News in Prescott Real Estate

  • 5 Tips for Multigenerational Living

    BY Brad Bergamini

    Multigenerational living has been on the rise in America in the last few years. According to the Pew Research Center, analysis of the most recent census data shows that 57 million Americans – over 18 percent of the population – live in househol...

  • Moving? Here’s How To Avoid Identity Theft

    BY Brad Bergamini

    As if moving isn’t already stressful enough, it can leave you vulnerable to identity theft. Your personal information is being shared repeatedly while you transfer from one home to the next, making you a potential target to thieves. If you’re g...

  • Saving for Your Down Payment

    BY Brad Bergamini

    If buying a home in Prescott, AZ is in your future, one of the realities you’ll need to face is the need to save for a down payment. Depending on the type of mortgage you qualify for, you’ll need anywhere from three to upwards of 20 percent of th...

  • How do Fed Rate Hikes Affect Mortgages?

    BY Brad Bergamini

    Eeeeek! Rates are going up … or are they? Last week, for the first time after years of historically low rates, the Federal Reserve decided to raise short-term interest rates. For homebuyers, any rate hike often is seen a negative, but here are s...

  • Capturing Clutter

    BY Brad Bergamini

    Whether you're preparing your home to sell, or your packing up to move to your new home … clutter can be your worst enemy. But, getting chaos under control isn't always easy. The problem isn't that you lack resources. In fact, a whole industry s...

  • What Matters Most? Why Location Trumps Everything!

    BY Brad Bergamini

    Take a lesson from that old real estate adage "location, location, location." Many seasoned homeowners will tell you that the size of your home and the amount of space you have—including extra living rooms, game rooms, or even acreage — becomes...

  • Disappointing Appraisal?

    BY Brad Bergamini

    You've found the perfect home at the perfect price and made an offer that the sellers accepted. But, the appraisal came back lower than your offer. BUMMER! What do you do now? Any home financed through a bank or mortgage lender requires an appra...

  • Create a Timeless Kitchen with the 4 Cs of Kitchen Design

    BY Brad Bergamini

    Nothing says "dated" like a kitchen trend from a decade ago. Consider giving your kitchen a makeover using timeless elements that are always in style. That way, no matter when you sell, your home is always ready. Color The simplest and most marketa...

  • Prescott AZ Loan Options with Low Downpayments

    BY Brad Bergamini

    U.S. economists expect 2015 to be a strong year for Prescott AZ housing. What this means to you is that more homes are selling and the supply of available homes is decreasing. This also means that prices likely will increase. If you've been thinki...

  • Prescott Buyer do you want a House or Condo?

    BY Brad Bergamini

    One of the big decisions facing Prescott Arizona homebuyers is whether to purchase a home, or to buy a condominium. Just to be clear, as used here, a condominium is a type of housing where a buyer owns a specific part of shared property. Typically, o...