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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Area Continues to See Increase in Real Estate Prices

For 2016, home prices in South Phoenix and Laveen galloped ahead with double-digit increases for all three ZIP codes in South Phoenix and a 9 percent price increase for homes sold in Laveen. Home prices in Laveen increased from a 2015 average of $198,700 per house sold to an average of $216,400 for last year. >> Read More…

Will Phoenix Be the Number 1 Housing Market in 2017?

National Real Estate websites are predicting Phoenix will be on top of the housing market this year. Realtor.com reports prices in Phoenix will increase by 5.9% and the number of sales will increase by 7.2% in 2017. Different sources report the home values in Phoenix rose from 9% to 11% in 2016. Zillow, a real >> Read More…

Finding the Right Home Loan for You

The real estate market has recovered and home values are not at the level they were before the crash of 2008. Interest rates remain historically low and help to continue to make home buying affordable. I have had several clients share that they believe we are headed for another real estate crisis because of the >> Read More…

How to Work As a Team with Your Real Estate Agent

Buying and selling a home is an activity most families do not do very often. When working with a real estate agent to buy or sell a home the following nine tips will help make the process go smoother and result in a win-win situation for all parties involved. The process involves teamwork and each >> Read More…

Choosing the Right Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

Your home is your most valuable asset. When you have decided to sell your home, it is important to know that not all Realtors are created equal when it comes to having the experience, knowledge, skills and results you deserve. Real Estate agents are not paid for their time; they are paid for results. In >> Read More…

What It Is Like to be A Real Estate Agent

To the general public, the profession of a real estate agent looks glamorous and exciting. The idea of driving around and looking at beautiful homes with excited buyers looks rewarding and fun. It is rewarding and fun, however there is a lot of time and hard work that has to happen behind the scenes to >> Read More…

Trends For the Way We Live Now

For the past several years, buyers have been interested in homes with open floorplans, using “green materials” and offering other features such as flexible room to accommodate multigenerational families. Today, builders are looking to provide housing that appeals to the shifting demographics in our society. One big, common trend that crosses all generations of homebuyers >> Read More…

Exploring the Tiny House Movement

In 2013 the average size for a home in America was 2,662 square feet. That number grew from 2,379 sq. ft. in 2007 and 1,780 sq. ft. in 1978. This move up in the size of the average family home continues to increase despite the fact that the size of the family has been decreasing. >> Read More…

Low Inventory Affecting Home Pricing

A recent housing report released by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business shows Phoenix-area home values rose 29 percent during the last year. But for homeowners in select spots, the news can be a bit deceiving.   According to Carlie Back, Realtor at Keller Williams Lifestyle Realty, changes in values vary from city >> Read More…

Shifting Market

When the real estate market shifts it is not a gradual shift. We have seen many examples of this over the last several years. It began in the mid-‘90s–prices were quickly rising and buyers were desperate to buy real estate and experience the rewards of the rapidly increasing appreciating asset. The thought of investing in >> Read More…

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