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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
The school year has ended and that means many things for those of us in Phoenix: warmer weather, summer vacations and - for many people - moving day. Most families move during the summer when their children's school is closed. Therefore, I thought this time of year would be a good time to offer s...
06/15/2010
I've been reporting a lot of data recently and today I'm sharing even more stabilizing news in the Phoenix real estate market. According to the most recent S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, prices of Phoenix homes slipped just a half a percentage point in March and are up 2.4 percent from March ...
06/15/2010
Last week, I reported on recent data of foreclosures in the Phoenix real estate market. If you remember, April foreclosures were down 2 percent nationally (year-over-year). This was the first annual decrease in five years. Well, data released today reported that foreclosures in the Phoenix-area r...
06/10/2010
According to my car thermometer, it was 111 degrees today. That's hot. Which made me think about swimming pools and the often asked question, "Is a pool a value-add to my home . . . or a money pit?" I work with some home buyers who really want a pool, imagining a future of weekend swim parties an...
06/09/2010
If you haven't heard already, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced on Tuesday their versions of the Making Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program. These are the latest in a string of programs designed to help borrowers avoid foreclosure. They take effect August 1 of this year and...
06/07/2010
At the end of April, I wrote about how - for the first time in three years - there was an increase in the lower-price and foreclosure segments of the Phoenix market. [http://www.myphoenixmls.com/asu-rsi-prices-of-phoenix-homes-higher/] Well, I'm excited to share this month that - also for the fir...
06/04/2010
With mortgage rates at record lows and the stock market shaky these days, more and more people are putting money in an asset they understand - real estate. And I'm getting a lot of questions about buying foreclosures. Foreclosures can be a great deal but there are many things to consider when loo...
06/01/2010
Going into Memorial Day weekend – where there will be much outdoor grilling and entertainment to be had – made me think about the importance of landscaping. It really can’t be overlooked. Let’s start with a quick quiz: Q: How much does America spend annually on their outdoor grass and gardens? A:...
05/28/2010
In his monthly Phoenix housing market report Jay Butler, associate professor of real estate at ASU, said that the market isn’t back to normal yet, but it’s getting there.  You can read the April Phoenix Realty Studies report here, and listen to an interview with Jay Butler here. Some highlights f...
05/28/2010
The weather is unseasonably cool and the mortgage rates are hot, hot hot! Falling unexpectedly below 5 percent – again – the Wall Street Journal this morning reported that “rates could drift as low as 4.5 percent this summer from 4.86 percent now, instead of rising to 6 percent as some economists...
05/28/2010
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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.