Information for Buyers

Sept. 30, 2019

Five Star Professional Award Winner 2019

I'm so very excited - an honored - to be selected for this award! You can click on the spotlight link for my Five Star Professional page, and click the photo for a video link about the Five Star Selection process.

"Lisa R Baker is part of a group of only ...

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Aug. 30, 2019

What Are Your Plans For The Weekend?

 

What are your plans for Labor Day?
How will you be spending your Holiday Weekend? Relaxing? Working?
House Hunting?


I hope everyone enjoys their 3-day weekend. 
But it's good to remember not everyone is taking the day off.

If you're around this weekend and doing a little ...

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Aug. 19, 2019

Check out MoveToGlendaleAZ.com!

MoveToGlendaleAZ.com is now live!
See How It Can Help You Make Your Next Move

 

If you know me, you know I work all over the valley! It's no surprise to hear me talk about a Client out in Queen Creek or up in Anthem. I'm ...
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July 2, 2019

With Escalating Valley Rents And Phoenix Seeing The Fastest Growing Rents In The Nation, Is It Finally Time To Trade Your Lease For A Mortgage? You May Be Surprised By What Your Monthly Rent Can Buy.

At The Intersection Of Renting Versus BuyingI started to write a post today about rental rates in the 100 most expensive cities, to compare ownership vs. renting, based on an article at Zumper.com. But it isn't the same comparing the cost of renting an apartment to owning a house. If you would like to ...

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May 7, 2019

What's The Property Status? Delayed, Active, Under Contract, Contract Contingent, and Pending.  What's the Difference and What Do They Mean?

You found the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood, but your Agent says it just went from Under Contract to Pending. But what does that mean? Here's a quick guide to MLS listing status options.

Delayed - Delayed status is relatively new to MLS. It is the MLS equivalent of ...

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April 22, 2019

Seller's Property Disclosures. The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown. What To Expect, and What You Need To Know as a Buyer OR a Seller.

As a Buyer, the information you receive about a property will come from a variety of sources. Among these are public records, a home inspection report, and the Seller's Property Disclosure Statement, in most cases. As a Seller, the information you provide needs to come from you.

The Good.   ...

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April 13, 2019

Did You Know Arizona Residential Purchase Contracts Are As-Is?

Did you know Arizona Residential Purchase Contracts are As-Is?
Why that's important and what it means if you are the Buyer - or the Seller.


The documents used by REALTORS are updated and revised on a pretty regular basis, and there's quite a lot that goes into the revision ...

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April 5, 2019

Why is there an Inspector and an Appraiser? Don't they do the same thing? Absolutely not!

At first glance, it's easy to think that the Home Inspector and the Appraiser do the same job. This is one of the most common conversations I have with new Home Buyers.

While both the Inspector and the Appraiser visit the property on behalf of the Buyer, they are ...

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March 29, 2019

Spring Cleaning for Buyers

SPRING CLEANING FOR BUYERS

1. Sort out your financials - If you've already prepared your taxes, you probably have everything your Lender will need to get you pre-approved for a mortgage. Get pre-approved, so when we find a home you love, we can move on it quickly! Need a Lender ...

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Feb. 21, 2019

Get Out Of The Rental Race!

Are you having trouble finding a house to rent? Rents are high, and inventory is low. Chances are you could be paying the same amount every month - or less - if you owned that home. Let me put you in touch with a mortgage specialist and get you on the road ...

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