Today, I was out showing houses and several small snow flakes hit my windshield. My passengers, home buyers who’ve lived in the Phoenix area for 30 years, were so excited. And then, a few minutes later, as I was opening up a house to show them, a guy driving down the street stopped to make sure we’d seen the snow flakes, too. … [Read more...] about Snow in Phoenix?
Archives for December 2010
photo credit: TheTruthAbout Fletcher Wilcox from Grand Canyon Title Agency recently emailed me a report for the Phoenix Metro area, “Should You Rent or Buy a Single Family Home?”, where he has analyzes and answers the question: Is it cheaper to pay rent on a single family home or pay a mortgage on a single family home? While … [Read more...] about Rent or Buy? A Comparison for Greater Phoenix Real Estate
Merry Christmas! I love hearing the Hallelujah Chorus and seeing so many join in at this spontaneous event feels so good to me. I hope you enjoy. Scottsdale Arizona 'Hallelujah Chorus' Flash Mob, grows like wildfire On December 22, 2010, Scottsdale, Arizona was home to one of the most inspiring flash mob performances around … [Read more...] about Thousands of Voices Sing Hallelujah Chorus in Scottsdale Mall Flash Mob
I took yet another short sale class yesterday. The first short sale class I took two years ago focused on explaining what a short sale is, and over the years content has evolved to how to close short sales, along with all kinds of tips, tricks, and tools. Yesterday’s class was an eye-opener. The title was “Keeping Your … [Read more...] about The State of Real Estate: Short Sales, Foreclosures, and Bankruptcy
Scottsdale does have seasons. With just a few days of fall (or autumn) left, I took a few photos to share. All of the photos were taken at Horizon Park in North Scottsdale, near the ball fields, dog park, and community center. … [Read more...] about A Few Photos of Fall in Scottsdale
I was looking at Scottsdale Inventory Levels (the number of houses for sale) today. This chart is showing that at the annual sales rates, it would take 259 days, or 8.6 months, to sell all of the currently listed single family homes. Definitely a buyer’s market. However, the inventory level doesn’t tell you how long it might … [Read more...] about Will it really take 8 months to sell my house in Scottsdale?
Would love to see some improvement in Scottsdale home prices. Buyers still have the advantage in this market. Average Sales Price per Square Foot in November 2010 was $167.72, down 7.7% from November 2009. This figure is just a few dollars higher than September and October of this year, but not enough of a change to … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Real Estate Prices Continue Downward Trend
photo credit: digitpedia I just discovered the free music download service, Fregal, from the City of Scottsdale’s Public Library. You can download up to 3 song per week, at no charge. You do have to be a Scottsdale library patron, with a library card number and pin. Songs are in MP3 format, and you can import them into … [Read more...] about Free (Yes, free!) Music Downloads from the Scottsdale Library
Dorothy Brunker, of Scottsdale, is my new hero. I’ve seen her at races before, but this past weekend, she really took my heart. Crossing the finish line of the Runner’s Den / Fiesta Bowl 5K in Scottsdale last Sunday. My somewhat jaded 19 year old looked at her picture, and said, “Now, that’s cool!” Yes, and then … [Read more...] about My Hero, Dorothy Brunker. (She’s soooo AWESOME!)
Here's another one of those pages you may want to bookmark. This monthly chart (courtesy of John Hall & Associates) will be updated when new data is available, usually mid-month. Quickly, you can see that for Maricopa County, as of October 2010: Total Pending Foreclosures are still high, but down from the peak of … [Read more...] about Maricopa County Foreclosure Update