Tucson Home Sales By the Numbers – April 2014

The number of homes on the market decreased in April by 3% to 5,722. Total sales decreased 3% from March to April. Buyer demand definitely is higher due to increased seller competition. These numbers demonstrate why buyers are in a better negotiating position today, with the average Sales Price down 3% over March 2014 to […]

Phoenix Home Sales By the Numbers –
April 2014

Phoenix actually is performing better in the real estate market than other major metropolitan cities across the nation. However, the market continues to be somewhat stagnant in other parts of Maricopa and Pinal counties. Maricopa County encompasses the majority of the metropolitan Phoenix area, with Pinal County being a much smaller county. The three most […]

Tucson Home Sales By the Numbers – March 2014

Total new homes on the market inched up to 5,927 for March. However, total unit sales skyrocketed 17%. This is what helped stabilize current homes for sale. Distressed properties decreased 5% over February 2014. Green Valley homes sales increased 55% in March over February. This is the most activity they have seen in over a […]

Phoenix Home Sales By the Numbers –
March 2014

Phoenix home sale numbers for March 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 Pinal […]

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 […]