Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled PBS program in the drab, grey fields of irrational paranoia, fear and anarchy, but I have an important message for you: IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD. WE ARE NOT IN A HOUSING CRISIS. We are not about to be in one either! I know what you're thinking, "Oh, but Kristin, you're a REAL ESTATE … [Read more...] about Are We Headed For Another Real Estate Bubble?
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!)
A high and mighty look at the Phoenix Real Estate Market as we head into the 4th quarter of 2015. This time of year, the market tends to slow down and the trends we are seeing indicate that this year will follow suit. Inventory is rising, which tends to shift the advantage from the sellers towards the buyers, which many buyers … [Read more...] about A High and Mighty Look at Phoenix Real Estate
Sometimes! Have you been thinking about buying a house but figure you won't live long enough to save up that huge down payment? Never fear! Hope is here! Arizona has several down payment assistance programs that provide a grant to homeowners who qualify that shaves 3% off the minimum down payment. That's a huge chunk of … [Read more...] about Can You Really Buy a House With Only $1000 in Your Pocket?
The shift in the Phoenix Real Estate Market has left some real estate agents with a major identity crisis. After years of rescuing underwater homeowners, dealing the evil banks and constantly changing government regulations, we are left in a fairly normal market. What do we do know!!? I guess, when it gets right down to it, we … [Read more...] about Identity Crisis – Phoenix Real Estate
To celebrate 8 years in real estate, I present to you: The History of Phoenix Real Estate (since 2005). It's been quite a wild ride since I got my real estate license...let's catch up, shall we? For all practical purposes, our Phoenix real estate market has experience an economic disaster that is quite similar to a Category 5 … [Read more...] about The History of Phoenix Real Estate (at least since 2005)
You've seen Realtors driving around in their shiny clean cars, chauffeuring about clients, heading to meetings and looking fabulous. Have you ever wondered what those well-traveled cars look like BEFORE they get to the car wash? Curious why your agent always says "I will meet you there"? Well, hang on to your hats - you're … [Read more...] about Revealed – Inside a Realtor’s Car
What happens when the 20 year old tortoise doesn't want to be disturbed from his winter's nap - a tale of a Win - Win - Win transaction. The best kind, where everyone treats each other with respect and consideration...Love it! I wish the participants in all my transactions were as respectful and considerate as the members of … [Read more...] about The Great Tortoise Addendum