Selling Real Estate on Overstock.com…What?

I was surprised to see real estate listed for sale on Overstock.com... proof that much about buying and selling real estate is misunderstood. … [Read more...]

Hey Bank! Take My House, Please!

A follow-up to a post by Dean Ouellette at http://www.deansellsaz.com and a chat with a friend of mine who is contemplating a Strategic Default on her home. Is this a sign of things to come in 2010? Seems that way if the issue of negative equity is not addressed by banks. … [Read more...]

Dartboard Predictions and the Art of Statistics

With the New Year underway, I am amazed at the flood of experts predicting a variety of outcomes for the Phoenix real estate market in 2010. Only one thing is perfectly clear...anything is possible! … [Read more...]

Happy New Year! My Three Words for 2010

Thank you Chris Brogan for the concept of using three words to frame goals for the year. What a great way to keep on track. Here are my three words as I look ahead to the New Year while visiting the fabulous dog paradise at Cosmo Dog Park in Gilbert, AZ. … [Read more...]

Heading Downtown – Glendale, AZ – 2009 in Review

I am heading downtown to check out some of the downtown destinations in Metro Phoenix and review how each town fared in the 2009 real estate market. My westernmost destination is Glendale, whose historic district hosts many fabulous events each year, including Glendale Glitters, the Glendale Chocolate Affaire and the annual Jazz and Blues Festival. It's also a great place to shop for antiques! … [Read more...]

Heading Downtown – Phoenix, AZ – 2009 in Review

I am heading downtown to check out some of the downtown destinations in Metro Phoenix and review how each town fared in the 2009 real estate market. Of course, I could not leave out downtown Phoenix! This downtown has come a long way since the Phoenix Suns got their new downtown digs. It is now a great destination with much to offer. … [Read more...]

Heading Downtown – Scottsdale, AZ – 2009 in Review

I am heading downtown to check out some of the downtown destinations in Metro Phoenix and review how each town fared in the 2009 real estate market. Arguably, the best known city in Arizona is Scottsdale, known for its upscale lifestyle. But the Old Town Scottsdale area has retained its historical charm with a dash of hip and cool. … [Read more...]

Heading Downtown – Mesa, AZ – 2009 in Review

I am heading downtown to check out some of the downtown destinations in Metro Phoenix and review how each town fared in the 2009 real estate market. One of the hidden treasures in Phoenix is the much misunderstood city of Mesa. Check out the amazing Mesa Center for the Arts... … [Read more...]

Heading Downtown – Tempe, AZ – 2009 in Review

I am heading downtown to check out some of the downtown destinations in Metro Phoenix and review how each town fared in the 2009 real estate market. My vote for the best downtown in Arizona ~ Tempe! What a great destination - something for everyone... … [Read more...]

Heading Downtown – Chandler, AZ – 2009 in Review

I am heading downtown to check out some of the downtown destinations in Metro Phoenix and review how each town fared in the 2009 real estate market. Here I am in the Silicon Valley of the Desert ~ Chandler, Arizona! The Chandler real estate market is looking much better as we enter 2010 than in did a year ago. Home prices are stabilizing, sales are up and inventory is down. … [Read more...]