I just published a post over at Click2AZ.com on the current foreclosure situation in the Phoenix Metro area. Mike Orr at the CromfordReport.com has done some number-crunching to keep us in the know. Is the REO bubble over in Phoenix? . … [Read more...] about Foreclosure bubble over in Phoenix Metro?
Archives for May 2009
Mike Orr loves his numbers, even more than I do. Last week he published an interesting article on "shadow inventory" on his subscription site, www.CromfordReport.com. While I could add my two cents to Mike's analysis, I think he's done such a thorough job that I'll include the full article. Shadow Inventory? Some analysts … [Read more...] about Is the REO bubble over in Phoenix?
photo credit: Dru Bloomfield - At Home in Scottsdale I opened the blinds to a gorgeous sunrise this morning, so I dropped everything and headed out to the lake with my camera. Great way to start the day! … [Read more...] about Saturday Sunrise
I've been working with a bank since the first of the year listing bank-owned properties around Phoenix and Scottsdale. According to some of the other professionals that I've worked with (namely locksmiths and contractors), I've seen the best and the worst of how prior owners treat their property. Two weeks ago, one of the … [Read more...] about Home strippers hurt neighborhood house values
My brain has been so full of real estate that it's been difficult to write about. I dug through my archives for this one. It is fun, and I will get back to real estate writing soon. Thanks for the mini-vacation! … [Read more...] about Friday Fun
Mike Orr is continually monitoring the Phoenix real estate market, looking for changes. Earlier this week, he posted the following on his web site: This record is caused by an abnormally high number of pending listings (13,814) coupled with a very high monthly sales rate (9,630 today, or 9,249 as a rolling 7-day average). It … [Read more...] about Record Number of Homes Sales Anticipated
The City of Scottsdale has scheduled a lecture on “design strategies incorporating Feng Shui basics and green design” for their Green Building program lecture series. While I’ve studied a bit about the philosophies of Feng Shui and green building practices, I never thought too much about marrying the two together. Sounds … [Read more...] about Green Feng Shui?
photo credit: TheTruthAbout... The real estate auction company, Hudson & Marshall, is in town this weekend, for an auction of foreclosed properties to be held at the JW Marriot at Desert Ridge. We had a 2 bedroom single family home listed that the bank entered into the auction about 2 weeks ago. Several pre-auction … [Read more...] about Phoenix Real Estate Auction Starts Today
You may, or may not, know that I have a teenage son, diagnosed with highly functioning autism. In some ways, he's very typical teenager, and in other areas, he really struggles. He's very fortunate to go to a Scottsdale high school that is very inclusive, where he's accepted for who he is. The following video made the rounds … [Read more...] about Thursday Thoughts – Living with Autism
Indian Bend Wash Bike Path, heading south between Indian Bend & McDonald Roads It’s really pretty easy to get around Scottsdale on a bike. I can cycle to the bank, the local Albertson’s grocery, or even head down to Trader Joe’s for a few special treats, and pretty much stay on bike paths or lanes. In 2005, … [Read more...] about Getting Around Scottsdale on a Bike Might be Easier than You Think