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Phoenix named “Top 10 Market for First-Time Homebuyers for 2014”

March 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The top 10 markets for first-time home buyers this year include seven metropolitan areas in Sun Belt states, plus the areas around Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, according to a new report by®. Pittsburgh topped the study’s ranking, which examined five key factors that make particular markets ideal for first-time buyers: market popularity, prices, inventory, time on market and unemployment... 

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Housing Predictor: Phoenix is #2 Hottest Summer Market in USA

August 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Today released a list of the “10 Hottest Summer Real Estate Markets” in the USA.  The torrid pace of Phoenix real estate sales resulted in Arizona taking the #2 spot on the list. Here’s the complete article: As the drought produces the driest summer in years for the majority of the U.S. bargain hunters are finding some of the best deals in housing in a generation.... 

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Commentary: Renter’s Red Flags – 7 Things to Check Out Before Signing a Lease

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

  Tenant Beware! In a recent article posted by Laura Drucker in the Daily Muse, she proposes 7 tips that any renter needs to check out before signing a lease. They are: 1) Noise 2) Weak water pressure 3) Bad laundry facilities 4) Odd smells 5) Faulty doors and windows 6) Bad-tasting water 7) Pet policy While these are certainly good tips for apartment living, a lot of Phoenix real estate... 

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Phoenix Real Estate Primer: Tips to Attract Buyers Part 2

April 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tips for Phoenix Home Sellers – Part 2 A few postings ago, I offered a list of ideas that Phoenix real estate owners can do to attract more buyers and faster, higher offers. This is the continuation of that posting, which was born from an article I read about was to turn off homebuyers, which you can read here.  While I definitely agree with the list, I have several other ideas and additional... 

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Phoenix Real Estate Primer: Tips to Attract Buyers (Part 1)

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tips for Phoenix Home Sellers – Part 1 Phoenix real estate is competitive business in any market.  The good news is that there are several easy steps you can take you can take that will help your property stand out from the crowd and sell faster.  An article was posted online last week that discussed various things that repel prospective home buyers. In this multi-part post, I’m... 

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Phoenix Az Real Estate Buyer MYTH-Understanding Series: Myth #4

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Phoenix Az Real Estate Buyer MYTH-Understanding Series: Myth #4 After working with hundreds of homebuyers, I’ve come to recognize that there are several common misconceptions that are widely held to be true by experienced homebuyers and first-timers alike. I refer to them as “Myth-Understandings” and I’ve seen many prospective buyers harm their own cause as a result of their... 

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10 Riskiest and 10 Most Stable Real Estate Markets

January 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly half of the nation’s 50 largest markets have an elevated or high probability of lower home prices in two years, according to the first quarter 2009 Economic and Real Estate Trends (ERET Report) by PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. The index shows that the risk of lower house prices two years from now increased broadly across the nation-rising in 369 of 381 MSAs (Metropolitan Statistical Areas)... 

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U.S. Census Bureau Ranks Arizona 2nd for Population Growth over Last 12 Months

January 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Arizona ranked #2 among the 50 states for the greatest percentage of population growth, and it ranked #5 among the top 10 numeric gainers for the period of July 1, 2007 – July 1, 2008.    Utah was the only state that grew faster in terms of overall %, but it didn’t make the top 10 in numeric growth.   Here are the results:   Top 10 Fastest Growing... 

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4th of July Celebrations in Greater Phoenix

June 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re looking for a comprehensive list of activities occurring throughout the Valley of the Sun between now and the 4th of July, look no further!  I found an awesome article that details activities, celebrations, and events, including fireworks, across Greater Phoenix.   Check it out here!

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