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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
The Wall Street Journal reported this Thursday morning that "sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose 7.6 percent in August, bouncing off a record low as the housing sector fights to recover without government support." Existing-home sales increased to an annual rate of 4.13 million. Inventories...
09/24/2010
After blogging about fireplaces, I happened to run upon this article on Msnbc.com. They looked back over the last ten years reviewing the "American Housing Survey," that is published every two years by the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development. According to Msnbc.com, "the...
09/21/2010
I was featured on REALTOR.com® again - they posted a blog I wrote called "The FHA Short-Refinance Program - can it help you?" Go read the full post, but the gist was this: Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced enhancements to their refinance program vi...
09/16/2010
Oddly, a lot of people in Phoenix choose to install fireplaces into their homes in the summer and outside grills in the winter - both times of year when the homeowners would use the appliances much less. But sometimes it's not about the actual "use" of the appliance. The number one reason people ...
09/16/2010
The Arizona Republic reported this week that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, has announced that Arizona is receiving an additional $45 million to lift neighborhoods struggling through the foreclosure crisis. The state, three counties and...
09/11/2010
Last week, data from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices was released. Case-Shiller is widely known to be the leading measure of U.S. home prices. The data showed that the U.S. National Home Price Index rose 4.4 percent in the second quarter of 2010, after having fallen 2.8 percent in the fir...
09/11/2010
Over this Labor Day weekend, I took some time to catch up on some reading. I hope you all had the opportunity to relax as well! I read this great article "20 Small House Dos & Don'ts" that was featured in Better Homes and Gardens. I won't get into all of the 20 tips and tricks as you can read the...
09/07/2010
So I just got off the phone with a new client today and he's disappointed.  It seems that he has been listening to the media reports of a sinking housing market when in fact the truth is far different.  Today I called on three listings for various clients.  EACH ONE HAD MULTIPLE OFFERS... ONE HAD...
09/07/2010
I just worked with a great couple to find their dream home in the north Phoenix area. We narrowed their search down to two neighborhoods: one with new construction and one an established neighborhood with several resale opportunities. They really struggled with whether they wanted to pursue new c...
09/02/2010
We have experienced several months of gradually rising prices in the Phoenix-area housing market. This has been a warm welcome to homeowners.  New data is showing a flat year-over-year home-price appreciation from July 2009 to July 2010. Additionally, the report's author predicts that the market ...
09/02/2010
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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.