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Ways To Take Title In Arizona

There are several different ways you can choose to take title in Arizona when purchasing property: Tenancy in Common, Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship, Community Property, and Community Property with Right of Survivorship.

Just as there are several way to take title, each has several points one should consider. These are: Parties, Division, Title, Possession, Conveyance, Purchaser’s Status, Death, Creditor’s Rights, and Presumption.

For a quick glance chart, please visit: Ways To Take Title In AZ – Tucson Power Group.

*Note: Arizona is a community property state. Property acquired by a married couple* is presumed to be community property unless legally specified otherwise. Title may be held  as “Sole and Separate.” If a married person acquires title as sole and separate, their spouse must execute a disclaimer deed to avoid the presumption of community property.
Parties may choose to hold title in the name of an entity, e.g., a corporation; a limited liability company; a partnership (general or limited), or a trust. Each method of taking title has certain significant legal and tax consequences; therefore, you are encouraged to obtain advice from an attorney or other qualified professional.
*inclusive of the vesting terms “husband and wife”, as well as “married couple” (for same-sex married couples)

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Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

More posts in the Real Estate 101 Series: The ABC’s of Real Estate, What Is Escrow, The Advantages Of Using A REALTOR®

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Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

More posts in the Real Estate 101 Series: ABCs of Real Estate, What Is Escrow

4 Upgrades That Won’t Add Value To Your Home

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Some will add definite value to your home, while you may not recoup the full costs of others. Check out these common upgrades that may cost more than they’re worth.

Putting In A Pool

Depending on the neighborhood you reside in, the costs and routine maintenance may keep buyers from paying top dollar for your home (think communities with many certain-season visitors, second homes, or 55+ communities). Also, safety concerns for young children may play a role in a buyer’s decision.

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Keep upgrades fairly neutral, as no one wants to rip out something that’s been recently renovated because it’s not their style.

 

Permanent Bedroom Conversions

Combining two bedrooms to make a mega-closet may be a good idea for your lifestyle today, but going from a three to a two-bedroom house can hurt the value when you are ready to sell.

Incremental Square Footage Gains

Big changes, like converting a basement, can be a good decision. But smaller additions may create an awkward floor plan and cost more then the added value.

Want to know which upgrades will make your property the most marketable? Contact us today to set up your free consultation.

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What’s My Home Worth?

Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

More posts in the Good Information Series: 5 Surprising Home Buyer Turn-Offs, 5 Fixes To Make (Or Not) Before Listing, 5 Things Neighbors’ Houses Can Tell You About Your Own, 4 Do’s And Don’ts Of Home Staging

4 Do’s And Don’ts Of Home Staging

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Don’t Use Beat-Up Or Ugly Furnishings

Great staging, either DIY or by a professional, includes choosing furniture that shows the room in the best light. And you don’t need to buy new to upgrade. A few hundred dollars on Craigslist can be money well spent.

leopardDon’t Create Distracting Themes Or Decor

Again, focus on your home, not your things. Think neutral, neutral, neutral.  You want the buyer to be able to picture themselves (and their things) in the home, not bet distracted by the jungle theme.

Do Keep Your Home Clean And Clutter Free

You want people to focus on your house, not your things.

Do Keep Things Consistent

You want your home’s story to be that it looked well put together and comfortable, not that it has one or two spaces that left a bad impression.

As always, if you need advice about home staging, talk to your REALTOR®.

Contact us today to set up your free consultation.

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What’s My Home Worth?

Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

More posts in the Good Information Series: 5 Surprising Home Buyer Turn-Offs, 5 Fixes To Make (Or Not) Before Listing, 5 Things Neighbors’ Houses Can Tell You About Your Own

5 Surprising Home Buyer Turn-Offs

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In all honesty, these turn-offs are more common than they are surprising.  The accompanying illustrations show the extreme versions of each point. However, the following items should be fully considered before putting your home on the market.

Dirty or Crowded Homes turn-off-clutter

It can’t be overstated how important it is to de-clutter and clean. Buyers want to look at your home, not your things.

Irrational Seller Expectations

Be realistic about where your home sits relative to the market. Overpricing can spell disaster when it comes to selling a home.

Bad Listing Photos

turn-off-bad-photoMake sure online listing photos show your home in the best light, and give a true sense of the space. And, again, no clutter. We will often recommend that a professional photographer come in to photograph your home. A professional won’t end up in the photos…

New Upgrades Done To A Specific Taste

Upgrading your kitchen can be a wise investment before listing your home. Just make sure you do it in a neutral style, as no one wants to rip out something that’s been newly renovated.

All of these photos are actual listing photos, posted to their respective Multiple Listing Services. This is not an early April Fools’. Many thanks to Terrible Real Estate Agent Photos for these pictures.

Want to know which updates will make your property the most marketable? Contact us today to set up your free consultation.

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What’s My Home Worth?

Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

5 Rooms Repurposed

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Create A New Closet Or Extra Bathroom from a too-small guest bedroom.

Turn A Wide Hallway or Under-Stairs Space into a study or storage area. Or a Harry-Potter memorabilia display. Your call.

Shift A Never-Used Formal Dining Room into an office or a game room.

Designate Specific Areas In A Too-Large Great Room into different living, study, and play areas.

Update A Formal Living Room to create a plush library.

 

 

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Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

 

More Posts in the Information You Can Rely On Series: 4 Tips to See If A Neighborhood Is Right For You6 Insider Tips to Make the Most of Open Houses, 4 Reasons to Google That Address, 6 Hidden Costs of Home Ownership, 3 Reasons To Think Twice…And 3 To Go Ahead

It’s Easy Being Green…And It Pays!

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When you are ready to sell, it’s important to know what features buyers are looking for. Whether their motivation is to save the planet, or just save on bills, today’s buyers are on the lookout for energy efficiency in their next homes. So, which features make the top of the list?

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  • 25% of buyers are looking for double-paned or low-E windows
  • 22% of buyers are looking for energy savings in the insulation
  • 20% of buyers are looking for engery savings through heating, cooling, and climate control
  • 16% of buyers are looking for efficient or ‘Energy Star’ appliances

As your agents , our job is to help you maximize your bottom line. Before investing in any of these green upgrades, give us a call and we will help you determine which upgrades are most appropriate for the buyers in your area.

Call us today to set up your free consultation.

844-400-6040 or TucsonPowerGroup@gmail.com

What’s My Home Worth?

Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

Other posts in the Bottom Line Series: Price It Right, Make It Shine, The Grass Should Be Greener, Moderation is Key, Stage It To Sell, Buyers Have Choices

Stage It To Sell!

stage-it-to-sellWhen you’re ready to sell, staging puts your home’s best foot forward. While your home is decorated perfectly for you, buyers want to see themselves in the home – and that’s where staging comes in.

This is why de-cluttering and de-personalization becomes so important in the process. Take a look at what other sellers did to get ready for a sale, and the results they experienced:stage-it-to-sell-stats As your agents, our job is to help you maximize your bottom line. When you’re ready to sell , we will walk you through  the benefits of staging and together, we’ll put together  a plan of action.

Contact us today to discuss what staging strategies and resources  we have available to increase the marketability of your home. Need some ideas to help you stage right away? Ask for our list of 64 tips!

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What’s My Home Worth?

Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

More posts in the Bottom Line Series: Price It Right!, Make it Shine!, The Grass Should Be Greener, Moderation is Key

The Grass Should Be Greener

the-grass-should-be-greenerDo you know what the competition down the block is doing to attract buyers? According to our research, they’re sprucing up the view from the street, and it pays!

the-grass-should-be-greener-curb-appealWhen you are ready to sell, first impressions are everything. As your agents, our job is to help you maximize your bottom line, and the first step is getting more buyers to your front door! Together, we’ll determine the most impact changes you can make to increase your curb appeal.

Call us today to set up your free consultation.

844-400-6040 or TucsonPowerGroup@gmail.com

What’s My Home Worth?

Tucson Power Group can help you with a residential sale or purchase anywhere in Southern Arizona. If you are in another area or state, we have a network of quality agents. Call us today, and we can help you find a competent agent in your town.

Other Posts in the Bottom Line series: Price it Right, Make It Shine

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