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Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?
Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?
Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West USA Realty of Presco...
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Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One
Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One
If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one states Mike East...
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How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year
In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive...
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Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House
Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House
The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021 states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Of...
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4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021
4 Reasons People Are Buying Homes in 2021
 According to many experts,  states Mike Eastwood Chief executive Officer of West USA Realty of Prescott. The real estate market is exp...
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What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?
What Does 2021 Have in Store for Home Values?
According to the latest CoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, nationwide home values increased by 8.2% over the last twelve months...
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Is This the Year to Sell My House?
Is This the Year to Sell My House?
If one of the questions you’re asking yourself is, “Should I sell my house this year?” consumer sentiment about selling to...
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Why Not to Wait Until Spring to Make a Move
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3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year
3 Must-Do’s When Selling Your House This Year
It’s exciting to put a house on the market and to think about making new memories in new spaces. However, despite the anticipation of what’...
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Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake
Why Selling Your House on Your Own in 2021 Is a Mistake
There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times, like what we face today, it beco...
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Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today
Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today
Even in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do States Mike Eas...
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The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership
The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership
Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times states Mike Eastwood C...
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West USA Realty of Prescott Toy Drive for Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation
West USA Realty of Prescott Toy Drive for Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation
West USA Realty of Prescott partners with our agents to donate gifts for the holidays to the Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation. If you like to don...
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A Day in the Life of Cowboy Mike and Winston
A Day in the Life of Cowboy Mike and Winston
See the Youtube Book Trailer https://youtu.be/JSO3udLZOnQ The newly released book A Day in the List of Cowboy Mike and Winston has opened the door f...
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Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion
Homeowner Equity Increases an Astonishing $1 Trillion
In a year that was financially devastating for many Americans states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West USA Realty of Prescott, some good n...
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The Holidays Aren’t Stopping Homebuyers This Year
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West USA Realty of Prescott, yet finding the perfect holid...
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Why It Makes Sense to Sell Your House This Holiday Season
If you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on states Mike Eastwood Chief Execut...
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Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?
Are Home Prices Headed Toward Bubble Territory?
Talk of a housing bubble is beginning to crop up as home prices have appreciated at a rapid pace this year states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Office...
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How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale
How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale
This year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West USA Realt...
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A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World
In a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and ...
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5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer
5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer
Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number ...
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Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?
Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?
There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West USA Realty of Prescott. A global pandemic...
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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home
Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home
This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked a high demand among homebuyers states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West USA Realty of ...
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7 Questions to Ask to Achieve the Ideal Home Office Setup

Working at home might be taxing in many ways, but there are also...

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Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?
Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?
In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of We...
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Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing
Homes for Sale Are Rapidly Disappearing
Through all the challenges of 2020, the real estate market has done very well states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer at West USA Realty of Presc...
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Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move
Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move
If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected states Mik...
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VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a Home
VA Home Loans: Helping Heroes Find a Home
 Today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country and thank them for their continued dedication to our nation-states Mike Eastw...
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Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?
Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now?
In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer...
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Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure Crisis
Why the 2021 Forecast Doesn’t Call for a Foreclosure Crisis
As the current forbearance mortgage relief options come to an end, many are wondering if we’ll face a foreclosure crisis next year sta...
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4 Reasons Why the Election Won’t Dampen the Housing Market
4 Reasons Why the Election Won’t Dampen the Housing Market
 Today, Americans will decide our President for the next four years states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West USA Realty of Prescott. ...
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Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the Economy
Real Estate Is a Driving Force in the Economy
 As the economy recovers from this year’s health crisis, the housing market is playing a leading role in the turnaround states Mike Eastwoo...
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Home Values Projected to Keep Rising
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Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from Foreclosure
Why Today’s Options Will Save Homeowners from Foreclosure
 Many housing experts originally voiced concern that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families impacted financially by COVID to del...
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5 Tips for Staging Your Home
5 Tips for Staging Your Home
If you’re in a tough seller’s market or just looking to get top dollar for your home, you want to do any little thing you can to make your...
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Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year
Real Estate Continues to Show Unprecedented Strength This Year
The 2020 housing market has surpassed all expectations and continues to drive the nation’s economic recovery states Mike Eastwood Chief Executiv...
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Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?
Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?
One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment states Mike Eastwood Chief Execut...
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The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale
The #1 Reason Not to Wait to List Your House for Sale
 Many industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them states Mike...
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6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall
6 Reasons You’ll Win by Selling with a Real Estate Agent This Fall
There are many benefits to working with a real estate professional when selling your house. During challenging times states Mike Eastwood Chief Execut...
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West USA Realty Of Prescott is Looking For Agents
West USA Realty Of Prescott is Looking For Agents
If you are looking to join a real estate company, West USA Realty of Prescott is the brokerage for you. West USA Realty is ranked the 4th largest...
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CEO Stories Is Now Available for Purchase on Amazon
CEO Stories Is Now Available for Purchase on Amazon
[PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, October 7-] Attention all CEOs and business managers! Author Michael Eastwood’s business book, CEO Stories is...
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A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s
A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s
One of the best ways to build your family’s financial future is through homeownership states Mike Eastwood - Author - Chief Executive Officer of...
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Why Pricing Your House Right Is Essential
Why Pricing Your House Right Is Essential
 In today’s real estate market states Mike Eastwood Author-Chief Executive Officer of West USA Realty of Prescott, setting the right price ...
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Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market
Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market
A year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers States Mike Eastwood  - Author - Chief Executive Office...
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Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move
Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move
 If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West ...
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Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s Success
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The Tails Of Pony 4 Precious By Michael Eastwood
The Tails Of Pony 4 Precious By Michael Eastwood
The Tails of Pony 4 Precious is Now Available on Amazon[PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, September 25-]  Do you know a child who loves horses or ponies? W...
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CEO-Stories By Michael Eastwood
CEO-Stories By Michael Eastwood
Calling all CEOs and business students! Author Michael Eastwood’s debut book, CEO Stories is now available for purchase on Amazon.&nbs...
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Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s Market
Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s Market
 Homeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows states Mike Eastwood Chief Execut...
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The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price
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Is the Economic Recovery Beating All Projections?
Earlier this year, many economists and market analysts were predicting an apocalyptic financial downturn that would potentially rattle the U.S. econom...
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How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall
How Low Inventory May Impact the Housing Market This Fall
 Real estate continues to be called the ‘bright spot’ in the current economy states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West USA...
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CEO-Stories Book Now On Amazon
CEO-Stories Book Now On Amazon
Calling all CEOs and business students! Author Michael Eastwood’s debut book, CEO Stories is now available for purchase on Amazon.&nbs...
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Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean
Two New Surveys Indicate Urban to Suburban Lean
There has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in a large city and now may be lo...
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Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise
Homebuyer Traffic Is on the Rise
One of the biggest surprises of 2020 is the resilience of the residential real estate market states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West USA ...
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How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?
How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?
 The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing historic unemploym...
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Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?
Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?
 The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market...
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Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace
Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace
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It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home
It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home
When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else i...
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Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War
Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War
With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common states Mike Eastwood ...
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Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?
Why Is It so Important to Be Pre-Approved in the Homebuying Process?
You may have heard that pre-approval is a great first step in the homebuying process. But why is it so important? States Mike Eastwood Chief...
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The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year
The Top Reasons People Are Moving This Year
Today, Americans are moving for a variety of different reasons. The current health crisis has truly re-shaped our lifestyles and our needs state Mike ...
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Let’s Discuss Your Next Compensation Plan! With Us, Agents Come First
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The Tails Of Pony 4 Precious Book Is Launched Today On Amazon
The Tails Of Pony 4 Precious Book Is Launched Today On Amazon
Cowboy Mike is Michael Eastwood, CEO and Chairman of the board for Pony 4 Precious. Cowboy Mike rescued Winston a miniature pony in 2016 a...
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Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected
Forbearance Numbers Are Lower than Expected
Originally, some housing industry analysts were concerned that the mortgage forbearance program (which allows families to delay payments to a later da...
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Not All Agents Are Created Equal
Not All Agents Are Created Equal
In today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may question the benefits of hiring a real estate pr...
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Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market
Sellers Are Returning to the Housing Market
In today’s housing market, it can be a big challenge for buyers to find homes to purchase states Mike Eastwood Chief Executive Officer of West U...
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How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?
How Is Remote Work Changing Homebuyer Needs?
With more companies figuring out how to efficiently and effectively enable their employees to work remotely (and for longer than most of us initially ...
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CEO-Stories Book To Launch On September 7, 2020 On Amazon
CEO-Stories Book To Launch On September 7, 2020 On Amazon
Michael Eastwood has written a fun book on the compilation of short stories of businesses that were passed down to the next generation. Unfortunately,...
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Current Buyer & Seller Perks in the Housing Market
Current Buyer & Seller Perks in the Housing Market
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Homes Are More Affordable Right Now Than They Have Been in Years
Today, home prices are appreciating. When we hear prices are going up, it’s normal to think a home will cost more as the trend continues states ...
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Buyers: Are You Ready for a Bidding War?
With businesses reopening throughout the country and some experts indicating early signs of a much-anticipated economic recovery, more homebuyers are ...
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