Archives for November 2008

Recent Bank News’ Impact on Phoenix Real Estate

Last week, both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announced they were joining the list of mortgage lenders who were temporarily freezing foreclosures and would not be starting new proceedings into the start of 2009. Chase and Bank of America previously had made similar announcements. On the surface, this can be good news for homeowners in […]

Watching the Odometer Roll

This story starts with an interception. Actually, two. The first in this tale, but not chronologically, came last night in Tempe when Arizona State safety Troy Nolan tipped a pass to himself, pulled it down two yards deep in his own end zone and sprinted 100-plus yards down the Sun Devils sideline into the far […]

Friday Afternoon Theme Music – November 28

This seems as good as anything on the day after. Assuming you’re not among the hoards who have been at the stores since 4 a.m. Personally, there’s nothing on sale at enough of a discount to get me to fight a crowd in the middle of the night. But that’s just me. [youtube: 400 300]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Only an hour’s worth of work today … not too shabby. Do better. Go spend the day with your families, overdose on turkey and football and be safe. We’ll see everyone back here tomorrow. [tags]Phoenix real estate[/tags]

Phoenix Real Estate Inventory Update – November 26

How about we send you into your tryptophan coma with a Thanksgiving surprise? And blessedly not one involving fruitcake of any kind … Inventory of single-family detached homes in the Phoenix real estate market rose by approximately 160 homes to 39,069. And now for the surprise – closed sales over the past 30 days rose […]

Revisiting Content for Canadian Buyers

This is an idea whose time actually came about a year ago and has bubbled at the edges of my consciousness ever since … a compendium of information on the Phoenix real estate buying process directed exclusively at foreign buyers and Canadians in particular. There’s this button at the top of the page which used […]

Why I Ask for 30 Minutes Notice

When you’re selling your home, you essentially are not allowed to have a life. Your home needs to be showing ready at all points in time and you need to be able to vacate on a moment’s notice so someone else can look through your closets and drawers. Of course, that’s not always a possibility. […]

Friday Afternoon Theme Music – November 21

My goal only is to have this song stuck in your head. My now 16-year-old was addicted to this thing a couple of year’s ago. Now it’s the 9-year-old. Enjoy yourself. [youtube: 400 300] [tags]Phoenix real estate[/tags]

New to the Market – 20475 N. 17th Way

Here’s a new listing that will be in the Arizona Regional MLS in the morning … as far as mountain views go, these are difficult to top. [tags]Phoenix real estate[/tags]

Is It Really November?

Days always seem to fly by regardless of profession, but the passing through the year seems to be accelerated greatly when you’re in the real estate business. Tuesdays are indistinguishable from Saturdays, which isn’t necessarily an issue unless it’s a Monday or Wednesday and there’s a princess to be picked up at school. The rhythm […]