Here In Phoenix Friday Morning News

November 6, 2009: A wrap-up of the week in Phoenix real estate, brought to you by a couple of lego people. … [Read more...]

Here in Phoenix Real Estate Wrap Up – October 2009"> Overview of real estate market activity for the greater Phoenix metropolitan area during October 2009...brought to you by a couple of lego people. … [Read more...]

Queen Creek New Home Subdivisions Back in Business

With less than 3 months inventory of homes in Queen Creek, homebuyers are scratching their heads trying to find a home to buy. So it is no wonder that the home builders who had locked up their sales centers for months have opened the doors once again to take advantage of the increased demand in the area. I stopped into one of the sales centers and found that it was packed! The sale agents were all busy answering questions and handing out information. I haven't seen that in a long time. It is just one more indication that better days are ahead for the housing market here in Phoenix.  I want to pass along a couple of tips if you are … [Read more...]

Don’t Let a Little Foreclosure Ruin Your Day!!

Here in Phoenix, there are at least 12,200 families today who are watching their homes be sold by the bank.  There are another 15,000 who are trying to sell their home before the bank forecloses on them, too. About 30,000 additional families are just waiting for the bank to knock on their door and tell them to move on.  And there are many others who are in danger of becoming one of these statistics.  This is a very tough time for many families, myself included, and it is very easy to become overwhelmed by the stress.       On a day when I was really feeling the pressure, I came across a great blog called Love In the Time of Foreclsoure … [Read more...]

Five FAQs About Phoenix Summers

Phoenix is well known for its beautiful weather. Here in the Valley of the Sun, we enjoy beautiful, sunny days all year long.  Sure summer in Phoenix is hot, but how bad is it REALLY?  Check out my video for five FAQs to take the fear out of surviving summer in the Valley of the Sun.   Here are some fun facts about our hot summer temperatures, courtesy for the National Weather Service:  The highest temperatures ever recorded in Phoenix were: 122°F on June 26, 1990; 121°F on July 28, 1995; 120°F on June 25, 1990; 118°F on  July 16, 1925,  June 24, 1929, July 11, 1958, July 4, 1989, June 27, 1990, June 28, 1990, July 27, 1995, and July 21, … [Read more...]

What’s Happening in Queen Creek?

Queen Creek real estate is HOT right now, with great deals to be had. But you need to be ready for a lot of competition as inventory levels have dwindled and homes are selling in a matter of days. It takes a little extra effort to land one of the great deals in Queen Creek, but it is worth it. If you are looking to maximize the value for your dollar, Queen Creek offers some of the most affordable homes in the Valley. But you need to do your homework. Here's some advice to help you... … [Read more...]

A Light at the End of the Tunnel for East Valley Real Estate

Although home prices in Phoenix are continuing to decline, there is a ray of hope for communities in the East Valley.  Home prices in Chandler, Mesa, and Tempe are showing signs of stabilization and prices in Gilbert and Queen Creek are actually starting to edge upwards.  Compared to the downward trend in home prices experienced by the Phoenix housing market as a whole, the East Valley is looking stronger over the last few months with higher average sales prices and slower declines in value. Although home prices in Mesa and Queen Creek have historically been below the average sales price for Phoenix as a whole, the upwards trend in sales … [Read more...]