Wondering why you can’t find a foreclosure in Scottsdale? This heat map pretty much shows the lay of the land across Greater Phoenix. Scottsdale (and the east-side 101 corridor) have the lowest percentages of foreclosures throughout the valley, with the exception of a pocket in the northwest part of the county. Source: … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Foreclosures: A Heat Map
Archives for March 2011
I got a great question on my blog yesterday and as I started to answer, I realized that it’s an important question with an answer worth sharing with anyone who visits this site searching for homes. The question was: I saw some houses for sale on your website and noticed some said AWC-C, AWC-I and AWC-O. What do these mean … [Read more...] about What do AWC-C, AWC-I, and AWC-O mean in Scottsdale MLS home listings?
Thankfully, I discovered Karen after getting yet another really bad hair cut from someone else. You see, I have thick, wavy hair, with a mind of its own. That day, I walked in my mom’s house, she said “You’ve got to find someone who knows how to cut your hair. Why don’t your try the girl who cuts your sister’s hair?” Well, … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Highlight: Karen Raciti, My Favorite Hair Stylist
The one question that I’m asked more than any, is: “How’s the (real estate) market?" Everyone wants to know, whether they are thinking about buying, selling, or remodeling. We are coming out of some dicey times. And in some ways, the market stabilized over 18 months ago. And it others, we are just now seeing … [Read more...] about Phoenix Real Estate Update What are the odds of selling your house?
It’s been months since Michael Orr has issued any kind of positive news at the Cromford Report, so I’m sharing his most recent report, “March 17, 2011 – Market Indicators Signaling Another Turnaround”. (I’ve slightly edited his original report and added in the charts that he’s referenced in his update.) March 17, 2011 … [Read more...] about Finally! Significant positive trends in the Phoenix real estate market
My father-in-law, Byron C. Bloomfield, passed away on Saturday, after breaking his hip about a month ago. A good man. I’ve written about him a couple of times, and I feel compelled to share again. He met Dorothy in 2nd grade, and they were married 60-some years. A retired architect. He had vision, a critical eye, … [Read more...] about A Quiet Tribute to Byron Bloomfield
Check this amazing statistic out: The average median price nationally was $170,600 as of the fourth quarter of 2010. In Greater Phoenix the number was $132, 300 and in Tucson it was $136,300. Not only does that make Phoenix one of the least expensive major housing markets in the country, but according to a release from the … [Read more...] about Economic Update: Phoenix home prices are so low that….
John Wake posted this really cool map from Forbes.com on his web site, ArizonaRealEstateNotebook.com. So cool, that I must share. The data source is the IRS from the year 2008. Black lines are show people moving to Maricopa County. Red lines are departures. Click on the map above and you will see the Maricopa County … [Read more...] about Maricopa County Demographics: Where residents are moving
Michael Orr, of the Cromford Report, doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to telling us how the Phoenix real estate market is performing. He’s definitely a numbers guy, who shares both his data and insights pretty freely with us. This month’s market summary shared his cautiously optimistic perspective: If you are watching … [Read more...] about Greater Phoenix Real Estate Update: “If you are watching average sales prices then you are probably bored”
My broker at John Hall & Associates, Jim Sexton, started talking about blogging at his company meetings in 2007, and yes, I did listen. This blog, AtHomeInScottsdale.com is the result, and I’m thrilled with the direction it’s taken my business. In the video, you’ll hear where Jim first heard about blogging, and why he … [Read more...] about At Home In Scottsdale–The Inspiration for Starting my Blog