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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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
In the Arizona Republic yesterday, an article went into the national trend of homeownership declining. It reported that the rate of homeownership could get as low as 62 percent as early as 2012, with the current rates not having been this low cine they hit 61.9 percent in 1960. This data is surpr...
08/04/2010
I was featured on REALTOR.com® again - they posted a blog I wrote called "Location and Economics are Key I was featured on REALTOR.com® again - they posted a blog I wrote called "Location and Economics are Keys to Stabilization." Go read the full post, but the gist was this: Reviewing the S&P/Cas...
08/01/2010
Create some great family memories in and around the pool of this newly painted and carpeted 4-bedroom/3-bath plus loft easy-care home in Avondale's estates at garden lakes. You'll enjoy unlimited possibilities with a loft, an elegant dining room, master suite with dual sinks, separate shower, lar...
08/01/2010
RealtyTrac® the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released today its Midyear 2010 Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report. The news was grim. It showed 154 of the 206 U.S. metropolitan areas with a population of 200,000 or more posted year-over-year increases in foreclosure ac...
07/29/2010
I blogged recently about short sales being up 600 percent from two years ago. I've also blogged recently about how - in my opinion - short sales are the new wave in real estate. It made me think that anything with that much demand - whether or not you are considering buying a bank-owned property ...
07/28/2010
I wrote recently about clients of mine who are expecting twins soon. Their process for obtaining a mortgage was smooth but a New York Times article this week made me worry about future clients who are expecting and wanting to buy a home. As if expecting parents don't have enough things to worry a...
07/26/2010
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One of the great things about living in Arizona is the inexpensive heating cost in the winter. Having family who grew up in New England, I know they routinely spent over $600 a month in heating costs. This isn't something we need worry about in the Phoenix area. However, during the summer when te...
07/21/2010
I know I blog about mortgage rates a lot. Partly this is because I just cannot believe how the rates have remained so low for so long. Mortgage rates were unchanged this week and were - yet again - at the lowest point in decades. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday on the numbers Freddie Mac r...
07/20/2010
Credit Suisse reported data this week putting numbers to something we already suspected: it can be less expensive to own a home than to rent. In their research report, record low mortgage rates and home prices were credited for the percentage of median household income needed to pay the mortgage ...
07/17/2010
Money Magazine released yesterday its annual edition of the 100 Best Places to Live, and two Arizona cities have made the top 100. The list focused on the nation's small cities (those with populations between 50,000 and 3000,000). They looked past the average American town which is cash-strapped ...
07/17/2010
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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.