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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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2008 

Answer: Canadians buying homes in Phoenix like hotcakes! Last week the Calgary Herald ran a couple of articles featuring Phoenix-area real estate agent Bob Stahl (that’s me) talking about how Canadians’ interest in Phoenix-area real estate has picked up. Their interest is bolstered by the deals ...
01/25/2008
January 23, 2008 In the past some readers have criticized me for what they’ve said is blind, unfounded praise of the Phoenix area.  When I talk about how the Phoenix area is great – or about how and why the housing market will rebound, or why it may not be as glum as some suggest in the first pl...
01/24/2008
January 21, 2008 I wrote in my last post about the first two steps to mastering the art and science of negotiation – a mastery that is key to getting the best deal in real estate, whether you’re buying or selling.  Today, the last four steps. Peter G. Miller wrote a column last week in Realty Ti...
01/24/2008
January 18, 2008 A lot goes into a successful home sale or purchase.  If you’re the seller, your success depends on making your home showcase ready, marketing your home to the right prospective buyers, and setting the right price – among other factors.  If you’re a buyer, your success depends on...
01/24/2008
January 16, 2008 Valley homeowners are looking to another way to profit on their house: rent it to visitors during the upcoming Super Bowl.  Websites, including www.supereventrentals.com (hosted by my friends at Keller Williams Southwest Realty) offer homeowners a place to advertise their homes ...
01/24/2008
January 14, 2008 A column this weekend by the Arizona Republic’s Catherine Reagor suggests that the drop in the median Valley home price suggests that the housing market here may have corrected. The median price of an existing home in Metro Phoenix was $232,000 in December – 11 percent lower tha...
01/17/2008
January 11, 2008 Earlier this week, we began to hear the rumblings of bankruptcy for the nation’s largest mortgage lender, Countrywide.  The firm denied that it may be heading that direction. But the yesterday news surfaced that Bank of America is thinking seriously about snapping up the mortgag...
01/17/2008
January 4, 2008   Today’s is the final post in the New Year’s resolution series.  So if you’re buying or selling a home in 2008, add this last resolution to your list: Mind the contract. Selling or buying a home is probably the most serious contractual obligation you’ll ever be personally involv...
01/17/2008
January 8, 2008 Happy 2008! If you might be selling your home this year, add to your New Year’s resolution list: Make the right first impression.  It’s an old adage that “You only have one chance to make a first impression.”  We’ve all heard it from doting mothers and high school guidance counse...
01/08/2008
December 31, 2007 This New Year’s Eve, as you plan all of the things you’re going to do next year – join a gym, clean out the closet, give up chocolate – whatever, add one more to your list: if you’re going to be buying a new home or refinancing your existing mortgage, resolve to get a mortgage ...
01/08/2008
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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.