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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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Arizona Drops out of “Foreclosure Top 10”

August 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

HousingWire reports that foreclosure filings dropped almost 16% in July 2013 from June, and are down about 50% over the same time last year. This data confirms what most Arizona Realtors and real estate analysts already knew — the Arizona real estate market is in full recovery mode. Solid appreciation has created a market that’s a mix of sellers who now find they have sufficient equity... 

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Phoenix tops Kiplinger list of cities where home prices have risen the most

June 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

According to a recent Kiplinger article, Phoenix leads the nation with a 26.2% increase in home prices.  The author doesn’t draw many conclusions, but implies the market will slow down as distressed inventory levels fall and more sellers jump into the market. While I agree that Phoenix real estate can’t sustain a 26.2% annual appreciation rate for the long term, I don’t see any indications... 

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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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Customer satisfaction high among Phoenix new-home buyers

October 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study, Phoenix has one of the highest levels of overall customer satisfaction, along with Orange/San Diego, CA, Sacramento, CA, Inland Empire, CA, and Tampa, FL.

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Looking for an ‘incredible’ Phoenix real estate agent??

August 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s a great directory service out there called “Incredible Agents.”

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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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Phoenix “Wins” Title of America’s Sweatiest City

July 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Yes, it’s true.  The good folks in the Old Spice unit over at Procter and Gamble, after and extensive nationwide study, awarded the residents of the Valley of the Sun as the sweatiest.   Tests were based on estimates as to how much a person of average height and weight would sweat after walking in the mid-day sun for an hour in June, July and August.  Supposedly, for Phoenicians it works out... 

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The Top 20 Neighborhoods in Greater Phoenix? Part two…

June 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

I’ve already posted ten of the Top 20 neighborhoods in Greater Phoenix.  Here’s the rest of the list:   For the Single but Looking: Downtown Scottsdale. Gotta agree with this one.  So much to eat, drink, and do in the Old Town area, that it seems a natural fit to be able to stumble home to your condo after a night of hearty socializing.  My only beef with this is that ‘hip’... 

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