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Friday, August 16, 2019   /   by Juan Grimaldo

The Cheapest and Priciest Places to Live in the U.S.

The cheapest places to live in the U.S. are El Paso, Texas, and Lincoln, Neb., according to a new study by Move.org that ranks cities based on cost of living. In El Paso, the average cost of living is $1,182.96 per month and, in Lincoln, it’s $1,291.50. On the opposite end of the spectrum, San Francisco (at a $4,210.60 average cost of living per month) and New York (at $3,956.11) have the highest costs of living in the nation.
Move.org analyzed the living costs in 75 of the largest U.S. cities and ranked them based on affordability. In evaluating cost of living, they factored in rent for a one-bedroom apartment, average utility and internet costs, fuel prices, and food.





Source: 

“Which U.S. City Has the Lowest Cost of Living?” Move.org (June 24, 2019) RealtorMagazine.com

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Friday, August 16, 2019   /   by Juan Grimaldo

KW, Offerpad Form Agent-Led iBuyer Program

More homeowners are getting a choice when they go to sell: Sell your home instantly with a cash offer from an iBuyer or sell the traditional route by publicly listing the home with a real estate agent. As the number of iBuyers grow, real estate professionals are offering their own spin on the programs to keep pros at the center of the transactions. 




On Wednesday, Keller Williams announced a partnership with iBuying giant Offerpad, as it looked to expand its reach into iBuying. In May, Keller Williams launched an iBuying instant offer program called Keller Offers in select markets.  




By partnering with Offerpad, Keller Williams plans to expand its program into additional markets and have real estate professionals serve as a guide in helping clients decide among the choices to sell. 




“With Keller Offers, consumers no longer have to pick between all the o ...

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Friday, August 16, 2019   /   by Juan Grimaldo

Opinion: The single best investment for the next decade

Is it stocks or real estate?


(Image: Bloomberg News/Landov)




“For money you wouldn’t need for more than 10 years, which ONE of the following do you think would be the best way to invest it—stocks, bonds, real estate, cash, gold/metals, or bitcoin/cryptocurrency?”
That question was recently asked of more than a thousand investors in a recent Bankrate survey, and the winner—by a large margin—was real estate. For every two respondents who answered stocks there were more than three who said real estate is the way to go.
Are these investors onto something? Have financial planners been wrong all these years? For this column I mine the historical data for answers.
On the face of it, the respondents to the survey need to go back to their history books, as pointed out in a recent column by my colleague Catey Hill. Since 1890, U.S. real estate has produced an annualized return above inflation of just 0.4%, as judged by the Case-Shille ...

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Friday, August 16, 2019   /   by Juan Grimaldo

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]


Some Highlights:

Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.
To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear when buying a home.
The best way to ensure your home-buying process is a positive one is to find a real estate professional who will guide you through every aspect of the transaction with ‘the heart of a teacher.’

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Friday, August 16, 2019   /   by Juan Grimaldo

Felicidades familia Murillo!

Muchas felicidades a la familia Murillo! Su casa ha sido valorada! Tenemos la luz verde para continuar a la meta! Pronto podremos darles la llaves de su nueva casa! Gracias por confiar en nuestro equipo!

Congratulations Murillo family! Your house has been appraised! We now have the green light to continue on to the finish line. We will soon be able to hand you the keys to your new home! Thank you for trusting our team! 






Are you looking to Buy or Sell your home? Call us today 480-365-8346!  Esta buscando Comprar o Vender su casa? Llámenos hoy 480-365-8346!  #thegrimaldogroup #soldbythegrimaldogroup #azrealestate 

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