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  Last year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency approved the Home Valuation Code of Conduct (Code) to be implemented May 1, 2009. The code modifies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines to improve the reliability of home appraisals and to restore appraiser independence. The intent of the code is...
04/30/2009
This increase is pretty typical for us this time of year due it being our 'High Season.'  Maricopa County held steady overall from May to June, increasing just a little bit from 5,633 closings to 5,695.  Pending Transactions are up 24% from May, which will hopefully translate into more increases...
07/14/2008
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One of my sellers is going into foreclosure and left his house suddenly.  The only problem is that he left his Lovable Dog "Negra" behind.  The pound has already been by to pick her/him(?) up but luckly wasn't able to find her.  Does anyone know of a no kill shelter in the Phoenix area that will ...
07/10/2008
Reuters: Toyota to add solar panels to Prius hybrid: Nikkei Have you heard the news?   Toyota Motor Corp (TM) plans to install solar panels on its next-generation Prius hybrid cars, becoming the first major automaker to use solar power for a vehicle.    Now even though this makes me HAPPY, have y...
07/09/2008
 IndyMac Bancorp, the ninth-largest U.S. mortgage lender last year in terms of loan volume, is following in the footsteps of it's parent company Countrywide according to a Wall Street Journal Article .  IndyMac began dismantling most of its business amid heavy losses from mortgage defaults. Share...
07/09/2008
I get asked this question a lot and unfortunately there isn't a sure way to guarantee that it doesn't but most home inspectors are trained to look for the tell-tell signs of water damage.  Now if you want to go one step further you can hire a Certified Thermographer.   A thermal scan of a house u...
06/23/2008
 Unless you've just come out of hibernation from the winter, you might have noticed that we have hit a bit of a "rough" patch in the real estate market.  One of the problems facing Realtors, Loan originators & borrowers a like is finding the right financing.  In the past borrowers had a plethora ...
04/14/2008
 These are from an appearance on Sonoran Living Channel 15 ABC in Phoenix on  3/6/2008:Tips to Help Sell Your Home Quicker  1.  PRICE IT RIGHT!  Unless you're living at Buckingham Palace, it SHOULDN'T be priced like one!2.  KILL THE CLUTTER BUG!  Can't say enough about this.  You want to move, th...
04/09/2008
 I decided to put some information out there about what all these changes mean to homeowners since I continue to get questions on it.  Last year the President signed Bill HR 3648, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 into law.  The three major components are:                Eliminatio...
04/09/2008
Good article that will explain what a "SHORT SALE" is to your clients.  The Definitive Short Sale Article
04/05/2008
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