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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
As part of the 2010-11 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, REALTORS® recently rated exterior replacement projects among the most cost-effective home improvement projects, demonstrating that curb appeal remains one of the most important aspects of a home at resale time.  "This year's Remodeling Cost...
12/20/2010
Here is the latest news from RealtyTrac: Foreclosure filings - default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions - were reported on 16,538 Arizonaproperties in October, a 3 percent decrease from the previous month, but still 24 percent ahead of the level reported in October 2009, accordi...
12/20/2010
I was featured on REALTOR.com® again - they posted a blog I wrote called "What is Real Estate Flopping?" Go read the full post, but the gist was this: Flopping is when agents or a buyer purchase a property from a lender for less than the balance owed (often they target short sales) without disclo...
12/20/2010
Local Agent Receives Training to Effectively Counsel Real Estate Investors and Provide Wealth-Building Strategies Scottsdale, Arizona - December 14, 2010 - Bob Stahl of Keller Williams Arizona Realty in Scottsdale  has just earned the prestigious Certified Investor Agent SpecialistTM (CIAS) Desig...
12/20/2010
CNN.com posted a story today titled "Buying a home now is a no-brainer." The essence of the story is what I've been talking about all year long: it's a great time to buy. With home prices competitive and mortgage rates still incredibly low, it's a great time to be in the real estate market. Ali V...
12/14/2010
As the year comes to a close, things are slowing down everywhere: at many workplaces, at gyms, at schools and even in the Phoenix housing market. It isn't unexpected for the real estate market to experience a slowdown during this time of year - it's part of the market's traditional cyclical slowi...
12/14/2010
There is only three weeks left of December! I can hardly believe it. Time is ticking away to buy holiday gifts, prepare for New Year's Eve parties and to make home enhancements to save energy and money. Wait . . . what was the last item? Yes, doing certain renovations to your existing home can re...
12/11/2010
Freddie Mac announced earlier this month that it has "ordered all evictions involving foreclosed occupied single family and 2-4 unit properties that had Freddie Mac mortgages to be suspended from December 20, 2010 to January 3, 2011." Happy holidays! They went on to provide a statement by Anthony...
12/09/2010
Can you believe it's December already? The chill in the air sure makes it feel like winter but it still surprises me how quickly the year went by. I - like many of you - am already looking ahead to 2011; making predictions and plans for the coming year. Speaking of predictions, the 47th Annual Ec...
12/09/2010
If a foreclosure is threatening your happy holiday, you should know you're not alone. Millions of Americans are in the same situation, and it is my goal to help ease the stress that comes with the threat of foreclosure for as many as I can reach. As a CDPE-designated agent, I help struggling home...
12/03/2010
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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.