Melissa Yost's Blog

Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Casa Grande
I have made the switch:
Did you know there are still 0% down loan programs available? Well at least there are for now, but funds are due to run out very quickly. This particular loan program is wonderful for first time homebuyers that don’t have a lot of money to invest in the purchase of a home – a buyer could literall...
For first-time homebuyers, the most widely used loan programs take 45 to 60 days for processing... does that mean it's too late to qualify for the $8,000 credit on your next tax return? Well no, but it means we have to hurry! There are some steps we must take up front, like pre-qualifying, search...
As some of you know, I am getting married next year in October. Of course, I subscribe to just about every bridal magazine out there. As I was reading the November/December 2009 issue of Bridal Guide, yes it sounds early, I came across an article about things you should consider before purchasing...
The great thing about working with a Realtor that is part of a team is that you get more people working for you! With team offices, often times you'll have a full administrative support team as well as your Realtor to make sure your transaction goes smoothly. Our office is actually split into 2 t...
The Casa Grande Police Department has set up a really interesting mapping ability on their website. Users are able to map residential, commercial and vehicle burglary crimes as well as auto theft on a map that is powered by Google. The map is really easy to use and will be a valuable tool for hom...
We've been thinking about extending our small patio for months now. I think that it was partially because of all the work we knew was involved. Last week we finally got serious about it. We really thought this project was going to be a horrendous task, but in the end it really wasn't so bad and i...
I suppose the old addage, "Don't blink, or you'll miss it!" applies to the bottom of the real estate market! The experts have been telling us that nobody can time the market, well they were right! Over the past year, I've been used to waking up early to drink my coffee, watch the news, and sift t...
HomeSteps has been offering a huge incentive to buyers! Buy one of their foreclosure homes and they offer up to 3.5% of the purchase price towards your closing costs! Offers must be presented before January 31! There are 14 HomeSteps homes in the Casa Grande area that qualify for this huge saving...
This year, we'll be taking part in PetSmart Charities®' PetWalk, along with thousands of other walkers, as we try to shed some light on the homeless pet problem in Arizona. At this time, I'm asking for donations from any and everyone. Victor, Heavynne and I will be participating in the walk on S...


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