How to Find Your Perfect Realtor Match

How to find your perfect Realtor match to help you sell your home fast and at top dollar OR to find the dream home that meets your expectations. Every Realtor brings a different set of skills to their clients. For you to achieve your goal it’s important for you to find the perfect Realtor match. A Realtor may come highly recommended by a family member or friend, this does not necessarily mean the Realtor will be a good match for you.

Realtor Perfect-Match

Interview a few Realtors before choosing the one you want to help you make one of the most important financial decisions in your life. Having a conversation about your goals & expectations will not only save you unneeded frustration, but will also make the transaction as smooth as possible.

Perfect Realtor Match

In today’s market, YOU NEED A GREAT AGENT!
A Good Agent know how to deliver good news.
A Great agents know how to deliver tough news.
Arizona Home Group ARE Great Agents….

You Need a Great Agent to Help You..

  • Find your dream home for the best deal that will hold its value over time.
  • Find the investment property best suited for “Flipping”.
  • Find the investment property best suited for generating cash flow.
  • Find Short sales and Foreclosures that will hold their value over time.
  • Find a second home or vacation home to escape the cold winters.
  • Learn details about what different cities and communities have to offer and how they would suit your needs.
  • Find the best school districts and communities that cater to families.
  • Find the lender who will work with you to obtain the best loan vehicle to suit your needs and budget over time.
  • Find financial advice and resources if you are an out of country home buyer.
  • Understand the Home Buying and Home selling process in Arizona.
  • Sell your home in a down economy.
  • Relocate into a home in Arizona that will minimize your commute and find a community that will suit your lifestyle.
  • By providing you with the answers to all of your Real Estate questions and proving you with professional resources that will help you through the transactions in a smooth and timely manner.

If you are a position to buy or sell a home this year,
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Silver Medal for Valentine’s Day Goes to Scottsdale

Wallethub voted Scottsdale second place in best cities to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Scottsdale Valentine's day diningValentine’s Day – the perfect day to show your loved one how you feel, or consumerist corporate invention to get you to part with even more of your hard-earned cash? Whether you’re a Valentine’s Grinch or hopeless romantic, if you live in Scottsdale or nearby,  you live near one of the best cities to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Scottsdale Took the Silver Medal for Valentine’s Day

WalletHub’s number crunchers played cupid to find out which of the 100 largest cities are the most romantic, but also the easiest on our finances. Their analysts compared the cities across four key dimensions, including Valentines day budget, activities, gift accessibility and weather forecasts.

Scottsdale took second place in the top 10, thanks to Arizona’s heavenly forecast.

The high amount of jewelry stores and designer outlets makes Scottsdale one of the best spots in the country to shop for your significant other.

In 2016 the average lovebird will spend $146.84 and nearly $20 billion collectively to show just how fat their hearts are.


If you are in a position to buy or sell a home this year,
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Relocating? Deduct Your Moving Expenses

deduct moving expensesIf you moved in the last year because you switched employers, you may be able to deduct your moving expenses on your taxes. The IRS lets you claim a deduction for moving expenses if you’re starting a new job as long as it’s more than 50 miles farther from your old home than your previous job location was. The kinds of things you can deduct include driving expenses, shipping and storage fees and the cost of hiring a moving van.

Federal tax laws allow you to deduct your moving expenses if your relocation relates to starting a new job or a transfer to a new location for your present employer. To qualify for the deduction you must begin working shortly after you arrive.

Deduct Your Moving Expenses

Distance Requirements

The costs you incur for moves within the same town do not qualify for the deduction. The distance between your new job and your former home must be at least 50 miles farther than your previous employer is from that home.

Deductible Moving Expenses

The deduction covers the reasonable expenses you incur to transport your personal effects and household items to your new home. You can even include the cost of renting a storage unit for up to 30 days if you are unable to move into your new home immediately after leaving your former home.

You can also include the cost of traveling to the new location for yourself and other members of your household.   For long-distance moves, you can deduct the cost of airline and train tickets.

Claiming the moving expenses deduction

To claim the deduction, you must report all relocation expenses on IRS Form 3903 and attach it to the personal tax return that covers the year of your move. In the event you do not satisfy all requirements at the conclusion of the 12-month period, you must reverse the deduction.

Looking for the perfect home in a new city?  call John Sposato at 602-571-3730 for a tour of the Scottsdale Communities.


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Rents Are Going Through The Roof!!

Rents are going through the roof in 2016 and showing no signs of slowing down.  Zillow recently revealed that the 43 million renter households in the US spent $535 billion on rent in 2015. Aggregate numbers like these often make it difficult to truly assess a situation. For more clarity, we want to share some points that were made in a Wall Street Journal article earlier this month.

Rents Are Going Through The Roof

1. Rents are increasing faster than the last several years:

 “Apartment rents increased faster last year than at any time since 2007.”

2. Rent increases are accelerating

“Another report from Axiometrics Inc., a Dallas-based apartment research company, showed that rents increased 4.7% in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter a year earlier, the strongest year-end performance since 2005”.

 Rate of rent increase over the last several years:

Rents Skyrocketing

Bottom line: if you are tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage and want to begin investing in your family’s wealth, give John Sposato a call at 602-571-3730 to schedule a tour of homes available for sale.


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Boomerang Buyers are Hitting the Market

Boomerang Buyers are heading back into home buyer in record numbers. If you are a family that experienced the impact of the last housing crisis, now may be the right time to again buy your own home. If you are a Seller, now may be the time to list your home.

Boomerang Buyers

By definition a Boomerang Buyer is a former homeowner who has gone thru a “short sale”…a “foreclosure”…or a “bankruptcy” in the past few years, and has been saving for the down payment and the expiration of the waiting period, in order to qualify once again for a mortgage.

Generally people in their early 40’s to mid 50’s in age. People who have reached the end of the denial period, have re-established good credit, and have a small to moderate down payment to make toward a re-purchase as a home owner once again. They are making a come back!

TransUnion recently released the results of a new study titled “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?” The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners that were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market in the next three years.

Here are the numbers of consumers who will meet mortgage guidelines over the next four years and become Boomerang Buyers:

Boomerang-Buyers If you are interested in finding out what your home is worth, use our Free, Fast, Easy Home Evaluation Service.

Arabian Horse Show Comes to Scottsdale Westworld

Arabian Horse Show in Scottsdale WestworldIt’s that time of the year when the Arabian Horse Show comes to Scottsdale.  The 61st Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is Coming to Scottsdale Westworld from February 11-21st.

The world-renowned show got its humble beginnings the famous Biltmore Hotel in 1955. Started by a  small but visionary group of horse lovers. Soon after, Ann McCormick bought 150 acres in what was then a remote area of Scottsdale and called it Paradise Park, near 64th street and Bell Road. Over the years, the show has gone from 50 horses to over 2,500 horses bringing in some of the top trainers, breeders, and owners from around the world.

These living works of art are known for their distinctive head shape and tail carriage, and is also one of the oldest breeds with its origins dating back 4,500 years.

Arabian Horse Show Comes to Scottsdale Westworld

During the 10 day event there will be events for horse lovers, shoppers, and children.
Check out:

  • Behind The Scenes Barn Tours
  • Meet an Arabian Horse
  • Paint-A-Pony

In addition to the spectacle that is these beautiful animals, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is almost as well known for its shopping vendors.
You can find:

  • jewelry
  • one-of-a-kind furniture
  • unique clothes
  • shoes & boots
  • saddles
  • toys
  • accessories

For the Foodies there is also gourmet food vendors from some of the best local vendors around the Valley.

The Arabian Horse Show Comes to Scottsdale and you want to be there with family and friends. Ticket prices range fro $10-$25 and up. For more information check out www.scottsdaleshow.com

To view homes available in Scottsdale call John Sposato at 480-571-3730.

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