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Phoenix Real Estate Appraisal Trends

I touched on this ever so briefly on my Memorial Day/VA loan post yesterday (and thank you to all who shared that one across the interwebs.) Some 17 months after the real estate market well and truly turned here in the Phoenix area, appraisers are catching up. I’ve had recent listings where we had no trouble getting a contract but the sellers and I were crossing any appendage we could think of in anticipation of the appraisal. On at least two of these occasions, I didn’t there there was a snowball’s chance in hell of getting the appraisal. And yet […]

Memorial Day Surprises

On Sunday, a buyer of mine sent me a list of properties he wanted to look at yesterday. He’s a veteran and using a VA loan (because, really, if you can, why wouldn’t you.) On Monday – Memorial Day – I e-mailed the agents to set appointments, since only a couple of the properties were vacant. And on one, I also inquired whether the seller would accept a contract with a VA loan since neither FHA or VA was indicated. Long story short – the seller wouldn’t work with any VA buyers. Enjoy your Memorial Day, when we remember the […]

Realities About Loan Preapprovals

There has been a radio ad running on ESPN Radio where one person is telling the other how much smoother their effort to buy a home has been since they received a pre-approval from XYZ Mortgage (not the actual name, and my apologies if there really is an XYZ Mortgage out there.) In the ad, the pre-approval is positioned as a unique benefit of this company. And maybe that’s the case outside the Phoenix real estate market. But here, any lender who can’t provide you with a quick pre-approval is next to worthless because any offer that comes in without […]

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