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12/10/2013 6:56:10 AM +00:00

September Stats from ARMLS

·       New Listings in May fell slightly by 0.3% to 9,842. This figure is 8% above the 12 month average of new listings per month of 9,114.

11/8/2013 12:30:47 PM +00:00

How beautiful is the landscaping of your home? Does it flow with the lines of your house and blend well with your neighborhood? Have you noticed others making upgrades over the summer and dreamed a bit about making some improvements yourself? If you have been thinking about a new look for your home and backyard, you'll be interested in hearing about some of th...
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6/22/2013 12:15:50 PM +00:00

Thinking about selling your Goodyear home but not sure you want to make needed repairs before listing it for sale? You’re in luck! These days, many homes are being sold “as-is” due to an ever-increasing lack of inventory.

An “as-is” home sale proposition releases home sellers from liabilities and repairs stemming from the home’s co...
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6/14/2013 12:23:24 PM +00:00

Good Afternoon…Below is the most recent Michael Orr ASU Monthly Housing Report from ASU for April 2013 (this is typically 45 days behind) and May-2013 market data from ARMLS! 

May Stats from ARMLS

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5/31/2013 11:47:15 AM +00:00

Questions to Ask When Choosing a REALTOR®

 Make sure you choose a REALTOR® who will provide top-notch service and meet your unique needs.  

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5/12/2013 11:52:10 PM +00:00

Below is the most recent Michael Orr ASU Monthly Housing Report from ASU for March 2013 (this is typically 45 days behind)  and April-2013 market data from ARMLS!
April Stats from ARMLS
  • New Listings in March rose 921 units, or 10.5%, to 9,699. This figure is 7.87% above the 1...
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3/18/2013 4:06:11 PM +00:00

February Stats from ARMLS
· February’s median new list price of $185,000, represents a rise of 23.4% over the last 12 months. The Continue Reading...

2/12/2013 10:20:20 AM +00:00

If you are a non-US citizen looking to buy or sell real estate in Phoenix, or anywhere else in the US, hopefully you have heard of FIRPTA.  If not, let me explain.  FIRPTA (Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980) was implemented by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States ...

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12/5/2012 3:00:08 PM +00:00

Our Housing Market is getting NATIONAL ATTENTION …so many good articles (see article summary below with links) about our recovery, the appreciation and even the upswing in new housing starts!
Below is the real estate market data that I h...
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11/2/2012 11:32:00 AM +00:00

J.J. Grand Giveaway 2012
 https://www.dropbox.com/s/eavfx0v19e23hra/Jennifer%20Polansky%20Great%20Giveaway.mp4
After viewing the video you might be asking- what’s Jens Giveaway all ab...
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10/25/2012 3:22:41 PM +00:00

So the beat goes on with our recovering real estate market…appreciation, declining foreclosures and more traditional sales (if you can find them)! Below is current market data.

September Stats from MLS

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10/11/2012 1:45:33 PM +00:00

Keeping up with the ever changing real estate market can be a little tough at times. With new regulations, new changes in the market, new rules, new rates, new technology- new, new new, it can all get a little old sometimes. 

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8/10/2012 9:20:07 AM +00:00

Today my blog is all about a HUGE SHOUT OUT to the wonderful staff at Lawyers Title of Arizona in Gilbert. My two super duper heroes: Katie Smith and Cesar Munoz have not only done a superb job making things happen in a big way, but have provided excellent service far and beyond my expectations along the way. I have always been partial to a certain other escrow officer and sh...

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6/16/2012 5:11:12 AM +00:00

I recently heard a story that I am intrigued with, but have not found any supportive information on it. It’s about how realtors got started. The story goes a little like this….

In the early 1900’s a realtor was known as a “Curby”. This male dominated p...

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6/4/2012 9:25:27 AM +00:00

By now you have read, viewed on TV or been emailed all of the positive news articles about our Recovering Real Estate Market…below I will reinforce that good news with some market data.

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2/2/2012 11:23:51 AM +00:00

Fun fact of the day:
December 2011
25,877 houses up for sale in the Phoenix market
7,573 were new listings
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1/12/2012 7:24:11 PM +00:00

Thieves allegedly made out with $20,000 worth of donated toys from St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, but the generosity of the community remained.

Donors from around Phoenix gathered Monday night at 1130 The Restaurant, a few blocks east of the Downtown campus, to replenish the toys stolen at the end of October.

The stolen toys were intended as holiday ...

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9/30/2011 10:14:50 PM +00:00

This year I had the pleasure of throwing a concert together- decked out with a Budweiser truck, portapotties as far as you can see, wristbands, afterparty, concert shirts... the whole nine yards. If you think throwing your own wedding was a tad bit overwhelming, try hearing your PRIVATE concert on the radio and seeing your venue on 80s child.com.  But day by day it all came together into an amazing event. 
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6/14/2011 11:05:29 AM +00:00

New Buyer Incentive -- Up to 3.5% Buyer Assistance on HomePath Properties

Fannie Mae wants to help more buyers afford to purchase their new home.That's why they are offering up to 3.5% in closing cost assistance for HomePath® properties beginning June 14 through October 31, 2011.
 

Eligibility Details
-Initial offers must be submitted on/after June 14. ...

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4/25/2011 7:34:59 PM +00:00

JJ’s Best Eats & Spirits of Phoenix

Food:
#1 Bagels & Schmear- Chompies www.ch...
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4/2/2011 3:45:18 PM +00:00

I have spent my career making what seemed the impossible… possible.  We aren’t talking about curing cancer, or balancing the federal budget.  More along the lines of getting elusive Ipads for a US

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3/7/2011 8:21:38 PM +00:00

After 41 days without a day off… the time had come to break loose and shake some tail feathers… so I rented the comfyest Harley I could find and we hit the road. 

Saturday eve...

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2/17/2011 6:34:49 AM +00:00

Pick.  Explore. Enjoy.

Here is a unique list of places to visit and enjoy if you are visiting Phoenix, new to the area, or just looking for something different to do this weekend.  I will try to update as I think of or visit new things.

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1/27/2011 6:49:54 PM +00:00

Auction. 1. A public sale in which property or items of merchandise are sold to the highest bidder.

1/16/2011 5:14:24 PM +00:00

As 2010 wraps up Realtors are bombarded with stats, charts and predictions of what the New Year has to offer. Always being a realist I take it all for a grain of salt, and try to base my opinions on numbers. If you've been a lucky recipient of my past “market trend” emails you know I focus on inventory.  With any sale of goods it alls about supply and demand.  The more the supply- the less the demand ...

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1/13/2011 7:51:43 PM +00:00

Trying to make sense of the real estate market today is like trying to make sense of the Healthcare Bill.  It’s full of catch words, cloaked in mystery with no clear cut answers in sight.Continue Reading...

1/11/2011 8:06:05 PM +00:00

So it’s time I rip off the band aid and give in to the wave of technology… blogging. 
Me being a Marketing Director of Metro Auto Auction and more importantly myself… have always had my doubts in blogging and the value you, the reader, o...
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