Under the Radar Loan Program for Homebuyers

No Money Down - Home Loan

There is a new loan program available for homebuyers, referred to as the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, or NACA.  This could be the best kept secret for home buyers today.   The program was designed primarily for low and medium income people and those purchasing in low to middle income communities. Interestingly, the maximum loan […]

Real Estate Agent Bloopers

Real Estate Agent Bloopers

It seems like many of us tend to speak before we think.  In our 20 plus years of real estate experience, we have witnessed many unusual conversations between agents and their clients.  Some of the mishaps or bloopers are just plain funny, while others not only show a lack of professionalism but border on being […]

Tucson Home Sales By the Numbers – February 2014

Active listings for Tucson went up 3% in February over January. The number of homes currently on the market rests at 5893. Sales actually were down 1% along with the average list price. 10% of these active listings were bank-owned properties or foreclosures. 25% of the 817 homes sold during the month were distressed properties. […]

Phoenix Home Sales By the Numbers –
February 2014

Phoenix active listings and sales for February 2014 are provided below. This report for Phoenix home sales contains sales in the two major counties, Maricopa and Pinal. Maricopa County makes up the majority of the metropolitan Phoenix area, with Pinal County being a much smaller county. We included three of the more popular cities in […]

Dodd-Frank Legislation – How It Affects The Home Buyer

Mortgage Application

In January 2014, several new government regulations came into effect for the financing industry. Potential home buyers need to be aware of these new rules, thanks to Dodd-Frank. Who exactly is Dodd-Frank and what is it? Although Dodd-Frank has some good policies, in my opinion they have gone somewhat overboard.  The bill was signed into […]

The Importance of Agency For The Home Buyer

Buyers Agent

The business relationship between a buyer and their real estate agent is one of the more critical concepts, but yet the most misunderstood by the buyer, in a real estate transaction. There are many types of “agency” or ways the buyer is represented by their agent. To read about the different types of agency, go […]

Why It Is a Good Time to Buy a Home

Buyers Market

When speaking with buyers, it seems there is a lot of hesitation or uncertainty about the housing market and the economy in general. No doubt, buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions we make in our lifetime.  We want to take this opportunity to explain to potential homeowners why it’s a […]

Tucson Home Sales By the Numbers – January 2014

The Tucson, Arizona sales numbers are for January 2014. Tucson is located in Pima County. The MLS sales numbers are derived from TARMLS, the Tucson Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service. The data includes residential resale single-family homes, condos, and townhouses. We do not include manufactured or mobile homes or homes that are already under contract. […]

Phoenix Home Sales By the Numbers –
January 2014

We strive to provide the most accurate sales data for the Phoenix real estate market each month. The MLS Sales Data for the Phoenix housing market includes Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Some of the well-known cities in Pinal County are Casa Grande, Maricopa and Queen Creek. The MLS sales stats use ARMLS (Arizona Regional Multiple […]

Tucson Home Sales By the Numbers – December 2013

The Tucson, Arizona sales numbers are for December 2013. Tucson is located in Pima County. The MLS sales numbers are derived from TARMLS, the Tucson Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service. The data includes residential resale single-family homes, condos, and townhouses. We do not include manufactured or mobile homes or homes that are already under contract. […]