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Knowledge is power. In that spirit, the MyPhoenixMLS Phoenix Real Estate Blog covers everything that's Phoenix-area real estate, with the goal of helping buyers and sellers navigate the market.

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2007 

November 28, 2007 Earlier this month, the Fed released results of a survey showing that mortgage lenders had tightened their lending standards.  “About 40 percent of respondents indicated that they had tightened their lending standards on prime mortgages, compared with only about 15 percent that...
11/29/2007
November 26, 2007 An article Saturday in the Arizona Republic talked about the lengths Phoenix area home sellers go to to try to get their home sold. One offers Cardinal’s season tickets with his Goodyear townhouse. Another will throw in a car and $1,000 in gas money. Still another will pay for ...
11/27/2007
November 23, 2007 A Realty Times article I ran across the other day got me excited.  The title read, “IRS Says Foreclosures, Short Sales Can Be Less Taxing.”  Great, I thought, now the IRS will pitch in, too, to help homeowners facing foreclosure. That didn’t last long. Come to find out, all that...
11/27/2007
November 21, 2007 Last Thursday, the Arizona Department of Economic Security released its November employment report, which showed that Arizona hit a record 2,737,500 nonfarm jobs in October.  The unemployment rate in the Phoenix metro area is 3% -- below the statewide average of 3.5% and dramat...
11/27/2007
November 19, 2007 Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2007 (HR 3915) in a 291-127 vote.  The bill is contentious, with some saying that it’s too strict and others saying that it’s not strict enough.  Sen. Christopher Dodd,...
11/20/2007
November 16, 2007 In today’s tight market – where, let’s face it, selling a home can be difficult – homeowners are becoming creative, looking for a way to get an edge over other homeowners.  One good way to do that, I’ve written about before, is staging your home.  “If you’re trying to sell your...
11/20/2007
November 14, 2007 In an Inman News piece on Tuesday, a reader posed the question: “If a home inspector may not be able to provide a thorough and comprehensive inspection, should he continue to provide the service?” The answer in my mind is clearly no.  In the article, the reader who had written ...
11/15/2007
November 13, 2007 SPECIAL NOTE: Since yesterday was Veteran’s Day, I’d like to send a special note of thanks to all those men and women who have fought or are fighting to protect all that this country stands for.   An article Sunday in the Washington Post talked about hiring a buyer’s agent if y...
11/13/2007
November 7, 2007Nearly 75% of homeowners say that they wouldn't re-hire the real estate agent who sold their last home.  Yet finding the right real estate agent is a key factor in selling your house for the most money in the shortest time - especially in today's tight market.An article Sunday in ...
11/08/2007
November 5, 2007An article Sunday on the CBS news website talked about using the Internet to buy or sell a home.  "These days, it's not a luxury to use the Web to buy or sell a house, it's a necessity, says Regina Lewis, AOL's consumer advisor. And it's about how savvy you are about marketing you...
11/06/2007
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Knowledge is power. In that spirit, the MyPhoenixMLS Phoenix Real Estate Blog covers everything that's Phoenix-area real estate, with the goal of helping buyers and sellers navigate the market.