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Knowledge is power. In that spirit, the MyPhoenixMLS Phoenix Real Estate Blog covers everything that's Phoenix-area real estate, with the goal of helping buyers and sellers navigate the market.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
There are many real estate experts and analysts making varying predictions on different segments of the industry for 2011. Looking around, here are three predictions in relation to mortgages that I have found to be most consistent among analysts. 1. Mortgage rates will slowly rise This has alread...
01/12/2011
The topic of buying versus renting comes up fairly frequently in the real estate market, especially the past couple of years as the sways of the market have people analyzing their options and concerned about their investments (and rightfully so). If there is no emotion in your decision to buy a h...
01/07/2011
I was featured on REALTOR.com® again - they posted a blog I wrote called "Strategic Defaults Are a Trend for Homeowners" Go read the full post, but the gist was this: Strategic defaulting is a topic that I've blogged about frequently. Largely because it's timely, yes, but it is also fascinating i...
01/07/2011
According to an index released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the number of signed contracts to buy homes rose in November by 3.5 percent. This was the fourth increase since June 2010. Regionally, pending homes sales were up in the West (18.2 percent) and Northeast (1.8 percent), ...
01/03/2011
Whether you agree with Sarah Palin's politics or not, you can't argue with the fact that the Palins have good business sense. They have done an exceedingly good job at finding business opportunities in book writing and publishing as well as the reality television circuit. And now, Bristol Palin h...
12/30/2010
No, really, Santa Claus is in Arizona. All the time. Permanently. Also known as Santa Claus Acres, the small town is an uninhabited area in Mohave County, just 14 miles northwest of Kingman. But it hasn't always been uninhabited. Santa Claus has gone through various owners and concepts. Beginning...
12/30/2010
I shared a Keller Williams Special Report with you yesterday and - please - do take a few moments to review it. It outlines why now is a great time to buy (something I've been hammering here on my blog). But it made me think about the reasons why now is such a great time to buy. And one of the ma...
12/24/2010
As promised, I'm highlighting a Phoenix hike of the month. This one is a reader-favorite. And how can it not be? It is a landmark in the Phoenix area and a strenuous hike best kept for fall and winter months. I guarantee: you'll be sweating and smiling; it's that kind of experience. Camelback Mou...
12/24/2010
I was watching the news the other day and again, all they talked about was doom and gloom in the real estate market.  So I got to thinking... since I know there were a lot of positive events that took place in our area this past year, maybe it is time for a short reminder: #1: Even though the tax...
12/20/2010
According to MSNBC.com, the home construction industry was showing "signs of life" last month - November - while, as we know, foreclosures hit their lowest level in 18 months. Could this be a sign of good times to come in 2011? Perhaps. I continue to be cautiously optimistic as the nature of real...
12/20/2010
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Knowledge is power. In that spirit, the MyPhoenixMLS Phoenix Real Estate Blog covers everything that's Phoenix-area real estate, with the goal of helping buyers and sellers navigate the market.