The Mortgage Meltdown Played Out in the Theatre of the Absurd**

Have you noticed the eerie similarity between the current housing market and the recent activities by NBC regarding the Tonight Show? Watching this story play out might be a good way to predict what the future holds for the real estate market! **What is the Theatre of the Absurd?¬†http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ … [Read more...]

Finding a Home After Foreclosure or Short Sale

More folks are finding themselves writing rent checks instead of mortgage checks - something they probably thought they would never do again. Here are some tips to help ease the stress of looking for a new home after a short sale or foreclosure. To understand your rights as a tenant, check out the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act … [Read more...]

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...]