Archives for July 2012

Moving Again, For the Last Time I Hope

What to say, what to say … One of the reasons I have remained in real estate through thick and thin the past several years is the notion of autonomy – the ability to run my business as a business and, so long as I remain within the guidelines of state statute, the NAR Code […]

Bachelor Pad, Or How Zillow Made Every Homeowner Mental

I’m going to admit up front, I have absolutely no rationalization for this. This is not like suffering through The Bachelor/The Bachelorette or Dancing With the Stars in the misguided hope that I will be currying favor with my spouse. This is not like watching America’s Got Talent with the family as we dull our […]

Coming Soon: 2-Bedroom, 2-Bath Casita in Peoria – Westbrook Village

Sure, right now temperatures are in the glorious teens and 20s (Celsius, of course) and it’s hard to picture a time when the temperatures will fall once again and the earth around you will be covered with snow. Here’s what that looks like, in case you forgot —-> Brings chills to the bones, does it […]

It’s Getting Lonely Here in the Real Real Estate World

Tangent alert … just need to get some thoughts off my chest. This morning came the news that the National Association of REALTORS hired two soon-to-be-former agents to fill the positions of Director of Digital Engagement and Director of Social Business Practice. The first position is old, though in its several years of existence I […]

An Annual Phoenix Haboob Discussion

Let’s get this out of the day as we did last year at about the same time. Unless you’re on network television, it’s not a “haboob”. It’s a dust storm. And, when it rolls in like the one that came through last night, it’s absolutely awesome in the truest sense of the word. Years ago […]

About Phoenix Real Estate Inventory Levels

As part of our continuing coverage into the slight change in the Phoenix real estate market, we bring you some perspective … Yesterday, we talked about Phoenix real estate inventory climbing past 8,000 for the first time in a couple of months. As of this morning, it’s nudged even higher and is now over 8,100 […]

Timing Your Short Sale – How Much Do You Trust Congress?

That simple question should scare the hell out of anyone facing the possibility of foreclosure and have been mulling whether to sell theirhome via a short sale. Once upon a time, a short sale of a home was a taxable event. The difference between what the homeowner owed and the sales price of the home […]

Phoenix Real Estate Inventory Reaches a Milestone

It’s been about six weeks in the making but here it is … For the first time since the early spring, there are more than 8,000 single family detached homes for sale in the Phoenix real estate market. What’s unexpected is the source – bank owned homes still make up less than 10 percent of […]

North Phoenix Home For Sale – 3 Bedrooms Plus Den With a Pool

There are many homes for sale in Phoenix where it’s clear the owner never had any intention of moving if they had a choice. This home in Arizona Hillcrest – north of Sandra Day O’Connor High School along 33rd Avenue in north Phoenix – is just one such property. From the granite counters to the […]

Additional Hints of Change in the Phoenix Real Estate Market

If this were a movie, there would be some dramatic, suspenseful, chilling music beginning to play in the background. Think of the theme from Jaws or Halloween. Last week I met with some people looking for properties in the $150,000 range in the North Valley. What I discovered this morning, quite to my surprise, is […]