Renters & Landlords

July 25, 2017

The "Schmoopier" Side of Real Estate

You remember that pet name on "Seinfeld" right?

It doesn't even MEAN ANYTHING, but we all got it. It's a little too emotional. A little irrational and kind of annoying...

Believe it or not, "Schmoopie" kind of goes hand in hand with "There's no place like home..." (I ...

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Jan. 3, 2017

Thinking about a "Lease Option"- Think twice...

There are 2 sides to this story- one for Sellers & one for Buyers. There are pros and a whole lot of cons. Let's take a look...

Sellers:

Frequently, frustrated sellers with homes to sell find themselves with a willing tenant throwing the "lease-option" or "lease-to-own" plan into their ...

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Sept. 27, 2016

September 2016 Phoenix Market Summary

The real estate market is stable in Phoenix & Scottsdale.

Home sales in Metro Phoenix under $300K are very strong. Above that, things are improving in spots. The overall market favors sellers, but that's more to do with supply and demand than anything else. We started to run short on inventory ...

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June 28, 2016

VIDEO: Monsoon '16 Maintenance Tips & the "Brexit" Effect on Phoenix Real Estate

Don't forget to do your "Monsoon Season" maintenance! Also, find out how "Brexit" is impacting Phoenix/Scottsdale Real Estate. Here's what you need to know in ~2min.

Stay cool & have a Happy 4th!!

Related Info:

Top 5 Features of Metro Phoenix Homes Over $500K Sold Recently

Renting ...

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June 14, 2016

Renting a House in Metro Phoenix: What you need to know

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If you've rented a house in Metro Phoenix in the last few years, it's likely that you:

  1. Had a major life event (divorce, job loss, illness, death of a loved one)
  2. Are new to town
  3. Aren't ready to ...
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May 6, 2016

Summary of Metro Phoenix Real Estate: Jan-April 2016

I feel like I've been living under a rock... I've worked some pretty long hours, but the year is off to a good start. Please forgive me for being a bit behind on my market updates. I created a handy infographic to sum up all the major details ...

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May 4, 2016

May 2016 Phoenix Metro Real Estate Snapshot

April was a decent month. Here's what the folks at the Cromford Report had to say about real estate in Phoenix & Scottsdale:

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  • Listings Under Contract Up 6.5%
  • Monthly Median Sales Price Up 9.9%

For Buyers
May is ...

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Dec. 28, 2015

October/November 2015 Phoenix/Scottsdale Real Estate Recap

I've been going non-stop since my last recap of September when I reported that our nation implemented TRID ("Know Before You Owe"), affecting all loans, including mortgages) and the market cooled as buyer demand seemed to retreat & the supply of homes picked substantially.

Here's my recap of ...

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Aug. 25, 2015

Metro Phoenix Rental Market Shows No Signs of Weakening

The rental market in our area continues to amaze me... Good rentals under $2,000/mo can be hard to find. This spring, even seasonal rentals were hard to find.

Cromford Chart- PHX Metro Avg Lease $/SF

Apparently all the people who aren't eligible or aren't ready to commit to a mortgage or a long ...

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Feb. 25, 2015

Phoenix Rents Still Rising, but for How Much Longer?

LivingPatio-FountainViewThe headlines over the last few days have been quite loud about the rent increases we've seen here in the valley. Yesterday, the Cromford Report's Daily Observation read:

"February 23 - The single family rental situation on ARMLS is getting silly. There are now only 2,196 single family ...

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