When talking with real estate agents, you'll often find that when they speak to you about buying real estate, they refer to buyer's purchasing a "home" and the sellers putting their "house" on the market. Why the play on words? The reason is psychological. Buying and selling real estate is one of the most involved and emotional situations a person can ever … [Read more...] about Getting Your Home Ready to Sell
There are times when the economy is booming and everyone feels confident about their prospects for the future. As a result, people often times spend more money. People tend to go out to dinner more often, tip heavier, invest in wardrobe updates, maybe buy a new car and… more often than not, buy a new home. If the interest rates are friendly, this is … [Read more...] about Economic Trends to Purchasing a Home
You might ask yourself – when is it appropriate to try and "time the market?" The short answer is never. One problem with attempting to time your purchase just right in tandem with economic patterns is that no one can really predict with any degree of accuracy – the future. Many reports get published, predictions are made and some of them can be very close … [Read more...] about Trying to “Time the Market”?
For most people, changing employers will not impact the ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some homebuyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can spell disaster when it comes to your loan application. Make sure you discuss in great detail with your lender and know ahead of time what … [Read more...] about Changing Jobs and the Effects it has on Buying a Home
Have you ever considered selling your Scottsdale home with TV advertising? Recently I had the opportunity to showcase one of the homes I had listed for sale using TV advertising. It was a first for me, and my clients were thrilled. Even better, their home was sold quickly, even before the show aired! As you can see, the single level home was located … [Read more...] about Selling Your Scottsdale Home with TV Advertising
I love Tom Ruff's take on the current state of the Phoenix real estate market. Set aside the fact that August in Phoenix can be pretty miserable, weatherwise. Throw a "boring" real estate market on top of that and well...... "uninspiring but consistent" is pretty darn good. In a recent commentary in the ARMLS Stat monthly newsletter, he starts with: For the … [Read more...] about How’s the Phoenix real estate market?
Scottsdale single family home median sales prices ended on a high note in 2013. With only one month's worth of data for 2014, it's still too early to tell what will happen to home prices over the next several months as we move into our busiest home selling time of the year. At the same time, it's encouraging to see the steady growth that home sales prices … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Home Prices End 2013 on a High Note
Scottsdale home prices continue to increase. While monthly averages have fluctuated over the past year, ranging between $170 and $210 per square foot, the overall trend in definitely positive. Looking at the annual average, this more tempered measurement shows an average price of $165/SF one year ago, with a steady increase to $190/SF this … [Read more...] about Scottsdale Annual Average Home Prices on the Verge of Breaking $200/SF