We have been here before.  The U.S. government is looking to reduce costs, and the mortgage interest deduction is caught in the cross hairs.   The popular deduction allows home owners to deduct the amount of interest paid over the year from their year end taxes. The home mortgage interest deduction is one of the most [...]

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RE/MAX Alliance Group: Gilbert Days Parade Recap

Another year, another successful Gilbert Days Parade. RE/MAX Alliance Group and our team have been a part of this great tradition since 1994. This year was one of the best parades yet.  Though it was early on a Saturday morning, and the conditions were a little overcast, this didn’t dampen any of the parade goers [...]

2 Must See Musical Christmas Lights Displays In Gilbert

Are you having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit with temps in the valley still in the mid 70′s?  Check out these over the top light displays in Gilbert to help get your mind right.   We are not just talking about a bunch of lights here.   We are talking about a massive amount [...]

New RE/MAX Micro Site Launced

I think its safe to say, RE/MAX has now officially stepped into the digital age. Not only has RE/MAX updated their main website REMAX.com. They also provided a much needed overhaul to the agent micro sites. While some agents have their own websites they run, many agents depend on RE/MAX to provide a website for [...]

Looking For A Home? These 5 Smartphone Apps Are A Must

Evernote – Searching for a new home can be fun. It can also be overwhelming. I always ask my clients to take detailed notes on the properties we look at, but anytime we look at more than 3 or 4 the properties start to run together. It becomes hard to remember which home had the [...]

New RE/MAX.com Launches Today

Margaret Kelly the CEO of RE/MAX International just announced a major refresh of RE/MAX.com. The initial reaction is that the website is visually and technologically fresh, it’s more consumer-friendly AND agent-friendly. RE/MAX.com is already the most visited website in the industry. Starting today, consumers will enjoy an entirely new experience on RE/MAX.com, the most visited [...]

You Can’t Pick Your Neighbors, But You Can Pick Your Neighborhood

Location, location, location — you’ve heard it a thousand times, and you can’t beat it in determining the value of a home.  The neighborhood you live in and the value of the homes around yours have a big effects on what your home is worth.   If you purchase the most modest house in a [...]

Football Season Is Here: Perfect Homes For Your Man Cave

It’s the season of football and that means it’s time to sit in front of that television all weekend.  Your other half, flatmates or the parents just don’t understand your love for the game. I mean we’ve all cringed when we hear the line, “It’s just a sport.” No, sitting in the lounge just won’t do. Distractions are inevitable, [...]

New Monopoly Game For The Phoenix Metro Area

It hasn’t been all fun and games in the phoenix housing market over the last few years, but that is all about to change. The Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service has a created a Monopoly game based for the Phoenix-area real-estate market. It is ARMLS’s 30 year anniversary and they created this game to celebrate. In ARMLS-OPOLY [...]

Top 10 Man Cave Ideas (Pictures)

A “Man Cave” is a room in the house, where a man can get away from the pressures of daily life. It is his personal refuge full of his favorite things.  Man Caves come in all shapes, sizes and themes but one thing they all have in common is testosterone. The “Man Cave” is no longer [...]