Archives for December 2013

State of the Phoenix Real Estate Market

I dunno. And anyone who says they have any definitive sense of what 2014 will bring is more full of bluster than General Montgomery. (Which reminds me, for a really good read on World War II, check out Terry Brighton’s Patton, Rommel and Montgomery. But I digress.) Inventory, after climbing for months, has tailed off […]

Mortgage Debt Relief Act End and Its Impact in Arizona

Nil. At least, that’s the case for the vast majority of homeowners in the Phoenix area who either have short sales in progress or are considering a short sale in 2014. I’ll leave the experts to provide the full explanation; the cliff notes version is Arizona is a non-recourse state – in other words, lenders […]

When Push Comes to Shove …

… you don’t want to make this person mad. And by “this person”, I don’t mean the 300-pound, angry, Muppet-monster doppelganger on the right but the innocent looking woman on the right, my beautiful spouse Kathie. Short version of the story: Last night at Sun Devil Stadium, there were some drunken 20-ish guys in the […]

Phoenix Real Estate Update – December 1

Truth be told, I have another topic in mind. But the title seems to remind me that this is a real estate blog, so let’s talk about real estate and I’ll get to the other topic in a couple of days. In the category of “it’s easier to predict the weather in Colorado Springs”, inventory […]