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Real Estate Agent - Arizona Premier Realty Homes & Land
Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make in your life, so it's best to be prepared.  I always recommend that my buyer clients' first step towards purchasing a home is getting prequalified for a mortgage loan.  This lets them know what type of loan and how much they qualify f...
Posted 15 days ago
    When I see a home listed for sale “As Is,” it usually means there are some red flags to consider.  Often times, homes that are being sold “as is” will require quite a bit of updating and, more than likely, some major repairs. Whatever the case may be, the Seller is stating that they are not w...
Posted 16 days ago
Plantation shutters have been and continue to be very popular here in the Valley of the Sun, but how much value do they add to your home?  This is a question posed to me by buyer clients all of the time.  Plantation shutters can be costly.  Prices start at about $18/s.f. and up.  If your home ha...
Posted 17 days ago
OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014 from 1-4 PM Refreshments and a drawing for a Starbucks gift card! Listing Details   Totally Remodeled 3 Bdrm/2 Bath Family Home W/Pool For Sale in Glendale AZ 5235 N. 85th Dr., Glendale, AZ$175,000 For Sale By Owner 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1753 square feet  ...
Posted 22 days ago
The question of “What is transfer value?” was recently posed to me by one of my clients.  She, like so many other anxious buyers, was excited to find the site, Realty Trac, which advertises foreclosures, bank owned homes and auction properties that are not available through the MLS system.   Wha...
Posted about 1 month ago
Most women (and some men) have done this: Take a Sunday drive past new home models when all of the sudden your steering wheel is heading in to the parking lot.  Those model homes are bright, new and decorated so beautifully.  Your current home doesn’t seem to to be everything you want anymore. Wh...
Posted about 1 month ago
OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014 from 1-4 PM Refreshments and a drawing for a Starbucks gift card! Listing Details   Large 4 Bdrm/3 Bath Family Home W/Pool For Sale in Peoria AZ   3048 W. Via Del Sol $419,000 MLS #5019371 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2897 square feet   Call Jana Haren at (602) 882...
Posted about 1 month ago
A home purchase is one of the largest financial decisions you’ll make in your life.  Enter into the real estate market with your eyes wide open. Every major purchase starts with a solid financial foundation.  This means that not only should you be out of debt and have a good down payment in plac...
Posted 2 months ago
The maximum amount a Seller can pay towards a Buyer’s closing costs varies depending on the program type and amount of down payment.  The percentage is based on the sales price of the home.  Conventional:  Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac - Owner Occupied 25% or more down payment = 9% allowed seller contr...
Posted 2 months ago
Realtors are constantly asked by both home sellers and buyers to reduce their commission.   In some cases, I understand why and would definitely consider it; however, there are other instances where one may as well be asking, “Can I have part of your paycheck just because?”  Kinda ballsy, don’t ...
Posted 2 months ago

Jana Haren

Jana Haren, Realtor, MSSC
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