It's about that time when I like to tantalize all of you with some market statistics! How is the Phoenix real estate market so far in 2016? Well let's take a look... Supply is gradually increasing as it usually does this time of year, but demand has been a little sluggish in the price ranges below about $250-300K in most … [Read more...] about First Quarter 2016 – Review of the Phoenix Real Estate Market
For Home Sellers
https://youtu.be/lfrwDv1DgqY This weekend, I submitted offers in two "bidding wars". OK. They were more like bidding skirmishes, as a bidding war these days usually garners 3-5 offers compared to the 25-40 offers we were seeing a few years ago. Multiple offer situations tend to scare buyers. But guess, what? My clients offers … [Read more...] about Bidding War? Bring It, Baby!
And now, for the traditional look-back at the year that was. How did the Phoenix real estate market fare in 2015? Not too shabby! In a nutshell, 2015 favored sellers over buyers in most areas, as has been the trend since 2011. The good news for buyers, however, is that sellers can no longer dial it in. There were far more … [Read more...] about Phoenix Real Estate Market – 2015 in Review
Told ya... As expected, the Federal Reserve announced that short-term interest rates would rise by 25 basis points (0.25%), the first time the interest rate has increased since 2006. For seven years, the Fed held short-term rates near zero to apply the paddles to the cardiac crisis that hit the US economy back in 2006, and … [Read more...] about Interest Rates Rise for the First Time Since 2006
Real estate sales typically slow down towards the end of the year here in Phoenix. Buyers are distracted with holidays and take longer to make a decision. Inventory increases, so there are more choices. Advantages the sellers had during the busy season tend to wane as the weather cools off. But what if you NEED to sell your … [Read more...] about Can You Really Sell Your House in November (or December!)
What should you do if you get an offer that frankly is a piece of S*&;%T? Here are some spicy tips on how to make the best of a *#%$% situation... First, you have to be realistic. And that is secret code for price your house right. Second, understand your negotiating position. Is is a Seller's market, or do the … [Read more...] about Should You Wait for a Better Offer (If the one you got is a piece of $#%@)