Do YOU Have What it Takes to Make it as a Real Estate Vlogger? I have been vlogging about real estate for well over a year and I have learned a thing or two. Those social media gurus will have you believe that by purchasing the right camera, editing software, lights and mic, you will have your phone ringing off the hook. The … [Read more...] about What I’ve Learned About Video Blogging
Thinking about buying a short sale? You might be surprised at the chances of you actually moving in... Short sales make up at least one-third of the inventory here in Phoenix, but what are the odds that you can get one of those deals to close? Not great...but here are some tips to help improve your odds of actually making a … [Read more...] about Short Sale Buyers…What are your odds that deal will close?
Sure the Seller Wants You To Have Some Skin in the Game, But Why Should the Seller Have All the Advantages? Some short sale listers, including the East Valley Team, require the buyer to deposit a portion of the earnest money up front while the short sale is being negotiated so they have some skin in the game. Is this fair? … [Read more...] about Short Sale Buyers – Should You Pay A Deposit Up Front?
Hey! I want to buy a house in Phoenix...Where's the Swap Meet? I sat down with a frustrated homebuyer to discuss the realities of buying a home in Phoenix right now. It's easy to see why homebuyers in the Valley are confused....the news media paints a picture doom and gloom - a swap meet of real estate - while real estate … [Read more...] about A Talk with Joe Homebuyer
Sometimes What You See in The Listing Is Not What You Get Sometimes what you read in the MLS does not reflect reality...and sometimes the certified expert does not lend a feeling of confidence. Check out this house I recently toured with a client and learn why - despite the fact that the house has everything they are looking … [Read more...] about The Ugly Truth About Beautiful Home Listings
The Making Home Affordable's Loan Affordable Program Has Left Too Many Homeowners Scratching Their Heads Checked out Mandelman Matters blog about the HAMP law suits. It's great that homeowners are getting there day in court, but I am wondering if it really matters? Let's face it, these loan modifications are not working. Even … [Read more...] about Homeowners Suing for HAMP…But WHY???
The True Market Condition Here in Phoenix Depends on Your Point-of-View For more information and additional tours, visit http://www.eastvalleyteam.com A recent article on AZCentral.com paints a pretty gloomy picture of the upcoming real estate market in Phoenix. But lower prices, a lack of buyers and swelling inventory does not … [Read more...] about The Phoenix Real Estate Market is a Real Crack-up
Short sale negotiations are between the Seller and the Seller's Creditors...while the Buyer waits Everybody knows that a short sale is a real estate transaction in which the proceeds from the sale are less than what's owed on the property. But sometimes buyers forget that the Seller's creditors have complete control over that … [Read more...] about Hey Short Sale Buyers: You May Be Writing The Check, But You Are Not Calling the Shots
Pricing above market value is a sure fire way to keep buyers away Recently I have noticed more and more home seller who, despite the fact that their homes are on the market, do not appear to want them sold. If this is your goal - to keep the house on the market as long as possible, these tips are for you. Tip #1: Price your … [Read more...] about How NOT to Sell Your House – Tip #1: Price ’em High
Tour of 2967 E Franklin Ave - Nice-looking Flip House! More and more listings are flip homes - homes that have been purchased by investors - often at the Trustee Sale - then quickly sold for a profit. Although some of the homes reflect the expertise of the flipper investor, such as this Lyon's Gate beauty in Gilbert, AZ, buyer's … [Read more...] about Buying a Flip Home – Some Things to Watch Out For