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Many folks reading this article today are probably fellow Realtors who are well aware of the further eduction requirements that must be undertaken in order to remain licensed by the state. For those with real jobs, let me explain that we must complete eight 3 hour courses every two years here in...
03/19/2010
Recently, I railed about agents charging potential buyers for the costs of a "special" negotiation team in securing the debt forgiveness. This was over and above the traditional commission being earned and I felt very strongly that buyers were being gouged.Later this week, I will have another tir...
02/22/2010
As a Realtor, I am still astounded at how some neighborhoods remain awash in distressed properties, be they short sales or foreclosed homes. Of course, it's not too surprising, especially when you realize that pretty much any home built or sold after 2004 is worth less today, than it was then, at...
02/12/2010
Here is another installment in an occasional series extolling the virtues of our little town Cave Creek. Our many and varied eateries have long made Cave Creek both a destination for tourists, and a haven for snow birders who return each winter. Recently, a new establishment has opened, garnerin...
12/12/2009
The town of Cave Creek was recently involved in a minor kerfuffle regarding the re-zoning of a parcel of land on which Walmart were proposing to build a new store.The town folk were overwhelmingly in favor of such a development, indeed the last council elections were a virtual referendum on the i...
12/08/2009
Cave Creek, which I am proud to call home, is a great little western town with an eclectic mix of art stores, restaurants and bars, plus antiques and collectibles sprinkled throughout the town core. Add in the awesome Spur Cross Conservation Area with its many and varied hiking trails, and Cave ...
12/06/2009
This is a story that despite being fraught with difficulties, has a happy ending. It is partially about the difficulties we sometimes experience with short sales; it is partially about the hoops one must go through to obtain a loan, but mostly it is a sorry tale of complete, absolute and total la...
10/26/2009
We recently closed escrow on a home in the city of Buckeye that we helped a first-time buyer secure. They kindly sent a note thanking us for helping to make the experience as smooth as possible. They also stated how glad they were to have stuck with us, even as friend and colleagues were pressuri...
09/23/2009
Real estate owned (REOs) form a large part of the inventory in the Valley of the Sun, for reasons that have been written of many times. In a nutshell, meteoric price rises fueled by speculators, followed by catastrophic price plummets equals mucho REOs.So the chances are, especially in the lower ...
08/07/2009
Recently, I have been working with a young couple looking to buy their first home in the Buckeye area. I believe I have mentioned this before, but it is possible to purchase a good-sized four bedroom home, less than 4 years old, for around $100,000. Some are available for even less. Coupled with ...
07/23/2009
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