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RECENT BLOG POSTS
  Almost daily someone asks me, “Should I buy a home now or should I wait for the market to change?” The answer is, “Now is a great time to buy a home.” Why?Home prices have remained stable in some areas and dropped below levels before the housing market frenzy in other areas. Especially in the s...
05/10/2008
Everybody wants to know when the housing market will bottom out so they can get the best price. The truth is by the time anyone figures out the puzzle recovery will have already begun. An interesting article from the Wall Street Journal suggests that we on our way to a better market.  READ MORE
05/06/2008
I’ve noticed a lot of inquiries for luxury homes lately. Which brings to mind. What is a luxury home? What are the different levels of luxury homes?It used to be that anything over $500,000 in Tucson was considered a luxury home. Is there a difference between granite counter tops in a $350,000 a...
05/06/2008
With the weather picking up it is time to start thinking about pool safety. Every year we hear about a parent, uncle, friend or whomever who for a short moment wasn’t paying close attention to a child who unfortunately drowned. Arizona has strict laws about pools and barriers. A law that both bu...
05/03/2008
April was a pretty good month for sales. As of this writing there have been 907 recorded home sales through the MLS. Of course, reporting so earlier not all the sales have been reported to the MLS. So we can expect the numbers to be a little higher. The lowest sales price was $26,000, with the hi...
05/02/2008
I am sure that there are a lot of people wondering how the Tucson real estate market fared during March of 2008. The official count of sales for February was 710. March saw an increase of nearly 26% with 892 sales. That is a solid increase considering all the scare about today’s market.Historical...
04/03/2008
January 2008 Tucson real estate sales for golf properties backing up to a fairway, green or tee weren’t very high, but, they were high enough. Of the fifteen sales one lucky individual will be enjoying the Accenture Match Play Championship live from the comfort of home. From their perfectly posit...
02/17/2008
February is a big month for the greater Tucson community. Thousands of visitors have been coming to Tucson from around the State of Arizona, Sonora, and many other areas. The Tucson Rodeo was an annual event before I moved to Tucson some 34 years ago. Last year the Accenture Match Play Champions...
02/14/2008
A couple days ago someone asked me the components of a contract. As an experienced Realtor you would think that I could rattle it out without thinking. Brain freeze, embarrassment, and a lot of thinking afterward. Contracts are a critical part of real estate. Sometimes we write contracts, knowing...
02/13/2008
While talking to a Realtor whom I trust, she identified some interesting considerations when it comes to the number of listings on the market today. Thanks Theresa. Normally there are two types of homes on the market. Traditionally the majority of homeowners sell their home between five to seven...
02/07/2008
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