Daniel J. McNulty, CSP, CPE, NARPM, Notary
Dan McNulty
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Time to Purchase A Home

Wow, the market may be calling your name today. We’ve had some up and down times these past few months for both buyers and sellers in Florida. But at this time it looks as it may be swinging into a buyers market. If you are looking to buy I believe that January – March this coming year may possibly be the right time to purchase your new home.

Call me to discuss all of your options and the options the many Lenders that I work with have in todays market.

941-888-4853 or dan@movetosunnyfl.com


Your dream home?

Living The Dream: Five Amazing Movie Houses That We Wish We Lived In

Our dream homes are often inspired by our own imaginations, from the homes we see in our own neighborhoods or the perfectly designed interiors we see in magazines. However, sometimes our dream homes can be seen on a much larger scale, operating as the home to some our favorite movie stars. Check out these five amazing movie houses that film buffs commonly lust after!

The Alaskan Mansion In The Proposal: A Colonial Stone Paradise

In the hilarious romantic comedy The Proposal featuring Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, a gorgeous waterfront house acts as Ryan’s family house in Sitka, Alaska, nestled at the base of the mountains and featuring a pull-up-by-boat-only dock. Though this house is just as incredible as it was portrayed in the film, its physical location is actually in Manchester, Massachusetts. The mountains were added using special effects, however, this natural stone house is just as lovely as seen in the movie. The real thing is much more colonial in style, though, and much of the interior as seen in the film was created with a facade to create a more rustic feel.

The Fantastical Great Gatsby Estate: Better Than A Dream

Who doesn’t fantasize about throwing lavish parties in the castle-like mansion that played as Leonardo DiCaprio’s home in The Great Gatsby? Just as it might have been suspected, most of this castle is like something out of fantasy. This house features an intricate pool, a two-story master bedroom, an incredible library with a winding staircase, and a grand ballroom. 42 different sets were built in Sydney to piece together this ultimate fantasy house.

The Cullen House In Portland, Oregon: A Log House With Style

Actually existing in real life is the magnificent house that was used as the Cullen house in the vampire movie Twilight. As a contemporary, ultra-modern log house – if you can call it that – the Cullen house drops jaws with its floor-to-ceiling windows that open it to its natural, woodsy surroundings. The contemporary and beautifully designed interior is just as jaw-dropping, which was all completed in 2007 – just in time to make it to the big screen.

Sex And The City’s Real Estate Heaven

When Carrie walks into her soon-to-be apartment and exclaims “I think I’ve died and gone to real estate heaven!” we know that many of the women (and men) in the audience agreed. Many of the interior sets were shot at Silvercup Studios in Queens, including the incredible entry and heavenly closet that Big builds for Carrie. Still, real or not, there’s no reason why you can’t aspire to reach this level of real estate heaven or own the closet of your dreams.

The Classic American House In Mr. & Mrs. Smith

The movie that can never be forgotten, which sparked Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s controversial – and lasting – relationship, is also one that presents a traditional American home that many lust after. The house that plays as the family home to Mr. and Mrs. Smith resides in Pasadena, California, and offers many modern and contemporary design features. The home has many glass chandeliers, all of which are eventually destroyed in the characters’ “falling out.”

Still, this movie house is a great source of inspiration for interior designers everywhere.

Wherever you get your inspiration from for your perfect dream house, knowing it’s a possibility is the most important thing. With me at your side on the lookout for you, it’s not only a possibility, it’s a high probability! Don’t wait any longer; contact REALTOR Dan McNulty today to find a piece of real real estate that will make you feel like a movie star. Call me today I’ll answer my phone and text 480-352-3596 or dan@phxevrealestate.com. Voted Best of the East Valley REALTOR 2013


Defects and warranties, what should I know

Finding Defects In Newly Constructed  Homes For Sale

According to the Better Business Bureau, contractor problems are one of the most common consumer complaints.  With those kinds of statistics, buying newly constructed homes for sale calls for a knowledgeable individual.  Here are a few things you can do to make sure yourcontractor doesn’t end up as your complaint:

Know What Your Warranties Cover

There are two types of warranties.  One is called an express warranty, and is given to you by the contractor.  Usually, this warranty lasts between one to ten years, with one year being the most common.  It covers everything from cosmetic flaws to serious defects.

The second type of warranty varies depending on the state you live in.  It’s an implied warranty that lasts seven to ten years, stating that the residence has to be habitable.  To have your defect covered by this warranty, you have to be able to prove that it’s a health or safety hazard.

Find Real Defects

If you spot a defect, you need to find out whether it’s an acceptable imperfection or a real defect.  For instance, small cracks in the interior of new homes for sale are normal defects.  The only cracks that need to be repaired are those longer than 3/16 of an inch, according to theNational Association of Home Builders’® performance guidelines.  In addition, hammer marks or nail pops only count if you can see them from more than six feet away.

Document Everything

Once you find a real defect, document everything.  Take photos and make detailed notes.  You may want to hire an independent inspector or structural engineer to give your house a full examination.

Buying new homes for sale can be enjoyable when you work with a REALTOR® like me who has the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process.  Call me today at 480-352-3596 or email me at dan@phxevrealestate.com.