From the Scottsdale Unified School District's weekly e-newsletter - Community Connections: Scottsdale Named as One of the Best Communities for Young People For the third consecutive year, the City of Scottsdale is being honored for helping young people succeed, and the Scottsdale Unified School District is proud to be part of that recognition. The City has … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Named as One of the Best Communities for Young People
Yesterday, I got a panic call from a Scottsdale agent whose clients had visited at one of my listings twice and really liked the house, but decided to delay making an offer. The seller I represented had accepted an offer the day before, and this buyer agent's clients were mad at her because the house was no longer available to them. The home had been … [Read more...] about Buyers – Please Get off the Fence!
From the Scottsdale Tribune today, "Lack of affordable housing studied by Scottsdale". Val Iverson, former President of the Scottsdale Parent Council and key organizer of the successful "Yes to Children" initiative, was commissioned to study Scottsdale housing issues. Her report, "The Scottsdale Housing Ladder: A Reality Check on the State of Workforce … [Read more...] about Affordable Housing in Scottsdale
Earlier this week, I got an email from clients I leased a condo to last year. At the time, they were saving up to buy a house, but weren't quite ready, so opted to lease for a year. "We’re dreading another move so soon and have been dragging our feet with leaving this cozy little apartment but it’s time to start inquiring about loans before the market gets … [Read more...] about Mortgage Rates – Where Do We Stand?
Last night, I got a phone call from a friend telling me I need to check out the news, that Scottsdale's drinking water was not safe. As I drove into my neighborhood, the guard told me that our community's water was not safe to drink, and that he'd heard it on the news. Knowing that there are a number of private water companies around the metro Phoenix … [Read more...] about Attention! City of Scottsdale’s Water is Safe
I love it when I come across something new (to me) that will save home buyers money! While financing for buyers with large down payments still seems to be sliding through the mortgage machine, first-time home buyers and other with less that 20% down are having to be even more diligent in their financing search. Now that the second mortgage options seem to … [Read more...] about Lower your Monthly Costs with Lender Paid Mortgage Insurance
Today, at the State of the State Address, Governor Janet Napolitano announced her three-step plan to address Arizona's "subprime-lending debacle." In her address, she outlined a 3-step plan: First, the Department of Real Estate, at my direction, has created the Homebuyers’ Bill of Rights. It is available now, on the Web and in print, and it gives homebuyers … [Read more...] about A New Real Estate Tool: The Arizona Homebuyer’s Bill of Rights
This real estate article by Steve McLinden at Bankrate.com is so appropriate for today's market. A must read! … [Read more...] about 8 Timely Tips for Home Sellers & Buyers