you hesitate too long, you might miss a good opportunity.

Even experienced investors can fall into these traps, which is why it can be helpful to work with an agent who specializes in investment properties. There are risks involved with all types of investments, and real estate is no different. But being aware of the 3 most common pitfalls and having a knowledgeable real estate agent on your side, along with my team of professional advisors, will help keep you safe.

I have been a Valley REALTOR for over twenty-five years – I have the local knowledge and experience to help you avoid the 3 most common pitfalls in real estate investing. Give me a call today. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to be investing in today’s real estate market – Nate. 

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Need a Mortgage?

by Nate Martinez

Need a Mortgage?

If you are considering a home purchase, this quick video offers a few great tips to get you started. As a RE/MAX agent with local experience, I can help you find a mortgage professional who will help you understand everything you need to know about financing a home. Please give me a call today - let's get you moving tomorrow! 

RE/MAX National Housing Report July 2012

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX National Housing Report July 2012
The June RE/MAX National Housing report shows that the housing recovery is for real. On a year-to-year basis, the home sales have now risen for twelve months straight and prices have inched higher for the past five months.

Increased consumer confidence, historically low mortgage rates and attractive pricing are some of the factors that are drawing buyers and sellers back into the real estate market. On our team, we have taken more traditional listings so far this year than we have in the last two years combined. Available homes for sale dropped 5.0% from May and 27.4% from June 2011. This declining inventory has created a seller's market in many areas with multiple offers.

"Although the housing market has a long way to go to make a full recovery, all signs now show that it's on the right path and has improved every month so far this year," said Margaret Kelly, COE of RE/MAX LLc. "This selling season is the best in years, and those who thougth that the positive trends would quickly correct have been proven wrong, because many consumers again feel comfortable buying or selling a home."

Click here to read the full RE/MAX National Housing Report for July 2012. If you or someone you know is considering a move, please give me a call today.

Nate's Team Newsletter July 2012

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX "Month of Miracles"

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX "Month of Miracles"

This August, 2012 RE/MAX will be participating in a "Month of Miracles"to help raise money to support the Children's Miracle Network. As most of you know, we have a fantastic facility here in the Valley called the Phoenix Children's Hospital.

My team and I have been long time supporters of the Children's Miracle Network program, as well as our office at RE/MAX Professionals. In fact, RE/MAX Professionals was given the Outstanding Achievement award from Children's Miracle Network for having donated the largest dollar amount in 2011.

Every time we successfully help a home buyer or seller, a donation is made in their name to our local Phoenix Children's Hospital. In the past twenty years, RE/MAX agents across the nation have contributed nearly $150 million for the Children's Miracle Network. Please help us make the RE/MAX "Month of Miracles" a huge success - if you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home, please give us a call today!

Why 2012 is a Great Time to Start Investing?

by Nate Martinez

Why 2012 is a Great Time to Start Investing?

According to a new TransUnion Report on the rental market, 48 percent of property managers stated that overall rental prices are up and vacancy rates are less than 5 percent. This market is creating fantastic opportunities for investors to purchase rental properties! Check out this quick video to learn more - then call me to get started investing before 2012 is over!

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure: Who Wins?

by Nate Martinez

Short Sale vs. Foreclosure: Who Wins?

How does a short sale impact a consumer’s future? With a short sale, there is no actual way the debt is reported to the credit agencies. This means, if a homeowner is able to negotiate a short sale without missing a payment, they may be able to apply for an FHA loan immediately.

On the other hand, a foreclosure includes months of missed payments and court proceedings that are all reported to the credit agencies – and a foreclosure will stay on your credit report for a period of seven years. To learn more about the advantages of a short sale verses a foreclosure, please visit me online at www.AZShortSaleResource.com.

Secure Your Future - Invest in Real Estate

by Nate Martinez

Secure Your Future - Invest in Real Estate

Did you know that nearly half of Americans aren't saving a dime for retirement? According to a recent survey conducted by financial services trade association LIMRA, about 49% of Americans say they aren't contributing to any retirement plan. This trend is disturbing, especially considering that millions of Americans are relying on Social Security and other government programs to provide retirement income. The reality is that these programs just won't be able to provide the retirement you deserve.

Unfortunately, many people have shied away from investing in real estate because of the housing market’s activity in recent years. Savvy investors, however, have taken advantage of the new opportunities and continue to find great deals. Many have even invested their retirement funds in real estate and are slated for a secure, comfortable future, while building generational wealth. The little known self-directed IRA option allows for this, and as its name implies, allows the investor to direct his or her investment account activity—real estate included!

In times of increasing retirement living costs and widespread retirement planning oversight, it pays to research your options and take control of your finances—and secure your future. As a Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS) designated real estate professional, I can easily help you navigate the investment real estate market. Don't get caught with low or no retirement funds - start planning your future now! It is more important than you think. Take advantage of the record-low home prices and fixed mortgage rates. Secure your future - invest in real estate - today!

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