Douglas Trudeau's (dougtrudeau) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Tierra Antigua Realty
To all those who have served our great nation. Thank you. Frances Scott Key said it best in 1814 when he wrote the Star Spangled Banner lyrics: Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early lightWhat so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the per...
As a REALTOR® who works a lot with buyers (who while in between sits site sales) I get a good feeling for buyer fears. The biggest initial fear isn’t whether the home they choose to buy is worth the value. It isn’t whether they can afford the payments. It isn’t whether the home is big enough to ...
Tucson real estate sales for the month of October increased over that of September. There were 795 MLS reported sales for October compared to the 683 of September. Looking at the traditional seasonal chart Tucson’s October real estate sales exceeded the anticipated and predictable pattern with th...
USA Today ran an article on eco-friendly homes in a variety of areas throughout the United States. “Growing awareness among builders and home buyers of environmentally friendly building materials and methods - plus government efforts to address climate change - are fueling the focus on eco-frien...
The thresholds and punishments for first time DUI offenses are as follows (second time offenses are drastically worse):   Standard DUI:  BAC over 0.08 (three drinks for most men and two drinks for most women) Mandatory jail time of 10 days - No plea bargaining (second offense - 30 to 90 days) Ma...
Many home buyers looking for real estate in Tucson look for homes with a pool or room to install a pool. Living in the desert a pool is comforting to relax in at the end of a long hot day and on weekends. A swimming pool is definitely an asset in the desert. There are two thoughts when it comes ...
Looking at the Tucson real estate sales from the first of October to the 20th gives a healthier picture than September’s mid month report. Positive news for the market. Closed real estate sales rose from the 385 in this time frame in September to 403 for October. A step in the right direction. RE...
The headline in the Sunday Arizona Daily Star was “Now may be best time to buy a home.” With the number of homes on the market sellers are wanting to sell for much less than they were months ago. Foreclosures are up, as are short sales. The great thing about the foreclosures and short sales for ...
Recovering The Real Estate Market will take a joint effort from home buyers, lenders, Realtors and homeowners. Lets start with homeowners who don’t want to sell their homes, but have to because of increasing interest rates from ARM’s, and Lenders  who hold the note. I have seen too many homeowne...
Tucson Association of Realtors has finally finished their report. I am inclined to agree with Dave Smith that TARMLS should be able to get this information our much faster. I like Dave’s perspective on the market, particularly in the northwest. I tend to take a slightly different, yet similar vie...

Douglas Trudeau

MBA, Assoc. Broker, Selling Tucson Real Estate
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