Can you imagine volunteering at the local hospital for 50 years, like: Marguerite “Pam” Berges Fifty years . . . five decades . . . a half century -- that’s how long Community Hero Marguerite “Pam” Berges has been volunteering at Scottsdale Healthcare as part of the hospital’s Auxiliary volunteer program. Pam has … [Read more...] about Scottsdale’s “Frances “Forever” Young Unsung Community Heroes for 2011
Archives for October 2011
After a long hiatus, I took a peek at average sales prices for single family homes in Scottsdale. Prices are still on the decline, looking at the overall picture. And, approaching the average sale price of approximately $400,000 of 2002. Was really hoping to see a bit of appreciation, but not yet. Maybe 2012 will … [Read more...] about “Wish I could say Scottsdale home sales prices were holding steady”
Well, summer in Scottsdale is FINALLY over! One hundred degree highs are behind us for at least six months, we hope. And the glorious time of year that makes us all very grateful to live here is here! Seriously, who can complain about this forecast of sunny days, with high’s in the 85-90 degree range. While it still may be a … [Read more...] about Summer’s Over!
The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors has this phenomenal leadership program, and I was nominated and selected for Class XV. For the past seven weeks, I’ve been spending a day or two a week with thirteen other Realtors learning about the inner workings and offerings that make Scottsdale what it it is. I have … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Association of Realtors Leadership Academy
photo credit: Dave Goodman Recently, a home buyer asked me if she was allowed to have three dogs in Scottsdale. I emailed the Information Office for the city and got this detailed response back: The City of Scottsdale's codes and ordinances does not have a limit on the number of household pets. There are two relevant sections … [Read more...] about How many dogs can I have in my Scottsdale home?
Old Republic Title Company hosted a big event yesterday, where Mike Orr of the Cromford Report gave a presentation. I’d planned attend the event until a Canadian buyer asked me to write a contract right before they headed home. Good news is that, my wonderful contacts at ORTC, emailed me the presentation last night. The … [Read more...] about Phoenix Real Estate: Supply is down, so why aren’t home prices rising?
A couple weeks ago I participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk in Old Town Scottsdale. Fifty local photographers met at 5 pm on a Saturday night and wondered about several blocks of Scottsdale. Mostly along Main Street. Here are several of my quiet views of Old Town Scottsdale on Saturday, October 1st. It was an … [Read more...] about Photo Walk: Old Town Scottsdale at Dusk
I just finished reading the ARMLS monthly report, STAT, which gives me a ton of real estate new for Phoenix, along with a commentary. This month STAT cites several areas of positive news: sales activity, while not as robust as the last several months, still remains high; foreclosures pending continue its downward trend, albeit … [Read more...] about More Positive News for Phoenix Real Estate
The Arizona Regional MLS posted a new heat map this week, to illustrate where real estate agents are showing homes in the valley. I’ve circled the approximate area of Scottsdale in this map. This week, lockbox activity showed a gain of 1.12% from last week with 53,616 opens. For the first time, we’ve taken the zip codes … [Read more...] about Lots of Home Showings in North Scottsdale
The Cromford Report™ just published the latest Monthly Market Review for Single Family Homes, which give some hopeful news about Greater Phoenix real estate. Market Headlines The market is very strong below $100,000 and in good shape up to $200,000. Above $200,000 the market continues to deteriorate slightly. Average sales … [Read more...] about Greater Phoenix Home Sales Pricing Trending Upward