We All Could Use a Little Change

In light of last week’s talk about turning the page, I thought it was time to make a symbolic change and switch the photograph up top. What you’re now looking at is the skyline, such that it is, of Tempe Arizona as seen from the parking garage next to the ASU Foundation.

Why make the change? Well, for starters, the old banner photo has been there just about since I started this web site back in 2007 and, truth be told, the Phoenix skyline doesn’t look like that anymore. The Sheraton is now open, the Summit at Copper Square looms just to the right of Chase Field and even Chase Field was Bank One Ballpark when the old photo was taken.

But probably more importantly, it was time for a change. Every now and then we need to try something different and alter our own surroundings if only for our sanity.

When I was a teenager and a young adult living in my first apartment, I would accomplish this by moving my bed from one side of the room to the other. Once I purchased my own home, I would find myself painting this or tiling that because I’m one of these folks who absolutely hates the impermanent feel of blank white walls.

Many people satisfy this need for change by moving from one home to another – real estate’s so-called five-year itch, which hasn’t been scratched nearly as often as it once was. For some, moving is all but impossible because they’re upside down in their current home. For others, personal economics may be the cause.

Yet there still are people, even in the Valley, who have equity in their homes. Selling isn’t an impossibility, certainly not like it was 18 months ago when almost nothing – bank owned or otherwise was selling – but it does takes a healthy dose of reality.

Buyers are there if you look for them.

Sometimes, it might be worth a peek to see if only for the sake of change.

[tags]Phoenix real estate[/tags]

About Jonathan

Jonathan Dalton is a 30-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at allphoenixrealestate.com.

  • Nice pic, I didn’t know Tempe could look so exciting. But part of your phone number was cut off (at least in my browser).

  • How much did we lose on the phone number, Howard?