Politics and the Housing Market

Don’t worry. I’ll not be spending any time discussing, critiquing or otherwise devoting time to all that is happening in the world of United States politics. Well, except for this. We are in a time of great uncertainty. The stock markets soar and fade with every statement issued from Washington, every executive order. Much of […]

Confession of the Seemingly Lazy

So, for the two readers I had once upon a time, I feel the need to explain where I have been and why I don’t post all that frequency. Despite the cute title for the post, it’s not entirely out of abject laziness. Mostly, it’s been a keen interest in many things but none of […]

Now That You Waited Too Long to Sell Your Home …

… and make no mistake, we’re entering into a much different market than we’ve seen here in the Phoenix area for the past couple of years as inventory continues to rise and sales are failing to keep pace, even if the slowing in sales is as much a seasonal effect than anything else. Last week, […]

A-Rod, Ryan Braun and Willful Denial

I didn’t want to believe it. Deep down, I absolutely new Ryan Braun got caught with his hand in the PED cookie jar but, when he escaped on a technicality, heart overrode head and I willfully chose to ignore the inconvenient truth that he really had gotten caught using performance enhancing drugs. Call it a […]

“I Wasn’t Going to Get Into the Bidding Game”

A week or so ago, the community section of the Arizona Republic wrote about home buyers here in Glendale (though it applies elsewhere) who found themselves caught off guard when the market turned from a buyer’s market to the current seller’s market which we now are in. They put in two other offers in the […]

Phoenix Real Estate Market Forecast Depends on the Viewer

I’m in the midst of reading George RR Martin’s Songs of Fire and Ice, more commonly known as Game of Thrones thanks to the first novel and the HBO series, for the second time. And in the second book (as well as the second season) there is the emergence of the red comet, a comet […]

Two Year Window on Phoenix Real Estate Already Here

Interesting article from Bloomberg News yesterday about the state of the housing market. Blackstone Group, for those don’t know, has been heavily involved in purchasing bank owned and foreclosed homes, investing $1.5 billion this year. “Prices are starting to move faster,” said Jonathan Gray, global head of real estate for Blackstone, which has invested about […]