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Real Estate Agent - The Realty Butler llc/West USA Realty, Inc.
Focusing on general issues in real estate, and local issues in Arizona real estate.
Since launching our Wise Buyer Strategies planning earlier in the year for our select buying clients, we have been pleased to discover that the strategies planning worked so well, and our clients were so thrilled with it, we have decided to publish the entire strategy series on line. If you'd lik...
In Arizona right now, we have two kinds of homes selling. Those that are in the foreclosure process, and those that have already gone through the process. My own anecdotal evidence suggests that these are really the only two types of listings that are selling. There undoubtedly are a few (very fe...
So, As the short sales go rumbling along in our various real estate markets, a question has arisen, and the answers are varied and contradictory. The question is: how do I, as the listing agent, handle a multiple offer situation on a short sale? Make no mistake, however you decide to handle it, p...
What does the data say?It says that for March and April:1.) the amount of homes for sale has dropped,2.) the number of homes currently under contract have gone up3.) the number of homes sold in the previous 30 days has gone up4.) the average days on market have gone down.What does it MEAN?It mea...
Allen Butler, GRI | West USA Premier Properties | 602-499-4798 22046 W. Casey Ln, Buckeye, AZ Best Deal In Buckeye! 4 Bdrm Single Family House offered at $129,900 Year Built 2004 Sq Footage 2,267 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 11,815 sqft HOA/Maint ...
Did I spell that right? Hope so. . .So anyway, I'm back with more "tales from the dark side." I am going to continue on my  Saga, while throwing Papa John's Pizza into the mix. Let me just state flat out, in as clear a way as I know how, that CountryWide's loss mitigation department is the most i...
Folks, this is terribly exciting to me. Many of you other agents in other parts of the country have MLS systems that simply trample Arizona's underfoot. Well, that appears to be soon to change! Here's a look: NEW ARIZONA MLS SYSTEMA special thanks to Bob Bemis, CEO of ARMLS, for sending out the l...
I've commented before about short sales on this blog, but not to much extent, and I haven't seen many of the other contributers do it either. I wonder why? Does everyone abhor them? Are they afraid of them? I have written on my home blog about The Ins & Outs of Arizona Short Sales, and lo and beh...
Is the metropolitan Phoenix real estate market actually at the bottom of its cycle? Many seem to think so. Consider this article from Greg Swann in the Arizona Republic. Seems that investors and second home buyers are greedily lapping up the properties that are priced low enough to be a smart in...
This question came in the in-box yesterday, and I wanted to share it with the other inquisitive folks out there who may be wrestling with similar issues, and I'm sure there are many! Remember, if you need help, don't be afraid to ask for it! You can also look at The Realty Butler Foreclosure Help...

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